Hours

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

headspace

Chatswood

30 Devonshire Street, Chatswood, New South Wales 2067
P: (02) 8021 3668 F: (02) 8021 7410

headspace Chatswood 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 Primary School Network.

Welcome to headspace Chatswood! If you'd like to get some free help from our youth-friendly team of health professionals, you can give us a call, email or leave your details here online and we'll get in touch with you.

At  headspace Chatswood you can see Psychologists, Drug & Alcohol Workers, Sexual Health Workers, Employment Services and more! These are all free or at very little cost to you. If we can't find a service operating within headspace Chatswood that best suits you, we'll refer you to the right service in the Sydney area.

We're here for you if you:

  • are feeling down, stressed or can't stop worrying
  • haven't felt like yourself for a while
  • 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 or a relationship
  • have sexual health issues or want to find out about contraception
  • are being bullied,…

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.

Work and Study Support

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Get tips on how to prepare your resume and present for interviews. Find out about local employment opportunities (full time, part-time, or casual).

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 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. 

Positions available at headspace Chatswood

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

Deadline: 28/02/2018 5:00pm

headspace Chatswood and headspace Brookvale 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.  headspace Chatswood 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 us via email on info@headspacechatswood.org.au or phone 02 8021 3668 for more details.

EOI - General Practitioner, Part-time/Sessional (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Deadline: 31/12/2017 12:00am

 headspace, the National Youth Mental Health Foundation Ltd, is an Australian government funded, not-for profit organisation committed to improving the lives of young people aged 12-25 years.

Each headspace centre is a youth friendly place where young people can access low cost or free help, for a range of health and wellbeing problems. Services are provided by a variety of professionals working in each centre including youth workers, allied mental health workers, GPs and Psychiatrists.

headspace is an early intervention service, where high prevalence disorders including anxiety and depression form the majority of presentations. In addition GPs are encouraged and supported to engage young people around sexual health, drug and alcohol, other psychical health problems as well as preventative health care.

Working at a headspace centre gives GP’s an opportunity to:
• Improve the lives of young people
• Provide a full range of health services, with an emphasis on managing mental health issues
• Be part of a supportive, multidisciplinary team
• Develop confidence and increased skills in working with young people
• Appointment management, bulk billing and practice management support enable the GP to focus on delivering high quality medical services to young people
• Access to onsite Private Allied Health Professional who provide Psychological Services under Medicare and ATAPS
• Direct referral pathways into on site co-located providers, including Psychiatrists, Youth Health Nurse, Drug and Alcohol counsellors, Youth Health Nurse, vocational consultants and youth homelessness case workers (Brookvale)

Other benefits include:
• Flexible working hours
• Access to monthly group supervision and training including engaging young people, youth mental health and the headspace model of care;
• Working within a multidisciplinary team– with access to support and joint management of patients with the clinical team;
• Continuing Professional Development opportunities in the field of Adolescent and Young Person health and mental health through the headspace National e-learning
• Modern fully computerised facilities with full reception and admin support;

Applications are invited from suitably qualified medical practitioners eligible for registration in New South Wales for the above position within headspace Chatswood and headspace Brookvale, Northern Sydney Local Health District (NSLHD).

Applicants must be currently registered with the Medical Board of Australia, have current membership with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and qualify for Medicare registration. If successful, the applicant will not be subsequently eligible to commence their appointment until after the relevant qualifications and requirements are formally completed.

For enquiries about the position please contact Rheza Tan, headspace Service Manager on 0429 810 182 or Hema Setty, Medical Workforce Manager MHDA at 9887 5563.

 To Download an application form, click here

More information

Make an Appointment/Referral (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Talking to someone at headspace is really easy!

You don't need a referral from a doctor.

You, or someone else on your behalf, can contact us directly through a few different ways:

1. Call us on 8021 3668 or email info@headspacechatswood.org.au

2. Fill in our online form and we'll get in touch with you

3. Download a referral form and send it back to us

      • via email to info@headspacechatswood.org.au
      • via fax to 8021 7410

4. Walk in and visit us

      • at 30 Devonshire Street, Chatswood

We're open from 9am-5:30pm from Monday-Friday and we follow up on all referrals within a couple of days. Feel free to contact us directly to follow up with your referral.

***If you need urgent assistance, you should contact Kids Helpline on 1800 551 800, Lifeline on 13 11 14, the Mental Health Line on 1800 011 511, go to your local hospital emergency department or call 000.


 

Service Providers:

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 Chatswood.

Download a referral form here. (.PDF)

Once completed, please forward your referral, with any accompanying documentation, to headspace Chatswood 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.

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

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

The lead agency for headspace Chatswood is the Northern Sydney Local Health District (NSLHD).

Our valued consortium partners are as follows:

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, post-traumatic stress disorder, alcohol and drug addiction disorders, and many more. 

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

Willoughby Council has a strong commitment to supporting all young people across the Northern Suburbs in any way they can.

 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.

Community Events & Presentations (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Presentations

headspace Chatswood offers a suite of presentations that target young people as well as parents, teachers and anyone in the community who might interact with young people regularly.
Designed for schools, educational institutions and organisations working with young people, our sessions promote positive mental health and wellbeing and early help-seeking in our community.

The length and content of presentations can be adapted to suit the target audience.

headspace presentations can cover the following topics:

- Depression

- Anxiety

- Body image

- Eating disorders

- Bullying

- Stress and stress management

- Understanding grief and loss

- General mental health

- Recognising the signs of mental illness

- How to stay mentally healthy

 

Events

headspace Chatswood information stalls can be facilitated at events including school lunch breaks, sporting carnivals, community events or festivals. They facilitate linkages for young people, parents, teachers,schools and the community to headspace Chatswood. The stalls provide resources, fact sheets, referral information, merchandise and service information. 

 

Parents, Carers or Teachers

headspace Chatswood also provides parent and/or teacher information sessions. The topics of these sessions are adapted to the needs or wants of the group. Generally they outline headspace Chatswood and what services are available for young people. Parents, carers and teachers are here provided with information so they feel better prepared to support their young people.

 

In-service tours

headspace Chatswood can provide tours and visits at our local headspace centres for service providers. 

Throughout the in-service tour you'll be provided with an overview of the services, staff and resources on site at this centre, in addition to information on making appropriate referrals to headspace.

 

Service and Referral Presentations

We provide presentations for groups of staff and/or service providers who work with young people (e.g. teachers, youth workers, school counselors etc).

 

 *Please note that headspace Chatswood provides educational presentations that are of a general nature and have a health promotion and education focus. We deliver these presentations to promote positive mental health and well-being and encourage young people to do the same. Our Community Engagement staff are unable to provide sessions with a medical or therapeutic focus. As such, any community event requests which might require advice from a trained professional working at headspace Chatswood is subject to limited staff availability.

Promotional Material

headspace Chatswood can also post out promotional material such posters, info sheets and merchandise. please be aware that resources may be limited due to availability. You can also go to to headspace's Resource Library where you can download headspace informational material for yourself.

For any additional information please contact:

Tai Luani

Community Engagement Officer

(02) 8021 3668

tai.luani@health.nsw.gov.au

 

Do You Identify as LGBTIQA+? (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

headspace Chatswood co-facilitates a group for young people who identify as LGBTQIA+ which meets in Chatswood regularly to hang out, have fun, get info and do LGBTQIA+ related stuff in a safe, friendly environment.

If you're interested in being a part of this group, give us a call on 8021 3668, email us on info@headspacechatswood.org.au or leave your details by filling in our typeform here and we'll get back to you.

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

headspace Chatswood offers a variety of groups and programs for young people and their families throughout the year. 

In the past, these have included music therapy groups, fitness groups, anger management courses, anxiety management courses, parenting courses, yoga groups and mindfulness groups. Different groups vary in cost due to different costs involved in running them, you can always contact us if you'd like to attend a group program but aren't quite able to afford it and we'll try to work something out.

All registration for our group programs is done online on at www.hschatswood.eventbrite.com.au . Be sure to bookmark it and check it out regularly to see what's on.

Alternatively, you can click here to subscribe to receive alerts directly when a new group program becomes available. 

 

If you'd like to make a suggestion as to what groups we should run, or if you're interested in running a group at headspace contact us on 8021 3668 or email info@headspacechatswood.org.au

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

At headspace Chatswood, we have a range of qualified youth-friendly professionals who will talk to you about your concerns in a confidential, non-judgemental environment.

Matthew - Acting Service Manager

Mahitha - Practice Manager

Geoff- Clinical Lead

Lyndsey -  Youth Access Clinician

Michael - Youth Access Clinician

Janet - Youth Access Clinician

Jessie- Youth Access Clinician

Kate - Youth Clinical Nurse Consultant

Tai - Community Engagement Officer

Ashley - Administration Support Officer

Allie- Administration Support Officer

Jess- Administration Support Officer

 

Our Private Practitioners

Nicole- GP

James - Psychologist

Liliane- Psychologist

Michael- Psychologist

Nicole - Clinical Psychologist

Mary- Clinical Psychologist

Anneke- Social Worker

Eitan- Social Worker

Sisi- STEPS Employment

Sepid- Drug & Alcohol Counsellor

Nick- Drug & Alcohol Counsellor

 

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Feedback, Comments and Complaints Policy

Feedback

headspace Chatswood values 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 Chatswood'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 Chatswood.

• 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;

• In person to any staff member

• By telephone on (02) 8021 3668

• By email to info@headspacechatswood.org.au for feedback relevant to headspace Chatswood

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