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?
- wanting to talk about sexuality, gender identiy or relationships?
- finding it hard to deal with school, uni, TAFE or work?
- wanting to cut down drinking or other drug use?
- being bullied, hurt or harassed?
If the answer is 'yes', headspace Werribee can help! Check out the virtual tour of our centre below to see how our friendly team can support you and what to expect when visiting our centre :)
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.
- Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Tuesday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
- Wednesday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
- Thursday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
- Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed
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).
Mental Health Services
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
Sexual health screenings on site or links to local services.
Work & Study Services
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.
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.
Alcohol & Drug Services
Workers either on site or linked to the centre who can assist you with any alcohol or other drug issue.
Youth Reference Group
A group of young people who help with events and some decision making at a centre. Ask your centre about getting involved.
How to get here
headspace Werribee can be tricky to find. If you haven't been here before have a look at these detailed instructions to help with your journey, including recommended public transport options.
Getting a Medicare card
To be able to access some of headspace Werribee'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, please have a chat to our Access Team by contacting us on (03) 8001 2366. Alternatively, have a look at the human services website about becoming independent: https://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/subjects/young-people-becoming-independent
Donations and Fundraising
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 support early by:
- Improving the mental health literacy of young people, their families and friends
- Raising awareness about headspace Werribee and its range of services
- Mobilising local young people to take action to reduce the stigma associated with mental health
Your generous donation 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 Tharindu (our Community Awareness Officer) on 03 8001 2366 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
From the team at headspace Werribee, we thank you for all your kind support and contributions to our service.
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 Tharindu (our Community Awareness Officer) via email email@example.com 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.
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 - Priya, Kate, Rebecca, Ben, Emily, Cat, Beverley
Research Assistant - Shelley, Sarah-Jane
Community Awareness Officer - Tharindu
Peer Support Worker - Emily
Enhanced Care Coordinator - Sharon
Youth Advocacy Group (YAG)
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 regularly 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 raise awareness of mental health in the community
- Planning activities to use in community awareness workshops and assisting in the delivery of these 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 headspace Werribee's services
- Developing resources
To be eligible for membership, young people need to:
- Be between 16 – 25 years old
- Live, work, study or recreate in the Wyndham and Hobsons Bay area
- Be passionate about youth mental health and wellbeing
- Have the ability to work in a team and participate in group discussions
- Be motivated, willing and committed to the group
- Have access to the internet or a mobile phone
We are currently taking applications for new members for our 2019 YAG! For more information and to apply, check out the following:
If you'd like to have a chat about the YAG, please contact Tharindu (Community Awareness Officer) by calling 8001 2366 or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.