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

Clinician - CCT/MATT, Full-time (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Employer: headspace Darwin - Anglicare NT

Deadline: 05/10/2018 5:00pm

As a member of the combined Continuing Care and Mobile Assessment Treatment Team (CCT/MATT), you will be allocated clinical responsibilities as delegated by the hYEPP Program Manager. This role will require you to work closely within a multidisciplinary team including psychiatrists and general practitioners (GPs) to facilitate the provision of coordinated clinical care and treatment. You will be responsible for the coordination and facilitation of comprehensive assessments, for young people who are experiencing, or at risk of, a first episode of psychosis. This includes mental health and risk assessments, case formulation, community based treatment, and crisis response consistent with the EPPIC model of care. You will also be responsible for providing continuing case management for young people inclusive of their family who are accepted into the hYEPP program. Case management will be flexible, youth and family focused, with a strong emphasis on engagement.

Please note: It is a requirement that prior to commencing in this role, you must possess an Ochre Card (Working with Children Clearance), a National Criminal History Check (within 3 months) and a current Northern Territory manual driver’s licence.

To access the Position Description please Click Here. As part of the recruitment process you will be required to address the key selection criteria on the online application.

For further information on this rewarding role, please contact Emily Brown, hYEPP Program Manager headspace Darwin on 08 8931 5999.

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. For more information on our Reconciliation Action Plan click here.

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: Emily Brown - hYEPP Program Manager
Phone: (08) 8931 5999
Email: headspacedarwin@anglicare-nt.org.au

Apply now

Family and Friends Support Coordinator, Part-time/Sessional (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Employer: headspace Darwin - Anglicare NT

Deadline: 05/10/2018 5:00pm

headspace Darwin is currently recruiting for a Family & Friends Support Coordinator to join their busy team to coordinate support for the family and friends of young people accessing our services in headspace Darwin.  Support for family will be provided in the form of individual and group connections, exploring opportunities for links with external services, facilitating family and friends to have input into the design and implementation of services and explore training and development opportunities for family and friends such as Mental Health First Aid.  In this rewarding role, you will focus on building the network of family and friends accessing support at headspace Darwin and co-facilitate the monthly Family Connections group.

Please note: It is a requirement that prior to commencing in this role, you must possess an Ochre Card (Working with Children Clearance), a National Criminal History Check (within 3 months) and a current Northern Territory manual driver’s licence.

To access the Position Description please Click Here. As part of the recruitment process you be required to address the key selection criteria on the online application. 

For further information on this exciting opportunity, please contact Emily Brown, hYEPP Program Manager headspace Darwin on 08 8931 5999.

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. For more information on our Reconciliation Action Plan click here.

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: Emily Brown - hYEPP Program Manager
Phone: (08) 8931 5999
Email: headspacedarwin@anglicare-nt.org.au

Apply now

Family Mentor, Part-time/Sessional (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Employer: headspace Darwin - Anglicare NT

Deadline: 05/10/2018 5:00pm

The Family Mentor will provide individual and group support to family members and carers of young people whom are current clients of the Darwin headspace Youth Early Psychosis Program (hYEPP). You will have ‘lived’ experience with supporting a young person who has accessed support through hYEPP.

The role is non-clinical and you will receive training and ongoing support, including supervision from a suitably qualified member of the Functional Recovery Program, within the hYEPP. You will be a fully integrated member of our team and will have the opportunity to attend meetings to provide input from a service user perspective.

There will be flexibility around the hours and delivery of the support you provide to allow you to work in ways that match with you and the families that you are supporting, while maintaining congruence with the values and purpose of headspace and the program.

Please note: It is a requirement that prior to commencing in this role, you must possess an Ochre Card (Working with Children Clearance), a National Criminal History Check (within 3 months) and a current Northern Territory manual driver’s licence.

To view the full position description, click here & flyer and as part of the recruitment process you will be required to address the key selection criteria on the online application.

For further information regarding this exicting opportunity please contact Emily Brown on 08 89315999.

Applications will be assessed upon receipt.

Experience of working closely with and having a strong understanding of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander culture would be considered an advantage. For more information on our Reconciliation Action Plan click here.

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: Emily Brown - hYEPP Program Manager
Phone: (08) 8931 5999
Email: headspacedarwin@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, please 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. Some of the topics that we can cover include:

  • General mental health
  • Awareness of depression, anxiety and other mental health problems
  • Physical health (including sexual health)
  • Alcohol and other drugs
  • Bullying education (including cyberbullying)

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 Groups Calendar (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

The June calendar for headspace Darwin's groups is here! This calendar will be updated monthly as the calendars become available.

Please note: Please read the group descriptions carefully as some of these groups are only accessible to young people who have been accepted into one of headspace's programs.

A PDF version of the calendar can be downloaded here.

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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 would like more information, please contact us on (08) 8931 5999 or e-mail headspacedarwin@anglicare-nt.org.au

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Apply now by completing the online application form!

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headspace Darwin Aboriginal Youth Reference Group (hDAYRG) (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

hDAYRG Flyer

The headspace Darwin Aboriginal Youth Reference Group (hDAYRG) is a group of committed Aboriginal people aged between 15 and 25 who have a keen interest in mental health. As a committee, their role includes advising headspace on youth related matters, having input into how headspace can improve services for Aboriginal young people and participating in health and wellbeing training to become stronger advocates for Aboriginal people and mental health. 

There are a number of ways for you to be involved in hDAYRG, including:

• Advocate for Aboriginal people
• Discuss mental health and issues facing the community
• Participate in research and evaluation of headspace services
• Consultation around resource development such as factsheets, brochures, radio adverts etc. to ensure they are culturally appropriate
 
By getting involved you will:

• Have the opportunity to have your say in designing and direct youth mental health services in the Greater Darwin region
• Develop a range of new skills
• Meet and work alongside other young people who are passionate about Aboriginal mental health
• Have input into how headspace Darwin and other health services can improve engagement with Aboriginal people.
 
headspace Darwin will provide training to support your involvement at events.

How do I get involved?

Fill in the online application form below!

If you would like more information, contact Anthony Hale on (08) 8931 5999 or email ahale@anglicare-nt.org.au

Apply Now

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