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  • 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 Taree Referral Form

headspace Taree is a good place to talk about your wellbeing.

headspace Taree is somewhere for young people who need help with mental health, physical health (including sexual health), alcohol and other drugs or work and study support.

At headspace Taree we provide a range of programs, services and support for young people aged 12 - 25 for things that might be affecting your health and wellbeing.

To find out about all the services, programs, group sessions and activities available - or to make an appointment - you can call, email or drop in.



  • 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 Taree is operated by Samaritans Foundation. 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, Hunter New England Central Coast Primary Health Network (HNECCPHN).


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 Taree

headspace Taree consists of a team of health professionals that provide support and therapeutic services to young people 12 – 25 years in the areas of: mental health, drug and alcohol, primary health and educational and vocational services.

  • Flexible days around your current schedule 


We are currently looking for experienced Registered Psychologists or Mental Health Accredited Allied Health Professionals to provide services in a primary health care setting at our “one stop shop” in Taree under an early intervention/ prevention framework for young people with mild to moderate mental health issues who have been referred by a General Practitioner. You must have experience with adolescent mental health and wellbeing, and a passion for making a difference in the lives of young people.

This is an opportunity to work as a Private Practitioner within the headspace Taree multidisciplinary team operated by the Samaritans Foundation. Our Private Practitioners have the opportunity to work collaboratively with our General Practitioner, other Private Allied Health Providers and experienced intake and assessment team. You will also have the opportunity to work in collaboration with our government and non-government partner services.


Applicants must hold:

  • An Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • Full registration with the Psychology Board of Australia or other Professional Governing body
  • Professional indemnity insurance
  • A current Working with Children Check
  • Medicare Provider Number

In addition, applicants must be willing to obtain an NDIS Worker Check and be eligible to provide focused psychological and other services under the MBS Better Access Scheme.


Some of the benefits we offer our practitioners are:

  • The opportunity to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team including our headspace Intake and Assessment team, Psychologists, Social Workers, Drug and Alcohol Workers, General Practitioner and Early Intervention Youth Workers for case discussion & seamless referrals
  • Support from our reception staff to schedule and confirm appointments for clients
  • Assistance for clients to access a range of community support services including accommodation, vocational, education and training, family therapy and financial assistance
  • Reasonable facility fee rates
  • A steady and continual stream of clients wishing to access services and support.
  • Flexible hours of work


For more information contact:

Name: headspace Taree
Phone: (02) 6539 3440
Email: headspacetaree@samaritans.org.au

Apply now

Interested in speaking up about mental
health in your community?

Young people and headspace

The Youth Reference Group (YRG) is passionate young
people, volunteering their time to raise awareness of
mental health and wellbeing. Hailing from all Midcoast
Council areas and from a diverse range of backgrounds,
many of the YRG have experienced their own struggles
but overcome them to become advocates of youth mental

The YRG makes sure that any new initiative from
headspace Taree will make a positive difference in the
lives of young people.

If you would like to get involved

For more information contact:

Name: headspace Taree
Phone: (02) 6539 3440
Email: headspacetaree@samaritans.org.au

Early Intervention Mental Health Intake Clinician 

headspace Taree is operated by Samaritans Foundation and part of a national initiative to deliver improvements in the mental health, social wellbeing and economic participation of young people aged 12-25. 

Contract to 30th June 2023
Part-time 48 hours fortnightly
The Opportunity: 

Working within a multidisciplinary team that provides ongoing counselling, treatment and support to young people. You will be providing initial intake and assessment and brief interventions of young people and seek to develop and maintain appropriate referral pathways in the local service system to provide therapeutic intervention, group work and community awareness activities to young people and service providers.

Why Work for us?

Attractive not for profit salary packaging options
14 weeks Parental Leave + Super Contributions
Family friendly, flexible working hours
Fitness Passport corporate gym membership
Payroll giving program
Progressive organisation with a focus on advocacy and social justice
The opportunity to work within an innovative, collaborative team environment
About you?

With experience in assessment, intervention and evaluation of clinical outcomes with diverse client populations, you will have a network of resources and community services. You will have experience and knowledge of psychological practice in the areas of Child, Adolescent and Family clinical services, as well as a well-developed knowledge of diverse cultures and community needs.

You are passionate about advocating on behalf of young people, use your excellent communication skills to work collaboratively with all of your stakeholders, have a genuine appreciation for the importance of documentation, and can work independently as well as being a valued member of the team.

Essential Criteria 

Tertiary qualifications in Social work, Psychology, Nursing or Occupational Therapy;
A demonstrated understanding of mental health issues affecting young people and their families and carers; best practice treatment options; support services; and co-morbidities;
Demonstrated skills and understanding in working with young people experiencing mental health issues and their families to assess strengths and needs, develop treatment plans collaboratively, and support young people to engage in services at difficult times in their lives;
Valid NSW Driver’s License, Senior First Aid Certificate, NDIS Worker Screening Check and Working with Children Check
Covid-19 1 & 2 vaccinations 
The Anglican Diocese of Newcastle (Newcastle Anglican) is the overarching body for some well-known Newcastle, Hunter, Central Coast & Mid North Coast organisations – Anglican Care, Samaritans, Newcastle Anglican Schools Corporation and Anglican parishes !

 So, what are you waiting for? Apply now! 

Samaritans promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of all children and young people.

Please include your cover letter addressing the essential criteria, and your resume.

For more information on the work we are doing visit www.newcastleanglican.org.au or email Natalie at careers@newcastleanglican.org.au    

For more information contact:

Name: headspace Taree
Phone: (02) 6539 3440
Email: headspacetaree@samaritans.org.au

Apply now