Hours

  • 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

headspace

Werribee

Shop 13, 5 Duncans Road, Werribee, Victoria 3030
P: (03) 8001 2366 F: (03) 8001 2362

headspace Werribee is operated by Orygen Youth Health Research Centre. 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, North Western Melbourne (Melbourne Primary Care Network Ltd).

headspace Werribee is here to support young people aged 12 - 25 who are going through a tough time. Are you or someone you know:

  • feeling down, stressed or can't stop worrying
  • having difficulties with your family or friends
  • want to talk about sexuality, gender identiy or relationships
  • finding it hard to deal with school, uni or work
  • wanting to cut down drinking or other drug use
  • being bullied, hurt or harassed

Why not try talking to someone about what's going on? headspace Werribee is a great place to start! Our friendly workers can offer support with difficult feelings, relationships, family life, social connections, coping with stress and physical wellbeing. headspace Werribee run a range of free and fun groups young people can join and learn valuable skills too.

All services at headspace Werribee are free. All you have to do to make an appointment is give us a call on (03) 8001 2366. You can call yourself or anyone can make an appointment on your behalf. You are welcome to bring a support person to the appointment too.

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.

Doctor (GP)

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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

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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. 

More information

Donations and Fundraising (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

How to make a donation to headspace Werribee?
Visit our headspace Werribee GO Fundraise page here, then click on ‘Make a Donation’. All donations over $2 are tax deductable. 100% of the money raised from donations will go towards improving the health of young people in our local community.

How will your donation support young people in our community?
Our goal is to increase the number of young people seeking early by:

  • Improving the mental health literacy of young people, their families and friends
  • Raise awareness about headspace Werribee and its range of services
  • Mobilise local young people to take action to reduce the stigma associated with mental health

Your generous donations will assist us with delivering additional programs, events, resources and community awareness initiatives that will enhance the services we currently provide.

Are you considering holding a fundraising event for headspace Werribee?
If your school, club or workplace are interested in running a fundraising event for headspace Werribee then we would love to hear from you. For more information and fundraising support, please contact Kim (our Community Awareness Officer) on 03 8001 2366 or email kim.dangmcdonald@orygen.org.au.

From the team at headspace Werribee, we thank you for all your kind support and contributions to our service.

Community Awareness (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

headspace Werribee’s community awareness program aims to:

  • improve the mental, social and emotional wellbeing of young people
  • increase the level of mental health literacy available
  • Help the community to understand, identify and respond to mental health needs of young people
  • Support and encourage active youth and carer participation through reference groups
  • Work toward reducing stigma and discrimination associated with mental health problems
  • informing young people and their supports of where and how to access help

headspace Werribee can participate in community awareness activities within schools or other community groups in the Wyndham and Hobsons Bay area including:

Service information: providing an overview of headspace services in Werribee, how to access and refer.
Mental health literacy: presenting information on general mental health, keeping well, who to talk to, destigmatising help-seeking and what services are available.
School visits: involvement in school health curriculums and strategy, presentations on specific and/or general issues.
School group work: group work established into curriculum to meet the mental health needs of students.
Events and festivals: attendance at events and festivals at schools and within the community.

Making a request

If you would like headspace Werribee to attend an event or to speak to your group, please contact Kim (our community awareness officer) via email kim.dangmcdonald@orygen.org.au or by phone on 8001 2366.

Please be aware that headspace Werribee receives many requests to attend organisations and events; in order to plan and provide the right staff, information and resources we ask that you allow a minimum of six weeks’ notice prior to your requested attendance date.  Whilst we aim to meet as many requests as possible, it isn't always possible to meet them all.

 

Our Staff (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

headspace Werribee has qualified, youth-friendly professionals keen to support young people needing some help. These include youth mental health access workers, alcohol and drug workers, community awareness officer, GPs and private practitioners including: psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, occupational therapists and mental health nurses.

headspace Werribee staff include:

Director, Clinical Programs - Liz
Clinical Services Manager - Scott
Administration and Reception Staff - Veronica, Michael, Emily
Youth Mental Health Access Clinicians - Alex, Kate, Priya, Tanya, Amanda, Daniel, Fran
Community Awareness Officer - Kim

 

Youth Advocacy Group (YAG) (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

 

The headspace Werribee Youth Advocacy Group (YAG) is made up of young people aged 16 - 25 who live, work, study or recreate in the Wyndham and Hobsons Bay area, and who are passionate about young people's mental health.

The group meet monthly to ensure that headspace Werribee is a youth-friendly space, and to plan ways to get the word out there about how headspace can support young people who are going through a tough time. The group are involved with activities like:

  • Planning and hosting events to mark significant dates (e.g. World Mental Health Day, October 10th) and to raise awareness of mental health in the community
  • Speaking to the media and public speaking at schools and in the community
  • Setting up and manning information stalls to talk to young people about headspace Werribee and mental health
  • Providing feedback about service models
  • Developing resources
  • Planning activities for use in community awareness workshops

We are currently not taking new members for this group however are likely to open up applications in October for next year's intake. However if you would like more information or express your interest for future vacancies, please contact Kim (community awareness officer) by calling 8001 2366 or by email on kim.dangmcdonald@orygen.org.au