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  • Monday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Friday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed


headspace Syndal offers young people aged 12-25 access to mental health and wellbeing support in a welcoming and friendly environment. We have an onsite youth friendly GP for physical and sexual health needs, an alcohol and other drug counsellor and work and study support.

At headspace Syndal we provide inclusive services and safe spaces for young people and the people they care about. Our Centre is located within walking distance of Syndal Train Station.

Appointments are free or low cost and can be made by calling our reception team on (03) 8552 0800. A friend, family member or someone you trust can also call on your behalf. Alternatively, you can email us at headspacesyndal@alfred.org.au or visit us at the Centre.


  • Monday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Friday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

headspace Syndal is operated by Alfred 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, Eastern Melbourne PHN (EMPHN).


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.

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. 

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

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

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

Sexual health screenings on site or links to local services. 

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

“As soon as I sought help, I suddenly realised that my anxiety was very treatable and that I wasn’t alone.”
- Charlie

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Jobs and volunteering

Positions currently available at headspace Syndal

Private Practitioner for a headspace centre located in Syndal (Monash area)

  • OT/SW/Psychologist/Psychiatrists/General Practitioners
  • Operate as a session based Private Practitioner and set your hours
  • Honorary employee to Alfred Health, fixed term until June 2022
  • Must have provider number for bulk-billing to Medicare 


What's in it for you?

  • Be involved in the establishment of a new headspace centre and an innovative youth mental health program that is making a real difference in the community.
  • No fee charges for room or reception, therefore you receive 100% of the Medicare billing, and where clients can afford it, a full fee payment of $35 above the Medicare rebate amount.
  • A supportive and fun team work environment with administration staff and senior clinicians to support you on site.


About us

Established in 2006, headspace offers a 'one stop shop' for young people aged 12-25 and their families who may be experiencing mental health difficulties. It provides an opportunity for young people to receive help early and promotes a 'no wrong door' approach to supporting young people and their families through the provision of GPs, counsellors, alcohol and other drug workers and vocational and educational support. 


What you'll be doing

  • The private practitioner is responsible for the provision of counselling services to young people aged 12-25 years at headspace Syndal under a mental health care plan through Medicare-funded items as a private provider.
  • Our experienced and supportive Access team will screen referrals, allocate to the appropriate private practitioner based on the young person's clinical needs and presentation and schedule first time clients into your appointment schedule.
  • It's a condition of employment that appointees to this position are contracted private practitioners with Alfred Health operation from headspace Syndal.


About you

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications and registration (AHPRA or AASW)
  • Must have Medicare provider number for bulk-billing
  • Indemnity insurance to the value of AUD $10 million
  • Current Victorian drivers licence
  • Current working rights visa
  • Satisfactory completion of a Police check and Working With Children's Check




For more information contact:

Name: Stephanie McGrane
Phone: (03) 9076 7500

Apply now

Applications are now open until 11:59pm Monday 15th January 2024!

Are you aged between 18-24? Are you passionate about youth mental health and wellbeing? Do you want to get involved in your local community? Apply to join the headspace Syndal Youth Advisory Committee!


The headspace Syndal Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) provides those aged 18 to 24 with the opportunity to have their voice heard and take positive action to improve the mental health and wellbeing outcomes for young people in the community. 


headspace Syndal is operated by Alfred Health. 

What are the requirements?


Some of the key requirements for this role include:

  • Applicants must be between 18 and 24 years of age
  • Live in or around the Monash area.
  • Have an interest and passion in local youth issues such as youth health, mental health, LGBTIQA+, homelessness and/or alcohol and other drug issues (this could also include a personal lived experience or supporting a family member/friend).
  • Can participate in fortnightly YAC meetings which will be held in person at the centre, for two hours on a Wednesday.
  • Have capacity for minimum 2 hours a week commitment.
  • Willing and motivated to participate in the role for at least 12 months
  • Willing to get a Volunteer Working With Children's Check (for members over 18)


Please refer to the position description for additional requirements of this role. 

What do I do as part of the YAC?


Key roles and responsibilities:

  • Attend and actively participate in fortnightly YAC meetings.
  • Be available to attend regular community events and activities.
  • Work collaboratively and creatively with other members on YAC-led projects during meetings and between meetings.
  • Participate in Facebook discussions and stay active with updates, meetings and events.
  • Assist with creating social media content and other resources.
  • Assist with delivering presentations and workshops to young people at schools and universities with support from the Community Awareness Officer.
  • Provide input and feedback on headspace Syndal's services, processes and initiatives with a youth perspective. This may involve advising on changes, Centre design, website content and more.




  • Develop a range of skills including teamwork, health education, advocacy, public speaking, health promotion, project planning and event management.
  • Meet and work with health professionals and other young people who have an interest in youth mental health.
  • Experience working with members of the community from all walks of life and practice communication skills.
  • Contribute to improvements in youth mental health services.
  • Receive training in mental health, suicide prevention, alcohol and other drugs and other associated topics.
  • References for education or employment opportunities.
  • The role is flexible with work, study and other responsibilities.
  • Create new friendships with passionate and like-minded young people.


What do I do next?

Please read the position description carefully before completing an application form. It provides further information about the role.

If you want to apply, click here and tell us a bit about you!

Need more information or have questions?

Email headspacesyndal@alfred.org.au or call 03 8552 0800.


For more information contact:

Phone: (03) 8552 0800
Email: headspacesyndal@alfred.org.au

Apply now

More information

headspace Syndal offers young people aged 12 to 25 access to mental health professionals for counselling and support.

To access our mental health services, please call us on (03) 8552 0800 or email us at to speak with one of our friendly team.

Our services are free or low cost, and we will ensure that your privacy and confidentiality is maintained and respected.

With a Mental Health Treatment Plan - a formal document completed with a GP (Doctor) - you can access up to 10 Medicare funded sessions in any calendar year (Jan - Dec). 

Please speak with our team if you are concerned about the possible cost of seeing a mental heath clinician. Our team can also provide you with advice on how to obtain a Mental Health Treatment Plan. 

We have a youth-friendly GP at headspace Syndal.

What a GP can help you with:

  • Physical health concerns
  • Sexual health and contraception
  • Alcohol and other drug use
  • Relationship problems
  • Or if you are experiencing depression, anxiety or any other mental health concerns

Our GP services are all bulk billed (so, free!)

To make a booking, you can contact our team via phone (03) 8552 0800 or email headspacesyndal@alfred.org.au

If your use of alcohol and other drugs is preventing you from achieving what you want, headspace Syndal may be able to help. 

We offer free alcohol and other drug counselling with a professional and experienced counsellor. 

Call our team on (03) 8552 0800 or email to learn more. 

Click here to view headspace AOD resources and interactive supports. 

headspace work and study programs support young people aged 15-25 years with everything related to education and employment. From finding your first job to deciding what to study, we can help. Support is available in the centre or online. Our services are free and tailored to your individual needs.

Call us on (03) 8552 0800 or email us to learn more.

Walking into a headspace centre could be a nerve-wracking experience for some young people, especially those who might have to do it alone.

At headspace Syndal, we have @ease volunteers who support all young people walking through our doors, and to help young people to comfortably “ease” into the services we provide.


We understand that family and friends are often the first to notice when you are struggling.

This comprehensive guide includes mental health resources, tips on how to communicate with young people and support for work and study.

If you know a parent, carer or friend of a young person seeking support please call us on (03) 8552 0800 or email us for more information.

Sometimes it's not just young people who could benefit from speaking to someone. At headspace Syndal we offer counselling for the whole family.

Your family can access counselling even without a young person engaged in services. Sessions are one hour with a maximum of two per family, and are bulk-billed or low cost.

Call our team on (03) 8552 0800 or email learn more. 

Is there a volunteer program at headspace Syndal? 


Yes. Young people aged 18-25 can volunteer with headspace Syndal to help improve the mental health and wellbeing of their community. 

The Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) is a group of young people that develops and delivers community events and projects, as well as providing feedback to headspace Syndal on how to improve mental health services. YAC members have the opportunity to expand their skills and knowledge in advocacy, public speaking, events and mental health.


How do I get involved?

YAC applications are currently CLOSED. If you are interested in joining our YAC, please keep an eye on our Instagram for future opportunities. 


Can I do work experience at headspace Syndal?

No, unfortunately we don't offer work experience opportunities.  

If you're not feeling up to coming in to headspace Syndal in person or are unable to do so, please consider creating a free account with eheadspace

eheadspace provides free online and telephone support and counselling to young people 12 - 25 and their families and friends. If you’re based in Australia and going through a tough time, eheadspace can help: 

  • If you are feeling down
  • If you are feeling stressed
  • If you are being bullied
  • If you have concerns about drugs and alcohol
  • Getting along with your family and friends
  • Romantic relationships
  • Questions about sex
  • Questions about gender and who you are attracted to
  • Getting advice about helping a friend
  • Anything you want to talk about!

You can get support for your mental health by creating a headspace account. Here, you can access group chats, online communities, and 1:1 direct support with qualified and committed eheadspace professionals.

eheadspace operates between 9am – 1am (Melbourne time) 7 days a week for a 1-on-1 chat. It’s a confidential, free and safe space to talk about what’s going on.

PLEASE NOTE - eheadspace is not a crisis service. If you are in need of emergency assistance, please call 000 immediately, or a crisis support service: Lifeline - 13 11 41 and online, or Kid's Helpline - 1800 55 1800.

If your school or community organisation would like some mental health information or resources headspace Syndal can help. We regularly collaborate with:

  • Schools
  • Universities
  • Sporting clubs
  • Local businesses
  • Community based organisations.

For any collaboration opportunities, please email headspacesyndal@alfred.org.au or call us on (03) 8552 0800. Please be aware we are not always available on weekends.

Telehealth is now an option for young people and families using services at headspace Syndal.

Click here for step-by-step instructions and telehealth tips.

If you have any questions about Telehealth please call us on (03) 8552 0800 or email at 


Please phone us on (03) 8552 0800 to discuss fees. You can also view information about our fees here

All of our services are low or no cost. Some services require a Medicare card, and other services can be accessed without one. It is always worth discussing your circumstances with us.

If you are over the age of 15, you can apply for your own Medicare card. Visit this link for more information. 

View our privacy policy here. 

Many community organisations hold fundraising events and donate the proceeds to headspace Syndal.

If you would like to get involved, please call us on (03) 8552 0800 or email us. 

headspace Syndal is accessible for all people, with ground floor rooms available on request. We also have a gender neutral bathroom. 

If there is anything you need to make your visit with us comfortable and enjoyable, please let us know.

headspace Syndal is easily accessible by public transport and car.


headspace Syndal is a short walk from Syndal Train Station, which is on the Glen Waverley line. Exit the train station to the right and cross to the other side of Blackburn Road. Turn left and continue to walk along Blackburn Road until you see the green headspace sign. 


The 737 and 703 bus stops are a short walk from headspace Syndal. We recommend using the PTV Journey Planner


There are parking spaces at the front of our centre facing Blackburn Road. Street parking is also available behind our centre along Doynton Parade.

If you need additional support, please call us on (03) 8552 0800