• 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



2-14 Sporting Drive, Thuringowa Central, Townsville, Queensland 4817
P: (07) 4799 1799 F: (07) 4799 1798

headspace Townsville is operated by Northern Australia Primary Health Limited. 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, Northern Queensland (Mackay Hospital and Health Services).

headspace  - Providing FREE confidential health services for young people aged 12 - 25 in the Townsville area. 

headspace is an inclusive service and does not discriminate regardless of age, race, cultural background, religion, sexual orientation, gender or disability. headspace  is about making sure young people in Townsville and surrounding areas have access to the best support, information, and services for their health and wellbeing.

It's about support for general health, mental health, drug and alcohol issues, and employment and education support. With the help of its dedicated and friendly staff of Doctors, Psychologists, Social Workers, Mental Health Nurses, Occupational Therapists, and a consortium of community partners, headspace  has become a popular one-stop-shop for young people seeking help or advice.

How do I make an appointment? You can make an appointment by calling (07) 4799 1799 or you can just drop-in during our opening hours 9.00am - 5.00pm Monday - Friday.  You can ask your current health professional for a referral to headspace Townsville.  Please note phones are diverted from 4.30pm.

Referral Form

You can come to headspace alone or with a friend or family member.

Services available

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.

Doctor (GP)


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


Sexual health screenings on site or links to local services. 

Alcohol & Drug Services


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

Work & Study Services


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

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.

Youth Programs


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

More information

Karrikin - A Comprehensive Social and Emotional Wellbeing Training Program (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)


Karrikin Train the Trainer

Townsville April 3rd and 4th 2017 registration form here -> download

Integrating the knowledge, harmony, and strengths within traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

Karrikin can be delivered to a diverse range of adult and student learners, and adapted to suit the diverse needs of students, schools, and organisations.  Non-Indigenous participation is strongly encouraged to develop and increase Cultural Capacity.

In addition to the specific learning objectives students/participants may benefit from the following outcomes:

  • Academic qualification QCE (Preparatory One Credit)
  • Increased social and emotional wellbeing/mental health literacy
  • Increase cultural capacity
  • Increased cultural connectedness
  • Improved help-seeking behaviours
  • Reduction in attitudes of stigma towards mental illness and distress
  • Transition to tertiary level education

Download further information and forms

 Enquires email: Karrikin@naphl.com.au

National Youth Week (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)


Operation X * Rainbow Fair  * Movie Under the Stars * Renegade Markets * Food Trucks * Battle of the Bands *

Renegade Youth Market - Registration Form

Would your Organisation, Business or School like to have a stall at YOUTHFEST? - Stallholder Application




headspace Townsville Team (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

headspace Townsville has a range of staff you can come see including:

  • Kirsten - Centre Manager
  • Cassandra - Clinical Lead
  • Ben - Community Development Lead
  • Kerrie - Practice Administrator


  • Dr. Kingsley - GP/Psychotherapist

Community Awarness and Social Recovery

  • Carolyn - Youth Engagement Clinician
  • Dylan - Youth Worker


  • Cassie - Occupational Therapist
  • Dave - Mental Health Nurse
  • Donna - Mental Health Social Worker
  • Philippa - Intern Psychologist
  • Aimee - Intern Psychologist


  • Paula - Central Intake Coordinator
  • Gary - Intake Officer
  • Jo - Intake Officer/Research Assistant
  • Candice - Intake Officer


  • Rhiaan - Referral Processing Officer
  • Nicole - Medical Receptionist
  • Jane - Admin/ Medical Receptionist
  • Tricia - Medical Receptionist
  • Ann - Medical Receptionist
  • Katelin - Medical Receptionist

Animal Assisted Therapy

  • Harvey - Labrador
  • Darcie - Border Collie


Groups @ headspace Townsville (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

headspace Townsville has a number of groups that provide a safe and friendly space for you to get to meet new friends, develop skills, and generally have fun! No fees involved!

Smile - for young women aged 15 - 25 Thursday fortnights 5.30pm - 7.30pm

Rainbow - for young people who identify as gender or sexually diverse.  Thursday fortnights 5.30pm - 7.30pm.  We alternate each fortnight for ages 12 - 25, and 15 - 25.

Men's group - for young men aged 16 - 25 Wednesday fortnights 5.30pm - 7.30pm.

OpenSpace - for young people aged 12 - 15 Thursday fortnights 3.30pm - 5.00pm.

Deadly Drawing - for young people aged 12 - 17 Thursday fortnights 3.30pm - 5.00pm.

To keep up to date with what on when, head to our Facebook page.

Download the full group brochure here.

356 headspace photo library expiry Jan 2020

YAChT (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Youth Advisory Crew headspace Townsville

Are you aged between 15 and 25 and live in Townsville or surrounds? Do you have something to say about health, mental health, and drug and alcohol issues?

We want you to apply if: 

  • You have had your own experiences of feeling depressed, anxious or another mental health issue.
  • You have a friend or family member who has/or had a mental illness or drug addiction.
  • You feel passionate about and are interested in mental health issues.

To be fully representative of our local youth  the voices of Indigenous young people, young people from different cultural backgrounds, young people from rural and remote areas, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender young people and young people who have been homeless are encouraged to apply.

How do I get involved?

Complete the application form:

  • email - youthheadspace@naphl.com.au
  • post - PO Box 4661 Kirwan QLD 4817
  • hand in – Riverway, Pioneer Park, Village Boulevard, Thuringowa Central

Want to know more?  FAQ and Position Description

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headspace Community Network (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

The headspace Community Network (hCN) consists of a group of very dedicated community volunteers passionate about improving social and emotional wellbeing outcomes for our local youth. 

headspace Townsville is privileged to have the invaluable support from the significant fundraising and successful community awareness events across many years.

Most recently hCN collaborated with Tennis Townsville to hold a Charity Tennis Event.  This would not have been a success without support from the following local businesses and major sponsor Mater Health Services North Queensland.

Tennis Sponsors



headspace Marquee Hire (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

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Please complete the Hire Form and submit to youthheadspace@naphl.com.au


  • The Marquee is quite large and requires AT LEAST two people for collection and return. 
  • Four or more people are required to assemble the marquee
  • A large vehicle/ute or trailer will be needed to transport the marquee