headspace
Orange

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Hours

  • Monday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 8:30am - 6:00pm
  • Wednesday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday: 8:30am - 6:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 3:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

About

Gawaymbanha, welcome to headspace Orange.

headspace is a youth-friendly FREE service for anyone aged between 12 and 25 years who are having a tough time, or would just like to improve their health and wellbeing.

For crisis assistance please:
Phone 000 or attend Orange Hospital
Call 1800 011 511 (24 hr Mental Health Assistance Line)
Or visit your doctor

For non-urgent support:
Kids Helpline - 1800 551 800
Lifeline - 13 11 14
Parent Line 1300 1200 52
Visit Online & Phone Support or a web chat
or call 1800 650 890 to speak to
someone over the phone.

If you have not received a reply to your email within 3-5 business days please call our office on 6369 9300 to follow up your request.

Hours

  • Monday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 8:30am - 6:00pm
  • Wednesday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday: 8:30am - 6:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 3:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

headspace Orange is operated by Marathon Health. All headspace services are funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care. Administration of funding is carried out by the headspace centre’s local Primary Health Network, in this case, Western NSW (Western Health Alliance Ltd).

Services

Your GP can refer you to see a specialist youth psychiatrist for bulk billed assessment and management advice for mental health issues.

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

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

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

Services could include: provision of contraception and advice, testing, support, treatment and management of sexually transmissible infections(STI) HIV/AIDS and viral hepatitis vaccination for Hepatitis and HPV, pregnancy testing and referral.

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. 

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. 

“As soon as I sought help, I suddenly realised that my anxiety was very treatable and that I wasn’t alone.”
- Charlie

Jobs and volunteering

Positions currently available at headspace Orange

Deadline: 20 Mar 2024, 12:00 pm

  • Have you just finished (or finishing) a tertiary degree in a field relating to providing mental health services?
  • Are you looking to gain clinical experience in youth mental health, whilst helping young people in your community?
  • Do you have a passion to learn and work in a supportive multidisciplinary team?

We have the job for you!

We are looking for a Youth Care Coordinator to join our headspace team in Orange, NSW. The vacancy is Full Time, 75 hours per fortnight, and will be ongoing employment.

What are the benefits? 

  • Tax Free Salary Packaging– Up to $15,900 per year and an additional $2,650 on meal entertainment, accommodation and venue hire
  • Novated leasing – save on your car and running costs
  • Retail discounts and cashback through our employee savings program
  • Up to 25 days annual leave per year, plus additional leave over Christmas/New Year
  • Access to Professional Development allowance and study leave
  • Positive workplace culture that values inclusion, innovation & employee growth
  • Clinical supervision provided in-house

What will I do?

  • Conduct psychosocial assessments and screening of young people referred to headspace
  • Engage with headspace clients to ensure ongoing service engagement
  • Collaborate within a multidisciplinary team and contribute to the ongoing success of the centre 
  • Advocate on behalf of young people whose care needs are being coordinated by headspace
  • Assist with community capacity building, community awareness, and education and training activities.

For a confidential discussion about this opportunity, please contact Sophia Parris via email Sophia.Parris@marathonhealth.com.au 

What do I need?

  • Qualifications in psychology; social work; occupational therapy; nursing; drug and alcohol work; youth work; mental health, or related field
  • Proven ability to undertake clinical assessments of young people experiencing mental health or drug and alcohol problems
  • Experience working in a multidisciplinary healthcare team
  • Interpersonal skills with the ability to engage and communicate effectively with young people
  • Good working knowledge of computer technology and experience using clinical software packages.

Full responsibilities of this role may be viewed on the Position Description found at marathonhealth.com.au/jobs/r24017/ 

How do I apply?

  • Upload your current Resume/CV and a Cover Letter outlining your suitability for the role.
  • Applications close Wednesday, 20 March 2024. Applications are reviewed as we receive them, so this job listing may close earlier if a suitable candidate is found.

What is it like to work there?
Marathon Health is a not-for-profit, registered charity with a vision of enabling communities to thrive through improved health and wellbeing. For more information on who we are and the benefits of working for us, visit marathonhealth.com.au, or follow us on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. We’re committed to providing a supportive culture within a diverse and inclusive workplace, and we encourage people of all backgrounds and experiences to apply for our roles, including First Nations peoples and people with lived experience of mental health. 

Applicants must be willing to obtain a valid Working with Children Check (WWCC) clearance, and agree to undertake a national police screening check prior to commencing employment.

Apply now

More information

Our centre is located at 264 Peisley Street, Orange. We have handy parking in front of and next to our building and are located only a short walk from the CBD.

Our centre is wheelchair accessible.

Getting to our centre:

Orange Taxi: 02 6325 0099

Orange Busline: Timetables

We are here to help! Our staff can assist you with your concerns and provide you with support, information and services in a confidential, non-judgmental environment.

Management

Sophia Parris - Centre Manager 

Deanne Healey - Clinical Team Lead

Reception

Angela Spruce - Senior Program Support Officer 

Brittany Coles - Program Support Officer 

Youth Care Coordinators

Rosie Hayes

Charlotte Cooper (Provisional Psychologist)

Emma Sargent

Community Engagement Coordinator

Emma Crisp

Youth Peer Support Workers

Adrian Nicholls

Allied Health Professionals

Simone Walsh - Social Worker (Mental Health Accredited)

Dr Barnaby Nelson - Clinical Psychologist 

Medical Practitioners

Dr Tim Kirchler - GP

Dr Syed Shah - Psychiatrist

referrals to headspace Orange

Self or family referral: If you are a young person between the ages of 12-25 and wish to make an appointment please call (02) 6964 9025, email hs.orange@marathonhealth.com.au or visit us in person to make an appointment. Your family members or friends may also refer you to our service, with your permission.  

If you'd prefer to chat online eheadspace might be for you. eheadspace is a confidential, free and secure space where young people aged 12-25 or their family can chat, email or speak on the phone with a qualified youth mental health professional. You can find out all about it and sign up for your headspace account here.

Professional referral: If you would like to refer a young person to our service, please download the form below and return to us via email hs.orange@marathonhealth.com.au.

Referral Form

headspace Orange offer a range of social groups for young people aged 12-25. 

Jelly Beans: Wednesday fortnightly 4-5pm

A LGBTQIA+ social and support group for young people aged between 12-15. The group is inclusive and supportive of young people in the local area who identify as LGBTQIA+ or are questioning their gender or sexuality.

Kaleidoscope: Wednesday fortnightly 4-5pm

A LGBTQIA+ social and support group for young people aged between 15-25. The group is inclusive and supportive of young people in the local area who identify as LGBTQIA+ or are questioning their gender or sexuality.

Gaming Group: Thursday fortnightly 4-6pm

Gaming group is a social group that encourages healthy gaming behaviours while teaching life skills that promote good mental health. The group caters to those aged 12-25 who are interested in gaming of all kinds including video, card and board games.

Young Indigenous Cultural Awareness: Tuesday 4-5.30pm

headspace Orange, in collaboration with local indigenous elders and community members, are hosting FREE workshops with our Elders. The program aims to bridge the gap in cultural awareness with indigenous young people to connect them to cultural heritage through dreamtime, art, music, language and food.

Study Space: Tuesday 4-5.30pm

A quiet, supported environment for young people between the ages of 12-25. If you are looking for a quiet space to study or need assistance from one of our tutors register now.

Youth Reference Group

Our Youth Reference Group, or YRG, gives young people the opportunity to be heard, offer input and feedback on our service and advocate for young people experiencing difficulties with their mental health.

Are you aged between 16 and 25 and live in Orange?

Do you have something to say about the health, mental health and drug/alcohol issues young people face?

Applications are now open for young people aged between 16-25 years to be part of the headspace Orange Youth Reference Group.

By sharing your insight into local youth issues, topics of interest and your experience of life in a regional town, you will be guiding headspace Orange in project development and improving the way we support young people in the Orange community.

We believe that youth participation is the key to the delivery of quality services for young people. We also aim to provide young people with meaningful opportunities to directly participate and collaborate with its structure and services.

Young people involved with the headspace Orange Youth Reference Group have the opportunity to be involved in a number of ways, including (but not limited to):

  • Encouraging the voice of young people to be heard and acted upon
  • Becoming community spokespeople for youth mental health and wellbeing
  • Providing input on site design and ongoing building improvements
  • Planning and attending local events and promoting the headspace Orange services
  • Website and social media consultation and development
  • Research and evaluation of headspace services
  • Consultation around resource development like fact sheets, brochures and promotional material
  • Peer support and mentoring
  • Becoming a media spokesperson

For more information please call Emma at headspace Orange on 02 6941 9025 or email emma.crisp@marathonhealth.com.au

Download the information and application pack here: Application pack

Our Family and Friends Reference Group is made up of community members over the age over 25 (anyone aged 16-25 should check out the Youth Reference Group) who are passionate about the mental health and wellbeing of young people. We provide them with the opportunity to have input into the strategic direction of headspace services. 

Friends and Family Group members do vital work to keep our service running. Member responsibilities include:

  • Participating in bi monthly meetings on a regular basis
  • Undertaking training about headspace, mental health, mental illness and talking to the media
  • Participating in teleconferences, email and Facebook discussions
  • Supporting local headspace activities

Some members may choose to:

  • Become community advocates for youth mental health which will raise awareness of youth mental health, encourage young people to seek help early and to educate the broader community about mental health and wellbeing
  • Be involved in community education activities
  • Become a media spokesperson to advocate for youth mental health and wellbeing
  • Speak at public functions, local schools, mental health forums or conferences.

If you are interested in becoming an advocate for youth mental health and wellbeing in your area please contact the centre on 02 6941 9025 or complete the follow application form and return to emma.crisp@marathonhealth.com.au

Application Package

headspace work and study programs support 15-25 year old's to plan a career, find employment or work towards further education – in a highly accessible, confidential and youth-friendly environment.

From one-on-one support with a careers specialist to linking in with industry-specific mentors, our work and study programs provide free, expert and tailored support.

The service exists to support young people whose work and study activities have been impacted by mental health, especially for those young people who are not eligible for traditional employment services or are not receiving the level of support they need from these services.

And they are delivered online or over the phone to ensure that all your people, wherever they live, can take part. Get started with headspace work and study here.

Want to support us but don't know how? 

Donating directly to headspace Orange will help to support our local young people by funding social and therapeutic groups, providing young people with food and drink, providing opportunities for the centre to host holiday activities and programs, provide training and education to our Youth Reference Group and enables us to create a safe and supportive centre. 

To make a donation click here or to make a donation via direct bank deposit please contact the centre.

We greatly appreciate the generosity and support of our local community. 

In addition to providing services within our centre, headspace Orange also has a commitment to engaging the community. Building positive relationships with local schools, TAFE, Universities, community groups, sporting groups, and organisations is important to us. 
If you have an event coming up and would like headspace Orange to be involved, please contact us via the following email hs.orange@marathonhealth.com.au
Please be mindful we require a minimum of 2 weeks notice and may not always be able to attend your event.