headspace Portland is a free youth friendly service for those aged 12-25 years. We acknowledge that there many things can contribute to someone's mental health. That's why headspace supports young people with their:
- mental health and wellbeing
We can also support you with referrals to other services if needed, including:
- physical and sexual health
- alcohol and other drugs support
- work, school and study
- accommodation support
You're welcome to bring a friend or family member with you to your appointment. If you're referring a young person to headspace, they must have permission for the referral to be made.
You can find us at Active Health in Portland. Our centre has full disability access (DDA compliant).
Mon: Appointments between 12:30 - 2:30
Tues: Appointments between 10:30 - 2:30
Wed: Appointments between 10:30 - 2:30
Thurs: Appointments between 10:30 - 2:30
Fri: Appointments between 10:30 - 3:00
headspace Portland is operated by Brophy Youth Services. 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, Western VIC PHN.
Mental health workers – which may include psychologists, psychiatrists, counsellors and other workers – that can help if you're just not feeling yourself.
Welcome Pack Information for Young People:
Everyone is welcome at headspace. This pack introduces you to our headspace services, where you can find further information and support.
Welcome pack - Young People: Click here
Welcome Pack Information for Families and Friends:
headspace is a famiy and friends inclusive service. We believe that family and friends play an important role in a young persons journey to better wellbeing. We also understand that family and friendships can take many different forms including all types of families, caregivers and significant others. This pack introduces you to our service where you can find further information and support for you and your young person.
Welcome pack - Families and Friends: Click here
Family roles and responsibility brochure: Click here
Our Purple Pack is made up of a stack of useful resources we've found from many different groups and organisations to support transgender and gender diverse young people.
- Information on pronouns, medical and social transitioning, coming out/inviting in, your legal rights, navigating relationships, sexuality and more.
- Stories from other gender and sexually diverse young people.
- Info on where to go to get more information and support online or in person.
The aim of this pack is to help you and your loved ones along your journey no matter what point you are at.
Most importantly, we want you to know that headspace Portland is a safe place and we want to support you. Call us on 1300 276 749 if you would like to speak to someone. We're here to help.
The Purple Pack:
Trans 101: Gender Identity Crash Course (from YGender and Minus18)
OMG I'm Trans (from Minus18)
Gender Questioning (from Gay and Lesbian Health Victoria in conjunction with the Trans Melbourne Gender Project.
Sex, Gender and Sexuality: The Basics (from Twenty10)
The Downlow on Gender, Sex and Sexuality. (A super simple comic guide!) (by Sam Orchard / Rooster Tails)
Gender Identity and Mental Health (from headspace)
Coming Out / Inviting In (from Twenty10)
Getting Treatment: what to do if you are trans and under 18 (from Inner City Legal Centre)
OMG I'm Queer (from Minus18)
- How headspace can help (from headspace)
Information for family and friends:
Gender Help for Parents website
Families Like Mine (from beyondblue)
Families In TRANSition: A Resource Guide for Parents of Trans Youth (from Central Toronto Youth Services) (Note: This is a Canadian resource - while information is useful and relevant, please note links to services and help lines are not specific to Australia)
- OMG My Friend's Queer (from Minus18)
Information about how to obtain a Medicare card see below on Medicare website:
The doctors and counsellors of our clinic bulk-bill Medicare for services provided. This means that you only need to bring your Medicare Card, and if you have one, your healthcare card.
You don’t need a referral to see one of our intake workers. The intake worker will speak to you regarding the services we can offer based on what you need. A mental health treatment plan may need to be created so you can access our ongoing counselling services.