At headspace Shepparton we are simple and easy to access!
Just walking in, call us for a chat, or check out our website or Facebook page where you can find relevant information about our center and what we can do to help. You don't need a referral to access help at headspace initially, but there may be times when we will need you to get a GP referral to access certain members of the headspace Shepparton team.
headspace has been set up to assist young people aged 12-25 and their families deal with different problems and access help with youth friendly experts in a range of areas.
At headspace Shepparton our staff are experienced and passionate about working with young people. Our staff includes youth workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, Mental health social workers, sexual health nurses, alcohol and drug workers, education and employment, diversity workers and many more.
No services at present cost at headspace Shepparton. There are some options that will need you to have a Medicare number. If you want to get your own Medicare card click on here
The centre has disability access.
- 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
headspace Shepparton is operated by Goulburn Valley Health. 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, Murray (Murray PHN).
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.
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.
Sexual Health Services
Sexual health screenings on site or links to local services.
Work & Study Services
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.
Family and Friends Information
At headspace Shepparton we want to support family and friends so they can support the young people they care about.
We have a few resources that we help can be of assistance.
First is a Welcome pack for Family and Friends about headspace.
We also have a resource that we have developed about local supports for Family and Friends titles 'Helping U 2 help them.'
Welcome to headspace Shepparton for Young People AND headspace Referrals for GPs, Schools and Agencies
You can phone our team to talk confidentially about your worries on 5823 8800 or you can call in at headspace Shepparton, 129 High Street, Shepparton and talk to someone face to face. We are open 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.
You are welcome to bring a friend or family member with you for support if you like :)
Referrals from GPs, schools and agencies
If you are working with a young person you believe would benefit from headspace Shepparton support you can make a referral using our referral form which you can download it here.
Want to learn more about what a headspace centre is like? Check out this clip from headspace National.
WANT headspace @ your School or Event?
Tips for a healthy headspace
Age group: 12-18
Group Size: 8-100 people.
Learning Outcome: Understanding of the effects emotions and difficult situations can have on everyday life, the importance of looking after your headspace and self care activities.
Available FRIDAY's Only
Age group: 15-25
Group Size: 10-45 people.
Learning Outcome: This session will cover contraception and how to avoid STI, sexual relationships, who you can and cant have sex with and how to prevent date rape.
Available TUESDAY's Only
Wanting any of the above presentations @ your school?, Please fill in THIS form and send it right to us!!!!
headspace Shepparton NEEDS at least 8 weeks notice for school presentations as staff are booked out months in advance. PLEASE remember that headspace will NOT accept a request that is 'last minute'.
Schools wanting ongoing program Please Call the Office (5823 8800) and speak to the Community Awareness Officer. (Note that ongoing programs are planned out yearly)
headspace Shepparton is happy to attend events when we can.
headspace can provide, information stalls, Interactive stalls. 3x3 or 6x3.
headspace needs at least 8 weeks notice prior to the event date.
Please call the Office (5823 8800) and have a chat to our friendly Community Awareness Officer to see what we can offer.
Alternately Please FILL IN THIS FORM and send it to us (See forms for details)
HAPPY EVENT PLANNING.
Feedback Form for headspace Shepparton.
If you wish to leave some feedback, compliment or complaint for staff at headspace please click on the link bellow.
Please note, this form goes directly back to headspace Shepparton's manager.
While you Wait PLUS StressLess VCE booklet
Sometimes @ headspace Shepparton you may have to wait a little before you can talk to someone....
if you need a chat and want to talk to someone, don't hesitate to call and book a time.
However, in the meantime- here are some super great resources to get you through......
Grab the POPCORN- There are some great YOUTUBE channels that can help out...
Beyond Blue Australia
There are some online tools and apps that you can use to help out when you are going through a tough time.
- MoodGYM is a free site that explores issues like how emotions arise and how to manage stress and self-esteem.
- Moodkit features a range of mood-enhancing activities, helps to identify and change unhealthy thinking, lets you rate and chart mood across time, and helps create journal entries using templates designed to promote wellbeing.
- Deep Sleep provides guided meditations intended to help you overcome insomnia.
- Mindfulness Meditation includes daily activities that can help establish and maintain regular meditation practice, and a range of guided meditations from 5 to 40 minutes.
- Superbetter is an online game that helps you achieve health-related goals by increasing resilience.
- iCounselor has a range of apps that help you understand and deal with things like OCD, eating disorders, depression, anxiety and anger.
- eHeadspace - a confidential, free and secure space where young people 12 - 25 or their families can chat, email or speak on the phone with a qualified youth mental health professional.
- Kids Helpline - a 24-hour telephone and online counselling service - call them on 1800 55 1800.
- Reach Out! - offering fact sheets on mental health and stress that provide advice for you or your friends, information about how a therapist may be able to help, and an overview of treatments available
- Children of Parents with a Mental Illness (COPMI) - providing information for family members of parents with mental illness.
The YAC has been working on a Booklet for VCE and university students, with some super quick tricks and tips on how to be a little less stressed during exam time.....
To help reduce stress and ensure that you're as organised as you can be, learn more about planning and looking after yourself and about staying focused in order to be as ready for the exam as you can be.
If the stress is getting to you it will prevent you from studying effectively and confidently - so ask for help from headspace, a counsellor, professional, or help line.
From the Youth Advisory Council 2017