headspace

Adelaide

Hours

  • Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 11:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
  • Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

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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Hours

  • Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 11:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
  • Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

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).

Services

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.

Alcohol & Drug Services

Workers either on site or linked to the centre who can assist you with any alcohol or other drug issue. 

Youth Early Psychosis Program

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

Doctor (GP)

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. 

Work & Study Services

Workers either on site or linked to the centre who can assist you with work or study opportunities. 

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.

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Positions currently available at headspace Adelaide

Mental Health Clinician (Maternity Leave Cover), Full-time

Employer: headspace Services Limited (hSL)

Deadline: 24/10/2018 5:00pm



Mental Health Clinician (Maternity Leave Cover)

 

  • Join an innovative and well recognised national not for profit
  • Based in Adelaide CBD
  • Full time (Maternity Cover)
  • 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.

 headspace Adelaide provides a range of services to young people including primary health, mental health, substance use counselling and social recovery programs. The service is staffed by a multidisciplinary team of health professionals and administrative staff and focuses on the provision of early intervention services, utilising evidence-based practice with the vision of improving the quality of life of young people.

 As a mental health clinician, you will form part of our headspace Adelaide Centre team, and work collaboratively with a range of service providers to enhance health and mental health outcomes for young people experiencing mental health disorders living in the local community. You will be responsible for providing timely intake, assessment and brief intervention services. 

 headspace is seeking a person who has demonstrated experience in clinical assessment and clinical services. Additionally, you will possess a strong knowledge and understanding of evidence based psychological interventions and contemporary therapies in the treatment and management of mental health disorders.  Naturally, you will possess exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, along with strong information technology and information management skills and a high level of self-motivation and initiative.

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 maternity leave replacement, initially until 30 June 2019.   

A Working with Children Check is required for all headspace positions. To be eligible to apply for this position you must have an appropriate work visa. 

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

Applications close: Wednesday 24 October 5pm

Application Process: Please follow the Apply Now link below to upload your personal details, cover letter addressing the key selection criteria  and your CV.

For more information: Please contact Lisa Greene, lgreene@headspaceadelaide.org.au

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Functional Recovery Program (FRP) Clinician, Full-time

Employer: headspace Services Limited (hSL)

Deadline: 24/10/2018 5:00pm

 

Functional Recovery Program (FRP) Clinician

  • Large Modern Office Based in Adelaide CBD
  • Supportive and Dynamic Team Environment
  • Competitive salary and 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.

As part of the hYEPP multi-disciplinary team, the Functional Recovery Clinician, reports to the Functional Recovery Team Leader and assists with the scoping, development and delivery of psycho-social group programs for young people within the Functional Recovery Program.

The Functional Recovery Clinician will support young people access a range of groups and additional resources that will restore their developmental trajectory using evidence based interventions. The Functional Recovery Clinician will also work collaboratively with the young person, their family/loved ones and the Continuing Care Team (CCT) clinicians to tailor a psychosocial support package specific to their needs and carry a small caseload of those engaged with the groups.

headspace is seeking a person who has expertise in the design and delivery of psycho-social interventions to high risk populations, ideally specifically with youth with, or at risk of, Early Psychosis. Additionally, the incumbent will have demonstrated experience working within a mental health service in group settings.

To be successful in this position you will possess exceptional interpersonal skills and the natural ability to build relationships that encourage collaboration, participation and cooperation across a broad range of disciplines, services and stakeholders. A tertiary qualification in allied health (social work, psychology - clinical, mental health nursing or occupational therapy) is also required.

In return we offer a flexible and dynamic environment where you have the opportunity to truly make a difference to young Australians in a service like no other in Adelaide.

Competitive remuneration is offered and includes generous salary packaging opportunities. This role is offered until 30 June 2019 in line with our funding term.

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

A Working with Children Check is required for all headspace positions. To be eligible to apply for this position you must have an appropriate work visa. 

Position Closes: Wednesday 24 October 2018

Application Process: Please click on the Apply Now link to upload your personal details, letter of application, response to the Key Selection Criteria and your CV.

For More Information: Please contact Pru De Garis, Functional Recovery Team Leader, headspace Adelaide, on 1800 063 267

 

 

 

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Senior Clinicians, Mobile Assessment and Treatment Team (MATT) , Part-time/Sessional

Employer: headspace Services Limited (hSL)

Deadline: 25/10/2018 5:00pm

 

Senior Clinicians, Mobile Assessment and Treatment Team (MATT)

 

  • Join an innovative and well recognised national not for profit
  • Competitive salary and generous salary packaging opportunities
  • Make a difference to the lives of young people
  • X2 roles -Part Time 0.6 FTE, Maximum term & Part Time 0.7 FTE (Maternity cover), May 2019

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.

headspace Adelaide provides a range of services to young people including primary health, mental health, substance use counselling and social recovery programs. Inclusive in this is the headspace Youth Early Psychosis Program (hYEPP) which supports young people deemed to be at high risk of or experiencing a first episode of psychosis.  The service is staffed by a multidisciplinary team of health professionals and focuses on the provision of early intervention services, utilising evidence-based practice with the vision of improving the quality of life of young people.

Our Mobile Assessment & Treatment Team (MATT) clinicians offer a comprehensive assessment and intensive, extended hours, home treatment service to young people presenting with or at ultra-high risk of a first episode of psychosis who are new to the service or who are already engaged with the service and require intensive support in the community.  As a MATT Senior Clinician, you will be responsible for providing services within the hYEPP including:

  • Intake and triage
  • Mental health assessments
  • Comprehensive risk assessments
  • Case formulation
  • Crisis intervention
  • Provision of home based community treatment

headspace is seeking Senior Clinicians who possess demonstrated experience or knowledge of the issues for young people who present with first episode and/or ultra-high risk of psychosis coupled with clinical experience of the assessment and effective management of young people experiencing an acute psychosis.

Clinicians in more senior roles will be expected to work at a senior level and have extensive leadership and clinical experience particularly in the area of acute inpatient and community based care of people struggling with psychosis.

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. Please note there are two available roles, Part Time 0.6 FTE, Maximum term, June 2019 & Part Time 0.7 FTE (Maternity cover) until May 2019.

A Working with Children Check is required for all headspace positions. To be eligible to apply for this position you must have an appropriate work visa.

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

Position Closes: Thursday 25 October 2018

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

For More Information: Please contact Lynda May lmay@headspaveadeladie.org.au

Apply now

Clinician, Mobile Assessment and Treatment Team (MATT, Part-time/Sessional

Employer: headspace Services Limited (hSL)

Deadline: 25/10/2018 5:00pm

Clinician, Mobile Assessment and Treatment Team (MATT)Clinicians

 

  • Join an innovative and well recognised national not for profit
  • Competitive salary and generous salary packaging opportunities
  • Make a difference to the lives of young people
  • 0.7 FTE, maximum term


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.

headspace Adelaide provides a range of services to young people including primary health, mental health, substance use counselling and social recovery programs. Inclusive in this is the headspace Youth Early Psychosis Program (hYEPP) which supports young people deemed to be at high risk of or experiencing a first episode of psychosis.  The service is staffed by a multidisciplinary team of health professionals and focuses on the provision of early intervention services, utilising evidence-based practice with the vision of improving the quality of life of young people.

Our Mobile Assessment & Treatment Team (MATT) clinicians offer a comprehensive assessment and intensive, extended hours, home treatment service to young people presenting with or at ultra-high risk of a first episode of psychosis who are new to the service or who are already engaged with the service and require intensive support in the community.  As a MATT clinician, you will be responsible for providing services within the hYEPP including:

  • Intake and triage
  • Mental health assessments
  • Comprehensive risk assessments
  • Case formulation
  • Crisis intervention
  • Provision of home based community treatment

headspace is seeking clinicians who possess demonstrated experience or knowledge of the issues for young people who present with first episode and/or ultra-high risk of psychosis coupled with clinical experience of the assessment and effective management of young people experiencing an acute psychosis. 

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 (0.7 FTE) position until 30 June 2018, in line with our funding terms.

A Working with Children Check is required for all headspace positions. To be eligible to apply for this position you must have an appropriate work visa.

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

Position Closes: Thursday 25 October 2018

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

 For More Information: Please contact Lynda May lmay@headspaveadeladie.org.au

 

Apply now

Clinic Nurse Project Officer, Full-time

Employer: headspace Services Limited (hSL)

Deadline: 21/10/2018 9:00am

Clinic Nurse Project Officer

 

  • Join an innovative and well recognised national not for profit
  • Full Time, 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.

headspace Adelaide provides a range of services to young people including primary health, mental health, substance use counselling and social recovery programs. Inclusive in this is the headspace Youth Early Psychosis Program (hYEPP) which supports young people deemed to be at high risk of or experiencing a first episode of psychosis.  The service is staffed by a multidisciplinary team of health professionals and focuses on the provision of early intervention services, utilising evidence-based practice with the vision of improving the quality of life of young people.

An exciting opportunity exists for a clinical nurse to join the hYEPP program. This role will sit within the Continuing Care Team (CCT) and report to the hYEPP Clinical Lead (CCT), whilst responding to needs of the hYEPP Mobile Assessment Treatment Team and Functional Recovery Program as required. The Clinic Nurse will be responsible for the development and implementation of the hYEPP clinic to ensure best practice guidelines are adhered to in accordance with national standards and the EPPIC model. The successful candidate will develop clear operating procedures ensuring consistency in how the clinic is utilised by the wider team. In addition, the incumbent will coordinate and deliver clinic duties to young people registered with the service, ensuring young people registered with the program receive timely physical health assessments, metabolic screening and monitor the provision of medication, including clozapine and depot administration. The role will support pathology collections, including requests and follow up on behalf of the medical team, supporting throughout the journey of care for young people engaged with the program. The Clinic Nurse will also have responsibility for general monitoring, maintenance and stock management within the clinic rooms, working closely with clinical leads, GP’s and Psychiatrists to ensure all equipment is up to date and in working order. Furthermore, the incumbent will support quality improvement initiatives and the development and roll out of procedures and work instructions relevant to the coordination of the clinic functions.

headspace is seeking a degree qualified mental health nurse with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a community mental health setting. The incumbent must be registered with AHPRA and have experience working with young people who present with first episode and/or at high risk of psychosis. You must have well-developed evidence based clinical skills and experience supporting young people and their families. The successful candidate must possess a sound understanding of early psychosis and the first episode psychosis rational and principles particularly in relation to physical health needs. You must have a working knowledge of function clinic services and relevant legislation pertaining to mental health services in South Australia, coupled with experience in procedure development, implementation and evaluation.  Naturally you will possess excellent communication skills both verbal and written with an ability to interact with a diverse range of people.

 

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 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 Apply Now below to upload your personal details, letter of application, response to the key selection criteria and your CV.

 

Applications Close: Monday 29 October 2018 9am

 

For more information: Please contact Greg Young at gyoung@headspace.org.au

 

Apply now

More information

Primary Platform Referral Information

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. There is no cost to access our service. 

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 have a Medicare card, Medicare will cover some or all of the cost of care planning by a GP/doctor. Your GP/doctor should tell you what costs (if any) are involved when you agree to make a Mental Health Care Plan. If you need further information about Medicare, or how to get a Medicare card, you can visit medicare.com.au or a nearby Medicare branch.

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

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

Doctor (GP) Clinic

headspace Adelaide has a youth-friendly doctor (GP) based at our centre every Monday afternoon 2pm til 5pm. 

Appointments are confidential, offered at no cost and are bulkbilled through Medicare. The clinic is open to all young people aged 12-25 years, with no formal referral required. 

You can see our doctor if you are:
- Unwell or sick
- Have health questions or concerns
- Need a health check 
- Want to talk about your mental health, general health or health lifestyle
- Need a Mental Health Care/Treatment Plan

To arrange your appointment, phone our team on 1800 063 267

headspace Sessions Radio (Adelaide) - Podcast

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 3: Schoolies and Coping With School Results

Welcome to the third episode of headspace Sessions Radio. With the end of the year approaching, thousands of year 12 students start their celebrations with the 'Schoolies' Festival. We explore what schoolies is all about and how to experience it all safely. We also give some tips on how to cope with the wait for year 12 results and briefly look at the different options beyond secondary school.

headspace's friend Dylan Lewis gives us the low down on alcohol, De from Encounter Youth pops into the studio to chat about what to expect at the Victor Harbor Schoolies Festival, Harrison takes to the street to ask young people their experience with school and we are joined by Jack Buchanan, who performs his song 'Follow the Ocean' live at the headspace Adelaide Centre.

WARNING: This episode contains content that discusses alcohol, drugs and sexual themes.

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: De from Encounter Youth, Jack Buchanan and Vox Pops from NEO at the Art Gallery of South Australia.
Low Down on Alcohol with Dylan Lewis audio grab supplied by headspace National Office. 

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.

www.schooliesfestival.com.au

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. 

Talkin' About Your headspace Youth Ambassador Workshops (TAYhYA)

The TAYhYA program is a unique peer based program. Young volunteers attend secondary schools and sports clubs to facilitate interactive mental health workshops to increase capacity of young people, which gain awareness and knowledge of mental illness, services available, how to support a friend going through a tough time and how to reduce the stigma around mental health.

To assist with demand, headspace Adelaide manages workshops via a round application system. Workshops will only be offered to secondary schools and sport clubs who apply via the headspace Adelaide TAYhYA EIO process (when this is open). The TAYhYA program cannot accept requests for specific dates and times. For any questions regarding the EOI process, please contact headspace Adelaide via info@headspaceadelaide.org.au 

Our current EOI process has closed. headspace Adelaide are now working with the selected schools and sports clubs. 

TAYhYA are volunteers that represent headspace Adelaide, which is located at 173 Wakefield Street, Adelaide, South Australia.

The TAYhYA program facilitates 40-60 minute mental health workshops directly to secondary school 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
The TAYhYA program also offers separate workshops that focuses on:
- Tips for managing stress
- Anti-bullying (launching mid-2018)

The TAYhYA program generally aims 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. 

NOTE: Only secondary schools identified by headspace Adelaide as being in closest proximity to the centre are eligible to apply for the headspace Adelaide program. If you are not within proximity, you will be referred to your nearest headspace centre. 

Expression of Interest applications are reviewed at the first Wednesday of them month after the closing date. 

Upcoming in-house workshop dates and times are:

  • Recommencing in 2018

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.

In-house Groups and Workshops

Dogspace

Dogspace is a weekly casual group program, hosted in our waiting room Wednesday 3:15pm until 4:15pm. Young people will be able to pop by the centre, chill out with Opal (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

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. 

Workshops will recommence in 2018.

headspace Adelaide Online Feedback Form

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

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

Community Engagement, Resource Requests and Fundraising Information

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