Hours

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

headspace

Parramatta

2 Wentworth Street, (Enter via Parkes Street), Parramatta, New South Wales 2150
P: 1300 737 616 F: (02) 8624 1388

headspace Parramatta is operated by Parramatta Mission. 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, Western Sydney (Wentwest Ltd).

Overview

headspace  Parramatta provides young people 12-25 with access, support and information for a broad range of concerns, including mental health, physical/sexual health, drug and alcohol, counselling services, employment and education and support for families and carers. We also have a specialised service for young people who are experiencing a first episode of psychosis or at ultra-high risk of experiencing psychosis.

headspace  Parramatta is cost free and does not require a formal referral from young people. Some of our services may require you to have a Medicare card. However if you don’t have a Medicare card, please contact us for information on how to obtain one or for alternative ways that we can assist you.

If you have any concerns or complaints about your experience with our services, please speak with your clinician who can support you with putting your feedback in writing. Alternatively, please contact the services manager on 1300 737 616 or email at headspaceparramatta@parramattamission.org.au.

Open 9am-8pm Monday to Friday, and 9am – 5pm Saturday. New referrals and walk-ins welcome between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday. Bookings are required for appointments after 5pm on weekdays and Saturdays. Our centre is wheelchair accessible. 

Services available

Mental Health Services

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

Doctor (GP)

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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. 

Alcohol & Drug Services

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

Work & Study Services

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Workers either on site or linked to the centre who can assist you with work or study opportunities. 

Youth Early Psychosis Program

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A headspace early intervention program to improve the lives of young people, and their families, who are affected by psychosis.

Youth Reference Group

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

Youth Programs

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Centres have a range of programs and activities for young people. Just ask your centre what they have on. 

Positions available at headspace Parramatta

Dietitian, Youth Mental Health Service, Part-time/Sessional (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Employer: Parramatta Mission

Title

Dietitian, Youth Mental Health Service

Program

headspace Parramatta

Location

Ground Floor, 2 Wentworth St, Parramatta NSW 2150

Position

Dietitian

Role Type

Part-time 0.3FTE Position. Days and hours negotiable.

Current contracts end date is 30 June 2018. Contract will be reviewed for continuation in line with funding availability until June 2019.

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About the Role

HEADSPACE PARRAMATTA is a youth friendly mental health service supporting young people and families in the Western Sydney region.

headspace is Australia's National Youth Mental Health Foundation. headspace aims to reduce the burden of disease in young people aged 12-25 years caused by mental health and related substance use disorders through early identification and effective, evidence-based intervention. Services are delivered by primary care and specialist providers working together within a unified, accessible and integrated service framework.  headspace provides young people with support and information for a broad range of concerns, including Mental health, Physical/sexual health, Alcohol and Other drugs, educational and vocational assistance and Support for families and carers.

headspace Parramatta delivers the Primary Care program which offers an “open door”, easily accessible, early intervention service for young people wishing to obtain support for mental health or substance use issues. The headspace Youth Early Psychosis Program (hYEPP) is a specialist service which focuses on providing comprehensive services to support young people who are at risk of developing a psychotic illness, or those who have experienced a first episode of psychosis.

 

headspace Parramatta is currently seeking a highly motivated and dynamic Dietitian to be a part of the team.  This role requires someone who is passionate about Youth Mental Health, and has a flair for engaging with Young People and their families.

This role is innovative in addressing the physical health component of headspace’s four core areas of service, and exists to work in collaboration with Allied Health Professional staff in the provision of quality interventions and assessments to young people attending the headspace site.

 

The position will also involve some short-term intervention for headspace clients as clinically indicated in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team.

 

This role also involves promotion, providing education, and in-service training about the functions of a dietitian to young people, families and friends, and other clinical staff.

The successful applicant will become an integral part of our team, working alongside a team of highly skilled administrative staff, clinicians, senior clinicians and medical staff to provide comprehensive, specialist and early intervention mental health services to young people aged 12-25 years.

 

Selection Criteria

Candidates must meet the following selection criteria. Please address each of these in written form: 

  1. Tertiary qualifications in a Dietetics Association of Australia accredited course, and eligible to be an Accredited Practising Dietitian in Australia.
  2. Demonstrates understanding and knowledge of the role of Dietitians in the context of youth mental health, and the relationship between mental illness and poor physical health.
  3. Demonstrated ability to engage with young people and their families and friends, and sensitivity to the mental and physical health (including nutritional) needs of young people (12-25 years) and their families.
  4. Demonstrated proficiency in assessment and treatment of young people’s physical health and nutritional status.
  5. Demonstrated ability to work independently and within a multidisciplinary team utilising excellent interpersonal and communication (telephone, verbal, and written) skills
  6. Demonstrated computer literacy and ability to efficiently document and utilise electronic medical records systems
  1. Willingness to and experience in the development of evidence based  diet and/or healthy lifestyle group programs and individual interventions
  2. Willingness to provide training to other staff and clinicians on discipline specific evidence based interventions
  3. Experience in assessing and managing risk of suicide and/or harm to self or others

 

Enquiries To

Kelly Lee: headspacerecruitment@parramattamission.org.au

Applications To

Interested applicants should submit their applications addressing the above criteria to headspacerecruitment@parramattamission.org.au quoting ref: hsParraDietitian

Additional Information

Only shortlisted applicants who address all selection criteria will be contacted for interview.

For more information contact:

Name: Kelly Lee
Email: headspacerecruitment@parramattamission.org.au

Team Leader - Primary Care Team, Full-time (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Employer: Parramatta Mission

Program

headspace Parramatta

Location

Ground Floor, 2 Wentworth St, Parramatta NSW 2150

Position

Team Leader, headspace Primary Care

Role Type

Full-time position, 38 hours per week.

This is a 6 month maternity leave position; contract duration is dependent on return of the incumbent. All current contracts end 30 June 2018 for review and renewal pending funding availability.

About Us

 

 

 

 

 

 About the Role

HEADSPACE PARRAMATTA is a youth friendly mental health service supporting young people and families in the Western Sydney region.

headspace is Australia's National Youth Mental Health Foundation. headspace aims to reduce the burden of disease in young people aged 12-25 years caused by mental health and related substance use disorders through early identification and effective, evidence-based intervention. headspace Parramatta delivers the Primary Care program which offers an “open door”, easily accessible, early intervention service for young people wishing to obtain support for mental health or substance use issues. The headspace Youth Early Psychosis Program (hYEPP) is a specialist service which focuses on providing comprehensive services to support young people who are at risk of developing a psychotic illness, or those who have experienced a first episode of psychosis.

headspace Parramatta is currently seeking a highly motivated and clinically skilled individual to cover a 6 month maternity leave Team Leader position. This role requires someone who is passionate about Youth Mental Health, and has a flair for engaging with Young People and their families.

The aims of the headspace Primary Care Team Leader position includes:

  • The facilitation of an accessible, evidence-based early intervention service to young people.
  • To reduce the duration of untreated mental health presentations in order to minimise the impact of a mental health presentation on the normal developmental trajectory of the young person
  • To minimise the subjective distress of young people and their families associated with the experience of a mental health presentation
  • To ensure that quality evidence-informed treatment and assessment services are available to young people, and that young people have access to all aspects of the headspace model where appropriate to achieve the best possible outcome.
  • To maximise continuity of care for young people accessing services available within headspace, by facilitating the communication and integration of service providers.

The successful applicant will become an integral part of the headspace leadership team, working alongside a team of highly skilled clinical and non-clinical, administrative, and medical staff to provide comprehensive, specialist and early intervention mental health services to young people aged 12-25 years.

 

Selection Criteria

Qualifications

Approved tertiary qualifications in the relevant discipline (see below) and eligibility for membership with AHPRA or the appropriate professional body

Registered Nurse

  • Bachelor Degree in Nursing or equivalent; Mental Health Nursing experience favourable or equivalent. Current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

Occupational Therapist

  • Bachelor Degree of Occupational Therapy and current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) to practice with the National Board.

Psychologist

  • Registration as a psychologist under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act (2009). Current membership or eligibility for membership with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Social Worker

  • Approved degree in Social Work and eligibility for membership of the Australian Association of Social Workers.

 

Key Selection Criteria

  1. Substantial experience (minimum 3 years) and proven expertise in the application of evidence-based clinical practice within the area of youth mental health.
  2. Demonstrated highly developed interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal), problem solving, and negotiation skills
  3. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with other professionals and to lead a multi-disciplinary team, as well as proven ability to be self-motivated and function autonomously
  4. Flexibility in coping with organisational change and demonstrated capacity to be innovative in clinical approaches with young people
  5. Demonstrated commitment to clinical supervision and ongoing professional development for own practice as well as staff development
  6. Commitment to developing and engaging in any workforce development strategies
  7. Experience in, and ability to lead and manage a clinical team
  8. Ability to use relevant information technology, electronic recording systems and data management tools

 

Enquiries To

Kelly Lee: kelly.lee@parramattamission.org.au

Applications To

Interested applicants should submit their applications addressing the above criteria to headspacerecruitment@parramattamission.org.au quoting ref: hPCTL

Additional Information

Only shortlisted applicants who address all selection criteria will be contacted for interview.

For more information contact:

Name: Kelly Lee
Phone: 1300 737 616
Email: kelly.lee@parramattamission.org.au

Data Systems Project Manager, Full-time (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Employer: Parramatta Mission

Program

headspace Youth Early Psychosis Program

Location

Work across Western Sydney cluster, primarily based at 2 Wentworth St, Parramatta, NSW, 2150

Position

hYEPP Data Systems Project Manager

Role Type

Full-time position, 38 hours per week.

 

This is a project role ending 30 June 2019

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The Data Systems Project Manager will support the implementation of data processes, systems, compliance and reporting to the Primary Health Networks (PHNs) for the headspace Youth Early Psychosis Program (hYEPP) established within designated headspace centres. The Data Systems Project Manager will lead on aspects relating to the hYEPPs in regard to data collection via the headspace HAPI system, including the management, compliance, and processes to ensure timely, accurate and detailed data is collected across the hYEPP cluster. This position will also involve linking data to key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and working with the hYEPP cluster on data analysis and the provision of reports that clearly identify program impacts and outcomes to the PHN.

 

headspace is Australia's National Youth Mental Health Foundation. headspace aims to reduce the burden of disease in young people aged 12-25 years caused by mental health and related substance use disorders through early identification and effective, evidence-based intervention. Services are delivered by primary care and specialist providers working together within a unified, accessible and integrated service framework.  headspace provides young people with support and information for a broad range of concerns, including Mental health, Physical/sexual health, Alcohol and Other drugs, educational and vocational assistance and Support for families and carers.

The Department of Health via the PHNs has funded the hYEPP to 30th June 2019 to continue the implementation, establishment and scale up of the Early Psychosis Prevention and Intervention Centre (EPPIC) model. The EPPIC model is based on 16 core components and is a comprehensive early intervention model of care for those young people who may be at risk of or experiencing a first episode of psychosis. The hYEPP are based on a cluster approach involving a hub and spoke model, where the hub provides the full range of components that are also available to the spoke.

 

headspace National Office (hNO), has been commissioned by the Department of Health to implement and manage a minimum data set and data collection system that can support the ongoing monitoring, evaluation and program delivery for hYEPP services nationally. Through extensive consultation with all hYEPP centres, Orygen and the Department of Health, hNO have identified, developed and rolled-out the hYEPP-HAPI system which collects the hYEPP Minimum Data Set (MDS). This system aims to ensure that quality and consistent data is available to:

 

  • Support the external evaluation of the hYEPP program
  • Demonstrate program and client outcomes
  • Provide hYEPP managers and service providers with client and service information for reporting, planning and performance monitoring
  • Facilitate quality and service improvement
  • Contribute to broader knowledge around early intervention and early psychosis, including enabling comparison between hYEPP and national data sets.

 

The department have commissioned an external evaluation of the hYEPP services which will be undertaken during 2017-2018 and as such it is vital that comprehensive, consistent and high quality data is available on all hYEPP services and clients to support this evaluation and demonstrate the impact of the program. This position will work with each hYEPP centre to support all staff to ensure the quality and comprehensiveness of the data entered into the HAPI system.

 

Orygen the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health (Orygen) provides guidance, consultation and expert advice to the 8 PHNs who have commissioned the hYEPP program for young people in their region. Orygen also provides expert advice and support to each of the hYEPP’s covering continued service development, fidelity to the EPPIC model and the development of relevant resources and supporting evaluation and workforce activities.

 

The role will be working closely with Centre staff, PHN stakeholders, Lead Agencies and hNO.

Selection Criteria

The following criteria must be met for consideration for this position:

 

  • Tertiary qualifications in health informatics, health science or a related discipline
  • Experience using, training and implementing health services data collection systems, reporting and analysis and their application in practice
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake quantitative data analysis, including data auditing and reconciliation processes
  • Capacity to engage stakeholders around system processes, data collection and management
  • An understanding of data collection methods and their relevance to determining program outcomes
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience in working collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary health context and with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Ability to work independently and effectively within a diverse team, with proven problem solving capabilities
  • Well-developed stakeholder engagement skills

 

Enquiries To

Kelly Lee: kelly.lee@parramattamission.org.au

Applications To

Interested applicants should submit their applications addressing the above criteria to headspacerecruitment@parramattamission.org.au quoting ref: hYEPPData

Additional Information

Only shortlisted applicants who address all selection criteria will be contacted for interview.

For more information contact:

Name: Kelly Lee
Phone: 1300 737 616
Email: kelly.lee@parramattamission.org.au

Private Practitioners – After Hours Opportunity (Clinical Psychologist/ Psychologist, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists), Part-time/Sessional & Full-time (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Employer: Parramatta Mission

Deadline: 01/01/2020 12:00am

 

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Private Practitioners

(Clinical Psychologist/ Psychologist, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists)

 

headspace is Australia’s National Youth Mental Health Foundation.  Our mission is to deliver improvements in the mental health, social well being and economic participation of young Australian aged 12-25 years.  To this end, headspace aims to be the focal point for youth mental health issues across the country. 

 

Due to expansion of our services, headspace Mt Druitt, Parramatta, Penrith and Castle Hill are looking for highly motivated, youth orientated Clinical Psychologists, Psychologists, Social Workers and Occupational Therapists who are experienced in providing high quality services to young people.  Working as a Private Practitioner at headspace provides you with an opportunity to work within a dynamic, innovative multidisciplinary environment to provide early intervention and treatment for mental health and related issues in young people aged 12-25 years of age and establish a fulfilling and rewarding practice in partnership with headspace.  Our Private Practitioners complete work in assessment, treatment planning, psychological treatment and referral, and are highly valued members of our team.

                                   

What we offer

  • Flexible working hours, including after-hours;
  • Opportunity to work with and gain support from a multidisciplinary team (including Psychiatrists, General Practitioners, Clinical Psychologists, Psychologists, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Sexual Health Services, an Exercise Physiologist and a Drug and Alcohol Addiction Specialist;
  • Ongoing Medicare funded referrals of young people who have been assessed and are ready to receive services;
  • Full administrative support and consulting space which includes reception, billing, appointment confirmations, SMS reminders and all room bookings are taken care of for you.  Access to the electronic medical records database with comprehensive training provided;
  • Opportunity for peer support through regular care co-ordination meetings with the team;
  • Free Professional Development Opportunities.

 

Successful applicants should

  • Must be a fully registered Psychologist with AHPRA, hold Accredited Mental Health Social Worker Status with AASW or hold Better Access Endorsement with Occupational Therapy Australia;
  • Eligible to provide services under Medicare and be willing to bulk bill;
  • Have or be willing to obtain your own ABN;
  • Be willing to undertake a Working with Children Check and a separate Criminal History check;
  • Have demonstrated experience providing services to young people aged 12-25 years of age;
  • Be willing to undertake modest administrative support costs which include room rental as part of the contractual agreement.

 

If you are ready to join a fantastic multidisciplinary team and really make a difference to the lives of Young People, apply now!

 

Interested applicants should submit their applications addressing the above criteria to kellie.smith@unitingrecovery.org.au. Please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  Please contact Kellie Smith, Practice Manager on 0409 425 661 for more information.    

For more information contact:

Name: Kellie Smith
Phone: 0409 425 661
Email: kellie.smith@unitingrecovery.org.au

General Practitioner, Part-time/Sessional & Full-time (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Employer: Parramatta Mission

Deadline: 01/01/2019 12:00am

 

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General Practitioner

Flexibility with hours and days worked

 

headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention mental health services to 12-25 year olds, along with assistance in promoting young peoples’ wellbeing.  This covers four platforms for service delivery: mental health, physical health, alcohol and other drug services as well as assistance in education/vocational support.

 

Due to expansion of our services, headspace Western Sydney are currently seeking experienced part time General Practitioners to join our vibrant multidisciplinary youth health clinic (aged 12-25).

 

About the Role

We aim to provide young people with holistic primary health care and engagement with early intervention for those at risk of mental health issues.  Working at headspace gives GP’s an opportunity to:

  • Improve the lives of young people
  • Provide a full range of health services, with an emphasis on managing mental health issues, diagnostic screening and cardio-metabolic health within primary care services and the youth early psychosis program
  • Work collaboratively alongside onsite Psychiatrists, Nurses, Allied Health clinicians including Youth Access Team clinicians, Psychologists, Social Workers and Occupational Therapists
  • Develop confidence and increased skills in working with young people in a community setting
  • Access to onsite Private Allied Health Professionals who provide Psychological Services under Medicare
  • Access to free professional development opportunities and training in youth mental health and the headspace model of care as well as learning opportunities through National e-learning
  • Fully computerised facilities with full reception and administrative support

 

Hear from other headspace GP’s from around Australia to see what it is like to work in a headspace centre - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BDfoSFdFos

 

Selection Criteria

  • Vocational Registration
  • Current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency (AHPRA).
  • Experience in working as General Practitioner in a community setting
  • Ability to actively engage and work collaboratively with young people, their families and significant others
  • High level of interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal)

 

If you are ready to join a fantastic multidisciplinary team and really make a difference to the lives of Young People, apply now!

 

If you require further information regarding this position or would like to apply, please contact Kellie Smith on 0409 425 661 email kellie.smith@unitingrecovery.org.au

For more information contact:

Name: Kellie Smith
Phone: 0409 425 661
Email: kellie.smith@unitingrecovery.org.au

More information

Fundraise for headspace Parramatta (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Thank you for considering raising funds for headspace Parramatta. We greatly appreciate all support from both individuals and organisations. Your support means that we can continue our work of providing mental health and wellbeing support, information and services to young people and their families across Greater Western Sydney. headspace's centres have a wide range of youth friendly health professionals who can help young people ages 12 to 25 with: 

  • Mental health and counselling
  • General health
  • Alcohol and other drug services
  • Education, employment and other services

 This document and the enclosed Terms and Conditions are designed to govern and support your fundraising event. Please ensure that you read them carefully and accept the Terms and Conditions at the time of submitting your Application to us at headspacecdt@ucmh.org.au 

headspace must approve your proposed fundraising event. Once your event has been approved by headspace, you may conduct a fundraising event on headspace's behalf.

How to make a referral (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

If you are a service provider and you wish to refer a young person to headspace, simply download the form below and return it via email to: headspaceparramatta@parramattamission.org.au

Please ensure that the young person whom you refer is willing to engage with headspace and is able to attend appointments.

We recommend that you follow up the emailed referral with a phone call, just to make sure we've received it.

Our intake phone number is: 1300 737 616.

Parramatta referral form

 

Community Development Requests (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

The Community Development Team are available to assist with a range of community activities and events.

To make a request, please complete the forms below and return to headspacecdt@parramattamission.org.au 

Mental health event: The Community Development Team can participate in community events and engage in health and service promotion.

We can provide a pop-up stall to distribute a range of information around what mental health is, how to increase positive mental health, and how to link into our services whilst also including someengaging activities for the community. 

To make a request, please complete this form below and return to headspacecdt@parramattamission.org.au

Educational Workshops: we provide workshops for groups of young people, parents, family members, or carers of young people.

To make a request, please complete this form below and return to headspacecdt@parramattamission.org.au

Student Engagements: The Community Development Team can provide tours and visits at our local headspace centres for interested students. 

Throughout the in-service tour a member of our Community Development Team will provide you with an overview of the services, staff and resources on site at this centre. 

To make a request, please complete this form below and return to headspacecdt@parramattamission.org.au

Promotional material: The Community Development Team can post out promotional material (e.g., posters and post cards).

To make a request, please complete this form below and return to headspacecdt@parramattamission.org.au