Hours

  • Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

headspace

Tweed Heads

145 Wharf Street, Carmarco Building, Tweed Heads, New South Wales 2485
P: (07) 5589 8700 F: (07) 5589 8799

headspace Tweed Heads is operated by Social Futures. 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, Social Futures.

headspace Tweed Heads provides free support for 12 - 25 year olds going through a tough time.

headspace Tweed Heads operates on a "no wrong door" policy which means that no young person will be turned away without being supported to access services in or outside of headspace .

We have 5 Youth Access Clinicians including an Aboriginal Youth Access Clinician, 5 psychologists, a GP, a drug and alcohol worker, a dietician, an exercise physiologist, and employment and training advisors working within our centre. We have host-desks available in our centre which we invite local organisations in the community that support youth to work from, and a community engagement worker to build links with the community. Our centre also has a large activities room with multimedia facilities which is available to hire for youth-focused activities or events.

headspace Tweed Heads Youth Advisory Group meets fortnightly to plan events/activities for our centre and discusses ways to improve the centre, review provision of services, and create innovative ways to support young people.

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.

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 Tweed Heads

EOI – Psychologist Tweed Heads & Lismore, Part-time/Sessional (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

EOI – Psychologist Tweed Heads &  Lismore

We are currently seeking passionate allied health professionals to work as part of a multidisciplinary team delivering psychological interventions to young people.

What we offer our private allied health professionals:

  • the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of young people, by offering a range of support options which are tailored to their needs.
  • comfortable rooms in a convenient location
  • on-going referrals of young people who have been assessed and are ready to receive services
  • proactive approach in monitoring appointments
  • flexibility to choose days
  • full administrative support from our Clinical Receptionists
  • regular communication with a Service Manager
  • being part of a friendly multi-disciplinary team which includes Youth Access Clinicians, GPs, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Social workers and Consortium partners
  • paid attendance to multi-disciplinary meetings
  • professional development opportunities.

Social Futures is looking to contract suitably qualified Allied Health professional(s) to deliver services within headspace Tweed heads and headspace Lismore to:

  • Provide psychological interventions to clients at the Facility;
  • Provide services in a conscientious, professional, competent and expeditious manner and in accordance with all appropriate standards applicable to the industry in which Social Futures operates;
  • Practice at the Facility according to a mutually agreed roster;
  • Maintain Clinical responsibility for their actions including appropriate use of and maintenance of client records

If you would like to become part of this exceptional team please contact us using the below details:

Skye Preston, Service Manager, headspace Tweed Heads
Ph: 07 5589 8700 or spreston@headspace-tweed.org.au

Teri King, Service Manager headspace Lismore
Ph: 02 6625 0200 or tking@headspace-lismore.org.au

 

Position Description: 20170308_EOI Headspace Psychologists

EOI – Psychologist Tweed Heads &  Lismore

We are currently seeking passionate allied health professionals to work as part of a multidisciplinary team delivering psychological interventions to young people.

What we offer our private allied health professionals:

  • the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of young people, by offering a range of support options which are tailored to their needs.
  • comfortable rooms in a convenient location
  • on-going referrals of young people who have been assessed and are ready to receive services
  • proactive approach in monitoring appointments
  • flexibility to choose days
  • full administrative support from our Clinical Receptionists
  • regular communication with a Service Manager
  • being part of a friendly multi-disciplinary team which includes Youth Access Clinicians, GPs, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Social workers and Consortium partners
  • paid attendance to multi-disciplinary meetings
  • professional development opportunities.

Social Futures is looking to contract suitably qualified Allied Health professional(s) to deliver services within headspace Tweed heads and headspace Lismore to:

  • Provide psychological interventions to clients at the Facility;
  • Provide services in a conscientious, professional, competent and expeditious manner and in accordance with all appropriate standards applicable to the industry in which Social Futures operates;
  • Practice at the Facility according to a mutually agreed roster;
  • Maintain Clinical responsibility for their actions including appropriate use of and maintenance of client records

If you would like to become part of this exceptional team please contact us using the below details:

Skye Preston, Service Manager, headspace Tweed Heads
Ph: 07 5589 8700 or spreston@headspace-tweed.org.au

Teri King, Service Manager headspace Lismore
Ph: 02 6625 0200 or tking@headspace-lismore.org.au

Position Description: 20170308_EOI Headspace Psychologists

For more information contact:

Name: Skye Preston
Phone: (07) 5589 8700
Email: spreston@headspace-tweed.org.au

More information

Meet the team (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Regional Manager

Brett Paradise

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Service Manager

Dominic Youe

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Team Leader

Skye Preston

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Youth Access Clinicians

Jackie Scales

Annie Alexander

Ryan Findlay

Aboriginal Youth Access Clinician

Leisa Lavelle

Community Engagement Officer

Claire Cottone

Clinical Receptionists

Megan Kimmorley

Mel Mathams

GP

Dr. Paul Davies

Psychologists

Hanson Jeong

Edith Saedt

Elizabeth Jajireh

Marise Fallon

Mental Health Social Worker

Loretta O'Brien

Psychiatrists

Dr. Ben Hadikusumo

Dr. Drew Richardson (headspace Youth Early Psychosis Program)

Drug and Alcohol Counsellor

Adrianna Soulis

Employment Advisor

Keshet Cohen

Exercise Physiologist

Todd Robinson

Dietician

Nina Kelly

How to access our services (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

headpsace Tweed Heads has professionally trained staff that are focused on helping young people between the ages of 12 and 25 years to address any health problems, confidentially and with respect.

All of our services are FREE for young people between the ages of 12 and 25!

How do you access our services?

  • You can walk in off the street and make an appointment
  • You can call us on (07) 5589 8700 and make an appointment
  • You can email us on enquiries@headspace-tweed.org.au
  • You can ask a parent, carer, teacher or the youth service you use to refer you

Do you need a medicare card?

  • You need a medicare card to access some of our private practitioners (psychologists, psychiatrist, dietician, exercise physiologist, dietician and G.P.)
  • If you don't have a medicare card, you can still access our Youth Access Clinicians, our Drug and Alcohol Counsellor and our Employment Advisor

How do you get to headspace Tweed Heads?

We have a bus stop right outside our door at 145 Wharf St. Click here for bus timetables to North and South or call Translink on 13 12 30.

What free services are at headspace Tweed Heads?

  • Youth Access Clinicians to help you make a plan to find the right people and help you in your situation
  • A G.P. - to keep your general health in check as well as help out with a care plan if needed
  • Counselling - psychologists work onsite
  • Drug and alcohol counselling
  • Dietician and Exercise Physiologist
  • Psychiatrist
  • Mental Health Social Worker
  • Employment advice
  • Heaps of info and someone to talk to
  • Yoga and self-care groups

What does confidentiality mean for you at headpsace?

In Australia, laws protect clients' rights to have the information they share with doctors and others who provide health services kept private. These laws mean that what you tell people during a helth care appointment must remain private between you and that person or service, except in particular situations.

There may be times when the person you are seeing at headspace is required by law to share information about you with another organisation, your parents or carers, or in some specific situations, court or the police. This may happen if the staff member thinks you or another person is at risk physically or mentally. If you are under 16 and someone is hurting you, we are required by law to make a report to the Department of Community Services.

Whenever possible, a headspace staff member will talk to you first to explain the reason and need for any disclosure of your personal information. However, confidentiality is your right in almost all circumstances. If you aren't sure, just ask the staff member about your confidentiality before you talk to them. We will always do our best to give you a straight answer.

Book a 15 minute centre tour (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Young people, parents and carers are welcome to book a 15 minute walk-through of the service before booking a first consultation. One of our friendly Youth Access Clinicians will be your guide!

Please contact reception on (07) 5589 8700 or enquiries@headspace-tweed.org.au if you would like to do so.

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

Are you 12 – 25 years old, interested in mental health, and passionate about making a difference?

headspace Tweed Heads aims to have young people involved in every aspect of the decision-making for our centre.

  • Planning and helping run youth events and other programs including art workshops, markets, band comps, hosting headspace stalls at festivals and more.
  • Evaluating and helping shape the delivery of headspace services.
  • Assisting in the design and development of our centre.
  • Attending various meetings for local organisations/services/schools and presenting on behalf of headspace Tweed Heads.
  • Giving feedback and ideas on policies and procedures, including recruitment and staff training.
  • Developing our social media platforms and community engagement strategies.

WE MEET FORTNIGHTLY AT OUR CENTRE, Wednesdays 4-6pm @145 Wharf Street, Tweed Heads

Speak to one of our receptionists or fill in the online form here: https://form.jotform.co/50767748603868

For more info, contact:

Claire Cottone - ccottone@headspace-tweed.org.au or phone (07) 5589 8700.

(Community Engagement Officer at headspace Tweed Heads)

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COMPASS LGBTIQAP+ Youth Network (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Compass is a youth-driven network of community members and service providers uniting to provide safety, support, acceptance and celebration for LGBTIQAP+ young people in the Tweed Shire and Southern Gold Coast.

Compass Flier

Ren's Story (video) (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

This is the second video in our #breakthestigma video series directed by our incredibly talented Youth Advisory Group member Ren Simpson. In this video Ren tells the story of her mental health journey and how headspace has helped her deal with significant challenges in her life, including living with Borderline Personality Disorder and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Click here to watch Ren's Story.

Rens Story Poster

Keiah's Story (video) (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

"I've let my past make me better not bitter."

headspace Tweed Heads Youth Advisory Group President and Compass founding member Keiah shares her inspiring personal story of overcoming addiction and becoming the incredible young woman and community leader she is today. This is the third video in headspace Tweed Head's #breakthestigma series directed by Ren Simpson.

Click here to watch Keiah's Story.

Keiahs Story shoot

#breakthestigma (video) (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Mental health doesn't discriminate - do you?

Here's a cute little 3 minute clip made by our young film maker Ren Simpson showing how mental health issues can happen to anyone. Here at headspace we are breaking the stigma against mental health and emphasising the importance of seeking help early and talking to friends, trusted adults and professionals about what's going on.

Click here to watch #breakthestigma.