headspace Orange 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 well-being.
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
eheadspace.org.au for a web chat
dial 1800 650 890 to speak to
someone over the phone
- Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Tuesday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
- Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Thursday: 9:00am - 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. Administration of funding is carried out by the headspace centre’s local Primary Health Network, in this case, Western NSW (Western Health Alliance Ltd).
Mental health workers – which may include psychologists, psychiatrists, counsellors and other workers – that can help if you're just not feeling yourself.
Sexual health screenings on site or links to local 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.
Workers either on site or linked to the centre who can assist you with any alcohol or other drug issue.
A group of young people who help with events and some decision making at a centre. Ask your centre about getting involved.
Jobs and volunteering
Positions currently available at headspace Orange
Take on this challenging but rewarding role as our Youth Care Coordinator (Provisional Psychologist), located at our Orange headspace centre. Your role will be responsible for providing clinical assessments and case management to young people with emerging and/or diagnosed mental health disorders. This is your opportunity to pursue a career where you will see the positive impact of your work every day.
The role will be well supported by experienced clinicians and reports to the Centre Manager, headspace Orange. You’ll be working with a friendly multidisciplinary team that’s focussed on providing the best mental health care to young clients within your community. Become a part of our progressive and energetic culture and contribute to creating real outcomes as part of a leading regional charity.
Provisional Psychologists employed in this role will be required to participate in a Psychology Board of Australia approved Psychology Registration Program. This will entail undertaking paid psychological practice (client-related activities) carried out in an approved professional setting, with paid-for supervision by a Board-approved principal supervisor.
Why work for us?
At Marathon Health, we recognise that our people are our most important asset; it’s their abilities, knowledge, and experience that champions our organisation’s success. Commensurate to this, we offer competitive benefits including:
- Professional development opportunities – Up to five days paid study leave | Up to $1,500 annual professional development allowance
- Genuine work/life balance – Up to five weeks annual leave | Extra paid leave over Christmas/New Year shutdown | Flexible working arrangements | Ability to work from home where applicable
- Increase your take-home pay with the ability to salary package up to $15,900 annually
- Job satisfaction – Support to excel in your role | Opportunities for advancement | Be part of a fabulous culture.
Applying for this opportunity
Click on 'Apply Now' below to apply via SEEK. Please include a copy of your current resume/Curriculum Vitae, and a Cover Letter outlining your suitability for the role.
About our Organisation
Marathon Health is a not-for-profit, registered charity with a vision of enabling communities to thrive through improved health and wellbeing. We’re one of the largest providers of headspace services in Australia and the largest not-for-profit employer of allied health professionals in regional NSW.
Our staff represent the best in their field and are committed to making a difference – ensuring our services are person-centred, and clients are empowered with choice and control over the support they receive. We’re passionate advocates for equal access to quality health services for people wherever they choose to live.
We pride ourselves on being a great place to work, embracing diversity, and fostering an inclusive culture where individual differences are respected and celebrated.
For more information contact:
Name: Kelly Dent
Phone: 0438 377 865
You can have your own Medicare card if you’re aged 15 or older and enrolled in Medicare.
To get your own card you need to complete a form. Complete the Application to copy or transfer from one Medicare card to another form.
The form is then given to a service centre. To make sure it’s you, they will ask for some identification. You need to bring one of the following:
- birth certificate
- current driver’s licence
- current passport.
They will usually tell you your Medicare number straight away and send your card in 3 to 4 weeks.
You can use a digital copy of your Medicare card in the meantime.
Keep in mind, you can only be on 2 Medicare cards at the same time
What is a Mental Health Treatment Plan (MHTP)?
A MHTP is created by your GP. It briefly outlines what your concerns may be and what is the best way forward. This often includes counselling through a professional such as a psychologist. MHTPs last for 12 months and allow up to six appointments before a review with your GP is required. After that review, your GP will work with you to determine whether it is necessary to access another four appointments in a calendar year (so a total of 10 appointments in a calendar year).
Why do I need to get a MHTP?
Here at headspace Orange, all of our services are FREE because we claim the cost of your appointment through Medicare. To access our services free of charge, you are required to get a MHTP from your GP.
How do I get a MHTP?
Your headspace Orange Youth Care Coordinator can help with this by sending their notes to a GP (with your permission). Then all you need to do is book an appointment with a GP. Be sure to request a long appointment as it often takes at least 20 minutes for the doctor to create a plan for you. It might be a good idea to mention to your GP that you would like a MHTP so you can access headspace Orange’s services.
I have a MHTP, now what?
Once you have your MHTP, call our reception staff and let them know so that we can offer you the next available appointment with a psychologist.
What happens if my Doctor won’t write a MHTP for me?
If this happens, let us know and we’ll work with you to find another option. Don’t worry, we’ll still do all we can to support you, even without a MHTP.
Are you aged between 12 and 25 and live in Orange?
Do you have something to say about health, mental health and drug/alcohol issues?
Applications are now open for young people aged between 12-25 years to
be part of the headspace Orange Youth Reference Group 2021.
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.
For more information, or for an application pack please call Sharna at headspace Orange on 6369 9300 or
Our centre is located at 264 Peisley Street Orange. We have convenient parking in front of and next to our building.
Our centre is wheelchair accessible.
Getting to our centre:
Orange Taxi: 02 6325 0099
Orange Busline: https://www.buslinesgroup.com.au/orange-maps-timetables
headspace Orange 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 on becoming a part of the Orange Youth Reference Group contact firstname.lastname@example.org for an application form
referrals to headspace Orange
Self or family referral: If you are a young person between the ages of 12-25 or a family member and wish to make an appointment please call (02) 6369 9300. You can also email email@example.com or visit us in person to make an appointment. You'll find details for by using the 'find a centre' navigation page.
If you'd prefer to make contact online or by phone then eheadspace might be for you. eheadspace is a confidential, free and secure space where young people 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 here.
Professional referral: If you would like to refer a young person to our service or would like headspace to come to your workplace to promote our service, please down load the below form and return it to us by dropping into 264 Peisley Street Orange, via post P.O. Box 8749, Orange East NSW 2800 or fax through to (02) 6311 1693.
headspace work and study Programs support 15-25-year-olds 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.
Workers either on site or linked to the centre who can assist you with work or study opportunities.
Gaming group is for 12-25 year olds interested in gaming of all kinds includiding video, card and board games.
The group meets every Tuesday from 4-6pm.
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 02 6369 9300
Kelidoscope is a social and support group for LGBTQIA+ teens Bookings are required for this group. Call 02 6369 9300 for more information and bookings.
Volunteers are also needed for this group. If you would like to help out by volunteering and have a working with childrens check, please contact us to find out more information.