headspace Victor Harbor is a satellite site linked to headspace Murray Bridge which provides mental health services to young people aged 12-25 years.
We provide a youth-friendly, community-based, free service for young people and their families. We offer a range of support services including counselling sessions and group programs for young people.
You can make a referral by calling or visiting our office. You can also be referred by a GP, family member, friend, school or another service provider.
- Monday: 9:00pm - 5:00pm
- Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Friday: Closed
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed
headspace Victor Harbor is operated by Murray Mallee GP Network. All headspace services 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, 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
To be able to access some of headspace Murray Bridge's services, you need access to 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: (08) 8552 9874
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 firstname.lastname@example.org; 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) 8531 2426
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 Murray Mallee General Practice Network Board, management and staff are committed to ensuring that the Murray Mallee General Practice Network 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 Murray Mallee General Practice Network 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 the Murray Mallee General Practice Network 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