• Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed



Unit 3, 50 Esplanade, Christies Beach, South Australia 5165
P: (08) 8186 8600 F: (08) 8186 8699

headspace Onkaparinga is operated by headspace. 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, Adelaide (Adelaide PHN).

If you are 12 to 25 and going through a tough time  headspace Onkaparinga is here to help.

We are an inclusive youth friendly service that provides  FREE  counselling for young people. We do not discriminate regardless of race, cultural background, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability. Our centre is wheelchair accessible.

All medicare and non-medicare services are FREE.  Appointments with practitioners are bulk billed through the Medicare system. For more information go to this link If you are a GP, please complete a mental health treatment plan and fax to 8186 8699.  This is not required for young people to see us , but it is helpful.  

It is easy to refer - use our  referral form   , give us a call on 8186 8600, or drop in! 

Would you like us to present to your school or sporting club, or provide resources for your business? See the Community Engagement and Resource Request tab below. 

For public transport information, follow  this link  for the appropriate bus routes:

bus routes

Services available

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.

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.

More information

Helpful resources for school, study, exams and employment (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Starting high school can be exciting and fun, but it can be overwhelming and stressful at times too.  As a student, it's important to look after yourself, reduce stress, stay focussed and be as organised as you can be. Click here for some helpful tips to manage stress at school. headspace also offers a new online Digital Work and Study service that provides professional online employment and education assistance combined with mental health support 


Youth Participation and Volunteering (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

headspace Onkaparinga is committed to youth participation. There are various ways in which young people can get involved in headspace Onkaparinga:

headspace Onkaparinga Youth Reference Group (hNYRG) 

hNYRG is a diverse team of young people aged between 17 and 25 years old that attend and coordinate events, and provide consultation and guidance to headspace Onkaparinga to maintain the centre's youth focus. Currently all positions are filled, however if you would like to be notified when we are next recruiting  you can email us at info@headspaceonkaparinga.org.au

Talkin’ About Your headspace Youth Ambassadors (TAYhYA) 

TAYhYA works in partnership with headspace Adelaide and includes members aged between 18 and 25 years old, who are enrolled at university or involved with sports clubs.  Their role is to present at schools, sports clubs and other community members about headspace and introduce mental health concepts.

The aims of both of our volunteer groups are to:

  • Reduce the stigma surrounding mental health
  • Encourage early help seeking
  • Improve mental health literacy
  • Improve the knowledge of where to access youth specific information and resources of services headspace offer to young people, family and friends, carers, professionals and academics working in the youth and health sector
  • Promote early recognition of mental health issues among teachers, family and friends and support staff
  • Create partnerships with local organisations and members of the community
  • Create conversation locally
  • Strengthen the headspace brand

The headspace Team (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Our staff are experienced and passionate about working with young people.

The team consists of different workers including:

  • our lovely administration staff who keep us organised,
  • our duty and intake workers who will see young people to help them decide what kind of support they need,
  • our mental health clinicians who provide counselling for young people and support families and friends,
  • our community engagement leaders who facilitate the youth reference group and attend community events,
  • and our team leader and manager who get to make all the important decisions!

At this stage we are not able to facilitate student or volunteer placements, but we hope to in the future.

headspace Onkaparinga works with consortium partners and a lead agency. Our partners are local agencies dedicated to providing the best outcomes for young people.

To find out more about our consortium please click the links below:

Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)

Mind Australia

Southern Adelaide Local Health Network

Uniting Communities - Streetlink Youth Health Service

Community Engagement and Resource Requests (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Community Engagement and Resources

headspace Onkaparinga actively participates in the community to promote positive mental health. If you would like us to come along to your event, workshop or donate headspace resources to your organisation, please complete this form and allow a minimum of two weeks to process your request. Our Youth Reference Group reviews all community engagement and resource requests.

Mental Health Workshops and Presentations

headspace Onkaparinga in partnership with headspace Adelaide offers workshops to schools, sporting clubs and community organisations through our Talkin' About Your headspace Youth Ambassadors (TAYhYA) volunteer program. 

Our Youth Ambassadors are a diverse team of young people who are enrolled at university and/or participate in a sports club. Their primary role is to present workshops about headspace and other mental health topics.

Our workshops utilise the latest interactive audience clicker system, information slides, videos and group activities.

Schools and community organisations can request a workshop by completing this request formPlease allow for a minimum of two weeks to process your request.

Sports clubs that are interested in a workshop can express interest by email to volunteers@headspaceadelaide.org.au 

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headspace Onkaparinga is always looking to partner with community and corporate organisations, headspace Onkaparinga accepts support on both a large and small scale. There are a number of ways that an organisation can support the work of headspace Onkaparinga:

  • Make a donation to support the work of headspace Onkaparinga
  • Hold a fundraising event
  • Get involved in an ongoing partnership
  • Support headspace Onkaparinga in-kind
  • Sponsor a headspace Onkaparinga event
  • Start a workplace giving scheme to support the work of headspace Onkaparinga

To discuss any of the above options, please call headspace Onkaparinga on 8384 9284 or email us on info@headspaceonkaparinga.org.au


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Student Assignments

We understand that students are keen to know more about headspace Onkaparinga and the services we offer. If you are interested in interviewing one of our team members for information about headspace to be included in your assignment, please send your assignment cover sheet and interview questions to be reviewed to info@headspaceonkaparinga.org.au

Important notes to students:

  • Interview questions must be based ONLY on headspace services
  • Interviews are open to all Secondary, Tafe and University students
  • We cannot participate in last minute requests, so please ensure you allow a few weeks to process your request
  • All interviews must be done face-to-face and may include a behind the scenes centre tour
  • Pending your interview questions and topics, from time-to-time we may recommend one of our organisation partners for you to interview in place of headspace Onkaparinga
  • In high demand periods we may organise once off group interviews instead of one-on-one interviews with one of our team members
  • Due to time and resource constraints, we cannot respond to all interview requests

Feedback - compliments, complaints, suggestions (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

At headspace Onkaparinga we are constantly looking for ways in which we can improve our services. If you have you any compliments, complaints and/or suggestions about our services, then our team would like to hear from you. To access our online feedback form, please click here.