Hours

  • Monday: 9:30am - 5:30pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am - 8:00pm
  • Wednesday: 11:30am - 5:30pm
  • Thursday: 9:00am - 8:00pm
  • Friday: 9:30am - 5:30pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

headspace

Mount Gambier

171 Commercial Street East, Mount Gambier, South Australia 5290
P: (08) 8725 0443

headspace Mount Gambier is operated by Uniting Communities. All headspace centres 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, Country SA (Country North SA PHN).

headspace Mount Gambier provides health services for young people aged 12 - 25 years. At headspace Mount Gambier we offer a confidential, non-judgemental, youth friendly service. Coming to see us is free - you can phone us, email us or just walk in when we’re open from Monday to Friday. You can also ask your family, a friend, your doctor or case manager to refer you.

Referrals can be made by calling us on 8725 0443, or by completing a referral form .

At headspace Mount Gambier we can assist you if you are: 

  • feeling like things are not quite right 
  • feeling down, depressed or stressed 
  • not coping at school, work or home 
  • being hurt or bullied by others 
  • having relationship problems 
  • having troubles at home 
  • having a tough time getting or keeping a job 
  • finding it hard to concentrate or make decisions 
  • concerned about drinking or drug use 
  • concerned about contraception or sex 
  • experiencing health related issues.  

Services available

Mental Health Services

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

Sexual Health Services

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Sexual health screenings on site or links to local services. 

Alcohol & Drug Services

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

Work & Study Services

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

Youth Reference Group

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

Youth Programs

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

More information

FREE Summer Activities (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

We are holding a range of activities during the December and January period.

You don't have to be a headspace client to attend, these activities are open to all young people :)

They are free to attend and usually involve snacks as well!

To book your place, call headspace on 8725 0443 or email headspacemountgambier@unitingcommunities.org

Click below for list of activities

Activities for 12-17 year olds

Activities for 18-25 year olds

Festive Fiesta - Free community event (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Festive Fiesta

Thursday 21 December
4:30pm - 7:30pm
Cave Gardens

Celebrate the year that's been. Listen to live music, join in fun activities and chill. Enjoy a free burger and ice cream from the Rapid Relief Team.

All welcome!

Flyer here

Youth Ambassador Program (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Applications now open!

Are you aged between 18 and 25 and live in or around Mount Gambier? Are you passionate about mental health and educating other young people?

Our youth ambassador program brings together passionate young people and provides them with training to provide peer to peer mental health education to local high school students.

Sound like you? For more info, contact the Youth Ambassador Coordinator on headspaceya@gmail.com

To complete the application form visit:

https://headspacemtg.typeform.com/to/D6ykQt

All the info:

Information Pack
Position Description

Fundraising (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

We welcome anyone who would like to hold a fundraising event to raise awareness and funds for headspace Mount Gambier. From a BBQ to a concert, all levels of support are greatly appreciated.

Fundraising activities that have supported headspace in the past include:

Non-uniform days, charity auctions, movie nights, workplace raffles, concerts, BBQs, fun runs, green clothing days, cycling events, talent shows, quiz nights.

For more information or to discuss your idea, please contact Mikarla, Community Liaison Worker on 8725 0443.

 

Youth Reference Group (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Join our Youth Reference Group!

Do you have something to say about health, mental health and drug and alcohol issues? Why not join other passionate young people and be a part of the headspace Youth Reference Group?

Click here to access the information pack.

We run rounds of recruitment for the YRG approximately every 4 months. We are not currently in a recruitment round. Please still submit your application, and we will be in touch when the next round opens. We anticipate the next round to be late 2017.

Click here to apply.

For more information, send an email to headspacemountgambier@unitingcommunities.org, or call 8725 0443 and ask for Mikarla Papini.  

 

LGBTIQ+ Social Group (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

LGBTIQ+ Social Group

headspace Mount Gambier is an inclusive and safe space for young people aged 12-25, this includes those who identify as sexually or gender diverse, or are unsure about their sexual or gender identity.

Do you want to come and hang out with other sexually and gender diverse young people, play games, chill, and participate in fun activities? It’s free to attend and you don’t have to be a headspace client, all young people are welcome.

Meets fortnightly on Tuesdays
5:30pm - 7:30pm
headspace Mount Gambier, 171 Commercial St E

For further information contact Imogen Millais - Youth Worker Phone: 8725 0443 E-mail: ImogenM@unitingcommunities.org. We also have a secret Facebook group where you can keep up-to-date with the next dates and connect with the other youth group members – to join email Imogen.

Our meeting dates for 2018 are:  

January 16 + 30
February 13 + 27
March 13 + 27
April 10 + 24
May 8 + 22
June 5 + 19
July 3 + 17 +31
August 14 + 28
September 11 + 25
October 9 + 23
November 6 + 20
December 4 + 18

Facebook (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Keep up to date with what's happening at headspace Mount Gambier via our Facebook page!

Presentation or Workshop Request (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Our team provides interactive workshops and information presentations for groups of young people, parents, family members, carers of young people, and staff/service providers
who work with young people. Our workshops and presentations have a health promotion and education focus.

If you would like us to present at your school or community event, please complete this request form, and email it to headspacemountgambier@unitingcommunities.org.

To discuss your request, please contact Mikarla, Community Liaison Worker on 8725 0443.