Please Note

headspace Bondi Junction will close 4pm on 22nd December and open 9am on 4th January 2018.

headspace

Bondi Junction

20 Bronte Rd, Bondi Junction, New South Wales 2022
P: (02) 9366 8800 F: (02) 9366 8888

headspace Bondi Junction is operated by South Eastern Sydney Local Health District. 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, Central and Eastern Sydney (EIS Health Ltd).

headspace Bondi Junction is a free and confidential service where young people between the ages of 12 and 25 can access qualified youth mental health professionals. headspace Bondi Junction offers a range of supports for young people who are experiencing a tough time  or are worried about their drug and alcohol use, mental,  physical or sexual wellbeing.

We provide access to services such as individual and family counselling and other mental health services; education, training and employment support; alcohol and drug counselling support and information; general health through our GPs, sexual health  and oral health clinic.

headspace  Bondi Junction is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9am-5pm and Tuesday and Thursday 10am-6pm (for our GP, sexual and oral clinic times see Flyer link ). If you want to talk or make an appointment call us on 02 9366 8800, or email  headspacebondijunction@health.nsw.gov.au . If you're not feeling up to contacting us yourself, please ask your family, friend, teacher, doctor, or someone close to you to either make a referral or contact us on your behalf.

We will also be running groups in 2017.

Services available

Sexual Health Clinic

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Services could include: provision of contraception and advice, testing, support, treatment and management of sexually transmissible infections(STI) HIV/AIDS and viral hepatitis vaccination for Hepatitis and HPV, pregnancy testing and referral.

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. 

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 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

Have a look inside headspace Bondi Junction (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

We've organised through google maps to allow you to have a look around our centre - virtually!

See Inside headspace Bondi Junction:

Ground Floor​

Level 1​

Want an insight into the process of coming into headspace?  The University of NSW Law Society made a video showing what happens... check it out here.  Please note, that a medicare card is needed for most of the services at headspace.

Meet the team (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

The headspace team consists of the core staff, the Youth Reference Group, consortium members, and private practitioners.  See below for our core staff and Youth Reference Group members.

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I'm James, and I'm the Manager of the headspace Bondi Junction. I have a background working in social care both here and in the UK, and it’s as much a passion as a profession for me. I’ve been at this centre since it started, which has given me a great opportunity to set up the centre in a way that meets the needs of our local Eastern suburbs community. Establishing a headspace service has allowed me to realise my vision of a best practice health care service for young people. Running headspace has many challenges, but it also has many opportunities. I am really engaged in the work of our staff here, as well as all the services available in our community that we can draw on to enhance the lives of young people. One of the biggest achievements of headspace in Bondi Junction has been developing the quality of the clinical services we provide, as well as our ability to promote and engage with our target audiences. I’ve really enjoyed watching our centre grow, especially the youth representative side of headspace.
There’s so much on offer at headspace, I really encourage young people and their carers to come in and meet us. We have a range of mental health, GP, dental, and welfare support services – all of them free via Medicare. And we’re continually growing our service range as well. I’m excited about more opportunities to come with group therapies, and support for specific mental health topics, such as HSC stress, smoking cessation, and LGBQTI issues, so watch this space!
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I’m Louise and I’m the Clinical Lead at headspace in Bondi Junction. My work primarily involves managing our team of clinicians, as well as supporting our private practitioners, like our GP, psychologists and psychiatrists. We’re very lucky at headspace to have services provided to us from other organisations such as the Langton Centre, Jewish Care, Centre 360 and the Benevolent Society, and I coordinate these services too. I’m a trained mental health nurse, so while I support our team of mental health workers here, I sometimes am involved in helping young people with their initial consultations when they first come to headspace, as well as planning the best care pathway for them while they’re with us. I’m also well placed to help refer young people on to different services that we might have, or that are outside our service, depending on their needs. 
I know the eastern suburbs very well as I used to work in Bondi with the area mental health service based there. I feel very privileged to now work at headspace Bondi Junction. We’ve got a great team here in such a central location. All our staff are really engaged in the challenge of providing the best care to fit each person who comes through our door. As a parent myself, the services available here really resonate with me, and I can’t recommend them enough!
I work Monday to Thursday, and you can contact me through the front desk on 9366 8800 or e-mail: headspacebondijunction@health.nsw.gov.au
Sally Practice Manager 
I'm Sally, and I'm the Practice Manager of the headspace Bondi Junction. I have a professional background in medical administration, music & film. I’ve been working at this headspace since it started, so I’ve had the pleasure of helping set up the centre and its services. I’m responsible for the administration of the centre, including coordinating our health practitioners and allied health staff. I’m a behind the scenes kind of person in that I also maintain our IT services, building maintenance and support all of the staff in the building.  I also work closely with the national network of headspace centres, and that helps inform my work and what we provide here in headspace Bondi Junction. Our headspace provides a very supportive environment to work in, which is something I strive to maintain and improve on.
There are lots of daily challenges in running a busy centre like this, but the rewards are many. It is great to see what a difference our service can make to young people’s lives, and that motivates me to do my best. I have a particular passion for problem solving, if anything is not working out for you, or seems too difficult to organise, come and talk to me.
There’s so much on offer at headspace, I really encourage young people and their carers to come in and have a look around. We have a range of mental health, GP, dental, and welfare support services – all of them free via Medicare.
We are always open to feedback on our service, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me to let me know how we can help you or serve you better.
I work here four days a week, you can contact me through the front desk on 9366 8800 or e-mail: headspacebondijunction@health.nsw.gov.au.
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I’m Tali and I’m a Youth Access Clinician at headspace in Bondi Junction. I’m a full time social worker and my job is to help young people with their first appointments and assessment here, and to work out what their specific needs might be. So you might have a series of sessions with me in the early days to help me get to know you and find out what’s going on in your life, and from there we can make the best plan for your mental health care. There are so many different things that can be going on in your life, so my job is to help define them and help you move forward. At headspace, you really do get that ‘space’ to be you, to allow you to separate from school, family, and peers. It’s a space where you can come and explore yourself, in safety and confidentially.

I believe headspace is a wonderful place for empowering young people. We take the time to acknowledge the different stages of your personal development. It can be daunting walking in for the first time, but once you’ve taken that step, you’ll be surprised at how welcoming our centre is.

 

I work here Monday to Friday, and appointments can be made through the front desk on 9366 8800 or e-mail: headspacebondijunction@health.nsw.gov.au
   
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I’m Bronwyn and I’m a Youth Access Clinician at headspace in Bondi Junction. I’m a psychologist and my job is to help young people with their initial assessment here, and to work out the best strategy for them going forward. That might include starting some sessions with me so I can get to know you and find out what’s going on in your life, and from there we can make the best plan for your mental health care. Everyone who walks through our door is different, so my role as a clinician is to help unpack those differences. You might be having issues at school, or at home, or with friends, or something completely different – but whatever it is, we can help. There’s a lot to navigate in life as a young person, but I’ve seen how resilient you can be if you seek help early, and I’m passionate about providing that help. headspace is a welcoming space, and if you’re experiencing issues in your life- I encourage you to give us a call! We have lots of young people returning here because they know they’ll be greeted with a smile, and no problem is too small to talk about.I’m here 3 days a week, and appointments can be made through the front desk on 9366 8800 or e-mail: headspacebondijunction@health.nsw.gov.au
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I’m Liesl and I’m a Community Engagement Officer at headspace in Bondi Junction. My work here involves connecting with our local community, and promoting the services and activities on offer at headspace. I interact with a lot of other agencies and organisations in our area that provide complementary services to headspace. I also do a lot of work here at the office, including updating our website and coordinating the Youth Reference Group (YRG). I work with the other Community Engagement Officer to run information stalls at community events, such as NAIDOC week or at university open days.I really enjoy my job because it allows me to get out into our community and connect with people who are making a difference in young people’s lives. Coordinating the YRG is really rewarding too, as I love seeing the young people who get involved really grow from their experiences in the group, and contribute to how the centre runs. It’s wonderful being part of a team of people who are so committed to young people, and providing them with such a great health care resource such as headspace.I work three days a week on Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday, you can contact me through the front desk on 9366 8800 or e-mail: headspacebondijunction@health.nsw.gov.au
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 I’m Ruby and I’m a Community Engagement Officer at headspace in Bondi Junction. As my job title suggests, my work here is all about engaging our local community in the services and activities on offer at headspace. I meet with schools, universities and other higher education bodies, along with municipal councils and local health services – basically all the organisations and services that have links to young people in the eastern suburbs. I’ll often give talks to school assemblies or particular year groups, as well as staff meetings, to help raise awareness of the types of services young people can access at headspace Bondi Junction. And this engagement extends out into the wider community, including tertiary education like universities. We’ll run stalls at open days and council events, handing out fact sheets and generally talking to people about what we can offer. My job is also to help demystify mental health issues for young people. In my interactions with them, I’ll give them tips and skills to help raise their awareness and to develop skills to acknowledge and detect early warning signs of mental health issues. I like to call this ‘mental health literacy’.I really enjoy working here at headspace. We have such a great team who are all committed to their work and to making the lives of young people healthier and happier. We’re a one-stop-shop for so many health-related services, and I find my work promoting these services very rewarding.I work here part time, two days a week on Wednesday & Friday, and you can contact me through the front desk on 9366 8800 or e-mail: headspacebondijunction@health.nsw.gov.au
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 I’m Jenni and I’m an Administrator at the Bondi Junction headspace office. I work at the front desk, and I’m here to help with any questions you might have about our service. When you first talk to someone at headspace, it will probably be myself or one of the other administrators, and we’ll help you to understand all the different services we offer here, or we’ll put you in touch with one of our clinicians who can help you.I think that headspace has so much to offer, it’s really worth coming in or giving us a call to explore our service. We are in a great location, and many young people are surprised at how friendly and inviting the centre is. Did you know we have GPs, social workers, psychologists and psychiatrists, sexual health nurses, drug and alcohol counsellors plus oral health services! I’ve got a background working with young people especially in high school settings, so I’m well placed to understand a lot of the issues young people are facing. That’s why I find my work here so rewarding.I’m here Monday to Friday so I look forward to seeing you at the front desk.
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 I’m Ashleigh and I’m an Administrator at the Bondi Junction headspace office. I work at the front desk, and I’m here to help with any questions you might have about our centre. I can talk to you over the phone or in person to let you know about all the different services we offer here, and I can put you in touch with one of the specialists who can help you.There are so many different services on offer at headspace, like mental health counselling, general health, drug, alcohol and sexual heath advice, it’s really worth coming in to check them all out. I’m a young person myself and I really like the inviting atmosphere here at headspace. You can come in and relax in our lounge, use our Wi-Fi and have a snack while you check out what’s available. Don’t be put off by the long outside corridor!I’m here Monday to Friday so I look forward to seeing you at the front desk.
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 I’m Amanda and I’m a counsellor here at headspace in Bondi Junction. My job is to help young people with their drug and alcohol issues, along with other issues that might be affecting them. I do this by firstly meeting and getting to know you, sharing stories and discovering your strengths. Everybody has different needs when it comes to seeing a counsellor, so I take time to understand you and your situation. I’m not just looking for what’s wrong but also what’s right for you, and what you are capable of.I’ve been helping young people and adults to get a clear picture on how drugs and alcohol can affect their lives, and how to make positive changes, for over 13 years. A lot of studies have shown that getting help when you’re young can set you up really well with skills you can use throughout life. headspace is such a great environment for young people to talk openly and safely about these kinds of issues, without judgement and in confidence. It’s not always easy to seek help, but give us a go! I work all day on Wednesday, and appointments can be made through the front desk on 9366 8800 or e-mail: headspacebondijunction@health.nsw.gov.au
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Hi I’m Karen and I’m a GP. I’m here on a Tuesday and you might come to see me or one of the other wonderful GPs here if you have any concerns about your wellbeing at all. GPs can work closely with your YAC or counsellor if you are having some help for your mental health, or you can come and see us just for a check up if you’d like! Adolescence is a time of rapid change and sometimes it’s hard to work out what’s happening to your mind or body and our job as youth friendly GPs is to provide a safe space and a resource for you to be the healthiest and happiest possible. I’ve been involved in helping set up the Bondi Junction headspace and have worked with many young people in many different settings over the years and I also help out with teaching medical students and GP Registrars. Our service here is bulk billed on Medicare and we do our best to make sure any other medical costs you may incur such as tests or prescriptions are as low cost as possible.

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I'm Mary and I'm a GP here at headspace Bondi Junction. I'm available for young people who need any medical advice or treatment. Of course your mental health is very important to me but so is your general health and well-being. What I love about headspace is that it provides a GP service that is welcoming and nonjudgmental. Sometimes young people have health issues that they feel uncomfortable talking to their parents or regular family doctor about and we are here to help in those situations. I can also help you navigate the many resources that are available to you at headspace. We are a team here and I can work closely with other staff members, such as the counsellors, so that it's easier for you to get the help you need.I work on Thursdays and there is also a GP here on Tuesdays. All consultations are bulk billed, so all you need is a Medicare number. If you don't have one, we can help you organise one. Appointments can be made through the front desk once you've had an initial chat to one of our intake people on 9366 8800 or email: headspacebondijunction@health.nsw.gov.au

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Hi, our names are Maria, Jane and Colleen (left to right) and we’re specialist sexual health nurses at headspace. We know that sometimes talking about sex stuff might be embarrassing or scary so we want to reassure you that our clinic is a safe and private place where you can come to talk freely and get information and help. As well as doing STI, HIV and hepatitis testing and treatment, we can explain the latest HIV prevention methods and medications like PREP and PEP. We can also do pregnancy tests, give out the ‘morning after pill’ and talk about the right contraception for you. To visit the clinic just drop in during clinic hours on  Monday 1-5pm or Wednesday 2-6pm and ask to see the sexual health nurse (or Satellite clinic).  No appointment or referral is needed. Our service is free and you do not need your Medicare card to visit us. 

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Hi, I’m Simone and at headspace I am available as a Family Counsellor. I am able to provide counselling to a whole family or part of the family. This can be really helpful when families are arguing a lot, using anger in unhealthy ways or having trouble communicating. Young people tell me that when life at home is really difficult, it can then become difficult in other parts of their life and other relationships. Family counselling provides a safe opportunity to explore what’s bothering a young person and their family as the Counsellor helps to bring calm to discussions and helps family members to explore feelings and thoughts and look at different ways of responding to situations or feelings. Parents and their children often want to be the best they can be but sometimes things get in the way such as learning some unhealthy ways of expressing thoughts and feelings in their childhood. Lots of families have family counselling now and find it beneficial. I work at another organisation called Centre 360 Youth and Family Service as a Family Counsellor and then come to the wonderful team at headspace every Tuesday.

I have been to University and studied nursing, counselling and psychotherapy to obtains degrees in these areas and also hold a Masters of Counselling. I’m really passionate about continuing my learning so that I can offer the best to my clients.

If you feel that Family Counselling is for you, then call headspace and our very helpful Youth Access Clinicians can see you first and help you make a plan around your needs. 

 
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 Hi, I’m Sam and I’m a psychologist here at headspace in Bondi Junction. My job is to help young people with their mental health issues. I do this by firstly meeting and getting to know you, and through that process I find out what’s happening in your life. Everybody has different needs when it comes to seeing a psychologist, so I take time to understand you and your situation, and then together we work out how best to go forward. I’m particularly experienced in helping young people deal with anxiety and depression, and all the things that contribute to that, like stresses at school, home, in social situations, and drug and alcohol issues.It takes courage to come forward and seek help. I think headspace is a very safe and welcoming place for young people to get that help. It’s a great environment for young people to open up in. I look forward to meeting you and getting started.I work on Wednesday mornings and all day Thursday, and appointments can be made through the front desk on 9366 8800 or headspacebondijunction@health.nsw.gov.au.
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 I'm Tawna and I'm one of the private practitioners working at headspace Bondi Junction. I look after young people who have been referred to me by a GP, and have had some initial sessions with one of our youth access clinicians. The young people I work with engage with me for around ten therapy sessions, where a key focus is on building rapport and trust. Sometimes I meet young people for whom this is their first time seeking help, so I believe it’s really important to show them that this is a space where they can feel safe to explore big feelings and share overwhelming thoughts, and work collaboratively to overcome obstacles. The therapy I provide is all about inviting young people to make choices, and to increase their sense of control over their personal situation and take responsibility for their own mental health. I’ve got particular experience working with anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, as well as a range of parenting issues (young parents, or child/parent relationships).headspace does a really good job at matching young people to the practitioner who is the right ‘fit’ for them. There is a range of multi-disciplinary staff here, so we all work together to ensure the best outcomes for our clients. The therapy we provide is also free under Medicare, which is such a great service. I get a lot of positive feedback from young people about how relaxed but vibey the office space is. It’s a great workplace!I work here on Wednesdays and Fridays, and you can contact me through the front desk on 9366 8800 or e-mail: headspacebondijunction@health.nsw.gov.au
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 Hi, I'm Jono and I'm one of the private practitioners working at headspace Bondi Junction. I support young people who have been referred to me by a GP, or have had their initial sessions with one of our youth access clinicians and are in need of some further care. Young people who see me have been given a mental health care plan via a GP, which is a great thing that Medicare can give you to access a range of free services here at headspace. I'm experienced in counseling young people on a wide range of mental health concerns, and I've got particular expertise in anxiety/mood disorders, substance use and issues around sexual identity. My approach is to uncover the strengths of my clients, and to help them work towards a strong future. I can help normalise the therapy experience for them so that they can work towards the life they want to live.I really love working here at headspace. Adolescence is such an important time in people's lives, and headspace can help set young people up with coping strategies they can take with them into adulthood. The staff are all really friendly and passionate too. The feedback I get from young people using the service is that it's a welcoming and calming place. No one judges you here, and you can feel safe knowing that it's a confidential service too.I work here on Thursdays, and you can contact me through the front desk on 9366 8800 or e-mail: headspacebondijunction@health.nsw.gov.au
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 Hi, I'm Justin and I'm one of the Private Practitioners working here at headspace Bondi Junction.  I am a registered psychologist who enjoys working together with clients to improve their overall well being and inspire hope. Having worked with many young people, adults, their families, I appreciate how life can be often be challenging or different from what you expected.

My work focuses on people who often have problems with:

  • Depression: feeling down, numb, not motivated
  • Anxiety: worrying about the future, feeling panicky, anxious around people
  • Video games & technology: excessive or compulsive use of video games which is a barrier to daily life
  • Relationships: things not going well with friends, family, or issues at school/work place
  • Coping with feelings- the whole range of them!
  • …and many, many more.

In our sessions, it will be a space where you will be listened to, supported and challenged to remove obstacles from the road you’re on. I am interested in the story of where things are now, how they came to be, and how we can work together to overcome problems whether they be mountains, or molehills.  I am consistently amazed by the strengths that young people carry within them and look forward to sharing in your unique journey as a fellow traveler.

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I’m Johnny and I’m one of the private practitioners working at headspace Bondi Junction. I’m a mental health social worker, and my role is to work with young people who are typically underserviced in the community through headspace. You might come to see me after you’ve had your initial block of sessions with a youth access clinician, or maybe you’ve been referred to one of my group therapy sessions. Either way, I’m here for those young people whose mental health care may need time to resolve, and involve more complex issues. I’m trained in a type of psychotherapy called Cognitive Analytic Therapy, which is all about how the relationships we have with others impacts the relationship we have with ourselves. Through this work, I am passionate about working with young people to help them understand more about who they are and improving how they feel about themselves. I have extensive experience working with gender diversity issues and histories of trauma. In my sessions, we’ll take the time to learn more about you, share your stories and work collaboratively. I think young people work best when they figure out their own pace, and identify their own goals. My job is so rewarding because I get to guide young people on their own journey toward healing. I’m passionate about the benefits of group therapy, and sharing our stories to grow from them. Connection is key for me, and at headspace, you’ll find that all our counsellors are focused on achieving that. It also helps that it’s such a friendly, welcoming space here too, so please give us a try. I work part time, and appointments can be made through the front desk on 9366 8800 or e-mail: headspacebondijunction@health.nsw.gov.au

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bondiYRG 2015-17 Youth Reference Group: Twelve local young people from the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney

 

How to make a referral (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

If you are a young person aged 12-25 and you are enquiring about headspace Bondi Junction services for yourself you do not require a formal referral. Simply phone, email or show up in person to arrange an appointment with one of our staff.

Our contact details are:

Phone: 02 9366 8800

Fax: 02 9366 8888

Email: headspacebondijunction@health.nsw.gov.au  

Address: 20 Bronte Road, Bondi Junction, NSW 2022

Service Provider and School Counsellor Referrals

If you are a Service Provider, School Counsellor or Welfare staff, you can provide a written referral on behalf of a young person to attend headspace Bondi Junction.

Download a referral form here. (.PDF)

Once completed, please forward your referral, with any accompanying documentation, to headspace Bondi Junction via Fax, Post or Email as per details on the attached form.

General Practitioners can choose to download the referral above, or use their usual referral and forward by Fax, Post, Email or with their patient. 

What we do (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

If you ever feel that you:

• are feeling down, stressed or can't stop worrying

• haven't felt like yourself for a long time

• can't deal with school or finding it difficult to concentrate

• are feeling sick or worried about your health

• want to cut down on your drinking or drug use

• want to talk about sexuality, identity or relationships

• are having difficulties with friendships

• have sexual health issues or want to find out about contraception

• are being bullied, hurt or harassed

• are worried about work or study or if you're having money trouble

headspace Bondi Junction is a place you can go to talk to someone about any of these issues.

headspace Bondi Junction is making a difference where it is needed most - our young people.

Our Centre provides early intervention services to young people 12 to 25 years. Our range of services includes mental, physical and sexual health, drug and alcohol information and support as well as vocational and educational assistance along with care coordination by our youth access team.  It is a place where a range of services can be provided to young people in one youth friendly location.  Our service is free and we ensure that we respect your confidentiality.  Please bring in your Medicare Card.

Sexual Health Clinic Information (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

The sexual health clinic at Bondi Junction is a free ‘drop-in’ clinic for 12-25 year olds. No appointment, referral or medicare card  is needed.  However, if you are a backpacker, traveller or overseas student please contact NSW sexual health Infolink on 1800 451 624 for information on where to get help.

Open times : Monday 1pm - 5pm and Wednesday 2pm - 6pm.  NOTE THIS CLINIC WILL NOT OPERATE ON WEDNESDAY 30 AUGUST - apologies for any inconvenience.

This service can provide:

i) STI/ HIV testing and treatment;

ii) ‘the morning after pill’, contraception advice, pregnancy testing and referral support;

iii) vaccinations for hepatitis and cervical cancer if needed; and

iv) advice about relationship and sexuality issues and help finding other services that can support you.  

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Many organisations have come together to help make headspace Bondi Junction a reality. Our consortium partners are:

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Sydney Sexual Health Centre,  Drug & Alcohol Service from Langton Centre  

Our lead agency is the South Eastern Sydney Local Health District.  Funding provided through Central & Eastern Sydney Primary Health Network.