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

Penrith

606 High Street, Penrith, New South Wales 2750
P: (02) 4720 8800 F: (02) 4720 8844

headspace Penrith is operated by Uniting Care Mental Health. 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, Nepean Blue Mountains (Wentworth Healthcare Ltd).

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headspace  Penrith 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 have two service streams: a primary care service for young people with mild to moderate concerns, and a specialised service for young people who are experiencing a first episode of Psychosis or at ultra-high risk of experiencing Psychosis.When a young person comes through to  headspace Penrith, we will assess their needs, tailor their care, and link them with the appropriate clinician.

headspace Penrith provides young people 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.

headspace Penrith take feedback from young people and families seriously. 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 headspacepenrith@ucmh.org.au. 

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. 

Sexual Health Services

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Sexual health screenings on site or links to local services. 

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 Penrith

Private Practitioners - Allied Health, Part-time/Sessional & Full-time (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Allied Health Professionals – Private Practitioners

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

 

Who we are

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. 

 

Who we are looking for

headspace Penrith are seeking highly motivated Allied Health Professionals to work as Private Practitioners to establish a fulfilling and rewarding practice in partnership with headspace Penrith.

 

Our Private Practitioners complete work in assessment, treatment planning, psychological treatment and referral, and are highly valued members of our team.

                                   

What we offer

  • Ongoing Medicare funded referrals (we will ensure that clients have valid MHTP’s in place before they see you)
  • 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.
  • Opportunity for peer support through regulated clinical review meetings
  • Administration support and consulting space (appointment confirmations and room bookings are all taken care of for you)
  • Flexibility with hours and days worked – opportunity to work after-hours available
  • Shared Care Model
  • Marketing – let us take this time consuming task out of your hands

 

Successful applicants should

  • Must be registered or be able to register as a Medicare provider
  • Be fully registered or be able to have full registration with AHPRA, or other relevant governing body.
  • Have or be willing to obtain their own ABN
  • Be willing to undertake a Working with Children Check and a Criminal History check.
  • Have experience working in the mental health industry, ideally with young people.
  • Be willing to undertake room rental and administration support costs as part of their 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@ucmh.org.au. Please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

 

For further information, please contact:

Kellie Smith

Practice Manager

T: 02 4720 8800  M: 0409 425 661  E: kellie.smith@ucmh.org.au  

For more information contact:

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

Allied Health Professional - headspace Penrith (Registered Psychologist | Clinical Psychologist, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist, Registered Nurse), Part-time/Sessional & Full-time (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Join a dynamic headspace team to implement a program designed to make a difference!

  

Who is headspace?

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

 

headspace Penrith currently delivers headspace Primary Care services, providing brief, early intervention for young people with mild-to-moderate mental health issues. We are also currently launching a national program focusing on Youth Early Psychosis. The program is the largest of its kind in the world, and the first of its kind in Australia.

 If you are passionate about young people and early intervention then this is your chance to get involved!

 

Who are we looking for?

We are seeking highly-motivated and dynamic Allied Health Professionals (including Clinical or Registered Psychologists; Social Workers; or Occupational Therapists) and Registered Nurses to be a part of our team providing services to young people, their families or carers, and the wider community.

 

Responsibilities will include intake and assessment, clinical intervention, group work, and liaison and advocacy with an overarching focus on care co-ordination.

 

Essential Criteria

Candidates must have current qualifications, and full registration with AHPRA or be eligible for registration with AASW.

 

Candidates must also have demonstrated ability and a high level of competence in:

  • Clinical practice within the mental health field, with specific experience working with young people, Delivering contemporary, evidence-based assessment and interventions for young people with a range of presenting needs, including mental health and substance use disorders
  • Engaging effectively with young people and their families
  • Working collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team
  • Interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal)

 

Interested applicants should submit their applications addressing the above criteria to recruitment@ucmh.org.au.
Only short-listed applicants who address all selection criteria will be contacted for interview.

 

For further information about the roles available, please contact daniel.angus@ucmh.org.au

 

For more information contact:

Name: Daniel Angus
Phone: 4720 8800
Email: daniel.angus@ucmh.org.au

More information

5 fast facts on psychosis (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

1. When people are experiencing psychosis they have problems interpreting what is going on around them.

2. Thinking can become confused and at it’s worse people might see or hear things that aren’t there or have false beliefs ie. the police are following me.

3. Psychosis can occur as a response to stress, drugs or depression or due to a family history.

4. If things don’t seem quite right it’s best to get help early and come to headspace Penrith for an assessment.

5. With help most people will recover. 

 

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: headspacepenrith@ucmh.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: 4720 8888

 

Penrith 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@ucmh.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@ucmh.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@ucmh.org.au

In-service tour: The Community Development Team can provide tours and visits at our local headspace centres for service providers. 

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, in addition to information on making appropriate referrals to headspace.

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

Service and Referral Presentations: we provide presentations for groups of staff and/or service providers who work with young people (e.g. teachers, youth workers, school counsellors etc).

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

 If you are interested in a large amount of factsheets, visit:

www.headspace.org.au/is-it-just-me/find-information/downloadable-fact-sheets