Getting Out and About with headspace

Here is an update of what we at headspace Woolloongabba along with Ipswich, Nundah and MeadowBrook have been up to recently.


  • Kicked off happiness program with 60 year 8 and 9 students at the Our Lady College at Annerley (This is a 6 session program that has strong support from the teaching team – great model of co-operation and collaboration)   
  • Held the first Youth Reference Group meeting of the year at MeadowBrook
  • Supported a group of young people from Southbank TAFE who are organising and hosting a fundraising event for the centre - this is an enthusiastic group of young people who are doing this project as an assessment piece. 
  • Headspace presentation to a couple of hundred year 10 students at Albany Creek State High
  • Attended the Closing the Gap morning tea organised by Brisbane Broncos Indigenous mentoring team
  • Sizzled sausages with members of The Hills PCYC Youth Management Team at their Youth Week event that attracted a few hundred hip hop fans
  • Dropped into the QPASST walk in their shoes youth week event and got to see the local member of parliament break out her hip hop moves!
  • Facilitated two HYPA meetings (Ipswich Youth Reference Group) meetings.  These young people rate a 10 / 10 for their enthusiasm and willingness to step up and be involved.  This is a few of them in action at events around Brisbane.
  • Presented an evening session to One Woman project – a group of women activists and sat next to an amazing young woman who I had heard on radio the week before who organised a UN environmental rally (I was impressed when I heard her on the radio and blown away when I met her in real life) – the topic of the seminar ‘how to burn bright without burning out’
  • Presented a headspace information session to 50 Griffith University students organised by their residential college – this was the alternative activity to the drinking and bar events that are offered on a Tuesday night!
  • Kicked off ‘Make your goals work for you program’ with 30 year 11 and 12  students at the Our Lady College at Annerley
  • Continued our weekly connection with the Youth Outreach Flexi school
  • Met with indigenous students from Mary Mackillop college to discuss applying to join Nundah Youth Reference Group
  • Working with the Youth Reference Group communication team who are working on the ezine (in between their assessment and exam periods during their first semester of university)
  • Presentation at Ipswich Youth Outreach team alongside Hannah a member of the Ipswich Youth Reference Group.   
  • event hannahdouble header suncorp 2 2In the last month the headspace centre teams have been seen at events all across Brisbane and surrounding suburbs