headspace Palmerston provides ‘no wrong door’ advice and support for young people aged 12 to 25 in the Palmerston and rural area. By registering for support, you will receive contact to discuss your options whether that be at headspace Palmerston or within our community.
Our centre can support with:
- mental health (which includes social and emotional wellbeing and peer support)
- work and study
- alcohol and other drugs
- physical health
- sexual health
We are a free, confidential and inclusive service which does not discriminate regardless of race, cultural background, religion, sexual orientation, gender, or abilities.
- Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Wednesday: 10:30am - 7:00pm
- Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed
headspace Palmerston is operated by Anglicare NT. 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, PHN Northern Territory.
If you live near our headspace centre in a rural area but cannot travel in to see us, you can see our mental health workers online.
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.
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.
Jobs and volunteering
Positions currently available at headspace Palmerston
Deadline: 12 Oct 2023, 5:00 pm
As the Clinician you will have the opportunity to provide support to young people from initial contact with headspace through to providing ongoing therapeutic intervention according to best practice standards. The headspace Clinician will be skilled at assessing the needs of young people, including complex risk assessments and collaborative safety and care planning. You will use your flexible approach to build positive rapports with young people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds including young Aboriginal people, their family, and friends.
You will work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team, working together to deliver community awareness, information sessions, outreach and group work where required.
For further information on this exciting opportunity, please contact Jessica Chiswell on (08) 8931 5999
APPLICATIONS will be assessed on receipt.
Please note: It is a requirement that prior to commencing in this role, you must possess a Working with Children (Ochre Card), a National Criminal History Check (within 3 months) and a current NT manual driver’s licence.
Experience of working closely with and having a strong understanding of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander culture would be considered an advantage.
Anglicare NT is a Child Safe, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.
COVID-19 Vaccination Status
Receiving and maintaining vaccines can reduce health risks and is one control mechanism to maintain the health and wellbeing of all employees, contractors, volunteers, visitors and the people we work with. In line with Anglicare NT’s commitment to a full life and social justice for all, it is mandatory for all Anglicare NT employees (paid and volunteer) to ensure specific vaccine schedules are current and maintained. In relation to COVID-19, this includes a primary course (dose one and two) and booster dose within one month of becoming eligible for booster dose (subject to medical exceptions).
For more information contact:
Name: Jessica Chiswell
Phone: (08) 8931 5999
headspace Palmerston is not an emergency service. Please call the NT Mental Health Line on 1800 682 288, Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800 for crisis support and advice.
You can contact us or have a family member, friend or trusted person do it for you.
To register with headspace Darwin, contact:
Ph: (08) 8931 5900
(Please be aware that this e-mail account is only checked during business hours Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm)
Please provide as much information as you can about the reasons you're reaching out to us at this time. Our referral form can be downloaded to support this.
Consent and confidentiality are important and will be discussed in detail with all young people who come to see us.
It is essential that service providers send through a referral form when referring a young person to headspace Palmerston.
We will ask you to complete a survey before you see someone at headspace Palmerston. This can be done through a link on your phone or on a tablet if you arrive early
Electronic headspace Holistic Assessment Tool (ehHAT)
- A set of online questions that are sent via text or email for you to complete before your first appointment with headspace Palmerston
- The questions aim to explore what life is like for you and to give us an idea of what you might be wanting to talk about in your session at headspace
- The questions will help us know where to start and how to make the most of your first step appointment
- We aim to provide as much relevant support as possible the first time we meet, as we know that not everyone requires ongoing support or chooses this
When and how
- When you are booking a first step appointment at headspace Palmerston, you will be asked if it is ok to send you a link via text or email
- The link will be sent 24 hours before your appointment and you will have the option to complete where you feel most comfortable
- You can complete at headspace using an iPad and the free wifi if you come to your appointment 20 minutes early
- headspace Palmerston clinicians use surveys to support all appointments and we ask that you complete this before each appointment
How will my information be used?
- There will be a video before the questions that explain this for you
- Your answers will be kept within a confidential system and will only be reviewed by headspace staff to support you in your session
- Deidentified data is used to support national funding for example postcodes, demographic information.
Additionally there are some instances where our staff may need to share your confidential information in order to keep you or others around you safe