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.
Our headspace service has a particular commitment to supporting and building the Pilbara youth, health and community sectors to develop assistance and support provided to young people experiencing wellbeing issues.
- 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).
Work and Study Support
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 Services
Sexual health screenings on site or links to local services.
Youth Reference Group
A group of young people who help with events and some decision making at a centre. Ask your centre about getting involved.
Mental Health Services
Mental health workers – which may include psychologists, psychiatrists, counsellors and other workers – that can help if you're just not feeling yourself.
Alcohol & Drug Services
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.
What does headspace Pilbara do?
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
Where can I find a headspace Pilbara worker?
Great question! Our Youth Wellbeing Workers are a flexible and mobile team and you can find them in these locations:
Hedland: Monday at Hedland Senior High School, Tuesday-Friday at JD Hardie Youth Zone
Karratha: Monday at Karratha High School, Tuesday and Wednesday at The Youth Shed, Thursday at Mission Australia and Friday at St Luke's College
Newman: Monday - Friday at adhoc locations in the community
Give us a call on 1800 290 626 to find out more
Our co-locations may change in 2019, we will keep you updated.
Meet the Team
Samara - Manager email@example.com
Laura - Clinical Lead firstname.lastname@example.org
Jess - Youth Wellbeing Worker email@example.com
Dee - Youth Wellbeing Worker firstname.lastname@example.org
Suzanne - Youth Wellbeing Worker email@example.com
Rachel - Administrator firstname.lastname@example.org
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
Workshops, Presentations and Resources
headspace Pilbara have a range of presentations on youth mental health topics that can be delivered 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! Some examples are:
- An introduction to Mental Health
- Meet headspace
- Tips for a Healthy headspace
- Exam survival
- Healthy Relationships
headspace 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.
If you would like headspace Pilbara to attend your school or organisation, please fill out the request form here or email us at email@example.com
Once we receive your request, one of our team will make contact with you to discuss further. Please note that our Community Awareness Worker experiences a high demand of requests and may take up to 5 business days to get back to you.
headspace has also produced fact sheets and resources designed specifically for young people, family and friends of and professionals who work with young people. If you would like some resources or materials for your school or organisation you can email headspace Pilbara at firstname.lastname@example.org with your request, or fill out a resource request form here.
There is no cost associated with headspace attending or presenting at your event.
Referrals - Service Providers
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
Referrals - Young People, Family and Friends
Getting in contact with headspace Pilbara is easy!
If you'd like to see someone at headspace Pilbara, just give us a call on 1800 290 626 or send us an email. Please be aware that we are not a crisis service and there may be a waiting time for an appointment. If you require immediate support please contact Lifeline on 11 13 14 or Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800.
If you would like to refer a young person please complete our referral form. Referrals should include as much information as possible and be undertaken with the informed consent of the young person.
Youth Advisory Groups
Are you passionate about helping young people and making a difference in your local community?
Are you between 16 and 25 years old?
Join our Youth Reference Group!
The headspace Pilbara Youth Reference Group (YRG) is made up of 5-10 young people aged 16-25 years across the Pilbara Region who are passionate about youth mental health, and who meet monthly via video-conference to provide input into how the centre can better support young people in the community.
The YRG hopes to:
- Provide you with the opportunity to have input into the strategic direction of headspace Pilbara services, and mental health services nationally
- Allow a way for the voice of young people to be heard and acted upon
- Provide opportunities for your skill development and foster leadership, media, communication and advocacy skills
- Support you to lead projects locally; and allow young people to direct youth mental health policy development
We believe that youth participation is the key to delivering the best services for young people. Young People involved with the headspace Pilbara YRG will have the opportunity to be involved in a number of ways, including (but not limited to):
- Have your say and direct youth mental health services in your community
- Working with other young people who are passionate about improving the lives of young Australians
- Have the opportunity to attend conferences and training to support your role as a Youth Reference Group member
- Meeting with prominent leaders and advocates for youth mental health
- Receive training in mental health, alcohol and other drugs, and media, as well as any other training related to your specific area of interest
- Develop a range of skills including working in groups and representing the needs of your peers
- Provide input on centre design and accessibility for young people and their families
- Plan and attend local events to promote headspace Pilbara services
- Provide input into the development of our website and social media
- Provide input into the development of resources for young people, including factsheets, brochures and other promotional materials
- Have the opportunity to be involved in research and the evaluation of headspace services and programs
I'm keen! How do I get involved?
If you are interested in learning more about headspace Pilbara YRG please contact our Manager on 1800 290 626 or email firstname.lastname@example.org