headspace

Bentleigh

  • Ground Floor, 973 Nepean Hwy , Bentleigh, Victoria 3204
  • Phone   (03) 9076 9400
  • Fax   (03) 9076 9444

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 Bentleigh is a low cost youth health service for young people aged 12-25 years. At headspace , young people have access to a variety of experienced and friendly staff. These include psychologists, counsellors, youth workers and doctors. We can also provide referrals to other services

headspace Bentleigh provides disability parking and wheel chair access throughout the centre, including toilets.

Some of the reasons young people come to headspace  Bentleigh include fights with family or friends, past or current concerns about bullying, relationship break-ups, mental health issues (such as depression or anxiety), problems at school or work, physical health concerns, sexual health and contraception, issues with alcohol or drugs... and many more.

Sometimes you might feel like something isn't quite right, but you can't pin point exactly what the problem is. That's ok too. No matter what problem you are experiencing, there is no problem too big or small. Give us a call on 03 9076 9400. We've got your back.

headspace Youth Early Psychosis Program (hYEPP)

Bentleigh’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…

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 Bentleigh is operated by Alfred Health. 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, South East Melbourne 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.

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. 

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.

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. 

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.

Youth Programs

Centres have a range of programs and activities for young people. Just ask your centre what they have on. 

“As soon as I sought help, I suddenly realised that my anxiety was very treatable and that I wasn’t alone.”
- Charlie

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Groups and Programs

headspace Bentleigh offers a range of groups and programs based on the needs of our young people. 

People usually find they get different things from coming.  This might include:

  • Connecting with others
  • Discovering more about personal strengths
  • Exploring new interests
  • Building life skills
  • Developing  personal meaning from experiences

If you'd like to know more about what's going on at headspace Bentleigh take a look at our calendar for  Term 3 Timetable   (bookings essential)

For all new group registrations please contact 9076 9400 or email headspacegroups@alfred.org.au and arrange a welcome appointment.

We are always keen to hear more ideas for programs that young people would find helpful, please contact us if you have any ideas!

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Discovery College

DIS1669 Discovery logo rev RGB blue2Our courses are created by people with varied experiences in mental health, who share their knowledge of what works. Every course is developed and delivered equally by both people with lived experience of mental health issues and health experts, and participants also have their say about what they want to learn. People from all sorts of backgrounds take part, like young people, clinicians and learning specialists.

It’s a new way of learning about mental health – it’s relaxed, everyone is equal and there are no rights or wrongs. By getting involved, you can discover how to take action to be who you are, what you want from life, and what actually works to help you and others stay mentally healthy.

If you are interested in learning more about the courses available at headspace Discovery College you can view our course guide here. Our term 2 timetable is now available here.

Term Two Courses:

DC own health courseTaking charge of your own health: 1 x 4 hours
Friday 4 May 12 - 4pm - headspace Bentleigh
In this short course we will explore the roles and responsibilities we each have for our own health and well-being and that of those that we support and care for. By considering some of the support tools and the language we use, we will inspire one another to go on a journey of transformation, uncovering the value of empowerment and control when it comes to our own lives or the lives of those we support. We will explore the strategies and skills for taking charge that the course facilitators have found valuable so that we walk away with some ideas about where to start taking charge when we walk out of the classroom.

You can enrol by emailing your completed  enrolment form   to info@discovery.college

MindfulnessMindfulness: 8 x 2 hours & 4 x 2 hours
PART A: Thursday 3 May, 1 – 4pm & PART B Thurs 10, 17, & 24 May, 1 - 3pm - headspace Frankston
This course brings people together to explore and experience a range of skills, techniques and ideas about how to live mindfully. Mindfulness is about bringing our attention to the present moment with openness, receptiveness and interest. There are many ways this can be done and in this course students will connect with all five of their senses through interesting, fun and engaging activities and practices

You can enrol by emailing your completed enrolment form  to info@discovery.college

in someone elses shoesIn someone else’s shoes: different ways of understanding: 2 x 3 hours and 1 x 6 hours
Friday 18 May 10am – 4pm - headspace Frankston
In mental health we are beginning to understand the value of exploring and being open to different ways of interpreting people’s experiences. It can be hard to navigate and make sense of the many different views we might encounter, or we might be challenged by views different to our own. Throughout the course you will explore many different ways of understanding yours and others experiences in mental health and begin to develop an awareness of where different views come from. The course offers space to listen to others ideas, to express your own, and consider helpful ways to communicate ideas about mental health. In participating, you also have the opportunity to draw on different frameworks to develop your own unique understanding of mental health and wellbeing.

You can enrol by emailing your completed enrolment form  to info@discovery.college

ripple effectManaging the ripple effect of mental health challenges: Strategies for friends, family and the health care team: Course length: 1 x 3 hours
Wednesday 23 May 5.30 – 8.30pm - headspace Bentleigh
This Discovery College course brings together friends and family members (of those having challenges with their mental health) and health care professionals. During the workshop, we will create a safe space to explore the different experiences and perspectives we all have, and offer an opportunity to learn from one another. Together, we hope that we might gain some new insights into being able to support ourselves and others through the challenges associated with mental health and in acknowledging the expertise in all of us, we can create a space to share in what we have learned along the way. In creating this together, we want to support you to build a sense of community and inspire a sense of hope for the future.

You can enrol by emailing your completed enrolment form  to info@discovery.college

Breaking the tabooBreaking the Taboo; Giving a voice to the topic of suicide: Course length: 2 x 3 hours
Tuesday 5 & Wednesday 6 June 1 – 4pm - headspace Bentleigh
Thursday 21 June & Friday 22 June 1 – 4pm - The Corner Mornington
In this course we hope to create a safe space where we can share in the many views and perspectives around the topic of suicide. We will hear from various lived experiences of those who have been affected by suicide or suicidal thoughts and, in doing so, look more closely at the impact for individuals, friends and families, health professionals and the broader community. Through exploring these different perspectives, we are encouraged to consider how we might look to have more open, honest and compassionate conversations about a topic that often we feel unable to do so.

You can enrol by emailing your completed enrolment form  to info@discovery.college

mind bodyMind + Body: Nutrition: Exploring health from head to toe NUTRITION: Course length: 1 x 3 hours
Thursday 7 June 11am – 2pm - headspace Bentleigh
This course brings people together to examine the many different factors that contribute to how food makes us feel and the choices we make. Through this, we will also explore the connection between mental health and nutrition.


You can enrol by emailing your completed  enrolment form  to info@discovery.college

in your write mindIn Your Write Mind: exploring creative writing and recovery: Course length: 2 x 4 hours
Monday 18 & 25 June 12 – 4pm - headspace Bentleigh
This course aims to create a safe and comfortable space to explore and share diverse perspectives, perceptions and stories through writing. Together, we can begin to consider how writing can be a powerful means of self-expression and communication of thoughts, ideas, sensations and feelings. Through creative and practical experiences within the learning space we want to explore and recognise how writing can be a tool to develop a greater understanding of ourselves, others and mental health and wellbeing.

 You can enrol by emailing your completed enrolment form  to info@discovery.college

what is it about medication.What is it about Medication? Course length: 1 x 3 hours
TBC - headspace Dandenong
This course brings people together to engage in an open dialogue about the role of medication in mental health. It will allow for a space to explore the experiences you have, or have had with medication.


You can enrol by emailing your completed enrolment form  to info@discovery.college

 

Youth Participation

Youth participation gives young people from 12 to 25 years old the opportunity to have a role at headspace and can include a range of decision-making activities that will benefit everyone who uses the service.

At headspace, we know that participation empowers young people and allows them to own the decisions they have made about their lives. 

headspace Bentleigh offers young people several ways to get involved, including:

  • developing courses for headspace Discovery College
  • youth peer support 
  • Youth Advisory Committee (YAC)

Read more about volunteering at headspace here.

Youth Advisory Committee

headspace is providing young people with the opportunity to be heard and be active around youth mental health and alcohol and other drug issues.  There are a number of roles you can play in the headspace Bentleigh Youth Advisory Committee, including:

  • Leading a project in your local area
  • Website consultation and development
  • Research and evaluation of headspace services
  • Consultation around resource development such as, factsheets, brochures, radio ads etc
  • Peer support and mentoring
  • Media Spokesperson

 By getting involved you will:

  • Have the opportunity to have your say and direct youth mental health services in Australia
  • Develop new skills
  • Meet and work with other young people who are passionate about youth mental health
  • Make a difference to youth mental health

 headspace Bentleigh will provide some training to support you to participate in the above groups or activities

How do I get involved?

If you're aged between 12 and 25 and you're interested in becoming involved, please click on youth participation to read about volunteering opportunities.

Getting Here

The closest railway station to headspace Bentleigh is Moorabbin Railway Station on the Frankston line, our centre is approximately 5 minutes walk from the station.

Buses also stop nearby at Moorabbin Railway Station including the 811, 812 and 823, 824 and 825 buses.

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No Medicare Card?

To access headspace Meadowbrook's services for free all you need to have is a valid Medicare card.

If you don't have a Medicare card but think you might be eligible, you can apply on the Human Services page - https://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/medicare/medicare-card.

If you are ineligible to apply for a Medicare card, give us a call and we will direct you to alternative appropriate services for you, such as our fee-for-service options which range in price. 

Our Staff

Next time you are at headspace Bentleigh, keen an eye out for some of our friendly staff!

Mel Purkiss

Melanie Purkiss - Youth Program Team Leader

Vicki Franklin

Vicki Franklyn - Office Manager

Denise HalsteadJacinta Kuklych

Denise Halstead and Jacinta Kuklych - Family Peer Support Workers

Lara N

Lara Nikitin - Recovery Program Team Leader

Catherine Keen

Catherine Keen - CCT Team Leader

headspace Bentleigh Virtual Tour

At headspace Bentleigh we're really proud of our new centre. headspace Bentleigh is featured as the location in the headspace Youth Early Psychosis Program video. Watch the video below if you'd like to take a virtual tour.