headspace Newcastle is not a crisis service. We cannot provide urgent appointments. For urgent support please contact emergency-services on 000, Lifeline 13 11 14 or the Mental-Health-Contact-Centre on 1800 011 511.
We offer young people aged 12-25 with short term support for mild-to-moderate difficulties.
- mental health & counselling
- alcohol & other drug services
- general health
- education and employment
You can refer yourself by calling our intake team . Your GP, teacher or community worker can also refer you.
- Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Tuesday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
- Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Thursday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
- Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed
headspace Newcastle is operated by Hunter Primary Care. 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, Hunter New England and Central Coast (HNECC LTD).
Mental Health Services
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
Sexual health screenings on site or links to local services.
Work & Study Services
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.
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.
Alcohol & Drug Services
Workers either on site or linked to the centre who can assist you with any alcohol or other drug issue.
Youth Reference Group
A group of young people who help with events and some decision making at a centre. Ask your centre about getting involved.
How to refer
You can refer to headspace Newcastle in a few different ways!
- You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- You can phone us on 4929 4201
- You can send us a fax on 4925 2864
If you're unsure whether headspace Newcastle is the right service for you, please give us a call and we can talk it through.
For GPs - a mental health treatment plan (MHTP) is required
headspace Schools is a national workforce that supports, engages and partners with education and health sectors across Australia, to build the mental health literacy and capacity of workforces. Driven by, and in alignment with systems and school improvement we are dedicated to improving the mental health and well-being outcomes of children, young people, families, and school communities.
These initiatives are designed to support the mental health and well-being of school communities through evidence-based mental health promotion, prevention, early intervention and postvention services.
headspace is the delivery partner of Be You for primary and secondary schools across Australia. Be You is a national initiative for educators, aimed at promoting and protecting positive mental health in children and young people.
headspace in Schools
headspace in Schools (formerly known as headspace School Support) continues to support secondary schools to prepare for, respond to and recover together where there has been a death by suicide.
Schools Suicide Prevention Activities
Schools strive to be safe, supportive and inclusive communities. Recognizing the important role schools have in their communities in supporting the mental health needs of young people and their families, this initiative funded by the Australian Government Department of Health, delivers face-to-face training and education sessions to staff, students, parents and carers.
headspace Newcastle has an amazing team of people who are skilled at helping you get back on track.
We see many different young people come into headspace Newcastle so it's important that we have a wide range of staff here to suit every need.
It is important that a young person 'connects' with their counsellor. To help you find the right person to speak with headspace Newcastle has a diverse range of counsellors for young people to see. They range from psychologists to social workers to occupational therapists. We have both male and female counsellors for young people to speak with.
Dr Tyler is at headspace Newcastle 2 days a week - Tuesdays and Fridays. Dr Tyler has worked at headspace Alice Springs and headspace Parramatta before coming up to Newcastle and is here to answer any questions you have regarding your health.
Dr Emily is at headspace on Wednesdays and is here to answer any of your questions regarding your health.
headspace Newcastle has developed good links with The Family Planning Centre and has recently become a part of The Condom Credit Card project.
Drug and Alcohol
Belinda Walsh and Amir Salem support for young people who are having issues with drugs and alcohol.
Our intake workers are amazing! These are the first people you'll meet when coming to headspace Newcastle. Sarah, Kim, Eliza and Bree have a great set of ears and are ready to listen to your story. The intake workers then help choose which is the best headspace service for you.
APM Employment Services are at headspace Newcastle on a Monday morning. Centrelink Employment attend headspace every fortnight. Give us a call if you'd like to speak with a Centrelink rep.
Youth Mental Health Project
Natalie from the Youth Mental Health Project comes to headspace one day per week to work with us on a variety of projects and to help young people who need to be linked in with Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
Community Development Officer
Byron is our Community Development Officer. If you'd like headspace to come and present at your work or school or if you're hosting an event involving young people get in contact with Byron. email@example.com
If you'd like to know more about the services and people here at headspace Newcastle please give us a call on 4929 4201 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org