headspace
Upper Coomera

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Hours

  • Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 7:00am - 6:00pm
  • Wednesday: 7:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday: 7:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

About

Jingeri

headspace Upper Coomera, located on Yugambeh land, is a place where young people (aged 12-25) can:

  • Get free and confidential support for their mental health
  • Access non-judgemental information and support around drugs or alcohol
  • Get practical support around work and study issues  

*We do not offer psychiatrist services at this centre.

Please scroll down on this page to find more information about these services. Or, select the option that best describes your situation. 

I am a young person or family member/friend/carer looking for support

I need to request information about a young person

I am a Provider referring a young person

I have a general enquiry

You can get more information or make an appointment to discuss how our services can help you by giving us a call on 07 5600 1999

Other service providers can make a referral via this referral form link

Our services welcome all people irrespective of ethnicity, lifestyle choice, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity. 

headspace Community Engagement work to promote headspace services to young people, parents/carers, schools and other key stakeholders. We are keen to collaborate with education providers, services and agencies based on the Gold Coast. Read more about Community Engagement here and use the below request forms to collaborate with us:

School/Uni/Tafe or Service/Community Group

 

Hours

  • Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 7:00am - 6:00pm
  • Wednesday: 7:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday: 7:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

headspace Upper Coomera is operated by Lives Lived Well. 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, Gold Coast PHN.

Services

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

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

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

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.

“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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Positions currently available at headspace Upper Coomera

Employer: headspace Upper Coomera

G’Day, Jingeri, Hello!

At headspace, we value our people as our greatest asset. We attract and retain great people who use their skills to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of young people. If you’re a natural at working with young people or looking to build your career in mental health care, you’ll want to keep reading.

Where you’ll work

Where the hinterland meets the metropolis, Upper Coomera is a relaxed, residential suburb filled with families and friendly smiles. If being “away from it all” is more your style, Upper Coomera offers a country lifestyle with easy access to city comforts and theme parks on your days off.  

About the role

We’re looking for an Allied Health Professional to provide mental health sessions under the Better Access Medicare Benefits Scheme (MBS) pathway, for young people (12 – 25 years old), using a Mental Health Care Plan. You will be self-employed and working on contract with our centre, and bulk billing your clients.

What you’ll be doing in the role

First things first, our clinical team will work with you to quickly build up a caseload that is in line with your capacity, skills, and experience. You will always have support from an on-site clinical team including new in-reach positions from Queensland Health and our in-house clinical team.

Second, you will be able to build your own schedule. We will give you flexibility around hours and days you’d like to offer appointments (between Monday to Friday), with some limited out-of-hours availability required from time to time.

You’d be a great fit if

  • You are motivated, organized, and you prefer to manage your own schedule. You would be working autonomously, with support from our clinical team.
  • You’ve got a passion to help your community and build a career working with young people aged 12-25 years old.
  • You’ve got the knowledge and experience to work with a range of presentations within the mild to moderate spectrum. This can include, but is not limited to, stress, depression, anxiety, trauma, self-harm alcohol and drug use and family discord.
  • You have tertiary qualifications in psychology, mental health, social work, occupational therapy and/or have a current Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) or Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) membership.
  • You have ABN and professional indemnity insurance.
  • You have a Medicare provider number and you can bill under the Medicare Benefits Scheme (MBS).

 

About our team

Since 2006, headspace has helped those aged 12-25 by providing tailored and holistic mental health support at crucial times, helping young people get back on track and improving their ability to manage their mental health. Working at headspace, you’ll be supported in a diverse and flexible work environment that encourages professional development and structured clinical support.

Our team, at headspace Upper Coomera, is a small but mighty team who are experts in their field. It’s a team that feels like a family. We support one another, encourage professional growth, and keep the day-to-day full of fun. We support the development of future clinicians by having Psychology, Social Work and Counselling students from our local Universities on learning placements at our centre.

What’s in it for you?

  • On-site clinical support from an experienced team at all times.
  • Opportunities to attend group supervision and case conferences, as well as internal professional development workshops.
  • No admin fees! We have an experienced administration staff to support you with appointment management, billing and other needs, free of charge.
  • Flexibility around hours and days.
  • Access to modern, comfortable consulting rooms with IT equipment supplied.
  • Free parking for you and your clients.

 

Our values

At headspace, our goal is to achieve the best possible mental health outcomes for young people and their families. To do this, we need people who’ll help us do things ‘the headspace way’, living our values of Inclusion, Collaboration, Agility and Excellence.

In return, we offer an environment that fosters personal and career development, diversity and wellbeing. Employment at headspace means working in a purposeful, agile and world-leading organisation all in the name of a common mission – raising the profile of youth mental health and providing vital support to those who need it.

How to apply

We make hiring decisions based on your experience, skills and passion, as well as how you can enhance headspace Upper Coomera and our culture. When you apply, please tell us the pronouns you use and any reasonable adjustments you may need during the interview process.

We celebrate all types of skills and backgrounds at headspace Upper Coomera so even if you don’t feel like your skills quite match what’s listed above - we still want to hear from you! Apply by sending your cover letter and resume to our Centre Manager, Suzi Brendon, or feel free to get in touch if you have any more questions.

 

 

For more information contact:

Name: Suzi Brendon (Centre Manager)
Phone: 0437 331 440
Email: Suzi.brendon@headspaceuc.org.au

Employer: headspace Upper Coomera

G’Day, Jingeri, Hello!

At headspace, we value our people as our greatest asset. We attract and retain great people who use their skills to make a difference in the health and well-being of young people. If you’re a natural at working with young people or looking to build your career as a General Practitioner in mental health care, this could be the role for you.

Where you’ll work

Where the hinterland meets the metropolis, Upper Coomera is a relaxed, residential suburb filled with families and friendly smiles. If being “away from it all” is more your style, Upper Coomera offers a country lifestyle with easy access to city comforts and theme parks on your days off. 

About the role

We’re looking for an experienced General Practitioner (GP) with a passion for working with young people aged 12-25 years old in the mental health space. In this role, you’ll work alongside our clinical team to provide young people with mental, physical, and sexual health care under the Medicare Benefits Scheme (MBS).

The headspace model strives to provide timely and appropriate access to support the mental wellness of young people. A key part of this model is to offer wrap-around care, including medical input that is integrated into our clients’ treatment plans. Our contracted GPs are highly valued members of our team as they provide this vital care pathway.

In this role, you will be self-employed working on contract with our centre, and bulk billing your clients.

What you’ll be doing in the role

When you start, our clinical team will quickly work with you to build a caseload that is in line with your capacity, skills, and experience. You will always have support from an on-site clinical team including new in-reach positions from Queensland Health (under the Better Access Bilateral Scheme) as well as access to a community of GPs in the headspace network.

Next, you will build your own schedule. We will give you flexibility around hours and days you’d like to offer appointments (between Monday to Friday), with some limited out-of-hours availability required from time to time. 

You’d be a great fit if

  • Bachelor of Medicine (or equivalent) with current Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (APRHA) registration.
  • You are motivated, organised, and you prefer to manage your own schedule. You would be working autonomously, with support from our clinical team.
  • You’ve got a passion to help your community and grow your career working with young people aged 12-25 years old in mental health care.
  • You’ve got the knowledge and experience to work with a range of presentations within the mild to moderate spectrum. This can include, but is not limited to, stress, depression, anxiety, trauma, self-harm alcohol and drug use and family discord.
  • You have sensitivity, respect, and experience working with culturally diverse communities. Our centre’s demographic includes a large proportion of those in the LGBTIQAP+ community, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and those who are culturally and linguistically diverse.
  • Experience performing health checks.
  • You have ABN and professional indemnity insurance.
  • You have a Medicare provider number and you can bill under the Medicare Benefits Scheme (MBS).

 

About our team

Since 2006, headspace has helped those aged 12-25 by providing tailored and holistic mental health support at crucial times, helping young people get back on track and improving their ability to manage their mental health. Working at headspace, you’ll be supported in a diverse and flexible work environment that encourages professional development and structured clinical support.

Our team, at headspace Upper Coomera, is a small but mighty team who are experts in their field. It’s a team that feels like a family. We support one another, encourage professional growth, and keep the day-to-day full of fun. We support the development of future clinicians by having Psychology, Social Work and Counselling students from our local Universities on learning placements at our centre.

What’s in it for you?

  • On-site clinical support from an experienced team at all times.
  • Opportunities to attend conferences, accredited training, and internal professional development workshops.
  • Access to a community of GPs throughout the headspace network.
  • Low admin fees. We have an experienced administration staff to support you with appointment management, billing and other needs.
  • Flexibility around hours and days.
  • Access to modern, comfortable consulting rooms with IT equipment supplied.
  • Free parking for you and your clients.

 

Our values

At headspace, our goal is to achieve the best possible mental health outcomes for young people and their families. To do this, we need people who’ll help us do things ‘the headspace way’, living our values of Inclusion, Collaboration, Agility and Excellence.

In return, we offer an environment that fosters personal and career development, diversity and wellbeing. Employment at headspace means working in a purposeful, agile and world-leading organisation all in the name of a common mission – raising the profile of youth mental health and providing vital support to those who need it.

How to apply

We make hiring decisions based on your experience, skills and passion, as well as how you can enhance headspace Upper Coomera and our culture. When you apply, please tell us the pronouns you use and any reasonable adjustments you may need during the interview process.

We celebrate all types of skills and backgrounds at headspace Upper Coomera so even if you don’t feel like your skills quite match what’s listed above - we still want to hear from you! Apply by sending your cover letter and resume to our Centre Manager, Suzi Brendon, or feel free to get in touch if you have any more questions.

 

 

For more information contact:

Name: Suzi Brendon
Phone: 0437 331 440
Email: suzi.brendon@headspaceuc.org.au

Employer: headspace Upper Coomera

Deadline: 15 Jul 2024, 5:00 pm

G’Day, Jingeri, Hello!

At headspace, we value our people as our greatest asset. We attract and retain great people who use their skills to make a difference in the health and well-being of young people. If you’re a natural at working with young people or looking to build your career as a Senior Mental Health Clinician, this could be the role for you.

Where you’ll work

Where the hinterland meets the metropolis, Upper Coomera is a relaxed, residential suburb filled with families and friendly smiles. If being “away from it all” is more your style, Upper Coomera offers a country lifestyle with easy access to city comforts and theme parks on your days off. 

About the role

We currently have a full-time maximum-term maternity backfill vacancy until the end of April 2025 for a Senior Mental Health Clinician in our team.

As a Senior Mental Health Clinician, you will support our young people by providing therapeutic care to them using our headspace model of care headSTART (a single session model) and evidence-based techniques to support your clients in treatment and recovery.


The headSTART program provides accessible timely care (early intervention) and care coordination support to young people and their families. Our committed and passionate multi-disciplinary team have a rich history of working with young people, their families, and carers to help young people achieve their recovery goals.


In this client-facing role, you will provide care coordination, work closely with our external stakeholders including QLD health and attend community events. You will create meaningful engagement opportunities for young people and develop treatment plans to coordinate care for young people and their families within the service. As a Senior Mental Health Clinician, you will also be responsible for supporting and guiding a team of Mental Health Clinicians in their daily work with young people. You will debrief with them and be available to discuss clinical questions.

The remuneration for these positions will be commensurate with the successful applicant's qualifications, skills and experience and will range between gross $49.28 to $51.51 per hour (pay rates effective from first full pay period on or after 1 July 2024) plus superannuation and salary packaging benefits.

Other benefits include:

  • Being a part of an inclusive environment that encourages staff wellbeing, whilst delivering good quality care to young people and their families.Learning opportunities – a comprehensive induction program and ongoing capability development.
  • Clinical Supervision – a structured program to support your practice.
  • An extra five paid leave days per year to support your wellbeing and work-life balance (pro rata for part-time and contract staff).
  • Salary packaging to increase your take-home pay.
  • An employee assistance program (EAP) for you and your family, including emotional, psychological, financial counselling and wellbeing services.
  • Being a part of a passionate, collaborative, and driven multidisciplinary team.
  • Fitness Passport membership access to a wide range of gyms, pools, and fitness and leisure centers across Australia, at a discounted rate.

 

What you’ll be doing in the role

Reporting to the Team Leader, as a Senior Clinician you will:

  • Take a lead role in a multi-disciplinary team delivering evidence-based interventions, working collaboratively with young people, their families, and their supports.
  • Provide clinical leadership and consult to our Clinicians and day-to-day shift co-ordination, role modelling organisational values.
  • Conduct in-depth risk assessments, including assessment of suicide risk and violence and provide follow-up support, referrals, and treatment.
  • Confidently manage competing clinical and non-clinical priorities in a busy youth mental health service.
  • Refer young people as appropriate and provide follow-up support.
  • Facilitate and monitor the integration and coordination of care of headspace Southport clients, including participating and facilitating in case review meetings.

 

You’d be a great fit if

  • You are an engaging, highly self-reflective, and accountable individual with the ability to connect with young clients who are navigating mental health challenges and difficult life experiences.
  • You can work both autonomously and collaboratively within a team and utilise the appropriate evidence-based techniques to support your clients.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline such as Social Work, Psychology, Occupational Therapy, Counselling or Mental Health Nursing.
  • Eligibility for membership with the relevant professional body such as AHPRA or the Australian Association of Social Workers.
  • Extensive experience in youth mental health and care coordination is highly desirable.
  • Proven ability with case formulation and treatment planning including delivering evidence-based intervention.
  • A high level of interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal) and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong time management skills and ability to balance competing demands while maintaining your wellbeing.
  • Be passionate about early intervention for young people and their families.
  • Have the ability to actively engage and work collaboratively with young people and their families/significant others to achieve positive recovery outcomes.

 

About our team

Since 2006, headspace has helped those aged 12-25 by providing tailored and holistic mental health support at crucial times, helping young people get back on track and improving their ability to manage their mental health. Working at headspace, you’ll be supported in a diverse and flexible work environment that encourages professional development and structured clinical support.

Our team, at headspace Upper Coomera, is a small but mighty team who are experts in their field. It’s a team that feels like a family. We support one another, encourage professional growth, and keep the day-to-day full of fun. We support the development of future clinicians by having Psychology, Social Work and Counselling students from our local Universities on learning placements at our centre.

Our values

At headspace, our goal is to achieve the best possible mental health outcomes for young people and their families. To do this, we need people who’ll help us do things ‘the headspace way’, living our values of Inclusion, Collaboration, Agility and Excellence.

In return, we offer an environment that fosters personal and career development, diversity and wellbeing. Employment at headspace means working in a purposeful, agile and world-leading organisation all in the name of a common mission – raising the profile of youth mental health and providing vital support to those who need it.

How to apply

We make hiring decisions based on your experience, skills and passion, as well as how you can enhance headspace Upper Coomera and our culture. When you apply, please tell us the pronouns you use and any reasonable adjustments you may need during the interview process.

To apply, visit the Lives Lived Well Careers page, find the Senior Mental Health Clinician role, and click Apply to submit your application. For questions about the role, email recruitment@liveslivedwell.org.au. If you would like to discuss the model of care, please contact Lissy Suthers, Team Leader (headspace Upper Coomera) via email at Alicia.Suthers@headspaceuc.org.au to arrange a time to discuss.

 

For more information contact:

Name: Lissy Suthers
Phone: 0412 627 120
Email: recruitment@liveslivedwell.org.au

Apply now

More information

We understand that asking for help when you're not feeling yourself takes strength and can feel uncomfortable. Because of this, we have made our referral process as easy as possible. 

If you are a young person between the ages of 12-25, there are a number of ways in which you can access our services at headspace Upper Coomera.

  • You can make an appointment yourself
  • You can have a friend or family member make an appointment for you
  • You can make an appointment with your GP and ask them to complete the referral form for you 
  • A trusted professional from your school, TAFE, University or any other health or community service provider can complete the referral form or call on your behalf.

If you are under the age of 16 years of age, we encourage you to bring along a parent, care giver or support person for your first appointment. 

Making an appointment

To make an appointment at headspace Upper Coomera: 

  • You can call us on 07 5600 1999
  • You can email us at reception@headspaceuc.org.au
  • You can drop into the centre at Shop 1, 1 Brygon Creek Road, Upper Coomera during our opening hours. 

When you call to make an appointment our friendly and helpful reception staff will take some details like your name, contact information and any Medicare information and then book you in to our next available time to see a clinician. You will then get a welcome pack explaining more. 

Scroll down to the drop down tab; what to expect at headspace Upper Coomera to find out what happens in that appointment. 

 

While you can just walk-in to the centre to see someone, you may have to wait until a clinician is free so we prefer if you make an appointment. 

Our phone and email accounts are only checked during our opening hours. If you require immediate support, please contact:

  • MH Call on 1300 642 255
  • Kids Helpline on 18100 551 800
  • Lifeline on 13 11 14
  • Emergency Services 000

 

Cost 

Services are free. 

You don't need to have a Mental Health TreatmentPlan (also known as a mental health CarePlan) before contacting headspace and coming in for your first appointment. If after your appointment, you and the clinician feel that this would be the best way to support you, then we can help you through getting a Mental Health Treatment Plan after you attend. 

Bulk Billing is where headspace, instead of charging you, can bill Medicare (or the Australian government) for the health services that you receive. You can find more information at this government website Bulk billing and Medicare

Wondering what happens when you come to an appointment at headspace Upper Coomera ?

Our friendly team at reception will greet you and help you with a few bits of essential paperwork, then you can make yourself comfortable in our waiting room, with tea and coffee available and your clinician will come to meet you.

If you are coming with family, friends or other support people, some helpful info can be found in this welcome pack

headSTART is what we call our pathway into services provided at headspace Upper Coomera, it is based on a very well researched model called "single session framework" . This research found that more often than not, between 1 and 3 sessions is enough to support someone with their current situation and difficulties. 

The clinician will work with you to keep the questions and assessment to a minimum and focus on providing strategies and tools straight away. 

This pathway helps us to keep the wait time for an appointment with a clinician to two weeks and under so you can get support when you need it. 

Should you and the clinician agree that you need additional support, they’ll work with you to map the best pathway and link you to services that will best meet your needs. This could be with Practitioners or programs within headspace Upper Coomera, or with other local services and specialists. Should we think another service would be more suitable, we will make that referral and paperwork for you, and if you think it would be helpful we can support you as you move across and meet new people” 

While we are best known for our mental health support, we also offer services to support overall well being:

GP for your physical health, this service is available for young people registered with headspace and our GP can support you with physical health issues, with accessing a Mental Health Care Plan, medication reviews and anything else you would see a GP for. 

True Clinic for sexual health 

YODA for alcohol other drugs 

Busy Ability and headspace Work and Study for support with employment

 

hAPI survery - what are they and why are they important?

To be able to continue providing a completely free service it is important that we collect some basic (de identified) information for every appointment. It is also important that we collect information about how you are going to best be able to support you, and if you come to see us more than once we can see how you are going and whether what we are doing is helping so we can respond and change where needed. The way we do this at headspace is through a centralised platform called hAPI. 

Before any appointment at headspace Upper Coomera, you will be asked to complete a "hAPI survey", you will be unable to complete it on your phone so we have access to an iPad in the centre and staff will be able to assist you to complete them. 

In addition, some of the information you provide is used in an unidentified way to show the government, the headspace network and our funders what services are needed here on the Gold Coast. 

The survey takes about 10 minutes to complete  the first time but is quicker for any subsequent appointment. 

Our team are experts in their field, with a specific interest in the unique experiences and needs of young people. Meet the team: 

Suzi - Centre Manager

Marilyn - Practice Manager

Lissy - Clinical Lead 

Lani, Kylah  - Reception

Kirsty, Jessie, Tayla and Robin  - Mental Health Clinicians

Georgia - Community Engagement Coordinator 

Private Practitioners: 

Justin Ong - Psychologist

Parwinder Gill – Mental Health Social Worker 

Other services provided by:

YODA at Lives Lived Well (Alcohol and Other Drug Counselling)

headspace Work and Study (Vocational Support) 

Lead Agency:

Lives Lived Well - more information at their website here: Lives Lived Well

 

How to contact our staff: 

  • To book, change or cancel an appointment: Contact reception on 07 5600 1999
  • To contact our Centre Manager - Suzi Brendon: Contact Suzi by phone on 0437 331 440 or email suzi.brendon@headspace.org.au
  • For all Community Engagement opportunities or enquiries head over here

 

headspace Upper Coomera supports the development of future clinicians by having Psychology, Social Work and Counselling students from our local Universities on a learning placement at centre; you may be asked if a student can be in the room observing the clinician running your appointment, or whether a student can take the lead in your appointment under the guidance of a permanent, experienced clinician. Some students will be about to graduate, and in these circumstances, they may run the session on their own, this is after extensive training, support and guidance of our clinical team. You can decline the student being present, and we will reallocate to a clinician, this decision in no way impacts the care that you will receive

headspace Upper Coomera is not a crisis service and we cannot guarantee that we can respond in an emergency.

For urgent assistance, please contact;

Emergency services 000
If you need immediate help or are at risk of harm to yourself or others, call 000 now

Lifeline 13 11 14
Confidential service providing support to anyone in Australia who is feeling overwhelmed, having difficulty coping or thinking about suicide

Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800
Australia's only free support service specifically for children and young people aged 5 to 25 years, offering confidential and private counselling and mental health and wellbeing information and referrals

13YARN  13 92 76
The first national crisis support line for mob who are feeling overwhelmed or having difficulty coping. Confidential one-on-one with an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Crisis supporter. 

1300 MH CALL – 1300 64 22 55
A free, 24/7 service offering advice and information in a mental health emergency or crisis.
Further information about this service can be found here

Other Services and Resources

Head to Health
Head to Health is a free, confidential service that helps all Australians access the mental health and wellbeing services that are right for them.
Whether you are looking for mental health support for yourself, someone you care about, or just trying to improve your wellbeing – Head to Health is a good place to start.
They can help you navigate and choose the most suitable care options, whether that’s face-to-face, via phone, or online.

Find out more about Head to Health here 
Please note; Head to Health is not an emergency or crisis service.

 

headspace online services
headspace has developed online resources that can be accessed by setting up your own free and confidential account 

Through this account you can access: 

  • 1:1 support with a mental health clinician online or on the phone (9am – midnight, NOT a crisis service)
  • Weekly online clinician led community chats on specific topics
  • Peer chats to connect with others experiencing similar issues
  • Online tools and resources to build your own personalised toolkit
  • Work and Study specialist support

Sign up for your headspace account here 

 

Taplink
Taplink is a list of online, phone and face to face support and services covering mental health, housing, drug and alcohol support and much more.

Check out Taplink here

 

headspace Upper Coomera's Youth Advisory Council (YAC) is a group of passionate young people who work with our centre to give guidance and feedback, collaborate on events and campaigns, create social media and help make sure young people’s voices are being heard. 

If you are keen to find out more about our YAC and how to apply, get in touch with Georgia by email georgia.richards@headspaceuc.org.au or call/text 0473 007 845

You are also able to click here for the application. 

 

 

Accessibility 

headspace Upper Coomera been built ensure access to people of all abilities, there is wheelchair access from the car park straight in front of the centre, all our doors are wide enough for wheelchairs and our reception desk has a lower level to allow everyone to be able to talk directly with our reception staff

We have adapted toilet facilities 

Transport Options

headspace Upper Coomera is on several main bus routes: you can plan your journey here 

If you are driving here, please see the map at the top of the website which has a link for directions. There is plenty of parking around the centre and it is all free. 

If you need further help or are struggling to afford transport, please speak to our reception team. 

If you, or your family and friends do not have English as a first language, our staff have access to a free interpreting service at all times, please ask reception about this service when you are booking you’re appointment.

 

The centre also has access to an AUSLAN Interpreter if you use Australian Sign Language.

 

At headspace Upper Coomera we take your privacy very seriously and anything shared with us is confidential. We keep all your information on a secure database which is only available to headspace Upper Coomera staff. The law stops us from sharing your information outside these people unless we have your permission. 

Sometimes you do not want us to share your information and we respect that, however there may be times when we need to talk to someone without your permission, such as: if you or someone else is at significant risk of harm or if the law requires us to do so. We will always let you know if this needs to happen. 

Consent forms to be added soon for your viewing. 

At headspace Upper Coomera we want to work together with you to ensure that you receive all the support you need to reach your goals. We believe that to achieve this is necessary to tell you what you can expect from us and what we may expect from you. 

You have the right to:

  • be treated with respect at all times
  • receive a high-quality, professional and non-judgemental service
  • feel safe and supported to voice your thoughts, feelings and opinions and have them listened to
  • work together with your thoughts, feelings and opinions and have them listened to
  • work together with your team at headspace Upper Coomera on goals and care plans with which you have agreed 
  • be involved in making decisions that affect your life 
  • provide feedback to us or to headspace National about the treatment you receive here
  • ask for access to information we may have collected about you 
  • ask to receive support from a different worker if you are not satisfied or comfortable with the worker who is allocated to you 
  • expect that no information about you will be given to anyone that isn't involved in your support or treatment unless you choose to allow that information to be shared or unless the law requires us to disclose that information 
  • give us as much or as little information as you want

Your responsibility is to:

  • Treat the headspace Upper Coomera team with respect and recognise that we are here to help
  • not attend headspace Upper Coomera when under the influence of alcohol, drugs or any other substances.
  • make every effort to contact us should you not be able to make your appointment
  • respect the privacy of other people accessing the service
  • respect the property and premise of headspace Upper Coomera

We believe that family and friends play an important role in the path to better wellbeing. We understand that there may be many different types of family and friends that are important. Research shows that involving family and friends in a young person’s care can lead to better health outcomes.  

Wherever possible, we support and create meaningful opportunities for family and friends to directly participate in our services, in ways that the young person is comfortable with, and that are likely to be beneficial to the young person's wellbeing.  

All involvement of family and friends at headspace is done with the young person's privacy and confidentiality in mind. 

Please see this Family and Friends Welcome Pack for more information and headspace National also offer online support services for family and friends.

headspace Upper Coomera welcomes feedback, compliments and complaints from young people, their friends and family.   
Sharing your experience and ideas helps us to know what we’re doing well, and how we can make improvements. 
 
You can do this by; 

  • Filling in the Tell Us About It form in the waiting room, and drop it in the box 
  • Speaking to a team member in the centre 
  • Phoning us on 07 5600 1999 
  • Emailing us at reception@headspaceuc.org.au  

 

Providing feedback or making a complaint will not impact your care or access to services. 
We appreciate your willingness to provide this valuable feedback so that we can provide the best possible care and experience to young people and their families. 

Do my parents need to come with me?

Although we feel it's great if parents can come and support you, we also understand this may be difficult for many reasons. Therefore, your parents don't have to attend appointments with you. You can attend by yourself or you may want to bring someone else that you feel comfortable with to join the session. If you’re 16 years or under we will require consent from a family member or guardian to attend. 

What happens when I call to make an appointment?

You will talk to one of our friendly staff who will:

  • Chat with you about what you are wanting help with
  • Explain to you the services we can provide
  • Work with you to develop a plan around how we can work with you

We will use this information to match you with a worker who will contact you to book a face-to-face or phone appointment. You can also ask a friend, teacher, parent, other family member, health worker or community agency to contact headspace Upper Coomera for you; however we will still reach out to you to get your consent. 

Do you tell people what I say?

At headspace Upper Coomera, we take your privacy very seriously and anything you say to us is confidential. If your information needs to be given to other people or organisations we will ask you first for your permission. The only time we would talk to someone else without your permission is if you tell us that you are going to hurt yourself or someone else, or if we are required to by law. Keeping you and other people safe is our main priority.

What if I'm not ready to speak to someone face-to-face?

It's totally normal to feel nervous about getting help for the first time. If you're going through a tough time and you're not ready to chat to someone face-to-face, eheadspace provides confidential online web-chat and telephone mental health support 7 days a week, 9am- 1am. To access eheadspace for the first time all you need to do is register at Online and phone support or phone 1800 650 890. 

headspace Upper Coomera is proud to support the training and development of the future workforce, and to assist in mental health and wellbeing research initiatives.

Research Requests
All requests to promote research projects/initiatives at headspace Upper Coomera or collaborate with us on a research initiative must be submitted via this EOI to Conduct Research Request Form. Completed forms are to be emailed to research@liveslivedwell.org.au

You will be contacted if your request is approved.

Student Placements
headspace Upper Coomera offers several student placements each year, and the demand for placements is always high. To assist students in deciding whether headspace Southport may be an appropriate and suitable placement option, please review the placement information below.

All applications for placements must be requested and coordinated through the Clinical Educator at your University.

 

What type of activities do students get to participate in whilst on placement?

  • Conducting psychosocial assessment and providing single-session intervention
  • Participating in Clinical MDT Review meetings.
  • Making referrals to external and internal service providers.
  • Provide case coordination.
  • Co-facilitating therapeutic groups.
  • Provide brief intervention counselling sessions.
  • Participate in community awareness activities.

 

What type of students can complete a placement at headspace Upper Coomera?
Students that headspace Upper Coomera usually works with are;

  • Social Work Bachelor or masters, final placement.
  • Psychology internships- will require an external supervisor.
  • Bachelor or masters of Occupational Therapy, final placement.

 

For Student Placement Coordinators 
Coordinators who wish to broker student placements at headspace Upper Coomera can contact the headspace Clinical Educator, Chloe Thomas by email on chloe.thomas@headspacesouthport.org.au