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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

The Opportunity:

headspace Taree team are a multidisciplinary team of professionals providing support to young people aged 12 – 25 years in the Hunter region. The Clinical Lead for headspace Taree has the responsibility for coordinating the clinical service delivery for young people accessing headspace.

The Clinical Lead will monitor clinical service quality and clinical outcomes, reporting on the client systems of headspace Taree. Understanding and maintaining Clinical Governance, policies and procedures is integral to this role. Providing clinical supervision to headspace salaried intake staff across both sites is required.

Essential Criteria  

  • Tertiary degree in Psychology, Social Work, Nursing, Occupational Therapy or similar as well as substantial work experience in child and adolescent mental health settings
  • Eligibility for membership of relevant professional association or membership of registration body or working towards same
  • Demonstrated evidence based clinical skills in assessment and working with young people and their families/carers in a mental health and/ or drug and alcohol setting
  • An understanding of the needs of young people with a mental illness, including engagement with the mental health service system.
  • Ability to advocate for improved accessibility for young people across a number of service systems
  • Ability to provide effective leadership and multi-disciplinary teamwork skills in relation to the management of risk within a youth mental health setting
  • Ability to develop, manage and monitor performance outcomes for programs and activities
  • Ability to provide formal and informal clinical supervision to staff that incorporates self - reflection and development.
  • Highly developed interpersonal, public relations and communication skills, including sound oral and writing skills.
  • An understanding of and commitment to Child Protection legislation and OH&S principles

Why work for us?

Our team are the heart of what we do here at Samaritans. As a part of the Samaritans team, you have access to the following great benefits:

  • 14 weeks paid maternity leave or 3 weeks paid parental pay. + Super Contributions after 12 months
  • Salary Packaging on a range of everyday living expenses (Mortgage, Rent and Bills), up to $611/fortnight
  • Up to 40% on school enrolment fees at any of our Newcastle Anglican schools
  • Meals & Entertainment Salary packaging up to $2,650 
  • Access to Fitness Passport (over 300+gyms)
  • Free access to our corporate Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible working options
  • Career and development opportunities

Who we are?

Newcastle Anglican is at the core of some of the most well-known businesses within Newcastle, Hunter, Central Coast & Mid North Coast organisations. Our service agencies include Anglican Care and Samaritans as well as Newcastle Anglican Schools Corporation and 54 Anglican parishes.

For more information on who we are and the work we do, visit www.newcastleanglican.org.au . You can learn about our Vision, Values and Service Philosophy here via YouTube.

For further information please email our Talent Team at careers@newcastleanglican.org.au

For more information contact:

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

Apply now