Hours

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

headspace

Nowra

51 North Street, Nowra, New South Wales 2541
P: (02) 4421 5388 F: (02) 4421 0045

headspace Nowra is operated by Grand Pacific Health Ltd. 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, South Eastern NSW (Coordinare Ltd).

We are here to help young people (12-25) who are going through a tough time. It's that simple.

We can help if you:

  • Are feeling down, stressed or can't stop worrying
  • Don't feel like yourself anymore
  • Having trouble with school/ uni/ work or are finding it difficult to concentrate
  • Are feeling sick or worried about your health
  • Want to cut down on drinking or other drug use
  • Want to talk about sexuality or identity
  • Are having difficulties with relationships
  • Have sexual health issues or want info about contraception
  • Are being bullied, hurt or harassed or feeling unsafe
  • Need someone to talk to

You might not even know what the problem is exactly, and that's fine too.

How do I make an appointment?

It's super easy. The best way is to just give us a call and ask to see somebody. We'll talk you through it from there.

What does it cost?

There is NO COST for young people who access our service. Sometimes you will need your Medicare card,…

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.

Doctor (GP)

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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

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

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. 

Positions available at headspace Nowra

General Practitioner (GP), Part-time/Sessional (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

headspace Nowra and Wollongong centres are currently looking to increase the number of GPs working out of the centres.

headspace centres offer free youth health services for young people aged 12-25 years. The centre employs a multidisciplinary team of psychologists, counsellors, youth workers, GPs and other staff to support the health and wellbeing of young people with a focus on mental health.

Working as a member of the headspace team offers GPs the opportunity to provide bulk-billed services to young people as part of a collaborative and holistic model of care, in an environment that encourages the development of ongoing and therapeutic relationships with clients and multidisciplinary case consultation.

Grand Pacific Health (GPH) is the lead agency for three headspace centres in Wollongong, Nowra and Goulburn, as well as operating two GP super clinics in Shell Cove and Nowra. As a member of the broader GPH team you will receive the support available as part of a large not for profit primary health organisation that operates across the Illawarra, Shoalhaven and Southern NSW region.

Job Description: A copy of the job description can be found at http://www.gph.org.au/employment/positions-vacant/headspace-gps

If you are a GP interested in joining a multidisciplinary and supportive team with an interest in mental health and working with young people please contact Erin Hiesley:

For more information contact:

Name: Erin Hiesley (Manager, Youth Mental Health Services)
Phone: 0428 746 134
Email: jobs@gph.org.au

Apply now

More information

Free support group for parents of Transgender & Gender diverse children of all ages (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

 

headspace Nowra and the Gender Centre are partnering to offer a free support group for parents and carers who are interested in meeting other parents and carers and sharing their experiences as parents and carers of Gender diverse children.

Participants of the support group will hear from guest speakers, learn more about a range of health, legal and social topics that are relevant to transgender and gender diverse young people and their families.

The group will be facilitated by a local parent in conjunction with the Gender Centre and headspace Nowra.

The meeting will take place on Tuesday 14 March, 5.30PM – 7.30PM at headspace Nowra. Future meetings will be confirmed based on community interest and support.

To RSVP please contact headspace Nowra on (02) 4421 5388. Light refreshments will be provided.

Donating to headspace Nowra (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Are you interested in fundraising for or making a donation to headspace Nowra?

Your generous support helps us to provide vital mental health and wellbeing support, information and services to young people and their families across the Shoalhaven.

Set up your own fundraising page:
Are you setting a personal challenge, entering a fundraising event or celebrating a special occasion?
If you would like to fundraise for headspace Nowra, head to GoFundraise to set up your fundraising page:
www.gofundraise.com.au/beneficiary/headspacenowra

Donate online:
Donate online using the secure platform of GiveNow: www.givenow.com.au/headspacenowra

Donate by direct deposit:
Account Name: Grand Pacific Health
Account number: 606303831 BSB: 082916
Bank: National Australia Bank

Donate by cheque:
Cheques can be made out to Grand Pacific Health and mailed to Attn: Finance, Grand Pacific Health, PO Box 1198, South Coast MC NSW 2521.

Please email info@headspacenowra.org.au to advise us of your contact details when making a donation by direct deposit or cheque, and include hsNowra as a message/reference with your donation.

Thank you for your support!

Who works at headspace Nowra? (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

headspace Nowra is home to a bunch of different people, who help people in different ways. Some of the main people you can see here are:

Psychologists - a psychologist is someone who has studied the way people think and behave. Our psychologists use different strategies or 'therapies' to help you understand yourself and develop the skills you need to cope with difficult situations. Watch a video explaining what a psychologist does here: http://on.fb.me/1fp24J2

GP (Doctor)- A General Practitioner (GP) is a kind of doctor. They can help you with just about anything you've got going on. Physical stuff, mental health, sexual health, drugs or alcohol use, medication- you name it. Check out a video here: http://on.fb.me/1e9oIYA

Youth Worker -These people are specially trained to be able to listen to young people, and help them out. A Youth Worker is someone you can talk to about anything you need to.Check out a video here: http://on.fb.me/1bJ13X7

We also run groups from our centre- for details check out the rest of the website or click the link below to watch a video of some of our youth volunteers talking about it.

http://on.fb.me/186LBJV

Family and Friends - Resources for supporting your young person (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

headspace Nowra believes that family and friends play an important role in a young person’s journey to better wellbeing.

We understand that there are many different types of family and friends that are important in a young person’s life.

How you can be involved in supporting your young person will depend on many things – including the young person’s age, life experience and their feelings about family involvement.

Wherever possible, we advocate for and provide meaningful opportunities for family and friends to directly participate in our services.

This pack will introduce you to our service and where you can find further information and support for you and your young person.

Check out the Family and Friends resources here.

Purple Pack - Resources for transgender and gender diverse young people (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Our Purple Pack is made up of a stack of useful resources we've found from many different groups and organisations to support transgender and gender diverse young people.

It includes:

  • Information on pronouns, medical and social transitioning, coming out/inviting in, your legal rights, navigating relationships, sexuality and more.
  • Stories from other gender and sexually diverse young people.
  • Info on where to go to get more information and support online or in person.

The aim of this pack is to help you and your loved ones along your journey no matter what point you are at.

Check out the Purple Pack here.

Most importantly, we want you to know that headspace Nowra is a safe place and we want to support you. Call us on 4421 5388 if you would like to speak to someone. We're here to help.

Privacy (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

headspace Nowra is committed to maintaining your privacy. Please talk to one of our workers if you want more information about how we protect the right to privacy of the young people who use our service. Check out a video on our privacy policy here: http://on.fb.me/1h5l2Vw