At headspace Victor Harbor we provide a youth-friendly, community-based, cost free health service for young people 12-25 and their families. Our youth friendly health professionals at headspace Victor Harbor can help you with:
• General Health
• Mental health and counselling
• Work & Study Program
• Relationships and Family inclusive services
• Bulk-billed GP service including Physical and Sexual health
• Group activities and events
• Alcohol & other drugs counselling
Victor Harbor has an Open Door Program. This program is the front of our service. Victor Harbor headspace continues to offer all of the usual services listed, however in addition we offer the option to continue to engage with a clinician just when you need to. You will have the option to just call back when you next want to see someone rather than have a regular booking. This can also apply to family sessions if this would suit you and the concerns you have. The session will focus on your main concerns and work to provide a service that assists with this. We don’t have waiting lists, you will be seen by an experienced mental health worker in a timely manner. No GP referral needed and all our services are free.
Our office is wheelchair accessible.
You do not require a referral from a doctor, however, having your GP involved in your care is recommended.
Simply fill out the Referral Form and email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org Or give us a call on 08 8391 0123.
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headspace Victor Harbor is a satellite site of headspace Murray Bridge.
- Monday: 9:00pm - 5:00pm
- Tuesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
- Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Friday: Closed
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed
headspace Victor Harbor is operated by iReach Rural Health. 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, Country SA PHN.
Your GP can refer you to see a specialist youth psychiatrist for bulk billed assessment and management advice for mental health issues.
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.
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.
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.
Jobs and volunteering
Positions currently available at headspace Victor Harbor
Salary: Private Allied Health Practitioner eligible for MBS registration
Come and work with us!
If you have a passion for making a difference in the lives of young people, then we want to hear from you.
We are looking for Private Allied Health Practitioners – Psychologists, Social Workers, Occupational Therapist, to work from our Victor Harbor office.
If you are a Private Allied Health Practitioner eligible for MBS registration, interested in seeking one to three-day clinic and have experience working with young people, then we want to hear from you!
We provide reception services, receive the referrals from local General Practitioners, make all the client bookings and offer use of our counselling rooms. You will work in a team environment with other experienced Mental Health professionals. Practitioners are welcome to attend our in-house professional development sessions and peer supervision opportunities.
For further information contact Suzanne Fuzzard, Centre Manager – headspace Murray Bridge – 08 8531 2122 – email email@example.com
For more information contact:
Name: Suzanne Fuzzard
Phone: (08) 8531 2122
For more information contact:
Name: headspace Victor Harbor
Phone: (08) 8391 0123
Seeking an enthusiastic Manager to back fill the Centre Manager role for headspace Murray Bridge and headspace Victor Harbor for approx. 4 months. Commencing preferably the week of 17th July 2023 and through until Dec 6th 2023 to enable a handover to occur prior to departure and upon return.
This backfill is to fill a long service leave absence. The position could be full time or negotiated to be no less than 3 days a week. The Manager would need to be located at least 2 -3 days in Murray Bridge with outreach to Victor Harbor weekly/fortnightly. For a job description or to discuss suitability to the role please call Suzanne on 8531 2122 or email on firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information contact:
Phone: (08) 8531 2122
To be able to access some of headspace Victor Harbor's services, you may need to access a Medicare card. It can be your own Medicare card or you can use your family's Medicare card if your name is listed on it.
When you turn 15 years of age, you can apply for your own Medicare card. To do this you have to do some paper work and have some identification. You need to complete a "Medicare copy or transfer" application form and submit it at your local Medicare service centre. You’ll need to provide identification, such as a student card or birth certificate, as well as details about the card you are transferring from.
If you need more information or need help with accessing a Medicare card, have a look at the human services website about becoming independent: https://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/subjects/young-people-becoming-independent
We support clients’ rights!
headspace Victor Harbor supports your right to:
- Refuse treatment or service
- Agree to or refuse the presence of trainee practitioners or students
- Choose to have another person present at your appointment
- Request a transfer to another headspace clinician
- Make complaints and have them investigated
- Have continued access to the services after making a complaint
Our promise to you...
We ensure that:
You are fully informed about your health and health care options to help you make informed choices.
Your confidentiality and privacy are maintained.
You are given information about circumstances in which we are legally required to report; such as to protect the health and safety of a young person at risk, or if personal information is subpoenaed by court.
Your prior approval would be obtained to:
- Provide a written report to another professional agency, eg a GP or lawyer; or
- Discuss the material with another person, eg a parent or employer; or
- If disclosure is otherwise required or authorized by law.
Victor Medical Centre: (08) 8551 3200
Norfolk House Medical Centre: (08) 8552 3900
Victor Harbour Hospital: (08) 8552 0500
CAMHS: 1300 222 647
Community Health Service: (08) 8552 0600
Rural & Remote Emergency Mental Health (24 hours): 13 14 65
Lifeline: 13 11 14
Crisis Care: 13 16 11
Kids Helpline: 1800 551 800
Beyondblue: 1300 22 4636
Personal & Family Support Line (24 hours): 1800 619 532
Men’s Line Australia (24 hours, 7 days): 1800 789 978
Rural Women’s Counselling: 1800 182 098
SANE Helpline: 1800 187 263
Relationships Australia: 1300 264 277
Shine SA: 1300 794 584
Are you a young person aged between 12 and 25?
- Call us on (08) 8391 0123, Monday to Thursday during business hours; OR
- Pop into the office, Monday to Thursday during business hours to enquire about booking an appointment
Young people can refer themselves, or family members, friends, schools, GP's and other organisations can refer with the young persons consent.
Are you an organisation/school support staff/GP referring a young person for support?
- Call us on (08) 8391 0123, Monday to Thursday during business hours to discuss the referral; OR
- Fill out the attached Referral Form and email it to email@example.com; OR
- Fax the completed Referral Form to (08) 8391 0208
Are you a GP referring a young person for counselling with a Mental Health Treatment Plan?
- Complete your clinics Referral and Mental Health Treatment Plan template
- Ensure it includes the young person's Medicare Information including expiry date
- Fax the completed Referral and Mental Health Treatment Plan to (08) 8391 0208
The Youth Reference Group is made up of a diverse group of young volunteers aged 16 - 25 years, who help support and guide the centre on key components of youth mental heath service delivery and community awareness initiatives both within the Centre and the broader community.
The role of the YRG is varied and members are offered a range of opportunities to contribute to our centre and their community including; reviewing decisions regarding the day to day running of the centre, helping to plan youth events and representing headspace Victor Harbor at events or in the media.
If you would like to join our headspace Victor Harbor Youth Reference Group then please complete the Youth Reference Group application and forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Do you want to make a difference in young people’s lives?
As a family member, friend, or carer, your voice is important to headspace Victor Harbor!
We’d love to have your feedback on our current services and hear your hopes and ideas for the future. We want you to have your say and make a real difference to the provision of youth mental health services where you live.
Just a minor commitment of your time can make a major positive impact, by joining our Family & Friends Reference Group.
So, if you’re passionate about youth and community, please get in touch!
The only experience you need is as a parent, carer or friend to a young person who has accessed mental health or wellbeing services in the past - at headspace or elsewhere.
If you’d like to know more please call our Centre Manager Suzanne for a chat, on 8391 0123 or Email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Our headspace team has been developing ways to work more closely with family and friends of headspace clients to ensure the best service to the young people we see.
About the Family Inclusive Program
This project will allow our staff to increase their expertise in working with families and change some of the ways we assist young people. The new Family Inclusive Program is being evaluated via a research team with the aim to develop a model of family inclusive work that can be used by other headspace centres across Australia.
Family Inclusive Program in Victor Harbor
At headspace Victor Harbor we have always looked for opportunities to support family and friends that are supportive of the young people we see.
We are currently offering a family/friends inclusive intake session to all young people attending headspace for the first time. Individual intake sessions with a youth worker will continue to be available for these young people who prefer no family involvement. Young people and their families may opt to receive support via one family session only. We will also provide opportunities for our ongoing clients to have family/friend involvement in their care if they agree to this option.
Further Support for Families and Friends
If further support is required, there continues to be a variety of options, such as seeing a youth worker for individual or further family sessions, or consulting with one of our Psychologist in Private Practice, GP, or Psychiatrist via telehealth.
If it is decided that we are not the best service for the young person or their family at this time, we will refer on to the many other agencies we consult with in Victor Harbor.
Family Inclusive Program feedback
The new family inclusive intake option will be continually reviewed with feedback from clients, family and workers to assess the ongoing benefit and sustainability to the young people we see.
Tuning Into Teens
Parenting often feels like an emotional roller coaster that we are ill equipped to ride - particularly in the Teen years! But don’t worry, you’re not alone, and we’re here to help! The ‘emotion coaching’ tools from this Tuning into Teens program might just make the ride a little smoother, and ultimately support your relationship with your teen.
We have this program available at select times of the year, please contact us on 8391 0123 or email at email@example.com to find out when we have this program running.
- headspace Murray Bridge
- YRG representative (Murray Bridge)
- headspace Victor Harbor
- headspace National
- Community Bridging Services Inc. (CBS)
- Community Mental Health Team
- Mannum Community College
- Mission Australia
- Murray Bridge Council
- Murray Bridge High School
- Rural & Remote Mental Health Service
- Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAHMS)
iReach (Previously known as Murray Mallee General Practice Network)
Established in 1995, the Network is an independent, “not for profit”, membership based organisation, incorporated in South Australia under the Associations Incorporation Act 1985. We are governed by a Board of Directors elected by our members.
The Network delivers local health solutions through general practice, addressing gaps in health service provision for people who may have difficulty accessing primary care services.
Initially funded through the Commonwealth Government Divisions of General Practice program, the organisation has evolved to become a primary care service provider for the Country SA PHN and other funders.
Building healthy and resilient people and communities
Ensuring our status as a preferred provider for primary health care services in the region by:
- Providing high quality, evidenced based, best practice primary care services to our communities
- Advocating for and developing accessible services across the spectrum of health care
- Developing partnerships to optimise the range of health services available to our communities
- Providing services that place the client at the centre of care
The iReach Board, management and staff are committed to ensuring that iReach produces quality outcomes that meet the expectations of funding bodies. The organisation is committed to producing a quality product that satisfies contract requirements, meets the needs of end users in the health industry and complies with legislation.
The iReach Board has committed to the ISO quality management framework in managing its business affairs and in pursing continuous improvement.
In order to achieve our vision and mission, iReach will:
- Establish the organisation as a preferred provider of primary health services
- Build strong partnerships
- Minimise geographic, financial, cultural and other barriers
- Maintain effective organisational and clinical governance practices
- Recognise and value the importance of community connection
- Create opportunities for innovation