headspace
Miranda

Pride Month Team Post

Hours

  • Monday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Wednesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Thursday: 10:00am - 6:30pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

About

If you have questions, or if you are new to headspace, please CALL US FIRST on 02 9575 1500, please do not come directly into the centre.  

Location: we are located at 5/522 Kingsway, Miranda, opposite Westfields Miranda. Miranda Station is a 4 minute walk from the centre. There is limited parking outside the centre, however Westfield Miranda provides 3 hours free parking. We are above Bodyfit Gym behind the glass doors. 

Disability Access:

There is disability access via a ramp. 

Disability parking is located on Jackson Avenue, which is about a 2 minute walk from our centre.

Underground disability parking can be accessed via the first ramp down when turning into the Metro Hotel driveway.

Hours

  • Monday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Wednesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Thursday: 10:00am - 6:30pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

headspace Miranda is operated by Stride. All headspace services are funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care. Administration of funding is carried out by the headspace centre’s local Primary Health Network, in this case, Central and Eastern Sydney (EIS Health Ltd).

Services

Mental health workers – which may include psychologists, psychiatrists, counsellors and other workers – that can help if you're just not feeling yourself.

Workers either on site or linked to the centre who can assist you with work or study opportunities. 

Centres have a range of programs and activities for young people. Just ask your centre what they have on. 

Workers either on site or linked to the centre who can assist you with any alcohol or other drug concern.

A group of young people who help with events and some decision making at a centre. Ask your centre about getting involved.

“As soon as I sought help, I suddenly realised that my anxiety was very treatable and that I wasn’t alone.”
- Charlie

News

Jobs and volunteering

Positions currently available at headspace Miranda

Employer: Stride Mental Health

About Us:

We’re leaders in mental health service delivery, specialising in working with adults and young people, and in early childhood intervention.

Stride is a name that expresses our ambition – it’s a name that’s purposeful and shows awareness of the important role we play in the recovery journey.

As we embark on the next stage of our journey, join us to make a difference. We're here to Stride. 

 

About the service:

headspace Centres act as a one-stop-shop for young people who need help with mental health, physical health, alcohol and other drugs and/or work and study support.

 

About the opportunities:

We are seeking Private Practitioners, to join our multidisciplinary team supporting people 12-25 years of age living with mental ill-health.

  • You will work within a supportive, multidisciplinary team as part of an inclusive workplace culture
  • Supporting young people living with mental ill-health.
  • Providing high standard assessments, psychological, counselling and therapeutic interventions
  • Opportunities to run group programs
  • Liaising and working with internal and external stakeholders
  • Your income will be derived directly from Medicare Billings so you will need to be eligible to provide services under the Medicare Benefits Scheme (MBS - Better Access).
  • You will be remunerated based on the number of clients that are seen and Contractors are responsible for their own invoicing to Stride.

 

About the benefits:

  • We have multiple opportunities available at both Hurstville and Miranda
  • Flexible work days scheduled around your commitments
  • Administrative support, including billing and appointment bookings
  • Working with and having the support of a friendly multi-disciplinary team
  • Daily case review
  • Paperless practice with IT support
  • Ongoing referral base
  • Lead Agency, Stride, with over 100 years' experience in the Mental Health sector
  • Access to Clinical Education offered within the Stride centres
  • Access to funded professional development opportunities
  • Developing increased skills in working with young people.

 

Requirements:

  • Current registration with AHPRA, and Medicare Australia.
  • Hold one of the following qualifications: Clinical Psychologist, General Psychologist, Mental health Accredited Social Worker or Mental Health Accredited Occupational Therapists. 
  • Experience liaising and working with internal and external stakeholders.

 

Vaccination against COVID-19 is a requirement for all positions and is in accordance with Stride policy. As part of the recruitment process Stride requests evidence of vaccination status (in accordance with privacy principles) to ensure compliance with this policy requirement.  

 

Stride is an inclusive workplace and we encourage applications from diverse backgrounds. This includes but is not limited to people with a lived-experience of mental health recovery, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, LGBTQIA+, and people with disabilities.

 

Apply now!

To apply complete the online application form, attach a copy of your CV and a cover letter outlining your suitability for the available role.

For any queries please email recruitment@stride.com.au

Apply now

Employer: Stride Mental Health

Deadline: 1 Jun 2024, 5:00 pm

 

About the service:

headspace Centres act as a one-stop-shop for young people aged 12-25 years who need help with mental health, physical health, alcohol and other drugs and/or work and study support.

 

About the opportunities:

Are you a friend or family member of a young person going through a difficult time? Are you interested in having your say and discussing all things youth mental health as part of a diverse group of people? If so, we would love to hear from you!

We have volunteer opportunities available within our Family & Friends Reference Group across our headspace sites at Bondi JunctionHurstville and Miranda.

Family and friends play a critical role in the social and emotional wellbeing of young people. It is vital that we ensure there are opportunities for family and friends to participate meaningfully in service delivery and development. Your knowledge and experience will help headspace to gain additional perspectives around youth mental health issues to address the needs of young people in our community. 

Reference group members will be required to come together on a quarterly basis to consult on a variety of topics and issues, there are also opportunities to be involved in a number of local projects.

 

To apply!

Please complete the online application form, 

Apply now

Employer: Stride Mental Health

Deadline: 1 Sep 2024, 5:00 pm

Job no: 3YDXR

About Us:

We’re leaders in mental health service delivery, specialising in working with adults and young people, and in early childhood intervention.

Stride is a name that expresses our ambition – it’s a name that’s purposeful and shows awareness of the important role we play in the recovery journey.

As we embark on the next stage of our journey, join us to make a difference. We're here to Stride.

Our Service:

headspace Centres act as a one-stop-shop for young people who need help with mental health, physical health, alcohol and other drugs and/or work and study support.

 

On offer:

  • Opportunity to work across headspace Hurstville and Miranda (also open to applicants only interested in one of these locations)
  • Flexible working hours/days - ideally (0.5 FTE) at each site or full-time at one site
  • Open to discussions regarding remuneration packages
  • Access to professional training /development
  • Supervision provided
  • Full reception and administrative support
  • Established practices with ongoing referrals

 

Role overview:

  • Provide high standard GP assessments of persons experiencing physical and mental health issues.
  • Liaising and working with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Creating Mental Health Care Plans for internal referrals, Psychiatrist and Allied Health Services.
  • Providing high quality, primary health care services to those accessing headspace.
  • Respond to medical/health concerns presented by patients including history taking, diagnosis, investigation, treatment and referral as appropriate.
  • Encourage and support young people to engage with sexual health and drug and alcohol services as well as preventative health care.

 

Requirements:

  • Current registration with AHPRA Personal Professional Indemnity Insurance
  • A commitment to quality youth focused primary health care services to those accessing the centre(s)
  • Eligibility to provide services under Medicare and be willing to Bulk Bill
  • Level 1 in Mental Health Skills Training 
  • Must be eligible to apply/currently hold a WWCC
  • Must hold/be willing to apply for NDIS worker screening clearance 

 

Vaccination against COVID-19 is a requirement for all positions and is in accordance with Stride policy. As part of the recruitment process Stride requests evidence of vaccination status (in accordance with privacy principles) to ensure compliance with this policy requirement.   

 

Stride is an inclusive workplace and we encourage applications from diverse backgrounds in order to enhance the depth of cultural diversity and insight within our workforce.

This includes but is not limited to people with a lived-experience of mental health recovery, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, LGBTQIA+, and people with disabilities.

 

Apply now!

To apply complete the online application form, attach a copy of your CV and a cover letter outlining your suitability for the available role.

Applications will be viewed and actioned upon receipt.

For queries email recruitment@stride.com.au.

Apply now

More information

For a Young Person (aged 12-25) looking to self-refer 

If you are a young person aged 12-25 years old and you are looking to contact headspace Miranda for support, please fill out this form

headspace Miranda endeavor to respond to you within 48 hours of submission. 

These forms are checked once per workday (Monday-Friday, between the hours of 9am-5pm), if you need immediate support, please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or if it’s an emergency call 000.

Your privacy is important to us, the information on this form will be kept confidential in line with headspace privacy policy and Stride privacy policy.

If you would prefer to complete a referral over the phone, please call your local headspace centre on 02 9575 1500  

 

For Service Providers (Including GP's and Government Departments)

If you are a service provider, GP or Government Department, please complete the referral form below. If the young person has a Mental Health Care Plan in place, please provide a copy of this with the referral form.

We do require all GP's and external referrers to fill in our Referral form: Fill out this referral form to make sure that the young person you are referring is suitable for service at headspace Miranda.

Anyone can provide a written referral on behalf of a young person to attend headspace Miranda.

Please note we are an early intervention service; our Clinical Team Leader will assess all incoming referrals and we will contact you shortly after to let you know whether the young person has been accepted into service.

Our fax number is (02) 8322 4084
Our email is headspace.miranda@stride.com.au
Our postal address is Suite 5/522 Kingsway, Miranda, NSW 2228

We understand that asking for help when you're not feeling yourself can sometimes be difficult or uncomfortable. Because of this, we have made our referral process as easy as possible.

If you are 12-25

  • You can refer yourself
  • You can have a family member or friend refer you (with your consent)
  • Your GP can refer you
  • Your school, TAFE, University or other service providers can refer you or assist you in making an appointment

If you are under 16 years of age, we encourage you to bring along a parent, care giver or support person for your first appointment.

To make an appointment

You can call us on (02) 9575 1500
You can email us at headspace.miranda@stride.com.au

Or fill out this self referral form: headspace Miranda Self Referral Form

Please be aware that our email account is only checked during business hours. If you require urgent or out of business hours help please call KidsHelpLine 1800 55 1800, Lifeline 13 11 14 or visit eheadspace.

Wait Times

There is currently little to no wait times at headspace Miranda for an initial appointment. Some services are a 1-2 week wait but the best way to find out is to call us on (02) 9575 1500

Privacy

At headspace Miranda we take your privacy very seriously and anything shared with us is confidential. We keep all your information on a secure database which is only available to headspace Miranda staff. The law stops us from sharing your information outside these people unless we have your permission. Sometimes you do not want us to share your information and we respect that, however there may be times when we need to talk to someone without your permission, such as; if you or someone else is at significant risk of harm or if the law requires us to do so.

Cost

Our services are free! You can access our Youth Access Clinicians and other services such as Clinical & Social Groups without cost or having to present a Medicare card. 

Some services may require a Medicare card, with 10 appointments bulk billed per year covered by Medicare when you have a Mental Health Treatment Plan and a Medicare Card. 

You don’t need to have a Mental Health Treatment Plan before contacting headspace and coming in for your first appointment.  This can be arranged for you with one of our GP’s or your own, after you attend.

Bulk Billing is where headspace, instead of charging you, can bill Medicare (or the Australian government) for the health services that you receive.  

Reception/Admin Team

Kerry

Name: Kerry 

Pronouns:  She/Her 

headspace role/title: Receptionist

Small description of what you do: Meet & greet young people and their families when they come for appointments. 

What’s one thing you love about your work/ working for headspace? The people I work with 

One thing I do to relax and have fun on my days off is: Hitting the beach with my dogs. 

Fun fact about me is: I have a great sense of humour 

 

Bek 

Name: Bek

Pronouns:  She/Her 

headspace role/title: Senior Receptionist

Small description of what you do: First person you see when you walk in the door or chat to on the phone. Answering calls and emails, booking appointments! Also, the very important job of writing the joke of the week. 

What’s one thing you love about your work/ working for headspace? The team we work with, and of course the young people and seeing them on their journey from their first appointment. 

One thing I do to relax and have fun on my days off is: The beach! 

Fun fact about me is: I volunteer with youth outside of work, I also hate red onion.

 

Clinical Team

Youth Access Clinicians (YAC)

Conor 

Name: Conor

Pronouns: He/Him

headspace role/title: Youth Access Clinician (YAC)

Small description of what you do: My role as a Youth Access Clinician is focused on developing an understanding of the world of young people seeking support through collaboration and creating a safe space. In my work I try to emphasise empowering others and supporting them in creating meaningful goals directly related to their values.

What’s one thing you love about your work/ working for headspace? I’m interested in understanding all the ways in which young people incorporate mindfulness into their day to day lives, whether that be surfing or focused breathing, and trying to develop that in a relatable way for them. I love the emphasis on collaboration used at headspace.

One thing I do to relax and have fun on my days off is: Bushwalking, listening to or playing music are my go to self-care strategies and in my work with young people I look to identify what self-care means for them also.

Fun fact about me is:  I am a massive fan of rap music

 

Geri

Name: Geraldine

Pronouns: she/her

Headspace role/title: Youth Access Clinician

Small description of what you do: My role as a Youth Access Clinician is to get to know young people, understand their needs, and help provide support and referrals to the different services within headspace.

What’s one thing you love about your work/ working for headspace? Meeting so many amazing young people and providing them with support to help manage the challenges they may be facing.

One thing I do to relax and have fun on my days off is: Catching up with my friends and family, cooking, going for bush walks, reading and watching NBA and tennis. 

Fun fact about me is: I love hiking and once did an 11 day hike in Peru

 

Beth

 

Name: Beth

Pronouns: she/her 

headspace role/title: Youth Access Clinician 

Small description of what you do: My job is to help young people work through their concerns, get to know them and provide support and referrals on their mental health journey. 

What’s one thing you love about your work/ working for headspace? The people I work with! 

One thing I do to relax and have fun on my days off is: Spending time with my family and friends.

Fun fact about me is: I have 8 siblings, I have also seen Billy Elliot the musical more than 16 times across London, Sydney and Melbourne. 

 

Olivia

Name: Olivia 

Pronouns:  She/her

headspace role/title: Senior Youth Access Clinician

Small description of what you do: I provide brief intervention and initial intake appointments for our young people. I also help guide and train our lovely placement students. I am also passionate about providing feedback and improving the way our centres operate, to better allow young people to easily access our support and services and reduce any barriers to coming into our space ????.

What’s one thing you love about your work/ working for headspace? Tricky to pick just one! I am incredibly humbled when young people allow me to walk their journey and experiences with them and support them where I can.

One thing I do to relax and have fun on my days off is: I relax by being active – whether it’s through a barre class, walking in nature, or sitting by the beach.

Fun fact about me is: I love to go on foodventures! If you have any recommendations of some stellar places to check-out, let me know! 

 

 

Mental Health Clinician - Medicare Benefit Scheme (MBS) AND Clinical Educator 

Akshay

Name: Akshay

Pronouns: he/him/his

Headspace role/title: Mental Health Clinician and Clinical Educator

Small description of what you do: I’m one of the first points of contact for young people who want to access Headspace, and their families. I have those initial conversations with young people to find out their support needs, and then either support them over a few sessions, or refer them on to someone more specialised. I also look after all the placement students that come through headspace Miranda!

What’s one thing you love about your work/ working for headspace? Being able to talk to so many fun, interesting, clever young people!

One thing I do to relax and have fun on my days off is: Finding and listening to heavy metal albums that I haven’t heard before

Fun fact about me is: I once ate the world’s spiciest corn chip. Don’t try this on an empty stomach, like I did!

 

Mental Health Clinician - Psychological Support Services (PSS)

Cate

 

Name: Cate

Pronouns: She/her

headspace role/title: PSS (Psychological Support Services) Clinician

Small description of what I do: I see clients under the Mental Health Care plan for up to 12 sessions a year. I offer psychological support / strategies for young people between the ages of 12 - 25 years old.

What’s one thing you love about your work/ working for headspace? I love working with young people and I love working with our team.

One thing I do to relax and have fun on my days off is: I hang out with my two children and my dog. We go out on the boat and go on hikes.

Fun fact about me is: I speak a little bit of Welsh

 

Psychiatrist

Julijana

 

Brief Intervention Clinicians

Schools Based Clinician - Zana

 Name: Zana

Pronouns: she/her

headspace role/title: Mental Health Clinician – School Based

Small description of what you do: I provide mental health support to various schools across the Sutherland Shire and St George Regions, offering one-on-one and group-based sessions.

What’s one thing you love about your work/ working for headspace: Promotion of mental health discussion and treatment has traditionally been challenging. As someone who was raised in a community with this perspective, I would like to emphasise the importance of mental health, especially among youth. Family and societal expectations, in addition to one's own sense of self-worth, can be incredibly detrimental to a young person's development. Through my professional endeavours, I intend to promote mental health as an integral component of our daily life.

 

Community Engagement Coordinator

Amy

 

Name: Amy

Pronouns: She/her

headspace role/title: Community Engagement Coordinator or CEO (lol)!

Small description of what you do: Anything to do with the community! Head to me for anything to do with other services, schools and events for headspace Miranda. I am available to deliver workshops in schools and run events out in the community. I am also available for fundraising, donations and applying for grants. I also run our social media pages on Facebook and Instagram!

What’s one thing you love about your work/ working for headspace?
It's such an amazing service and I'm proud to be a part of it. I am extremely passionate about promoting mental health and wellbeing to young people in the Sutherland Shire! There's always something exciting to do and working with young people is certainly a highlight! 

Fun fact about me is: I am a major Swiftie

 

Management Team

Clinical Manager 

Name: Adrian

Pronouns: He/Him

headspace role/title: Clinical Manager

Small description of what you do: I provide oversight to the coordination and delivery of clinical services at headspace Miranda, ensuring the day-to-day operations are carried out effectively to meet the needs of young people.

What’s one thing you love about your work/ working for headspace? I love that I can be a part of all the positive growth and changes that young people experience.

One thing I do to relax and have fun on my days off is: I love to swim and spend time at the beach.

Fun fact about me is: I am a massive Star Wars nerd!

Centre Manager

Bruno

Name: Bruno

Pronouns: He/Him

headspace role/title: Centre Manager

Small description of what you do: Support the team and help them do their best work. Lots of emails and meetings. 

What’s one thing you love about your work/ working for headspace? We have the best team; it is such a great service, and it is a privilege to work here.

One thing I do to relax and have fun on my days off is: Spending time with friends and family. 

Fun fact about me is: I travelled around Thailand and Laos at 16 for a month, mostly on my own! 

Practice Manager 

Raquel 

 

Name: Raquel

Pronouns:  she/her 

headspace role/title: PM - Prime Minister, Jks Practice Manager ???? 

Small description of what you do: I am a jack of all trades across the Hurstville & Miranda centres! My role is to support the team, so my door is always open, and I work hard to ensure staff feel heard and supported in the workplace. I thoroughly enjoy helping staff grow personally and professionally so I advocate and empower them to achieve their goals however I can. I thrive on team building and cohesion. 

What’s one thing you love about your work/ working for headspace? I love the overall workplace culture at headspace, it is one I hadn't had the privilege of experiencing prior to working here - everyone is encouraged and empowered to be their authentic, unique selves. I am extremely proud of the work we do, advocating for and supporting young people who are going through challenges that we can all relate to; having been young once! Truly grateful to be in an environment that fosters personal and professional learning and development and to work alongside such knowledgeable, accepting, friendly & fun teams. I always feel like I'm doing a sales pitch when I talk about working for headspace but I honestly feel very lucky to be here! 

One thing I do to relax and have fun on my days off is: Go to the beach or catch up with family and friends ???? I also have a new-found love for pilates & find it very relaxing albeit hard! 

Fun fact about me is: I was born and raised in New Zealand tiI I was 8 years old when I migrated to Australia ON MY OWN as I could not wait to get here!! My aunty who I had only met a couple of times, picked me up from the Airport and we left my passport in the trolley ????

 

We normally have none or limited wait times for our services but here are some examples of resources that young people have found helpful while they are waiting to see a clinician at headspace Miranda:

eheadspace - Free, confidential, over the phone or online counselling service provided by headspace. 1800 650 890 or at Online & Phone Support.

Kids Helpline - Free, private and confidential 24/7 phone and online counselling service for young people aged 5-25 years. 1800 55 1800 or kidshelpline.com.au

ReachOut - Online resources and support for young people under 25 going through a tough time. au.reachout.com

Head to Health - Wherever you are on your mental health journey, Head to Health is here to help you find the information, resources, and services that most suit your needs. headtohealth.gov.au

BeyondNow App -  This is a safely planning app that you can work through if you're having thoughts of suicide. beyondblue.org.au/get-support/beyondnow-suicide-safety-planning

For other mental health services in NSW go here

We run a range of different groups throughout the year - for the most up to date information on our groups, send us an email at headspace.miranda@stride.com.au

 

OUR CURRENT GROUPS:

Open for anyone aged 12-25 years old to come by, use the space, hang out and make new friends! Running every Thursday in Term 1 from 4pm-6pm at headspace Miranda. 
Pride Space is our NEW LGBTQA+ social group for young people aged 17-25 years. A safe place for young people of any sexuality or gender to come by, meet up and make new friends. Happening on Tuesdays once a month from 4pm-6pm. To confirm dates head to our blog post all about it or email Amy at amy.lloyd1@stride.com.au
Social group for young people aged 12-25 years to chat all things movies and books. Happening on the first Wednesday of every month. NO JULY MEETING. Lots of games and activities. Head to our blog post for more info or contact Amy on 02 9575 1500 or email amy.lloyd1@stride.com.au

 

 

To keep updated follow our socials:

instagram - headspace.miranda

facebook - headspace Miranda

 

The Youth Reference Group (YRG) is made up of a diverse group of young volunteers aged 16-25 years, who help support and guide the centre on key components of youth mental heath service delivery and community awareness initiatives both within the centre and the broader community.

The role of the YRG is varied and members are offered a range of opportunities to contribute to our centre and their community including; reviewing decisions regarding the day to day running of the centre, helping plan youth events and representing headspace Miranda at events or in the media.

If you would like to join our headspace Miranda Youth Reference Group then please apply via our Jobs and Volunteering tab or contact amy.lloyd1@stride.com.au

headspace Miranda offers workshops to schools within the Sutherland Shire region. Due to the age range of our service, workshops are offered for years 7 to 12. We offer workshops regarding a Healthy headspace, Stress and Exams as well as Healthy Relationships. If you wish to get into contact, please email our Community Engagement Coordinator Amy at amy.lloyd1@stride.com.au 

Important Points to Consider

Presentations to staff

We want to ensure that as a service we are meeting the needs of schools in the area as well as promoting a whole school approach to mental health. Before delivering workshops we encourage to schools to invite us in to meet and present to all staff to ensure they are aware of what we do too.

Type of workshop

Please note that headspace Miranda provides education workshops that are of a general nature and have a health promotion and education focus. We deliver these workshops to promote positive mental health and well-being and encourage young people to do the same. Our Community Engagement Team are unable to provide sessions with a medical or therapeutic focus.

Demand for request

It is important to note that while headspace Miranda will endeavor to meet all requests in a timely manner, there may be times when this is not possible due to the clinical demand on the service. 

Resources

If you would like some resources and fact sheets regarding youth mental health please view our Printable fact sheets

School Support

headspace School Support is an initiative funded by the Federal Government, Department of Health, that provides localised support to secondary schools affected by a suicide.

The service is flexible and is designed to respond to the individual needs of schools. Support is provided by working with relevant education bodies, local headspace Centres and other service providers.

Call us on 1800 688 248 or email schoolsupport@headspace.org.au

Please note office hours are 9am-5pm AEST Monday to Friday. Calls and emails received outside these hours will be attended to on the next working day.

To learn more visit Programs in school communities.

Events

Any upcoming events will be advertised online on our Facebook and Instagram, or give our friendly staff a call if you have questions about an event or group coming up 02 9575 1500.

All activities are free unless otherwise noted and will be run by our friendly team.

 

Community Engagement

If you would like resources to distribute to young people aged 12-25 please email headspace.miranda@stride.com.au

For all enquiries regarding presentations and community engagement activities please contact headspace.miranda@stride.com.au and attention Amy, our Community Engagement Coordinator. Please be advised that 2-3 weeks notice for presentations and events is appreciated. 

At headspace Miranda we offer mental health AND physical health services. We can help with all things relating to physical health. This includes information and referral to: 

  • sexual health
  • drug and alcohol use
  • relationship problems
  • feeling down or upset

  

Call us at (02) 9575 1500 to book an appointment or to find out more information 

headspace Miranda is a service that does not require referrals or a Medicare card for you to access our services! 

Our Youth Access Clinicians and other services such as our clinical and social groups do not require a Medicare card for you to access them. 

However, if you do not have a Medicare card, are over 15 years of age, and wish to apply for one you can apply on the Services Australia website. We can assist you in applying if required. If you are ineligible to apply for a Medicare Card, give us a call and our intake team will direct you to alternative, appropriate services for you.  

 

Every year, during the month of June, the LGBT community celebrates in a number of different ways. Across the globe, various events are held during this special month as a way of recognising the influence LGBT people have had around the world.

Why was June chosen? Because it is when the Stonewall Riots took place, way back in 1969.

Pride Month is so important because it marks the start of huge change within the LGBT+ community, as well as the wider societal implications. Although attitudes and injustice still remain, we have come a long way since the riots of 1969 and by continuing in this long standing tradition we continue to raise awareness, improve the attitudes of society and encourage inclusiveness. #Pride2020

Let's celebrate together by colouring the rainbow template and displaying it in a window at home, work or business.

To be featured on our Virtual Pride Wall and show support for our LGBT community, please send your rainbow photos to headspace.miranda@stride.com.au or tag @headspace.miranda and @glistenyouth on Instagram!

Pride colour sheet 1

Pride colour sheet 2

Pride Activity Book

 

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The Breakthrough Project

The Breakthrough Project is an initiative created with the collaboration of headspace Miranda, Sutherland Council, and a passionate group of young people with the aim to improve better outcomes for employment for young people in the Sutherland Shire area.

The project started in 2020 began as a mentoring opportunity to deliver and assist disengaged youth with employment outcomes. Due to COVID restrictions over the years the project has evolved to better deliver employment opportunities for young people in the Sutherland Shire area. One of the ways this was achieved was by creating Info Webinar sessions with community leaders to provide some much-needed advice on how to attain employment. You will find the 2 webinar sessions and their details below.

These webinars were hosted and run by our 2 youth volunteers Lynfay and D’artagnon. We hope you find these Webinars useful and please feel free to share them with anyone you feel may benefit from them.

Webinar 1: Your Options - What to do after school

Welcome to Webinar 1 in the Breakthrough series: Your Options: What to do next after school.

Finishing your schooling is a difficult time, with very little guidance and some really big decisions to make about your future.

Our first speaker is Tim Renkema, a Youth Employment Specialist at 2Connect which has a 'Transition to Work Program', which he will outline in his talk. The program helps young people aged 15-24 find work including apprenticeships and traineeships, or to re-engage with education such as TAFE, Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) or Universities. People in the program received tailored support for up to 18 months to help young people build skills for work or study. 

Our second speaker is Lucy Sattler, CEO and Founder of Study Work Grow. She works with schools across Australia helping students understand their options and make smarter career decisions. She highlights how to find and prepare for opportunities during a pandemic. We do so much online now, including virtual learning, interviews, and work. There is a shift towards flexibility. Industry opportunities have changed. Listen in to hear how to make the most of opportunities and achieve your career goals post-COVID.

 

 

Webinar 2: Resumes and Job Interviews

Welcome to Webinar 2 in the Breakthrough series: Resumes and Job Interviews.

Guiding this webinar is D’artagnan Martin (they/them), one of Breakthrough’s project youth leaders. They are joined by Rose Sannuto (she/her) and Rhiarn Zarzhavsky (she/her) to help demystify and unpack valuable tips and tricks to help you on your way to building great resumes and smashing your next job interview!

Together, we explore the building blocks of resume writing and ways to make yours stand out. We also explore approaches to both face-to-face and remote interview settings, guiding you through topics like how to dress for your interview, interview etiquette, and how to find your ‘professional self’!

This webinar is jam-packed with dozens of valuable lessons that will set up your job search for success, so take notes!