Hours

  • Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 11:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

headspace

Adelaide

173 Wakefield Street, Adelaide, South Australia 5000
P: 1800 063 267 F: 1800 632 193

headspace Adelaide is operated by headspace. 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, Adelaide (Adelaide PHN).

headspace Adelaide is a free and confidential service where young people aged between 12 and 25 can access qualified youth mental health professionals. We do this through two programs: headspace Adelaide Primary Platform and the headspace Youth Early Psychosis Program (hYEPP).

Primary Platform

The headspace Adelaide Primary Platform offers short-term, early intervention counselling support for young people going through a tough time or worried about their mental health. 

To book an Access Appointment with our Primary Platform, please call the centre on 1800 063 267, or complete our  referral form . Alternatively, you can arrange a Mental Health Treatment Plan (MHTP) from your GP/Doctor, which can be faxed to us. 

headspace Youth Early Psychosis Program (hYEPP)

Adelaide’s hYEPP team ensures the provision of early intervention, responsive, and recovery focused care for young people who are at high risk of or are experiencing a first episode of psychosis.  This is based on the Early Psychosis Prevention and Intervention Centre (EPPIC) model of care. Refer to hYEPP by calling headspace Adelaide on 1800 063 267 or completing our  referral form

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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.

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 Early Psychosis Program

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A headspace early intervention program to improve the lives of young people, and their families, who are affected by psychosis.

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.

Positions available at headspace Adelaide

Community and Stakeholder Liaison, Part-time/Sessional (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Employer: headspace Services Limited (hSL)

Deadline: 27/10/2017 5:00pm

  • Join an innovative and well recognised national not for profit
  • Based in Adelaide CBD
  • Competitive salary and generous salary packaging opportunities

Established in 2006, headspace is a well-recognised, national not-for-profit organisation making a difference to the lives of young people aged 12-25 years. headspace enables young people and their families to access information and support through a national network of centres and services, and drives community awareness and education about youth mental health, early intervention and help seeking.

The headspace Youth Early Psychosis Program (hYEPP) ensures the provision of early intervention, responsive, and recovery focused care for young people aged 12 – 25 years who are at risk of or experiencing a first episode of psychosis as based on the EPPIC model of care.

This role is a key position within the headspace Adelaide Youth Early Psychosis Program (hYEPP) and provides oversight to the coordination of case detection as well as education and awareness raising with key stakeholders in the mental health landscape. The hYEPP Community and Stakeholder Liaison acts a conduit for information sharing and awareness raising around early detection for youth at risk of early psychosis in the wider community.

The incumbent will be a clinician with proven expertise in relationship building and stakeholder engagement across a variety of groups and forums, ideally within the mental health or youth mental health arenas.  Equally important is exposure to a broad range of services available to young people in the local government, health, education, employment and youth sectors and experience coordinating and facilitating youth programs and services within a community setting.

To be successful in this position, we seek an individual with significant experience utilising social media as a communication tool, the ability to handle high volumes of work and tertiary qualifications in either Community Development, Social Planning, Social/Behavioural Science, Social Work or demonstrated extensive experience in the youth sector. 

In return we offer a flexible and dynamic environment where you have the opportunity to truly make a difference to young Australians. Competitive remuneration is offered, dependent on skills and experience, and includes generous salary packaging opportunities. This role is offered as a part time (0.5 FTE) position until 30 June 2019 in line with our funding term.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Process: Please click on the Smartsheet link to upload your personal details, letter of application, response to the key selection criteria  and your CV.

 

For more information contact:

Name: Lisa Greene, Centre Manager
Phone: 1800 063 267
Email: lgreen@headspaceadelaide.org.au

Apply now

Promotion and Engagement Officer, Part-time/Sessional (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Employer: headspace Services Limited (hSL)

Deadline: 27/10/2017 5:00pm

  • Join an innovative and well recognised national not for profit
  • Based in Adelaide CBD
  • Competitive salary and generous salary packaging opportunities

Established in 2006, headspace is a well-recognised, national not-for-profit organisation making a difference to the lives of young people aged 12-25 years. headspace enables young people and their families to access information and support through a national network of centres and services, and drives community awareness and education about youth mental health, early intervention and help seeking.

The headspace Youth Early Psychosis Program (hYEPP) ensures the provision of early intervention, responsive, and recovery focused care for young people aged 12 – 25 years who are at risk of or experiencing a first episode of psychosis as based on the EPPIC model of care.

This Promotion and Engagement Officer will support the promotion of the hYEPP service through community engagement activities and development of resources that supports enhancement of mental health literacy specific to Early Psychosis. The incumbent will work closely with the Community Engagement Team Leader, Youth Ambassadors and Youth Reference Group to support youth participation within the hYEPP service. In addition, the hYEPP Promotion and Engagement Officer will develop linkages with relevant stakeholders and retain existing partnerships relevant to hYEPP and headspace Adelaide.

The incumbent will have demonstrated experience working or coordinating youth/peer/service user participation projects within a mental health service, experience with working with young people living with or who have experienced a mental health issue and demonstrated ability to garner and utilise feedback from young people or services to better inform service delivery.

headspace is seeking a person who has strong organisational and project management skills and a proven track record in building and maintaining effective working relationships with a range of stakeholders. Knowledge of the EPPIC model and its application in supporting young people living with or at risk of psychosis is desirable.

In return we offer a flexible and dynamic environment where you have the opportunity to truly make a difference to young Australians. Competitive remuneration is offered, dependent on skills and experience, and includes generous salary packaging opportunities. This role is offered as a part time (0.5 FTE) position until 30 June 2019 in line with our funding term.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Process: Please click on the Smartsheet link to upload your personal details, letter of application, response to the key selection criteria  and your CV.

For more information contact:

Name: Shane Hough, Community Engagement Team Leader
Phone: 1800 063 267
Email: shough@headspaceadelaide.org.au

Apply now

More information

Primary Platform Referral Information (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

The headspace Adelaide Primary Platform offers short-term, early intervention counselling support for young people going through a tough time or worried about their mental health.  

Our counselling team can help with:

  • Mental health (such as depression, anxiety etc)
  • Situational support (such as stress, relationship issues, bullying etc)
  • Work and study support
  • Drug and alcohol issues 

Information on how to refer to headspace Adelaide is further below.

The headspace Adelaide centre has been designed and developed with young people to ensure it is a welcoming space - you can listen to music, charge your phone, grab yourself a hot/cold drink or a snack, read a magazine (all up-to-date!) and chill out before your appointment.

Just before each appointment, we will provide you with a survey that you can complete on one of our iPads - the survey is important as it allows you to give us some background information about you, keeps track of your wellbeing and allows you to provide us with some feedback. 

To find out what to expect at a headspace centre, please watch this video:

If you are a young person wanting counselling support:

You can phone headspace Adelaide on 1800 063 267 and ask to speak to one our of Duty Workers. In most circumstances they will arrange what we call an Access Appointment, which gives us a background of what is going on for you and establishes a pathway for what support you need from our counsellors and/or other services. Generally we can book an Access Appointment within two weeks, however waiting times may vary depending on demand periods. 

If you are not keen to speak to us over the phone, you are welcome to ask someone else to call headspace Adelaide on your behalf to arrange your Access Appointment. 

Alternatively, you can also visit your GP/doctor and ask them to complete a Mental Health Treatment Plan (MHTP) when you visit them. They can then fax the MHTP to our centre on your behalf. Please note that when making your appointment with your GP/doctor you should flag that you would like to have a MHTP created, as they will likely require a longer appointment time for this. 

If you know a young person who needs counselling support:

Anyone (including family, friends, doctors, school workers and community organisations) can make a referral on behalf of a young person that they are concerned about. Referrals can be made by phoning headspace Adelaide and asking to speak to one of our Duty Workers. In most circumstances, the Duty Worker will arrange an Access appointment for a young person. Generally we can book an Access Appointment within two weeks, however waiting times may vary depending on demand periods. 

As an alternative to phoning us, we also have a community referral form which you can complete and fax through to us on 1800 632 193

GPs/Doctors can refer directly by providing headspace Adelaide with a Mental Health Treatment Plan (MHTP), this can be faxed to us on 1800 632 193.

It is important to note that attendance at headspace Adelaide is on a voluntary basis, we encourage you to speak with the young person prior to making a referral on their behalf.

Also note that the headspace Adelaide Primary Platform is funded to provide short-term, early intervention for high prevalence, mild to moderate mental health issues. If you are unsure if headspace Adelaide is the right service for your young person, we recommended giving us a call on 1800 063 267 and speaking to one of our Duty Workers prior to making the referral. 

headspace Youth Early Psychosis Program Referral Information (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Adelaide’s headspace Youth Early Psychosis Program (hYEPP) ensures the provision of early intervention, responsive, and recovery focused care for young people who are at high risk of or are experiencing a first episode of psychosis.  This is based on the Early Psychosis Prevention and Intervention Centre (EPPIC) model of care.

You can refer to hYEPP by calling headspace Adelaide on 1800 063 267 or completing our referral form 

Download the factsheet on Psychosis here

Psychosis can have a significant impact on young people and their developmental trajectory. 
Through the provision of holistic and assertive case management, hYEPP aims to restore or reduce the impact of psychosis on the young person and their family.

What are the features of the hYEPP service?

Young people who are eligible for the hYEPP service will be able to access the following components:

  • Assertive Case Management
  • Psychiatry reviews and medical support
  • Psychological Therapy
  • Family Work
  • Functional Recovery, including Vocational Support 

Inclusion criteria for hYEPP

‘First Episode Psychosis’ Program (2–5 years)

  • Aged 12-25, experiencing First Episode Psychosis AND reporting functional decline or sustained low functioning AND/OR experiencing distress as a result of symptoms.
  • BUT NOT having received treatment for >12 months of appropriate treatment OR a period of >24 months untreated psychosis.
‘At - Risk of Early Psychosis’ Program (6 months)

  • Aged 12-25, help seeking, reporting functional decline AND one of the following:
    • Schizotypal personality disorder or family history of psychosis
    • Full-threshold psychotic symptoms for less than one week
    • Sub-threshold psychotic symptoms
NOTE: Eligibility for the service will be determined following specialist assessment by hYEPP team.

Understanding psychosis Video

headspace Youth Early Psychosis Program Video

headspace Sessions Radio (Adelaide) - Podcast (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Web Head Space Radio Session Adelaide

Produced out of the our very own centre studio on Wakefield Street, headspace Sessions Radio (Adelaide) is a brand new regular podcast about all things youth mental health.

Each episode features topical content that is handpicked by the young creative team as well as special guests, experts and practical advice delivered in an educational, engaging and inspirational format.

To watch a video from our launch event, please click here.

Episode 2: Battle of the Butterflies - Anxiety Special

Welcome to the second episode of headspace Sessions Radio. In this anxiety special, we talk about what it is and what it can do to your day-to-day life.

Our special guests include: 
The Germein Sisters - They have toured with Ronan Keating and have recently returned to Adelaide after doing shows in the UK with the biggest pop group in the world Little Mix.
Elisa Black - Author of 'The Anxiety Book' and editor of weekly publication 'The City'.

Produced by: Shane Hough and Jeff Smith
Hosts: Maiah Stewardson, Paris Humphrey and Harrison Schultz 
Writers: Eddie Symonds, Lucas Binns, Lucy Brewer and Sam Bartlett
Audio: Declan Heath and Ryan O'Dea 
Guests: Alisa Black and The Germein Sisters

If you or someone you know is in need of crisis or suicide prevention support, please contact:
- Lifeline on 13 11 14 (Australia)
- Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800 (Australia)

Disclaimer: Views and opinions expressed in this podcast are from young people involved at headspace Adelaide, or are guests invited to be interviewed. Information provided should not be taken as clinical advice.

Episode 1: Mental Health and the Taboo

Welcome to the launch episode of headspace Sessions. In this double-length podcast we introduce you to the team, talk about general mental health and tackle the stigma associated around speaking about it. We also chat to some headspace Adelaide volunteers around their experiences.

Our special guest interview this episode is the 2017 Australian UN Youth Representative - Paige Burton.

Produced by: Shane Hough and Jeff Smith
Hosts: Maiah Stewardson, Paris Humphrey and Harrison Schultz 
Writers: Eddie Symonds, Lucas Binns, Lucy Brewer and Sam Bartlett
Audio: Ryan O'Dea 
Guests: Paige Burton, Ella Symonds, Michelle Chan and Vedanta Attri

If you or someone you know is in need of crisis or suicide prevention support, please contact:
- Lifeline on 13 11 14 
- Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800 

Disclaimer: Views and opinions expressed in this podcast are from young people involved at headspace Adelaide, or are guests invited to be interviewed. Information provided should not be taken as clinical advice. 

In-house Groups and Workshops (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Dogspace

COMING LATE OCTOBER, 2017. Contact us via info@headspaceadelaide.org.au to be kept up-to-date for when this starts. 

Dogspace will be a fortnightly casual group program, hosted in our Activity Room every second Thursday. Young people will be able to pop by the centre, chill out with Chardy (our trained dog from Delta Dogs Australia),  grab a coffee and play a board game. It is a great way to find out about our counselling services and get to know us. 

In-House Workshops - Talkin' About Your headspace: Tips for Managing Mental Health and Stress

Introducing our free in-house workshops. Our first batch of workshops will be held in conjunction with the upcoming exam period.

You can choose one of the following to attend - 
Wednesday October 25 (5:30pm to 6:30pm)
Wednesday November 1 (5:30pm to 6:30pm)
Wednesday November 15 (5:30pm to 6:30pm) 

The workshops are open to young people and family/friends supporting a young person. 

To register, please follow this link: https://headspaceadelaide.typeform.com/to/TmIYXc

The interactive workshops are co-facilitated by our Youth Ambassadors and Counsellors and include free take-home resources plus some light refreshments. 

The workshops will be held at headspace Adelaide, 173 Wakefield Street, Adelaide. 

Places are limited, so register now!

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headspace Adelaide Online Feedback Form (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

At headspace Adelaide we are constantly looking for ways in which we can improve our services. If you have you any compliments, complaints and/or suggestions about our services, then our team would like to hear from you. To access our online feedback form, please click here

 

Youth Participation and Student Research/Assignment Assistance (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

headspace Adelaide is committed to youth participation. In the eyes of our centre, young people are the experts when it comes to youth health issues. There are currently 55 young volunteers involved in our centre, over three programs: 

headspace Adelaide Youth Reference Group (hAYRG) 

hAYRG is a diverse team of young people aged between 16 and 25 years old, that attend and coordinate events in addition to providing consultation and guidance to the staff of headspace Adelaide in order to maintain the centre's youth focus.

Currently there are no vacancies for the Youth Reference Group, however if you are interested in future recruitment, please express your interest via info@headspaceadelaide.org.au and we will keep you posted.

Talkin’ About Your headspace Youth Ambassadors (TAYhYA) 

TAYhYA includes members aged between 18 and 25 years old, who are enrolled at university or involved with sports clubs.  Their role is to present at schools, sports clubs and other community members about headspace and introduce mental health concepts, including how to maintain a healthy headspace.

Currently there are no vacancies for the Youth Ambassadors, however if you are interested in future recruitment, please express your interest via info@headspaceadelaide.org.au and we will keep you posted.

headspace Sessions Radio (Adelaide) - Podcast

This is a passionate volunteer creative group, made up of 14 people who curate, present and edit content for each of the podcast episodes. Each episode features topical content that is handpicked by the young creative team as well as special guests, experts and practical advice delivered in an educational, engaging and inspirational format.

Currently there are no volunteer vacancies for headspace Sessions, however if you are interested in future recruitment, please express your interest via info@headspaceadelaide.org.au and we will keep you posted.

The aims of our volunteer groups are to:

  • Reduce the stigma surrounding mental health
  • Encourage early help seeking
  • Improve mental health literacy
  • Improve the knowledge of where to access youth specific information and resources of services headspace offer to young people, family and friends, carers, professionals and academics working in the youth and health sector
  • Promote early recognition of mental health issues among teachers, family and friends and support staff
  • Create partnerships with local organisations and members of the community
  • Create conversation locally
  • Strengthen the headspace brand

Forums and Focus Groups for Young People

Our volunteers are recruited for their passion about mental health and issues facing young people. If you are holding a forum or focus group and would like headspace Adelaide’s volunteers to participate and provide their views, please complete this form.

Student Research/Assignment Assistance

We understand that students are keen to know more about headspace Adelaide and the services we offer. If you are interested in interviewing one of our team members for information about headspace to be included in your assignment, please send your assignment cover sheet and interview questions to be reviewed to info@headspaceadelaide.org.au 

Important notes to students:

  • Interviews are open to all Secondary, Tafe and University students
  • We cannot participate in last minute requests, so please ensure you allow a few weeks to process your request
  • All interviews must be done face-to-face and will include a behind the scenes centre tour
  • Pending your interview questions and topics, from time-to-time we may recommend one of our organisation partners for you to interview in place of headspace Adelaide
  • Interview questions must be based only on headspace services
  • In high demand periods we may organise once off group interviews instead of one-on-one interviews with one of our team members
  • Due to time and resource constraints, we cannot respond to all interview requests

Talkin' About Your headspace Youth Ambassador Workshops (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

The Talkin' About Your headspace Youth Ambassador (TAYhYA) program facilitates 40-60 minute mental health workshops directly to secondary school/university students or sports club members.

The peer-based mental health workshops cover:

  • general headspace information
  • mental health information, including myth busting
  • tips for a healthy headspace
  • how to support a friend

Our Youth Ambassadors also offer seperate workshops that focuses on tips for managing stress. 

Generally we aim to provide each workshop to a minimum of 30 young people and a maximum of 100. The workshops also utilise an interactive audience clicker system, information slides, videos and group activities.

The workshops are provided free of charge, however are solely facilitated by headspace volunteers, who are young people enrolled at university – so workshops are subject to their availability.

If you would like the TAYhYA program to come to your secondary school or university, you can apply to be included in the next intake via this form.

Sports clubs that are interested in a workshop can express interest by email to volunteers@headspaceadelaide.org.au 

The Talkin' About Your headspace Youth Ambassador program is currently not available to external community groups and community organisations, however we offer in-house workshops at our centre on a regular basis. Young people, family and friends are welcome to register to attend via this form.

Upcoming in-house workshop dates and times are:

  • Wednesday October 25, 5:30pm to 6:30pm (Tips for managing mental health and stress, co-facilated by a headspace counsellor)
  • Wednesday November 1, 5:30pm to 6:30pm (Tips for managing mental health and stress, co-facilated by a headspace counsellor)
  • Wednesday November 15, 5:30pm to 6:30pm (Tips for managing mental health and stress, co-facilated by a headspace counsellor)

Note for young people wanting to apply to volunteer with the TAYhYA program: Currently there are no vacancies, however if you are interested in future recruitment, please express your interest via volunteers@headspaceadelaide.org.au and we can keep you posted.

Community Engagement, Resource Requests and Fundraising Information (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Community Engagement and Resource Requests

headspace Adelaide actively participates in the community to promote positive mental health.

If you would like us to come along to your event, workshop or have us donate headspace resources to your organisation, please complete this form. Please allow for a minimum of two weeks to process your request.

Our Youth Reference Group reviews all incoming community engagement and resource requests.

Partnerships, Donations and Fundraising

headspace Adelaide is always looking to partner with community and corporate organisations, headspace Adelaide accepts support on both a large and small scale. There are a number of ways that an organisation can support the work of headspace Adelaide:

  • Make a donation to support the work of headspace Adelaide
  • Hold a fundraising event
  • Get involved in an ongoing partnership
  • Support headspace Adelaide in-kind
  • Sponsor a headspace Adelaide event
  • Start a workplace giving scheme to support the work of headspace Adelaide

To discuss any of the above options, please call headspace Adelaide on 1800 063 267 or email us on info@headspaceadelaide.org.au