At headspace Port Adelaide we’re here for you. We provide free and confidential support where young people aged between 12 and 25 can access qualified youth mental health professionals.
headspace Port Adelaide is wheelchair accessible. We offer disability parking in the rear of the building, just off ship street.
If you need urgent support, please contact:
Emergency services - 000
Mental Health Triage - 13 14 65
Urgent Mental Health Care Centre - 8448 9100
Lifeline - 13 11 14
Kids Helpline - 1800 55 1800
- Monday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
- Tuesday: 8:45am - 5:00pm
- Wednesday: 8:30am - 6:00pm
- Thursday: 8:45am - 6:00pm
- Friday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed
headspace Port Adelaide is operated by Centacare. 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, Adelaide (Adelaide PHN).
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 work or study opportunities.
Centres have a range of programs and activities for young people. Just ask your centre what they have on.
Workers either on site or linked to the centre who can assist you with any alcohol or other drug concern.
A group of young people who help with events and some decision making at a centre. Ask your centre about getting involved.
If you are a young person
Call us on (08) 8215 6340 or drop in during opening hours to arrange an appointment:
9:00am - 5:00pm Monday - Friday
Feel free to have someone come in with you or help you make the call.
If you know a young person that needs help
Families, carers and friends can make an appointment for a young person with their consent. Please phone (08) 8215 6340 or come in with them to arrange an appointment.
If you are working with a young person who might need help
If you work with a young person in a school, health or community organisation you can refer them to headspace Port Adelaide. Referrals must have the young person's consent.
Alternatively, you can submit a referral for them online here:
If you are a general practitioner
When making a referral please include the Mental Health Care Plan together with the referral form. Referrals require the consent of the young person.
Please print, complete and send the referral form along with the Mental Health Care plan and any other assessments to:
fax 08 8312 3025 or
post 78-80 St Vincent Street, Port Adelaide SA 5015
call (08) 8215 6340 for more information
We will contact the young person to arrange an appointment.
Obtaining your own Medicare card
If you are aged 15 years old or over, you're able to obtain your own Medicare card. For more information, visit the Services Australia website. If you're not able to obtain a Medicare card for any reason, you can still access most parts of our service. We will always work with you to link you with the service that best meets your needs.
headspace Port Adelaide is committed to youth participation. There are various ways in which young people can get involved, primarily headspace Port Adelaide's Youth Reference Group (YRG)
YRG is a diverse team of young people aged between 16 and 24 years old, that attend and coordinate events in addition to providing consultation and guidance to the staff of headspace Port Adelaide in order to maintain the centre's youth focus.
The aim of our YRG is to:
• Reduce the stigma surrounding mental health
• Encourage early help seeking
• Improve mental health literacy
• Improve the knowledge of where to access youth specific information and resources of services headspace offer to young people, family and friends, carers, professionals and academics working in the youth and health sector
• Promote early recognition of mental health issues among teachers, family and friends and support staff
• Create partnerships with local organisations and members of the community
• Create conversation locally
• Strengthen the headspace brand
Forums and Focus Groups for Young People
Our volunteers are recruited for their passion about mental health and issues facing young people. If you are holding a forum or focus group and would like headspace Port Adelaide's volunteers to participate and provide their views, please contact the centre via email or phone - email@example.com or (08) 8215 6340.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a variety of mental health information sessions for groups of young people aged 12-25 years in the western region of Adelaide.