headspace Mount Barker is linked to headspace Murray Bridge which is a service tailored for the local community.
Please note: Our team is working to ensure that we are able to provide all clients access to our headspace services while we transition through the current health crisis. Please visit our "more information" below for our service update
At headspace Mount Barker Satellite Site we provide a youth-friendly, community-based, cost free health service for young people aged 12-25 and their families. We offer a range of support services including counselling sessions with highly skilled workers along with a range of fun programs for young people.
When we are closed please contact headspace Murray Bridge for more information
- Monday: Closed
- Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed
headspace Mount Barker is linked to headspace Murray Bridge and operated by Murray Mallee GP Network (MMGPN). All headspace services are funded by the Australian Government Department of Health. Administration of funding is carried out by the headspace centre’s local Primary Health Network, in this case, CSAPHN (Country SA PHN).
Mental health workers – which may include psychologists, psychiatrists, counsellors and other workers – that can help if you're just not feeling yourself.
Sexual health screenings on site or links to local services.
A group of young people who help with events and some decision making at a centre. Ask your centre about getting involved.
GPs can help with any physical health issues as well as issues related to sexual health, drug or alcohol use, relationship problems or feeling down or upset. Your centre may have a GP on site or links to one locally.
Workers either on site or linked to the centre who can assist you with any alcohol or other drug issue.
Centres have a range of programs and activities for young people. Just ask your centre what they have on.
Jobs and volunteering
Positions currently available at headspace Mount Barker
Employer: headspace Murray Bridge
Salary: Dependant on Skills and Qualifications
Deadline: 17/07/2020 5:00pm
Allied Health Practitioner (HPSO1)/Mental Health Clinician (HPSO2)
Dependant on skill and qualifications
Fixed term until 30 June 2021 with the likelihood of extension
We are looking for an Allied Health Practitioner – Psychologists, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist or Mental Health Nurse to work from our headspace Murray Bridge office.
If you are Allied Health qualified and have mental health experience and preferably Mental Health Accreditation or eligible for this (minimum 2 years mental health experience post- graduation), we are keen to hear from you for this 4 day a week role.
Practitioners will work both at our site and in schools within our region. The role will have you work with young people and their families to provide mental health support and therapeutic interventions, as well as case co-ordination.
What’s in it for you?
- A supportive work environment
- 5 weeks Annual Leave
- Generous salary packaging options to increase your take home pay
We offer excellent employment opportunities and supportive working environments including:
- Great work culture
- Strong commitment to professional development
- Excellent salary packaging
- Flexible working arrangements
- An Employee Assistance Program
For further information, a detailed Recruitment Pack and advice on how to apply can be obtained by contacting Suzanne Fuzzard, Centre Manager – headspace Murray Bridge, 08 8531 2122, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Applicants are requested to send a covering letter and resume to the Centre Manager, headspace Murray Bridge, PO Box 558, Murray Bridge 5253 or emailed to email@example.com by COB Friday 17th July 2020
Please be aware that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We are an equal opportunity employer and value each person’s uniqueness. We embrace diversity and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and communities including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people of all ages, genders, ethnicities, religions, cultures, sexual orientations, people with lived experience and people with disabilities.
For more information contact:
Name: Suzanne Fuzzard
Phone: (08) 8531 2122
Our team is working to ensure that we are able to provide all clients access to our headspace services while we transition through the current health crisis. This poses many challenges and we appreciate that this may be difficult for our clients at the moment.
We’ll be continuing in person sessions by appointment, on a clinical need’s basis currently. Your worker will discuss this with you as we aim to work to maintain physical distancing but achieve social connection and continuance of your sessions. If you are attending an appointment at the centre, please call when you are at the entrance 8398 4262. We have additional hygiene and safety measures in place but understand you might feel more comfortable accessing headspace Mount Barker via phone or online and as such we are increasing our capacity to provide service online and over the phone.
We really appreciate our community’s patience and support as we work through this with our clients and staff’s health and safety in mind. If you have any questions or would like to discuss how we’re ensuring client safety at this time, please give us a call to discuss further.
Are you a young person aged between 12 and 25?
- Call us on (08) 8398 4262, Tuesday to Friday during business hours; OR
- Pop into the office, Tuesday to Friday during business hours to enquire about booking an appointment
- Fill out the attached Referral Form
Young people can refer themselves, or family members, friends, schools, GP's and other organisations can refer with the young persons consent.
Are you an organisation/school support staff/GP referring a young person for support?
- Call us on (08) 8398 4262, Tuesday to Friday during business hours to discuss the referral; OR
- Fill out the attached Referral Form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org; OR
- Fax the completed Referral Form to (08) 8398 4269
Are you a GP referring a young person for counselling with a Mental Health Treatment Plan?
- Complete your clinics Referral and Mental Health Treatment Plan template
- Ensure it includes the young person's Medicare Information including expiry date
- Fax the completed Referral and Mental Health Treatment Plan to (08) 8398 4269
Clinics in Mount Barker where you can see a GP to get a Referral and Mental Health Treatment Plan:
- Mount Barker Medical Clinic:15-19 Victoria Cres, Mount Barker http://bettermed.com.au/clinics/mt-barker-medical-clinic/
- Mt Barker & Balhannah Medical Clinics 59 Wellington Rd Mount Barker http://www.mtbarkerbalhannahmedicalclinics.com.au/
When booking an appointment to get a Referral and Mental Health Treatment Plan, request a double appointment and tell the receptionist that you will be needing a Referral and Mental Health Treatment Plan completed.
All services offered at headspace Mount Barker are free.
Appointments with our General Practitioner and Psychologist are bulk billed through Medicare.
We support clients’ rights!
headspace Mount Barker supports your right to:
- Refuse treatment or service
- Agree to or refuse the presence of trainee practitioners or students
- Choose to have another person present at your appointment
- Request a transfer to another headspace clinician
- Make complaints and have them investigated
- Have continued access to the services after making a complaint
Our promise to you...
We ensure that:
You are fully informed about your health and health care options to help you make informed choices.
Your confidentiality and privacy are maintained.
You are given information about circumstances in which we are legally required to report; such as to protect the health and safety of a young person at risk, or if personal information is subpoenaed by court.
Your prior approval would be obtained to:
- Provide a written report to another professional agency, eg a GP or lawyer; or
- Discuss the material with another person, eg a parent or employer; or
- If disclosure is otherwise required or authorized by law.
Suzanne - Centre Manager
Hi my name is Suzanne, I’m the Centre Manager for headspace Murray Bridge and our satellite sites; Mt Barker and Victor Harbor. I’ve been at headspace for over 7 years and have worked in mental health for over 30 years. I continue doing the work I do because of the incredibly resilient and inspiring people I have met, both my clients and the staff I have worked with that teach me every day. I was trained as an Occupational Therapist and Family Therapist in Victoria and was fortunate to “migrate” to SA 16 years ago. When I’m not working I love to keep physically fit running and playing tennis and eating delicious food with family and friends.
Narelle - Mental Health Clinician (inc. Strathalbyn Outreach)
My name is Narelle. I’m an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker who has worked therapeutically with children and young people for the last 17yrs. My particular area of professional interest is working with the impact of trauma and supporting healthy bonds between family members. The young people I meet have shaped my life in so many positive ways – I can’t imagine doing any other work. My other great loves include my family, reading, board games and all forms of pop culture geekery.
Emma - Community Engagement Worker
Hi, I’m Emma and I’m a Community Engagement Worker at headspace Mount Barker. I have a background in Psychology and am currently studying a Masters of Social Work. My role involves connecting with our local community and promoting the services and activities on offer at headspace. I really enjoy being part of the headspace team who are so passionate and committed to our clients. Outside of headspace, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, running around a netball court, playing board games, and travelling.
Lynley - Clinical Team Leader
Cathy - Triage and Liaison Clinician
Daniel - Mental Health Clinician
Jess - Mental Health Clinician
Nicole - Allied Health Professional (inc. Strathalbyn Outreach)
Sue - Allied Health Professional (Bushfire Recovery Program)
Sherri - Private Practitioner (Clinical Psychologist)
Helen - Program Support Worker
We provide a GP service with Dr Sarah Lucy at the Mount Barker Medical Centre at Suite 1 15-19 Victoria Crescent Mount Barker. All appointments are Bulk billed. To make an appointment please call our centre on 8398 4262
To be able to access some of headspace Mount Barker's services, you need access to a Medicare card. It can be your own Medicare card or you can use your family's Medicare card if your name is listed on it.
When you turn 15 years of age, you can apply for your own Medicare card. To do this you have to do some paper work and have some identification. You need to complete a "Medicare copy or transfer" application form and submit it at your local Medicare service centre. You’ll need to provide identification, such as a student card or birth certificate, as well as details about the card you are transferring from.
If you need more information or need help with accessing a Medicare card, have a look at the human services website about becoming independent: https://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/subjects/young-people-becoming-independent
A safe place for Adelaide Hills LGBTIQ+ youth to hang out,talk,share,play games,learn life skills,have fun together and support each other. This group meets fortnightly. For more information please contact our centre on 8398 4262
Our YRG invites young people aged 16-25 years to join a fun team who are passionate about mental health and all things youth! If you are interested in having input into headspace services and helping reduce the stigma of mental health by being involved in youth focused events, come along to one of our meetings held once a month on Wednesdays 4pm to 5.30pm.
Mount Barker Medical Clinic: (08) 8391 1300
Summit Health: (08) 8406 7700
Mount Barker Hospital: (08) 8393 1777
CAMHS Mount Barker: (08) 8391 3922
Community Health Service: (08) 8393 1833
Bridge Clinic: (08) 8539 3232
Murray Bridge Day & Night Surgery: (08) 8531 2988
Murray Bridge Hospital: (08) 8535 6777
CAMHS Murray Bridge: (08) 8531 3901
Community Health Service: (08) 8535 6800
Victor Medical Centre: (08) 8551 3200
Norfolk House Medical Centre: (08) 8552 3900
Victor Harbour Hospital: (08) 8552 0500
CAMHS: (08) 8552 9874
Community Health Service: (08) 8552 0600
Rural & Remote Emergency Mental Health (24 hours): 13 14 65
Lifeline: 13 11 14
Crisis Care: 13 16 11
Kids Helpline: 1800 551 800
Beyondblue: 1300 22 4636
Personal & Family Support Line (24 hours): 1800 619 532
Men’s Line Australia (24 hours, 7 days): 1800 789 978
Rural Women’s Counselling: 1800 182 098
SANE Helpline: 1800 187 263
Relationships Australia: 1300 264 277
Shine SA: 1300 794 584