headspace Sarina is linked to headspace Mackay which is a service tailored for the local community.
headspace Sarina provides FREE confidential health services for young people aged 12 - 25 across the Sarina region.
headspace is an inclusive service and does not discriminate regardless of age, race, cultural background, religion, sexual orientation, gender or disability.
headspace is about making sure young people have the best support, information, and services for their health and wellbeing including physical health, mental health, drug and alcohol issues, employment and education support.
Call us, drop-in to the centre during opening hours, or ask your GP for a referral to headspace Sarina. If
If you would like to make a referral, you can do so by downloading our referral form here.
When we are closed please contact headspace Mackay for more information
- Monday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
- Tuesday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
- Wednesday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
- Thursday: Closed
- Friday: Closed
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed
headspace Sarina is linked to headspace Mackay and operated by North and West Remote Health. 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, North Queensland Primary Health Limited.
If you live near our headspace centre in a rural area but cannot travel in to see us, you can see our mental health workers online.
Workers either on site or linked to the centre who can assist you with any alcohol or other drug concern.
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.
The staff at headspace Sarina are youth health professionals who can help you deal with your concerns in a confidential, non-judgemental environment.
Carmen - Centre Manager (headspace Mackay)
Amy - Clinical Lead (headspace Mackay)
Tania - Clinical Receptionist
Jo-Anne - Youth Access Clinician
Terri – Senior Mental Health Clinician
Sarah - Youth Access Clinician
Jonathan - Youth and Community Coordinator (headspace Mackay)
How do I refer a young person to headspace?
If you are aged 12 - 25 years, you can make a referral by contacting us on (07) 4842 6750 or email us to request a referral form on firstname.lastname@example.org
Family, Carers & Friends
Family, carers and friends are welcome to refer on behalf of a young person with their consent. You can do this by contacting us on (07) 4842 6750
General Practitioners, Service Providers & Schools
With the young person's consent, please complete our referral form (located in the "about" section) and email to email@example.com
If the young person is eligible for a mental health care plan, please attach this to the referral form however please note this is not a requirement to access our services.
If you are aged 12 - 25 there is no wrong way to access headspace Sarina. You can call the Centre, drop in during open hours or talk to your doctor about a referral.
If you're not able to phone us, or if you don't feel comfortable, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact details and a headspace Sarina team member will get back to you either by phone or email. You can also contact eheadspace, a free online and phone support service for young people, on 1800 650 890 or visit eheadspace to have a confidential chat online.
If you are in crisis, please contact emergency services:
24hr Mental Health Access Line (Qld health) - 1300 642 255
Suicide Support Service - 1800 859 585
Suicide Call Back Service - 1300 659 467
Kids Help Line - 1800 55 1800
Lifeline Australia - 13 11 14
If you are waiting for an appointment or want to access alternative supports now, please check out the services below:
eheadspace - Free, confidential, over the phone or online counselling service provided by headspace. Available 9am-1am (Melbourne time) 7 days a week for a 1-on-1 chat with a trained clinician. 1800 650 890 or eheadspace
Mental Health Access Line - A confidential mental health telephone triage service that provides the first point of contact to public mental health services to Queenslanders. 1300 MH CALL is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and will link to the caller’s nearest Queensland Public Mental Health service. Call 1300 642 255
Lifeline - 24-hour crisis support and suicide prevention services via phone, text or online services. Call 13 11 14, text 0477 13 11 14 or visit Lifeline Crisis Online Chat Service | Lifeline Australia
13YARN - Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders crisis support line. Available 24/7. No shame, no judgement, safe place to yarn. Call 13 92 76.
Kids Helpline - Free, private and confidential 24/7 phone and online counselling service for young people aged 5-25 years. 1800 55 1800 or kidshelpline.com.au
Beyond Blue - If you’re going through a hard time right now, the Beyond Blue Support Service is available 24/7 for brief counselling. Most calls last around 20 minutes. Get free, confidential counselling over the phone or online support. 1300 224 636 or Get mental health support - Beyond Blue
Suicide Callback Service - Free counselling for suicide prevention & mental health via telephone, online & video for anyone affected by suicidal thoughts, 24/7. Call 1300 659 467 or visit Phone and Online Counselling | Suicide Call Back Service
1800 Respect - 24-hour national sexual assault, family and domestic violence counselling line for any Australian who has experienced, or is at risk of, family and domestic violence and/or sexual assault. Call 1800 737 732
QLife - provides Australia-wide anonymous, LGBTI peer support and referral for people wanting to talk about a range of issues including sexuality, identity, gender, bodies, feelings or relationships. Via phone or webchat, 3pm - midnight daily. Call 1800 184 527 or visit Chat (qlife.org.au)
Canteen - Free and confidential counselling services for young people aged 12-25 affected by cancer. Counsellors are available for webchat via canteenconnect.org.au or parentingthroughcancer.org.au, 10am-8pm Monday- Thursday, 10am-6pm Friday and 11am-5pm Saturday (AEST). Call 1800 835 932 or visit Counselling and Individual Support Services | Canteen Australia
Open Arms Veterans & Families Counselling Service - national, free and confidential counselling service that specialises in helping veterans and their families 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. Call 1800 011 046 or visit Open Arms - Veterans & Families Counselling
Counselling Online - Alcohol and other drug support and chat counselling. Confidential, free and available 24/7. Visit Counselling Online - free drug and alcohol counselling in Australia
The Butterfly Foundation - Telephone and web-based counselling, information and support for people experiencing eating disorders https://butterfly.org.au/
Websites and Resources
ReachOut - Online resources and support for young people under 25 going through a tough time. au.reachout.com
Head to Health - Wherever you are on your mental health journey, Head to Health is here to help you find the information, resources, and services that most suit your needs. headtohealth.gov.au
Hello Sunday Morning - Website and app that support young people cutting back or taking a break from alcohol. hellosundaymorning.org
The Brave Program - Online program to support young people aged 8-17 with anxiety. brave4you.psy.uq.edu.au/
Clear Your Vision - Online program to support young people to reduce their cannabis use. cannabissupport.com.au/treatment/tools-to-quit/clear-your-vision
Mood Gym - A free self help program that teaches cognitive behavioural skills to help prevent and manage symptoms related to anxiety and depression https://moodgym.com.au/
Act, Belong, Commit - An online campaign and app encouraging people to promote their own mental wellbeing by being active, connecting with others and creating purpose in their life. https://www.actbelongcommit.org.au/
Breakup Shakeup - App that supports young people going through a relationship break up. iTunes.apple.com/au/app/breakup-shakeup/id1017200579?mt=8
BeyondNow App - This is a safely planning app that you can work through if you're having thoughts of suicide. beyondblue.org.au/get-support/beyondnow-suicide-safety-planning
Calm Harm - App to provide tasks that help you resist or manage the urge to self-harm. Home - Calm Harm App
Headgear - Free, easy-to-use app that guides you through a 30-day mental fitness challenge designed to build resilience and wellbeing. HeadGear - Black Dog Institute
iBobbly - A social and emotional wellbeing self-help app for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples 15 and over. iBobbly app for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders - Black Dog Institute
Mindshift CBT - Free - Free self-help anxiety relief app to reduce worry, stress and panic by following evidence-based strategies. MindShift CBT - Anxiety Relief on the App Store (apple.com)
Smiling Minds - A website and app teaching Mindfulness Meditation to young people (7-22 years), and adults https://smilingmind.com.au/
Alcohol and other drugs
Dealing with relationship breakups
Getting help from a GP
Healthy romantic relationships
Sex and sexual health
Supporting Family or Friends:
Helping a friend going through a tough time
Overview of mental health for family and friends
Starting a conversation with a young person about mental health
What are mental health difficulties and when to seek help
Resources for health professionals
Read research and information summaries about the prevalence, onset, risk factors, assessment, and treatment for common mental health issues in young people, as well as finding clinical practice guidelines. Access printable fact sheets to share with young people and family and friends supporting young people.
Online Resources; headspace Group Chats
headspace run frequent online group chats for young people and their family/supports on a variety of different topics. Young people can join in these conversations and ask questions or simply just sit in and listen.
Ongoing weekly peer support chats:
To access ongoing weekly chats, you will need to sign up to Online Communities.
- navigating relationships: every Monday at 6–10pm AEST
- qheadspace: every Tuesday at 6–10pm AEST
- general coping: every Wednesday 6–10pm AEST
- yarnspace: fortnightly Thursdays 6-10pm AEST supporting others: fortnightly Thursdays 6-10pm AES