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 wellbeing.
The services you access at headspace Orange will depend on what your needs and goals are.
Your first appointment will be with one of our Youth Care Coordinators. They'll talk with you about what's going on in your life and help work out what your options are. This could involve support from a psychologist, a psychiatrist, a GP, a financial planner, a drug and alcohol counsellor, or an educator.
eheadspace provides free and confidential online and telephone support for anyone aged 12-25 years old.
- 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.
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 2020.
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.
Gaming group is for 12-25 year olds interested in gaming of all kinds includiding video, card and board games.
The group meets every Monday from 4-6pm.
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 02 6369 9300
Study group provides support for students every monday from 3.45 - 5pm during school terms.
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.