• Monday: 9:00am - 5:30pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:30pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:30pm
  • Thursday: 9:00am - 5:30pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 5:30pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed



Level 2 Brookvale House, 1A Cross Street, Brookvale, New South Wales 2100
P: (02) 9937 6500 F: (02) 9938 3099

headspace Brookvale is operated by Northern 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, Sydney North.

headspace Brookvale provides services to young people aged 12-25. If you're a young person looking for health advice, support and/or information, headspace Brookvale can help.

If you want to talk or make an appointment call us on (02) 9937 6500. If you're not feeling up to contacting us yourself, feel free to ask your family, friend, teacher, doctor or someone close to you to make a referral on your behalf.

When you first come to headspace Brookvale you will be greeted by one of our friendly staff and then talk with a member of our headspace Brookvale Youth Access Team who will work with you around whatever problems you are facing. Depending on what's happening for you, you may meet with your Youth Access Worker a number of times or may be referred to a more appropriate service provider.

A number of service providers are operating out of headspace Brookvale including Psychologists, Drug & Alcohol Workers, Sexual Health Workers, Employment Services and more! If we can't find a headspace Brookvale service that best suits you, the Youth Access Clinicians can also refer you to other services in the Sydney area.

Services available

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. 

Alcohol & Drug Services


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

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.

Youth Programs


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

Positions available at headspace Brookvale

EOI - Private Practice Opportunities for Allied Health Professionals., Part-time/Sessional (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Deadline: 31/03/2018 5:00pm

headspace Brookvale and headspace Chatswood are seeking expressions of interest from Clinical Psychologists, Psychologists, Social Workers and Occupational Therapists who are experienced and interested in providing high quality services to young people aged 12 – 25 years old. headspace Chatswood and headspace Brookvale Allied Health Professionals will provide services under the early intervention / prevention framework for young people with emerging or recent onset mental health problems.  headspace Chatswood and headspace Brookvale provides a comprehensive suite of services that include mental health care, primary health care, drug and alcohol and vocational services.  All services are at no cost to the young person.


Working as a sessional professional at headspace Chatswood and headspace Brookvale provides you with the opportunity to work in a youth-friendly environment.  A modest room rental/administrative fee will be charged and in return you will receive extensive clinical and administrative support, as well as on-going referrals of young people who have been assessed and are ready to receive services.  There are opportunities to add to a learning environment along with the headspace staff and other professionals that are co-located at headspace Chatswood and headspace Brookvale.  headspaceChatswood and headspace Brookvale is a dynamic, innovative and multi-disciplinary environment.


Essential Criteria:

  • A degree in a recognised Allied Health profession with current full AHPRA registration 
  • Demonstrated experience providing therapy to young people aged 12 to 25 years old
  • Eligibility to provide services under Medicare and be willing to Bulk Bill
  • An ABN
  • Professional Indemnity ($10 million or above) and Public Liability Insurance ($10 million or above)
  • Commitment to be an integrated part of a multidisciplinary team 
  • Able to use headspace Chatswood and headspace Brookvale record keeping and HAPI data collection systems
  • headspace Chatswood and headspace Brookvale is committed to a high standard of service delivery and the nature of the position will require:
    • A Working with Children’s Check
    • A Criminal Records Check
    • Evidence of completion of a Child Protection Training within the last three years or willingness to complete a free training


Desirable Criteria: 

  • Ability to provide afternoon after school appointments
  • Ability to speak a second language


Application Process

Please complete the attached application form and send this along with your Curriculum Vitae.  You will need to complete all the documents in the checklist.  Please contact the Practice Manager, Mahitha Ramakrishna at Mahitha.Ramakrishna@health.nsw.gov.au or phone 02 9937 6500 for more details.

For more information contact:

Email: Mahitha.Ramakrishna@health.nsw.gov.au

More information

How to make an appointment at headspace Brookvale (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Making an appointment at headspace Brookvale

It's as simple as phoning or emailing headspace Brookvale to find a time that suits you. You can also ask a friend, teacher, parent, other family member, health worker or community agency to contact headspace Brookvale for you.

Referral Forms

Click the following links to download the appropriate form:

Self-Referral Form - For those who are making an appointment for themselves.

General Referral Form - For those who are making an appointment for others.

Who can make an appointment?

headspace Brookvale provide face-to-face information, support and services to young people, aged 12 to 25 years, and their families and friends. headspace can help you with:

1. Mental health and wellbeing

headspace can help if you're experiencing significant changes in thoughts, feelings and/or behaviour, if you're being bullied, hurt or harassed or just not feeling yourself.

2. General health

headspace has youth friendly general practitioners (GPs) and health nurses who can help with any physical health issues. A GP can also help you with issues related to contraception, sexual health, drug or alcohol use, relationship problems or feeling down or upset.

3. Alcohol and other drug services

If drugs and alcohol are starting to affect things that matter to you, like your mental health, wellbeing or friendships, headspace can help.

4. Work, school and study

headspace work and study specialists can help you if you're struggling at school, unsure what course you want to do, need a hand writing a resume, or if you are searching for a job.

Your first appointment at headspace:

Appointments at a headspace centre can vary in length but are usually 50 minutes to an hour. It's okay to feel nervous about getting help for the first time. It can be helpful to bring along a family member, carer or friend to help support you. You'll probably be asked a lot of questions on your first visit. This is to make sure that all the important issues are covered, and to help develop the best solution for you. As you get to know and trust your headspace worker you will probably find that talking about what is going on gets easier. The appointment is your time. Feel free to ask questions about anything that's on your mind so the headspace worker can help you find the best solution, or find the information that you need. It also helps the headspace worker to understand what is worrying you.


Services at a headspace centre are either free, or have a low cost. You can ask if there is a cost when you make your appointment. Some services require you to have a referral from a doctor. But don't worry; headspace can help you with this as well.


When you talk to a headspace worker what you say is kept confidential. This means nothing you say can be passed on to anyone else without your permission however there are a few exceptions. If headspace is seriously worried about your safety or the safety of someone else they must - by law - try to keep everyone safe. This means they might have to share their concerns with someone else. Talk to your headspace worker about confidentiality to ensure you understand how it works.



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Here at headspace Brookvale we want you to feel comfortable, and relaxed and to enjoy hanging out for a bit. So grab a seat in our funky furniture, pick up a music mag, solve the weekly headzpuzzle, do some mindful colouring, or listen to the radio with us while you wait. You can also check out our notice board for upcoming events, shows, and activities in the area, and plan your social life while you wait as well!

Brookvale Door 2

Brookvale Desk

Getting to headspace Brookvale (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

headspace Brookvale is easily accessed by Public transport options with Warringah Shopping Centre Bus terminal located close by. 


Warringah Mall bus stops are serviced by the following bus routes: 

Northern Beaches: 135, 145, 151, 188, 183, E88, 184, L88, E84, E89, L84, 190, E87, L90 and L87

Chatswood & Frenchs Forrest: 280 


We are located directly across from the Warringah Mall Bunnings where there is a Westfield Shopping Centre Car park that offers 3 hours FREE parking. Please note that some car spaces are marked and not for public use. Disabled parking spaces are available.

headspace Brookvale is an inclusive service that offers equal access. The centre can be accessed from two entries into Brookvale House, either from Cross St or from the Bunnings Car Park. We are located on level two of the building, which can be reached via the elevator or the staircase.

 Brookvale Door 3

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Feedback and Complaints Policy


headspace Brookvale value feedback and recognise that opportunities to improve services and delivery of services arise from receipt of feedback in the form of compliments, comments and complaints.  

headspace Brookvale’s Compliments, Comments and Complaints Policy is to ensure all feedback is captured and processed in a way that reconciles the interests of clients and our services, whilst ensuring expectations of fairness are met. Feedback is used to improve our services and practices.

A compliment is defined as:

  • Positive feedback about service provision, program delivery or specific staff members  or volunteers from clients (including members, consumers, carers, customers, other service providers, government agencies/ departments,  external as well as internal sources).

A comment is defined as:

  • Suggestion as to how the service could be improved.

A complaint is defined as:

  • Any allegation of impropriety or misconduct by a staff member or volunteer;
  • Any clearly articulated grievance about the handling of a matter, our policies, procedures or service;
  • "An expression of dissatisfaction made to an organisation, related to its products/ services, or the complaints handling process itself where a response or resolution is explicitly or implicitly expected" (AS ISO 10002:2006).

What are your rights?

  • You have the right to provide feedback whether positive or negative about headspace Brookvale.
  • You have the right to have a support person with you when you provide feedback.
  • You have the right to use an interpreter if you need one. (Translating and Interpreting Service 131 450).

You can provide feedback in a number of ways;

You have the right to complain to an external body if you are not satisfied with the outcome of your feedback. Your options are outlined by the Northern Sydney Local Health District’s “Have Your Say” procedure guide which you can access online here: http://www.nslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/AboutUs/Pages/Haveyoursay.aspx

headspace Brookvale Consortium Partners (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

headspace Brookvale have a range of fantastic consortium partners that assist our centre to offer a range of services for young people to access.

Firstly, the lead agency for headspace Brookvale in the Northern Sydney Local Health District (NSLHD).

Our valued consortium partners are as follows:

The Burdekin Association industry leader in the provision of informed, holistic and individualised services to children and young people at risk of homelessness.

SDECC is a non government alcohol & other drugs service based on the northern beaches in Sydney that specialise in providing counselling and support for young people aged 14 -25 with problematic drug use and their families.

Northern Beaches Council has a strong commitment to supporting all young people across the Northern Beaches.

STEPS Employment is a specialised employment service aimed at assisting clients with mental health barriers or other permanent disabilities, to gain and maintain employment in the open labour market.

Sydney Counselling Centre has been providing specialised counselling and support services since 1989. The psychologists at the Sydney Counselling Centre have extensive experience in treating psychological conditions such as: major depression, eating disorders, p ost-traumatic stress disorder,  alcohol and drug addiction disorders,  and many more. 

The Northern Sydney PHN, operated by the Sydney North Primary Health Network, is one of 31 Primary Health Networks (PHNs) established by the Australian Government to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of health and medical services for the community.

 The NSW Department of Education and Communities is committed to creating quality learning opportunities for children and young people. This includes strengthening their cognitive, physical, social, emotional and spiritual development.

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

The headspace Brookvale Team are:

  • Matt - Service Manager
  • Mahitha - Practice Manager
  • Alex - Youth Access Clinician
  • Tamara - Youth Access Clinician
  • Stephanie - Youth Access Clinician
  • Nat - Youth Access Clinician
  • Michelle - Community Engagement Officer
  • Karina - Youth Health Nurse
  • Madeleine - Administration Officer
  • Jess - Administration Officer
  • Allie - Administration Officer

Our Private Providers are :

  • Anneke R - Psychologist
  • Hayley - Social Worker
  • Janet - Psychologist
  • Mitch - Clinical Psychologist
  • Nicole - Clinical Psychologist
  • Melissa - Clinical Psychologist
  • Anneke M - Social Worker
  • Elana - General Practitioner

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