headspace Queanbeyan is a free or low cost, confidential service where 12 to 25 years old can access mental health professionals. We offer a range of supports for young people worried about drug and alcohol use, mental, physical or sexual well-being. As of 14 August 2021, we have introduced flexible service deliver including Telehealth (either telephone or video calls), due to Covid restrictions in NSW and ACT.
To make an appointment call (02) 5131 1500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For immediate concerns, phone Kids Helpline 1800 551 800, Lifeline 13 11 14, NSW Mental Health 1800 011 511, eheadspace.org.au for a web chat or dial 1800 650 890 to speak to someone over the phone.
Friday 17 May was IDAHOBIT day - the international day against homophobia, biphobia and transphobia. The Safe and Inclusive Schools initiative in the ACT hosted a leadership day for same sex attracted, gender diverse and intersex young people.
Members of the headspace Queanbeyan Youth Reference Group delivered a workshop on a Self Care to 25 young people at this event.
Jenna, Kade, Pip and Tiana presented info on the importance of looking after yourself by eating well, getting enough sleep and getting some physical activity. Groups talked about the things they do to look after themselves (like hanging with mates, listening to music, playing sport, having a long shower, watching NETFLIX, getting creative, getting a massage, walking in the bush, gaming, and having chill time alone).
The YRG also talked about how getting to know what things stress us out can help us plan when we need more self care.