• Monday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday: 8:30am - 7:30pm
  • Friday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed



Level 2, 42 Grafton Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870
P: (07) 4041 3780 F: (07) 4041 6340

headspace Cairns is operated by Royal Flying Doctor Service (QLD) Services Limited. 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, Northern Queensland (Mackay Hospital and Health Services).

headspace Cairns is a free, safe space for young people aged between 12 and 25. Connecting with headspace Cairns is easy. Simply drop in to the centre, give us a call or send us an email to talk to one of our friendly team members  about accessing the support that is right for you.

headspace Cairns might just be the place for you, if  you;

  • are feeling worried, down, anxious or upset
  • are not quite feeling like yourself for any reason
  • are having hassles with friends, family, and/or your partner
  • want to see a Doctor about your physical health (e.g. check-ups, sexual health)
  • want help to reduce or stop your alcohol and/or other drug use
  • want to join a social group like a jam session, a yoga class or a theatre group

Or why don’t you think about joining our Youth Reference Group and help headspace Cairns make a real difference, for all young people in our community?

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.

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 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 Cairns

Access and Care Coordination Officer, Full-time (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

As the Access and Care Coordination Officer you will have a direct role in the engagement, assessment and coordination of care for young people aged 12-25 years and their families/friends that contact or are referred to headspace Cairns. You will assist in determining appropriate service provision pathway and/or facilitate referral to external service provider and monitoring the young person through their service pathway to assure that they receive seamless, coordinated, high quality and youth friendly services. You will also assist in delivering evidence-based youth mental health interventions to young people.


For more information contact:

Name: Mike Greasley
Phone: (07) 4041 3780
Email: info@headspacecairns.org.au

Apply now

Youth Reference Group Volunteer, Part-time/Sessional & Full-time (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Salary: none

headspace Cairns believes in providing young people with the opportunity to be heard, and actively involved in addressing the issues that are important to them.

As a member of the headspace Cairns Youth Reference Group (YRG)  you can do just this, by;


  • Working with at risk youth in the community
  • Planning and organising events
  • Developing and facilitating programs
  • Community Engagement
  • Youth & Community Development
  • Health Promotion


By getting involved you will get the opportunity to


  • Receive training about headspace and Mental Health & wellbeing.
  • Have your say on important issues and influence how headspace Cairns operates.
  • Meet and work with other young people who are passionate about youth and our community.
  • Learn and develop leadership and organizational skills.



For more information contact:

Name: Mike Greasley, Centre Coordinator
Phone: (07) 4041 3780
Email: info@headspacecairns.org.au

Apply now

Allied Health Professionals (Private Practitioners), Part-time/Sessional (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Are you passionate about working with young people and their families and friends?

Perhaps you are interested in starting a private practice, but worried about the risks?

Are you fully registered with AHPRA?

Why not consider joining headspace?

headspace Cairns is seeking motivated and experienced private Allied Health Providers to join our growing and dynamic team which includes General Practitioners, psychologists, social workers, mental health nurses and engagement staff on site.

headspace Cairns provides a range of evidence based, early intervention services to young people aged 12-25 years, including primary health, mental health, substance use counselling, & social recovery programs.

Availability of clinic rooms means that your hours of work can be flexible and Thursday night sessions are available. We offer administrative support, including billing and appointment bookings, the support of a friendly multi-disciplinary team, comfortable rooms located in Cairns CBD, a paperless practice, and an ongoing referral base. Case management, support & professional development opportunities are available.

Successful applicants will be require a current 'Working with Children Blue Card'.

For more information contact:

Name: Marie O’Dea, Manager headspace Cairns
Phone: (07) 4041 3780
Email: modea@headspacecairns.org.au

Private GP Practitioners, Part-time/Sessional (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

headspace Cairns is seeking motivated and experienced General Practitioners with an interest in youth mental health to work on a sessional basis in our Cairns headspace centre.

headspace Cairns provides a range of evidence based, early intervention services to young people aged 12-25 years, including primary health, mental health, substance use counselling, & social recovery programs.

Working in our bulk billing centres, General Practitioners provide:  

  • An opportunity for young people to access help earlier through GP appointments.
  • Early identification, diagnosis and treatment of physical and mental health problems, ensuring better pathways to health.
  • Youth friendly medical services and mental health treatment planning and follow-up.
  • Integrated health care that is youth-friendly and responsive to families.
  • Services that are respectful, non-judgemental and respect diversity.

What we offer

  • Appointment management, bulk billing and practice management support enable the GP to focus on delivering high quality medical services to young people.
  • Multi-disciplinary team who are passionate and knowledgeable about youth mental health
  • Regular peer support opportunities.
  • Access to onsite clinicians who provide comprehensive onsite psychosocial assessments
  • Smooth referral pathways into mental health, drug and alcohol, early intervention and sexual health services.
  • Continuing Professional Development in field of youth mental health.
  • Secondary consultation opportunities (Clinical Services Manager and Consultant Psychiatrist).
  • Flexibility with hours and days worked (including possibility of after-hours work)
  • Support from the headspace National Office GP Advisor.




For more information contact:

Name: Marie O'Dea, Manager headspace Cairns
Phone: (07) 4041 3780
Email: modea@headspacecairns.org.au

More information

Entries now open for headspace Cairns Art Competition: 'healthy, happy headspace' (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

To celebrate Mental Health Week, headspace Cairns are launching our annual art competition. This year's theme is 'healthy, happy, headspace'

Calling all young artists aged 12 – 25!

Competition Categories:

  • Ages 12-17
  • Ages 18-25

Great prizes to be won within each category and also for the People's Choice winner.

Annual Art Competition Flyer 2017 small2

Entry is open to any two dimensional art form; including drawing, painting, photography and digital design.

Important Dates:

June 19th:  Entries Open

Entry forms: Download an entry form here. 

October 3rd: Entries Close

Drop off work at headspace Cairns, 42 Grafton St Cairns

Download a copy of the poster here and put it up in your community, school or club.


referral forms (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

There are a number of ways for young people to access headspace Cairns services:

Family/Friend:  If you are concerned about a friend or family member and would like to discuss the possibility of booking an appointment at headspace Cairns  please call us on 4041 3780, or email info@headspacecairns.org.au   You can also visit us at Level 2, 42 Grafton Street (Cnr Spence & Grafton Sts)

Self: If you are a young person between the ages of 12-25, you can come in to the headspace centre by yourself or bring a friend with you. You can also give us a call on 4041 3780, or email info@headspacecairns.org.au

Agency: If you wish to refer a client between the ages of 12-25 please complete the referral form and fax it to the headspace centre on 4041 6340

GP's :   If you wish to refer a client between the ages of 12-25 please fax a referral and Mental Health Treatment Plan to the headspace centre on 4041 6340

headspace is a youth friendly service.  All young people attending headspace, need to be attending by their own choice



what's on @ headspace Cairns (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

There are always groups and activities happening at headspace for the 12 to 25 age group! 
You can keep up to date with any events or activities that we are involved with by liking our Facebook page :)

Groups on offer at headspace Cairns

We are currently reviewing all of our groups to make sure they offer what people are looking for.

As soon as things get confirmed for 2018 we'll be letting everyone know - so keep an eye on our Facebook page and website.



Don’t forget to like us on Facebook to stay up-to-date with any unexpected changes.

 If you have any further inquiries please call our office on 4041 3780

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

headspace Cairns is staffed by a dedicated team of health professionals who are passionate about making sure the support we provide is youth friendly.

headspace Cairns Staff:

Marie  - Centre Manager

Mike - Centre Coordinator

Danika - Community Engagement Officer

Tahni - Receptionist

Kadeisha - Receptionist

Sarah - Access & Care Coordinator

Kellie - Access & Care Coordinator

Jodi - Clinical Psychologist & Access & Care Coordinator


Private Practitioners:

Dr Devika - GP

Dr Baz - GP

Mick - Psychologist

Steven - Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Tanya - Occupational Therapist

Tamara - Psychologist

We are also a co-location for the following services:

ATODS - Lauren

Worklink - Kerry


Information Sessions for 12 -25 year olds (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

headspace Cairns have a range of presentations across youth mental health topics that can be delivered to students at your school or to staff at your organisation by members of our team.

From general presentations on what is mental health and tips for a health headspace to more specific talks on things like bullying or anxiety we work with you to understand your needs and the audience to ensure we provide the right sort of information.

We can also come along with our "pop up info booth" at recess or lunchtime to informally hand out information and chat with students or younger team members who may have questions about our services and their own mental health.

We also have resources including fact sheets and brochures that we can bring along.

If you would like headspace Cairns to attend your school or organisation to present, or would like resources please click here to submit a request.

Once we receive your completed form, one of our team will make contact with you to discuss your request.