Hours

  • Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am - 8:00pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am - 8:00pm
  • Thursday: 9:00am - 8:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • Sunday: Closed

headspace

Sunshine

Visy Cares Hub, 80b Harvester Road, Sunshine, Victoria 3020
P: (03) 9927 6222 F: (03) 9312 1757

headspace Sunshine is operated by Orygen Youth Health Research Centre. 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, North Western Melbourne (Melbourne Primary Care Network Ltd).

headspace Sunshine offers young people aged 12-25 access to a range of no and low cost health and wellbeing services. Our youth-friendly health professionals can help with:

  • mental health & counselling
  • alcohol & other drug services
  • general health
  • education and employment opportunities & other services.

If you or someone you know is having a tough time why not try talking to someone about how you have been feeling? headspace is a great place to start!
You can talk to an intake worker about making an appointment by calling 9927 6222.
You can also ask your GP, teacher or community worker about making a referral to headspace Sunshine.

headspace Sunshine can be tricky to find, so this  map and travel info may be helpful. You're welcome to bring a support person to the appointment too.

Opening hours are 9am-5pm Monday-Friday.
We are open 
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday after hours until 8pm by appointment only. We are also open Saturday 9am-12pm by appointment only.

Services available

Mental Health Services

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Mental health workers – which may include psychologists, psychiatrists, counsellors and other workers – that can help if you're just not feeling yourself.

Doctor (GP)

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GPs can help with any physical health issues as well as issues related to sexual health, drug or alcohol use, relationship problems or feeling down or upset. Your centre may have a GP on site or links to one locally. 

Sexual Health Services

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Sexual health screenings on site or links to local services. 

Alcohol & Drug Services

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Workers either on site or linked to the centre who can assist you with any alcohol or other drug issue. 

Work & Study Services

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

Youth Reference Group

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A group of young people who help with events and some decision making at a centre. Ask your centre about getting involved.

Youth Programs

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

Positions available at headspace Sunshine

Allied Health Providers (Privately Contracted), Part-time/Sessional (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Employer: Orygen

Salary: Funded through MBS/ATAPS

Allied Health Practitioners (contractors)

We are seeking expressions of interest from Allied Health Practitioners including (clinical) psychologists, social workers and occupational therapists who are experienced in providing high quality evidence-based interventions to young people aged 12-25.

Role Description:

Independent private practice with flexibility of hours/days, including after-hours and the potential for weekend work. Services are delivered under the Medicare Better Outcomes for Mental Health Initiative and Access to Allied Psychological Services (ATAPS).

 

Selection Criteria:

Essential

         Approved tertiary qualifications in psychology, social work, occupational therapy and registration with appropriate professional body

-        Professional indemnity insurance

-        Eligibility to provide Medicare Benefits Schedule services

-        Minimum of two years of experience in the assessment, diagnosis and provision of evidence-based treatments of mental health disorders

-        Excellent skills in engaging and working with young people, their families and significant others

-        Ability to work independently, with strong organisational and time management skills

-        Commitment to ongoing professional development

 

Desirable

-        Doctoral or Masters level qualifications

-        Endorsement in Clinical Psychology

-        Experience in provision of services under an early intervention/prevention framework for young people with emerging or recent onset mental disorders

  

What we offer you:

-        The opportunity to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team comprising of our headspace access team, psychiatrists, mental health nurse and
general practitioners for case-conferencing, mutual support and seamless referral pathways.

-        Registration as an Access to Allied Psychological Services (ATAPS) provider.

-        Flexibility of hours/days including after-hours and the potential for weekend work.

-        Consultation rooms with PC, printer, telephone and community resource materials.

-        Scheduling of appointments for clients including SMS reminders and follow-up.

-        Extensive clinical and administrative support from our Practice Manager, Clinical Services Manager and Reception Staff.

-        Paid monthly peer consultation/professional development sessions with other allied health practitioners.

For more information contact:

Name: Carsten Schley
Phone: 9927 6222
Email: Carsten.Schley@orygen.org.au

More information

Professional Development & Training (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

At headspace Sunshine, we aim to strengthen the capacity of our local community to identify and respond to mental health needs of young people. Each year, we work in collaboration with our partners at Orygen Youth Health, Travancore School, The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne and our headspace sister centres (Craigieburn, Glenroy and Werribee) to deliver community workshops on various mental health topics. If you work with young people in the western region and wish to upskill or build on your knowledge, refer to our 2017 Child & Youth Community Development Training Calendar.

You can register for training sessions at www.oyh.org.au/training-community. Group discounts may apply – please phone (03) 9342 3744 for more information.

Getting a Medicare card (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

When you turn 15 years of age, you can apply for your own Medicare card. To do this you have to do some paper work and have some identification. (You need to complete a "Medicare copy or transfer" application form and submit it at your local Medicare service centre). You’ll need to provide identification, such as a student card or birth certificate, as well as details about the card you are transferring from.

For more information have a chat to our Access Team or have a look at the human services website about becoming independent. https://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/subjects/young-people-becoming-independent

Youth Advisory Group (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Our Youth Advisory Group (YAG) is a dynamic group of young people aged between 16 - 25 who are passionate about making a difference in the area of mental health.

headspace believes that youth participation is fundamental to the delivery of quality services for young people and aims to provide young people with meaningful opportunities to directly participate and collaborate with its structure and services. This might include involvement in planning and providing feedback on service models, as well as developing youth-targeted community awareness activities.

Our Sunshine YAG believe their role is to assist with providing young people with education, advocacy and assistance. 

Some of the reasons our members have joined include:

...to help create a better ideation around mental illness

...to fight homophobia and teen suicide

...to contribute to and be an advocate for optimal mental health in youth

...to spread the word about the available youth resources to improve mental health and well being

...to speak out about youth suicide and give a voice to those who've all but given up.

PLEASE NOTE THERE ARE NO CURRENT VACANCIES

If you want to join or find out more, please contact the Community Awareness Officer on the details below:

Email - zilun.wong@orygen.org.au 

Phone - 03 9927 6222

Post or Drop off -

Community Awareness Officer, headspace Sunshine

VisyCares Hub, 80b Harvester Road,

Sunshine VIC 3020

Community Awareness (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

headspace wants to let young people know when, how and where in the community to seek help for mental health problems…  so we undertake community awareness activities to help increase the knowledge of how to do so for young people, their  friends, families and the broader community.   

headspace aims to

  • improve the mental, social and emotional wellbeing of young people
  • increase the level of mental health literacy available
  • help people to understand, identify and respond to mental health needs of young people
  • support and encourage active youth and carer participation through reference groups

We also create partnerships with local organisations, networks and educational settings to work toward reducing levels of stigma and discrimination associated with seeking help for mental health problems.

If you have a festival or event that you want headspace to attend, a newsletter we can contribute to, or want us to come and speak with your group, please contact our Community Awareness Officer, Zi Wong, on 9927 6222 or via zilun.wong@orygen.org.au.

Our Staff (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

 

Our staff is made up of qualified, youth friendly professionals happy to assist young people and the community with any inquiry. Give us a call on 9927 6222 during work hours.

 

Check out these avatars of some of the staff at headspace Sunshine. 

 

Reception and Administration staff

Reception and Administration staff are your first point of contact with headspace Sunshine, and make sure that your contact with the service is easy and fuss free.

 

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Clinical Staff  

Clinical services are made up of a range of professions; Doctors, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, Nurses  & Social Workers who are there to help you with any problems you may have.

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Research

Researchers meet with young people who are interested in being involved in studies which are looking to find the best ways to help young people with mental health concerns.

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Community Awareness and Youth Work

Undertakes Community Awareness and Education activities such as talking to groups and schools about understanding mental health and how to be well. Youth Participation activities include the Youth Advisory Group and awareness raising events.  Provides practical support to young people and links them to local youth programs. Problem solve ways to assist young people to access headspace Sunshine 

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Key Contacts

Director, Clinical Programs - Liz Burgat

Clinical Services Manager - Carsten Schley

Practice Manager - Chris Brunner    

Community Awareness/Youth Participation  - Zi Wong