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

Ground Floor, 973 Nepean Hwy , Bentleigh, Victoria 3204
P: (03) 9076 9400 F: (03) 9076 9444

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.

headspace Bentleigh is a free 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

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.

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.

Doctor (GP)

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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. 

Sexual Health Services

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Sexual health screenings on site or links to local services. 

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.

Youth Programs

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

More information

Youth Participation (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

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.

We have now closed our intake for volunteers in 2017. If you missed out this round, another round will open in February 2018. Check back here in February for more details on how to apply.

Youth Advisory Committee (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

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.

headspace Discovery College (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

The Discovery College is a place where people come together to learn from each other, share experiences, and reach a new understanding of mental health.

Our 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 4 timetable is now available here.

You can enrol by emailing your completed enrolment form to Discovery.College@alfred.org.au or drop it to headspace Bentleigh reception.

Groups and Programs (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

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 October to December (bookings essential)

If you'd like to join the groups on offer at headspace Bentleigh, why not drop in and speak to one of our friendly staff or you can email headspacegroups@alfred.org.au

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

Our Staff (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

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

Catherine Smith

Catherine Smith - Reception

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

Matt Spencer

Matt Spencer - Youth Program Coordinator

Catherine Keen

Catherine Keen - CCT Team Leader

Adrian Griffin

Adrian Griffin - MATT Team Leader

Mel Purkiss

Melanie Purkiss - Youth Program Team Leader

 

headspace Bentleigh Virtual Tour (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

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.

Getting Here (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

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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