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

Darwin

Ground Level, Stage 4 CASCOM Centre, 13-17 Scaturchio Street , Casuarina, Northern Territory 0811
P: (08) 8931 5999 F: (08) 8931 5995

headspace Darwin is operated by Anglicare NT. 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 Territory (Health Network NT).

headspace Darwin is a youth friendly health service in Casuarina. If you are between 12 and 25 and are having a tough time, or a friend or family member is having difficulties with something in their life, headspace Darwin can help.

If you are.....

  • Feeling down or stressed
  • Not sleeping enough OR sleeping too much
  • Being bullied
  • Feeling like you can't deal with things anymore
  • Having trouble concentrating, and have a lot on your mind
  • Using drugs and alcohol and want help to make changes in your life
  • Worried about your son/daughter/friend

We offer FREE services that can help you with your mental health and well being. We also provide assistance in accessing education, employment services and alcohol and other drug services. If you are a family member or a friend of a young person who has concerns about their wellbeing, you can also contact headspace Darwin.

If you need assistance, don't hesitate to give us a call on 1800 659 388 or (08) 8931 5999. Or email us at headspacedarwin@anglicare-nt.org.au .

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. 

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. 

Positions available at headspace Darwin

Vocational Specialist, Full-time (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Employer: headspace Darwin - Anglicare NT

Deadline: 15/12/2017 12:00am

headspace Darwin has been selected to deliver the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Trial by the Department of Social Services. Under the IPS trial, the Vocational Specialist will provide career development, advice and vocational employment assistance to young people with mental health issues. The Vocational Specialist will have a flexible, positive and innovative approach to their work, be willing to develop networks and foster relationships with a range of stakeholders including employers, training and educational institutions, families and young people.

Please note: It is a requirement that prior to commencing in this role, you must possess an Ochre Card (Working with Children Clearance), a Criminal History Check and a current Northern Territory manual driver’s licence. You must also be willing to undergo a National Child Protection Check prior to employment with Anglicare NT.

To access the Position Description please Click Here. Please address the key selection criteria.

For further information please contact Barbara Hammill, Program Manager Community Engagement on 08 8931 5999 or bhammill@anglicare-nt.org.au

Applications will be assessed as received.

Experience of working closely with and having a strong understanding of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander culture would be considered an advantage.

Anglicare NT is a Child Safe, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.

For more information contact:

Name: Barbara Hammill
Phone: (08) 8931 5999
Email: bhammill@anglicare-nt.org.au

Apply now

More information

How to make an appointment (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Want to make an appointment? Its easy!

Want to call us yourself? Family or Friend calling for you? Agency or School referral?

No Problem!

Please call us on  08 8931 5999 or email headspacedarwin@anglicare-nt.org.au to make an appointment. 

Please be aware that this email account is only checked during business hours Monday-Friday 9am to 5pm. If you need urgent help, call the Northern Territory Crisis Assessment Team on 1800 682 288 or Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800.

Referrals should include as much information as possible and be undertaken with the consent of the young person.

Please click on the link below to download our referral form and consent form:

headspace Darwin Referral Form

headspace Darwin Consent Form

This form outlines information that the worker will talk with you about at the first appointment. Consent and Confidentiality are important issues for headspace and this will be discussed in detail with all young people who access the service.

 

Information for General Practitioners (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

General Practitioner Referral

Referrals should include as much information as possible and be undertaken with the consent of the young person.

GPs should include a mental health care plan for the young person and attach it to the GP referral form. The referral form and mental health care plan can be:

Phone referrals can also be made by calling (08) 8931 5999.

headspace Darwin Referral Form

headspace Darwin Consent Form

 

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

headspace is located at the CASCOM complex, just off Scaturchio Street in Casuarina.

It is also conveniently situated near the Casuarina bus depot.

We are currently developing a video to make it easier to locate us!

If you're having trouble finding us, call us on (08) 8931 5999 and we'll be able to give you more directions!

 

School and Community Event Requests (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

The headspace Darwin Community Engagement team can be booked in to attend local events, schools or services for mental health literacy sessions.

Contact us at headspace Darwin on (08) 8931 5999 or simply complete our online booking form.

Please provide us with reasonable notice to allow for planning.

headspace Darwin Youth Reference Group (hDYRG) (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 and physical health and alcohol and other drug issues.  There are a number of roles you can play in the headspace Darwin youthspace group, including:

  • Leading a project in your local area
  • Research and evaluation of headspace services
  • Consultation around resource development such as, factsheets, brochures 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
  • 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 Darwin will provide training to support your participation in the above groups or activities.

How do I get involved?

If you're aged between 15 and 25 and you're interested in becoming involved, please contact us on (08) 8931 5999 or e-mail headspacedarwin@anglicare-nt.org.au

Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Program (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Evidence shows that meaningful employment provides us with a sense of purpose, social inclusion, and financial independence. The Individual Placement and Support (IPS) program is an evidence-based model of supported employment meeting the needs of people impacted by mental health issues.

Mental health issues often first occur in adolescence and early adulthood. It is estimated that about 75 percent of mental health issues develop by the age of 25. Mental health issues for this group can therefore impact negatively on educational attainment and transition to the workforce, leading to poor employment outcomes. Many teenagers and young adults with a mental health issues do not complete Year 12 and are at high risk of long term labour market disadvantage as well as welfare dependency.

Mental health issues can be a barrier to gaining and keeping employment, yet a good job is often something that keeps people mentally healthy. This new service model provides a vital link between headspace, young people, employers and other support and employment services within the Darwin community.

To be eligible for the IPS program, a young person must be a headspace client and indicate that, as part of their treatment with headspace Darwin, that they would like to return to work, training or education.

headspace Darwin employs two Vocational Specialists, who have assisted young people to overcome barriers, so that they can:

  • Gain meaningful employment - some work placements to date: administration, warehousing, veterinary assistant, retail, dental assistant, project management, bakery, beauty therapy, hospitality, gaming, community services.
     
  • Return to school. Examples include: assist with study plans 

  • Enrol in training courses, including: barista courses, VET courses, job ready training, White Card, traineeships 

  • Enrol in tertiary education, including: University placements - CDU, VET courses and other training organisations

Jess and Ben IPS

 Jessica Blackmore and Ben Johnston - Vocational Specialists