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…

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

Community Engagement Officer, Part-time/Sessional (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Deadline: 01/10/2016 11:00pm

headspace Nowra is an established youth health service in the Shoalhaven Region focused on providing early intervention mental health services to 12-25 year olds.

The position will be responsible for coordinating community awareness activities in the region. With a focus on promoting early help seeking, the Community Engagement Officer will ensure that accessible information is provided to young people, their families and the local community.

The ideal candidate will have relevant tertiary qualifications; the ability to implement, coordinate and report on programs; the ability to engage with communities using innovation and creativity; strong communication skills; and be keen to work collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team.

We offer a supportive, flexible and friendly work environment, excellent professional development opportunities and competitive remuneration with fantastic salary packaging benefits.

4 days per week (flexible days)

Fixed term contract to June 2018 with possibility of extension

How to apply: Download the position description and selection criteria at http://www.gph.org.au/employment/positions-vacant/community-engagement-officer-2 which must be addressed and sent to jobs@gph.org.au.

Successful applicants will be appointed subject to a national criminal record check, a Working with Children Check and checks with work related referees.

For more information contact:

Name: Kathryn Baudinette (Service Manager)
Phone: (02) 4421 5388
Email: jobs@gph.org.au

Apply now

More information

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

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