Mount Barker

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  • Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
  • Thursday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed


At headspace Mount Barker 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.

Young Person and Carer Self-Referral Registration Form 

Referral Form for Professionals


Please fill out the referral form and send it via email to barker@ireach.org.au or Fax it to 8398 4269.


  • Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
  • Thursday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

headspace Mount Barker is operated by iREACH Rural Health. 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, CSAPHN (Country SA PHN).


Your GP can refer you to see a specialist youth psychiatrist for bulk billed assessment and management advice for mental health issues.

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. 

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

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 any alcohol or other drug concern.

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

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

More information

iREACH Rural Health

Established in 1995, iREACH is an independent, “not for profit”, membership based organisation, incorporated in South Australia under the Associations Incorporation Act 1985. We are governed by a Board of Directors elected by our members.

iREACH delivers local health solutions through general practice, addressing gaps in health service provision for people who may have difficulty accessing primary care services.

Initially funded through the Commonwealth Government Divisions of General Practice program, the organisation has evolved to become a primary care service provider for the Country SA PHN and other funders.

Quality Statement

Our Vision

Building healthy and resilient people and communities

Our Mission

Ensuring our status as a preferred provider for primary health care services in the region by:

  • Providing high quality, evidenced based, best practice primary care services to our communities
  • Advocating for and developing accessible services across the spectrum of health care
  • Developing partnerships to optimise the range of health services available to our communities
  • Providing services that place the client at the centre of care

Quality Statement

The iREACH Rural Health Board, management and staff are committed to ensuring that iREACH Rural Health produces quality outcomes that meet the expectations of funding bodies. The organisation is committed to producing a quality product that satisfies contract requirements, meets the needs of end users in the health industry and complies with legislation.

The iREACH Rural Health Board has committed to the ISO quality management framework in managing its business affairs and in pursing continuous improvement.

Quality Objectives

In order to achieve our vision and mission iREACH Rural Health will:

  • Establish the organisation as a preferred provider of primary health services
  • Build strong partnerships
  • Minimise geographic, financial, cultural and other barriers
  • Maintain effective organisational and clinical governance practices
  • Recognise and value the importance of community connection
  • Create opportunities for innovation

Are you a young person aged between 12 and 25?

  • Fill out our Referral Form and email to barker@ireach.org.au. Once we have determined the right appointment type for you we will be in touch to make an appointment.


  • Call us on (08) 8398 4262, Monday to Friday during business hours to complete a referral over the phone.
  • Pop into the office, Monday to Friday during business hours to enquire about our services.

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?

  • Fill out the attached Referral Form and email it to barker@ireach.org.au or fax to (08) 8398 4269
  • If you need, you can call us on (08) 8398 4262, Monday to Friday during business hours to discuss the referral

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
  • If a MHTP has been completed please ensure the plan is signed by the young person and the GP
  • 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:


When booking an appointment to get a Referral and Mental Health Treatment Plan, request a double/long 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.

Our Young Adults Social and Skills Group is an inclusive place for young adults aged 16-25 to connect with their community, build practical skills, bring their questions to the table, and eat lunch together!

Now running every Friday from 12:30pm - 1:30pm.

For more information: contact barker@ireach.org.au, call reception on 8398 4262, or check out our Facebook page for the latest updates.

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 currently runs on the first Wednesday of each month from 5:30pm - 6:00pm. For more information, please contact our Community Engagement Worker Georgy on 0409 441 210, our reception team on 8398 4262, or check out our facebook page for regular updates. 


We provide a GP service for our clients with Dr Sarah Lucy on the first 3 Wednesdays of each month from 2pm to 5pm. All appointments are Bulk billed. To make an appointment please call our centre on 8398 4262. Please ensure we have your medicare card details prior to your appointment.


PLEASE NOTE: Dr Lucy is currently away until July. Appointments may not be available until August. If you require a sooner appointment, Mt Barker Medical Clinic may have availability with another GP.

(last updated June 2024)

Our YRG invites young people aged 12-25 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, contact our Community Engagement Worker Georgy on 0409 441 210, or call us on 8398 4262. 


YRG poster

Ingrid (she/her) - Centre Manager

Steph (She/her) - Clinical Team leader 

Nicola (she/her) - Senior Mental Health Clinician

Rachel (she/her) - Mental Health Clinician (inc. Strathalbyn Outreach)

Josh - Private Practitioner (Clinical Psychologist)

Paul (He/Him) - Private Practitioner (Mental Health Social Worker)

Georgy (she/her) - Community Engagement Officer

Sue (she/her) - Complex Care Coordinator 

Aki (He/Him) - Mental Health Clinician

Grace (she/her) - Mental Health Clinician

Abbey (she/her) - Admin and Office Support

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, e.g. a GP or lawyer; or
  • Discuss the material with another person, e.g. a parent or employer; or
  • If disclosure is otherwise required or authorized by law.

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 Services Australia website about becoming independent.

 Should you require assistance at any time, please utilise the following services

Life Line Crisis Support chatline 24/7 -13 11 14

Kids Helpline for young people 5-25 years, call  1800 551 800 24/7 or kidshelpline.com.au

Rural and Remote Mental Health Triage - for urgent mental health assistance

and advice for young people 16+ call  13 14 65

Women's & Children's Hospital - for urgent mental health assistance

and advice for young people up to 16, call 8161 7044 24/7

eheadspace online chat, email or phone support for 12-25 years 9am - 1am

7 days a week - Call 1800 650 890 or eheadspace.org.au


Mount Barker:

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


Murray Bridge:

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