headspace Pilbara is Australia's first innovative headspace service, providing outreach-based headspace services to young people aged 12-25 through co-location with Pilbara community, education and health services.
headspace Pilbara have Youth Wellbeing Workers based in Newman, Port Hedland and Karratha, and are able to coordinate support to young people to enhance wellbeing, including mental health, alcohol and other drug services, vocational and education services as well as primary and sexual health services.
Further info for all things headspace Pilbara can be found in this Welcome Pack
- Monday: 8:00am - 4:30pm
- Tuesday: 8:00am - 4:30pm
- Wednesday: 8:00am - 4:30pm
- Thursday: 8:00am - 4:30pm
- Friday: 8:00am - 4:30pm
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed
headspace Pilbara is operated by Anglicare WA. 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, Country WA PHN (WA Primary Health Alliance).
Get tips on how to prepare your resume and present for interviews. Find out about local employment opportunities (full time, part-time, or casual).
Sexual health screenings on site or links to local services.
A group of young people who help with events and some decision making at a centre. Ask your centre about getting involved.
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 issue.
Centres have a range of programs and activities for young people. Just ask your centre what they have on.
Are you 12-25 and need someone to talk to? At headspace Pilbara, we've got your back.
If you ever:
- are feeling down, stressed or can't stop worrying.
- haven't felt like yourself for a long time.
- can't deal with school or finding it difficult to concentrate.
- are feeling sick or worried about your health.
- want to cut down on your drinking or drug use.
- want to talk about sexuality, identity or relationships.
- are having difficulties with friendships.
- have sexual health issues or want to find out about contraception.
- are being bullied, cyberbullied, hurt or harassed.
- are worried about work or study or if you're having money trouble.
- are worried about a friend or family member.
headspace Pilbara have Youth Wellbeing Workers in Newman, Hedland and Karratha. If you live outside these towns we will endeavour to connect you with appropriate supports.
headspace Pilbara can help. Our services are free, and will ensure that your privacy and confidentiality are maintained and respected. If headspace is seriously worried about your safety, or the safety of someone else they must, by law, try to keep everyone safe. This means they may have to share their concerns with someone else. You can talk to your headspace worker about confidentiality at any time, if you have questions or need more information.
At headspace Pilbara, our primary focus is the wellbeing of young people in the region and we understand that getting help early is important in resolving problems effectively.
To find out more just call or email us! Alternatively, you can ask a friend, teacher, parent, other family member, health worker or community agency to contact headspace for you.
phone: 1800 290 626
Great question! Our Youth Wellbeing Workers are a flexible and mobile team and you can find them in these locations:
Hedland: Hedland Senior High School, JD Hardie Youth Zone and Youth Involvement Council: Youth Accommodation Program
Karratha: Karratha Senior High School, North Regional TAFE and the Youth Shed
Newman: Newman Senior High School and Ashburton Aboriginal Corporation
Give us a call on 1800 290 626 to find out more
Our co-locations may change, so we will keep you updated.
Samara - Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
Jess - Youth Wellbeing Worker email@example.com
Renee - Youth Wellbeing Worker firstname.lastname@example.org
Briony - Youth Wellbeing Worker email@example.com
Dee - Community Development Worker firstname.lastname@example.org
Amy- Pathways Project Officer email@example.com
Rachel - Administrator firstname.lastname@example.org
do you have a centre I can visit to get support?
headspace Pilbara is the very first centre, without a centre...we are a headspace 'without walls' which means we can provide support in really different ways. You can find our Youth Wellbeing Workers in Newman, Hedland and Karratha at High Schools, Youth Centres, Aboriginal Medical Services, Community Hubs or you can give us a call on 1800 290 626 to find out what activities you can find the Youth Wellbeing Workers at, they change often because they are doing awesomely fun things with local organisations! You will find the standard weekly locations on the 'where can I find a headspace Pilbara worker' tab.
what if I don't live in Newman, Hedland or Karratha and I still want help?
Our headspace workers know quite a few other people working in different services that we can bring into your journey if you want. We also recommend eheadspace.org.au which is online and telephone counselling support and it's FREE and confidential. (call charges may apply) Whilst we don't have Youth Wellbeing Workers in every Pilbara town, we will always try to connect you with someone who can assist.
can I bring my friend or family member to the sessions I have with my headspace worker?
Whatever makes you most comfortable works for us. If you feel more comfortable with your friends, Parents or Carers or trusted person being in the session with you, that's ok too. It's totally up to you!
how much does it cost to see a headspace worker?
Nothing. Nada. Nought. It's all FREE! Any service that headspace Pilbara offers will always be free. There may be a cost for other places we need to help you on your journey, but we always talk to you about that beforehand.
I want to make an appointment with a headspace worker..how do I do that?
Give us a call, send an email or ask a friend/family members/teacher to contact us on your behalf. We want to have a yarn with you or your trusted person prior to setting an appointment so we can understand your struggle a little better.
I see the headspace worker at my school talking to other students, I want to talk with them but don't know where to start.
You can go right up to the headspace worker and ask if you can talk with them; you can also ask your teacher or student support adult if they can make a referral for you. We work closely with the teachers and wellbeing teams at the High Schools, they are there to support you as well.
I see the headspace worker at my school talking to other students, I want to talk with them but not at school. Is that ok?
Absolutely. If you prefer to meet up with the headspace worker in the community, let us know!
do my parents/carers need to know I am seeing a headspace worker?
Having family members aware of your support from headspace is a good thing because they can support you at home as well. Let us know if you want this to happen and we can yarn with them on your behalf, or we can support you to yarn with them.
headspace Pilbara loves getting out and about in the community, delivering education and attending events. Workshops and presentations usually run for approximately 40-50 minutes and include a range of practical evidence based content, interactive activities and videos. Presentations work best with groups of 5-50 participants, but we are happy to consider bigger groups on a case by case basis. We deliver to young people aged 12-25, as well as presentations that can be tailored for school staff, parents, service providers, sport coaches, bus drivers...anyone who is part of a Young Person's journey!
Examples of popular topics:
- Overview of headspace Pilbara services
- An introduction to Mental Health
- Tips for a healthy headspace
- Exam survival
- Healthy Relationships
- Mental health and Sports
For Service Providers (Including GP's and Government Departments)
If you are a service provider, GP or Government Department, please complete the referral form below and return to headspace Pilbara by email. If the young person has a Mental Health Care Plan in place please provide a copy of this with the referral form.
We encourage all GP's and external referrers to fill in our referral form and include as much information as possible to make sure that the young people you are referring are suitable for service at headspace Pilbara.
Please note we are an early intervention service; our Clinical Lead will assess all incoming referrals and we will contact you shortly after to let you know whether the young person has been accepted into service.
Our email is email@example.com
Our phone number is 1800 290 626
Are YOU passionate about youth mental health? Do YOU want YOUR voice heard? headspace Pilbara wants YOU to join our Youth Advisory Group where YOU will have input into our service, programs & more.
headspace Pilbara is providing anyone aged 16-25 with the opportunity to be heard and to take action to improve the health and well-being of young people.
By getting involved you will:
- Meet a range of new people & have fun in a team environment
- Have an opportunity to provide feedback on how to improve youth mental health services
- Have an input into headspace Pilbara's programs & processes
- Act as a media spokesperson or a spokesperson in schools
- Be involved with event planning, helping with stalls and other community engagement activities
- Talk to young people and the community about headspace and youth mental health
- Work alongside other community agencies
- Be consulted on a range of topics including resource development, website content and more
- Participate in training and develop workforce related skills
- Make a difference to headspace Pilbara and your community
- headspace will provide training to support you in taking on this opportunity
I'm keen! How do I get involved?
Otherwise, please fill in an expression of interest form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org