• 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


Port Adelaide

78-80 St Vincent Street, Port Adelaide, South Australia 5015
P: (08) 8215 6340 F: (08) 8312 3025

headspace Port Adelaide is operated by Centacare. 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, Adelaide (Adelaide PHN).

headspace Port Adelaide is a free, confidential, and youth-friendly service for young people aged 12-25 years. headspace Port Adelaide provides a range of specialised services to young people and their families who may be experiencing issues with their mental health, physical health, alcohol and other drugs, work & study, or financial health. 

You can access or refer to headspace Port Adelaide by phone, dropping in, or via an emailed or faxed referral form. We also accept Mental Health Treatment Plan referrals from general practice. You can find more details about referrals below in the 'more information section.' 

The ' more information ' section also contains more details about volunteering, information sessions and workshops, student assignment requests and job vacancies.

Public Transport- headspace Port Adelaide is a short walk from the Port Adelaide Railway Station. Bus stop 41 located on Nelson Street- West side or bus stop 41 located outside St Vincent Street- North side, near the City of Port Adelaide Enfield Civic Centre.

headspace Port Adelaide is a wheelchair friendly site.


Services available

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. 

Work & Study Services


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

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.

Youth Programs


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

Positions available at headspace Port Adelaide

Youth and Community Engagement Officer, Full-time (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Salary: Social and Community Services Employee - Level 5

Deadline: 02/04/2018 5:00pm

The Youth and Community Engagement Officer is responsible for promoting youth participation and raising awareness about the service and youth mental health.

They will facilitate and support the Youth Reference Group and contribute to the promotion of the service through engagement with the youth sector, develop and engage in health promotion activities and develop content for social media and the website in collaboration with the rest of the team.

The Youth and Community Engagement Officer will also support the work of the broader team to ensure successful engagement with young people, private providers, consortium staff and other stakeholders, including administration tasks.

The Youth and Community Engagement Officer will:

  • Coordinate the Youth Reference Group, including recruitment and management of members, communication and performance management.
  • In partnership with the Youth reference Group and other staff, plan, coordinate, deliver and evaluate health promotion strategies to young people, families and carers and service providers.
  • Maintain the headspace Port Adelaide's website
  • Utilise social media to engage with young people, promote the service, provide information about mental health and promote positive mental health strategies.
  • Participate in local youth networks to promote the service and referral pathways and support strategies for building sector capacity around youth mental health.
  • Work in partnership with headspace National Office and other headspace sites on events, national campaigns and other promotional activities.

What you will need....


  • Qualifications in health promotion, public health, community development or related field
  • A Department of Community and Social Inclusion Child Related Employment Screening Clearance (or willingness to obtain one)
  • Drivers Licence


  • Experience in the Youth Mental Health Sector

When submitting your application, please refer to the position description to ensure you have the suitable qualifications.

  In support of your application it is anticipated that you will:

  • Submit a cover letter
  • Address each of the 5 KPIs by providing a short statement that demonstrates your experience relevant to the competencies and core responsibilities outlined in the position description
  • Include your up-to-date resume and provide contact details of three professional referees with one being for your most recent employer

   (Please Note: You may need to combine the documents into one to upload to expr3ss).

 For further information relating to this position please contact Stacey Roy, Manager headspace, Port Adelaide on (08) 8215 6340.

Applications are to be received by 5pm, Monday 2 April 2018. 

About Centacare....

Centacare is a quality accredited organisation and one of South Australia’s most progressive and vibrant agencies.

Centacare Catholic Family Services provides a range of quality human services to individuals, families, and the community.

To find out more about our history, please follow this link:

The Story of Centacare

Download the position description (PDF) here.

For more information contact:

Name: Stacey Roy
Phone: (08) 8215 6340
Email: sroy@centacare.org.au

Apply now

More information

How to make an appointment or referral (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

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.

headspace Port Adelaide referral form

Please print, complete and send the referral form to:

email headspaceportadelaide@centacare.org.au

fax 08 8312 3025 or

post 78-80 St Vincent Street, Port Adelaide SA 5015

call (08) 8215 6340 for more information

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.

headspace Port Adelaide referral form

Please print, complete and send the referral form along with the Mental Health Care plan and any other assessments to:

email headspaceportadelaide@centacare.org.au

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.

Youth Participation and Volunteering (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

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 (hPAYRG)

hPAYRG is a diverse team of young people aged between 15 and 25 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.

Application are currently open for the hPAYRG, submit your application online.

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 complete this form.

Request an information session (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Please use this online form to request a variety of mental health information sessions for groups of young people aged 12-25 years in the western region of Adelaide. You will be contacted after completing the form to confirm your request. 



Student Assignment Requests (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

We understand that students are keen to know more about headspace Port Adelaide and the services we offer. If you are interested in interviewing one of our team members for information about headspace to be included in your assignment, please send your interview questions to be reviewed to  headspaceportadelaide@centacare.org.au

 Important notes to students:

  • Interviews are open to all secondary, TAFE, and university students
  • We can only answer interview questions about headspace Port Adelaide services, not any other topics
  • All interviews must be done face-to-face and will include a site tour
  • We cannot participate in last minute requests, so please ensure you allow at least 2 weeks to process your request
  • Depending on your interview questions, we may recommend you interview one of our partner organisations instead of us
  • In high demand periods we may organise once-off group interviews instead of one-on-one interviews
  • Due to time and resource constraints, we may not be able to accept all interview requests