Hours

  • Monday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
  • Thursday: 10:00am - 7:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 3:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

headspace

Dubbo

23 Church Street, Dubbo, New South Wales 2830
P: (02) 5852 1900 F: (02) 5852 1999

headspace Dubbo is operated by Marathon Health. 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, Western NSW (Western Health Alliance Ltd).

headspace Dubbo is a youth-friendly FREE service for anyone aged between 12 and 25 years. Our staff will talk to you about your concerns and provide you with support, information and services in a confidential, non-judgmental environment.

All of our services are free of charge for anyone who is aged 12-25 and has a Medicare card.

You can come in by yourself, or bring someone with you for support. We can also provide you with general information if you would just like to find out more about certain issues. Referrals are not required but appointments are necessary.

Either phone us on 02 5852 1900 to arrange an appointment, or drop into our site at 23 Church Street Dubbo (near the rotunda) to find out more.

You can also access headspace services online. eheadspace provides an online and telephone support service to people aged 12-25.

If it is an emergency, please phone the Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800, Lifeline on 13 11 14, or the Mental Health Information and Support Line on 1800 011 511.

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. 

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 Dubbo

MBS Allied Health Provider (Psychologist/Social Worker), Part-time/Sessional (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Psychologist/Social Worker

P/T or F/T Private Practice (hours negotiable and flexible)

 

Marathon Health is seeking suitably qualified and experienced persons to provide MBS funded services to young people 12-25 years at headspace Dubbo.

To be eligible you must possess the following:

1. Experience working with young people aged 12-25 years with mental health difficulties.

2. Experience and willingness to work in a multidisciplinary team.

3. Be a currently registered and practicing Allied Health Professional with AHPRA.

4. Be eligible to provide services under the Medicare Benefits Scheme (MBS), including eligible to obtain a Medicare Provider number.

5. Must have professional indemnity insurance.

6. Must undergo relevant criminal record check and working with children checks.

 

Applicants MUST submit the following documents to be considered:

1. A current curriculum vitae outlining relevant qualifications and experience.

2. A copy of professional indemnity insurance (or statement identifying willingness to obtain insurances should they be offered a contract).

3. A copy of their registration status with AHPRA or equivalent professional membership (e.g. AASW).

4. Details of 2 professional referees who can be contacted regarding the quality/appropriateness of performing this role in headspace Dubbo.

 

A detailed contractor application document must be completed with the headspace Operations Manager prior to a contract being offered.

 

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For more information contact:

Name: Rachel Thomas
Phone: (02) 5852 1900
Email: Rachel.Thomas@marathonhealth.com.au

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

Our staff will talk to you about your concerns and provide you with support, information and services in a confidential, non-judgmental environment.

 Program Manager:

Rachel Thomas

rachel.thomas@marathonhealth.com.au

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Clinical Leader:

Ann-Maree Hartley

ann-maree.hartley@marathonhealth.com.au

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Administration   

Tayla Matthews 

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tayla.matthews@marathonhealth.com.au 

Youth Access & Awareness Workers:

Paul Rich

Provisional Psychologist

paul.rich@marathonhealth.com.au

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 Nicholas Steepe

Social Worker

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Christina Rodgers

Provisional Psychologist

christina.rodgers@marathonhealth.com.au

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Youth Services Manager:

Peter Rohr

p.rohr@marathonhealth.com.au

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Individual Placement Support (IPS)

Kevin Saul

Senior Vocational Specialist

 kevin.saul@marathonhealth.com.au

  

 Cath Robinson

Vocational Specialist

catherine.robinson@marathonhealth.com.au


Visiting Partners and Clinicians (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

MBS Funded Clinicians

Annie Fraser - Psychologist

Arna Kerklaan - Accredited Mental Health Social Worker

Vocational Support

Centrelink - Tracey Burns

Family & Carer Support

Centacare - Cindy Neilson 

Tenancy Support

Centacare -Sonsera Boles

Psychiatry

Psychcare Services - Dr Syed Shah MRCPsych FRANZCP

General Practice

Dr Lynette Reid

Sexual Health

Western NSW LHD - Margie Crowley

Western NSW LHD - Bev Tyson

Youth Development

Dubbo City Council -  Jason Yelverton &

Aboriginal Liaison Offcer - Lionel Wood

Legal Aid NSW

Charles Strurt University Tutoring

 

Youth Reference Group (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

YRG

headspace Dubbo believe that youth participation is the key to the delivery of quality services for young people. We also aim to provide young people with meaningful opportunities to directly participate and collaborate with its structure and services.

Young people involved with the headspace Dubbo Youth Reference Group have the opportunity to be involved in a number of ways, including (but not limited to):

  • Encouraging the voice of young people to be heard and acted upon
  • Becoming community spokespeople for youth mental health and wellbeing
  • Providing input on site design and ongoing building improvements
  • Planning and attending local events and promoting the headspace Dubbo services
  • Website and social media consultation and development
  • Research and evaluation of headspace services
  • Consultation around resource development like fact sheets, brochures and promotional material
  • Peer support and mentoring
  • Becoming a media spokesperson

Our 2015/2016 Youth Reference Group members are:

  • Makeylee Brien
  • Amber Knee
  • Mia-Kate Morrish-Blyton
  • Nathan Hawkes
  • Samuel Berryman
  • Cody Jones
  • Isobelle Strickland
  • Jett Foley
  • Hayley Seeliger
  • Pat Saul
  • Amber Bunt

 Our 2016/2017 Youth Reference Group members are:

  • Makeylee Brien
  • Hayley Seeliger
  • Amber Bunt
  • Lauren Berkery
  • Bryana Saffy
  • Cody Jones
  • Nathan Hawkes
  • Paris Burns
  • Pat Saul
  • Bianca Hartley
  • Charmaine Daley

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Our 2017/2018 Youth Reference group members are: 

  • Makeylee Brien
  • Hayley Seeliger
  • Bryana Saffy 
  • Cody Jones
  • Lauren Berkery
  • Paris Burns
  • Pat Saul
  • Bianca Hartley
  • Jade Bunt
  • Keniesha Wells

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If you are interested in joining the Youth Reference Group, contact Nic Steepe at nic.steepe@marathonhealth.com.au

Newsletters (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Each term, headspace Dubbo will be sending out a newsletter to schools, services and community members. If you want to be included on the emailing list, please contact nic.steepe@marathonhealth.com.au or call the centre on (02) 5852 1900 

Review of 2015 - headspace-Dubbo-Review-of-2015-Newsletter.pdf

Term 2 2016 - hsdx-Term-2-2016.pdf

Term 3 2016 - hsdx-Term-3-2016.pdf

Term 4 2016 - hsdx-Term-4-2016.pdf

Review of 2016 - hsdx-2016-Review.pdf

Term 2 2017 - hsdx-Term-2-2017.pdf

Term 3 2017 -  hsdx-Term-3-2017.pdf

 

Community Engagement (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

In addition to providing services within our centre, headspace Dubbo also has a commitment to engaging the community. Below are just some examples of the many things we have done in Dubbo and the surrounding areas since we opened our doors to the public.
If you have an event coming up and would like headspace Dubbo to be involved, please fill out the following form: Community-Development-Request-Form.docx

June 2017

  • Nyngan High school careers expo
  • Nyngan High school visit

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  • Dubbo College South Campus Reconciliation week walk and yarning circle
  • Gulargambone Central School visit

May 2017

  • Peak Hill school visit

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  • IDAHOT
  • National Volunteer Week
  • Attendance to the Strategic Framework for Suicide Prevention Consultation
  • Accepting cheque from Newcastle Permanent 

April 2017

  • headspace second birthday
  • Wellington High school visit
  • Brewarrina school visit
  • Youth Week Steven Oliver R U OK?

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  • Youth Week Hump Day
  • Pee for 3 campaign

March 2017

  • Youth Week Trivia night
  • Yeoval school visit
  • Narromine school visit
  • South Primary school visit for National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence
  • Fletchers International Presentations

Fletchers

  • RYDA Program

February 2017

  • IPROUD presentation

  • IPROUD
  • Wellington school visit

  • Dunedoo school visit

  • Charles Stuart University O week visit

  • St Johns College school visit

January 2017

  • RAGE workshop

  • Managing The Bull workshop

December 2016

  • World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day

  • International Day for People with Disability

November 2016

  • School Sculpture Competition Reveal
  • White Ribbon Day
  • VANFEST

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October 2016

  • Central West Pride March
  • Mental Health Month Launch
  • Dubbo Chamber of Commerce Rhino Awards

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  • Dream Festival
  • Reclaim The Night

September 2016

  • GP Synergy Forum

GP Synergy

  • Trangie Visit
  • ACON Honour Awards
  • Walk Towards Hope

August 2016

  • Nyngan Visit
  • Gilgandra Visit
  • Wear It Purple
  • headspace 10th birthday 'Chocolate Drop'

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July 2016

  • 'Stars of Dubbo'
  • Nyngan Visit

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  • Narromine Visit
  • Charles Sturt University 'My Day'

June 2016

  • Coonabarabran Visit

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May 2016

  • IDAHOT Movie Screening
  • 'Quit B Fit' Tour

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April 2016

  • 'It Takes A Village' Forum in partnership with Schizophrenia Fellowship of NSW
  • 'ROAR' Festival
  • Pop-Up Photo Booth
  • 'Hump Day' Campaign in partnership with Dubbo Sexual Health, Family Planning NSW and Dubbo City Council
  • headspace Dubbo's 1st Birthday Carnival Celebrations

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March 2016

  • headspace National Forum

National Forum

  • RYDA Program
  • Charles Sturt University Wellness and Wellbeing Expo
  • Dunedoo Visit
  • Coolah Visit

February 2016

  • Charles Sturt University O-Week

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December 2015

  • International Day for People with Disabilities

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November 2015

  • Orana Relay for Life

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October 2015

  • Lip Sync Battles
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Pride March

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  • Parkes Movie by Moonlight
  • Dream Fesitival
  • Dubbo Chamber of Commerce Rhino Awards

September 2015

  • Gungie Origin
  • Peak Hill Visit
  • Walk Towards Hope

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  • Narromine Visit
  • Sunday Telegraph - Can We Talk? Forum

August 2015

  • Wear It Purple

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July 2015

  • Trangie Visit
  • Narromine Visit

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May 2015

  • Class Clowns

Class clowns

  • International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT) Prom
  • Coolah Visit

April 2015

  • Official Launch

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  • 3 on 3 Basketball Competition
  • Humans of Dubbo
  • Pee for 3

March 2015

  • RYDA Program

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 February 2015

  • Charles Sturt University O-Week

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Donations to headspace Dubbo (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

headspace appreciates the support of local businesses and the community

headspace Dubbo would like to thank the following supporters for their very generous donations to assist us in adding to the services that we provide for young people.

If you would like to donate, this can be done at the Dubbo office or alternatively via direct deposit on:

NAB Account Name: headspace Dubbo

Account Number: 989353026

BSB: 082-564

For more information contact Rachel Thomas, Program Manager, on (02) 5852 1900 for more information.

  • Western District Lawn Memorial Dubbo
  • Rotary Club of Dubbo South
  • Carter, Lindsay & Weber Dubbo
  • Commonwealth Bank Business Centre Dubbo
  • Cherubs Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Service
  • Charles Sturt University
  • North Parkes Mines
  • Coonabarabran Junior Rugby League and Netball Club
  • Dubbo Folk Club
  • The Castlereagh Hotel Clydesdale's Social Club
  • Gina's Pizza
  • Western NSW PHN
  • Westpac Dubbo
  • M&D Shipp Smash Repairs
  • West Dubbo Barber Shop
  • Dubbo College South Campus

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Partnerships

 Newcastle Permanent

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Mention headspace Dubbo when applying for a new home or business loan over $100,000 and we are able to get $600 to go towards much needed funds for our clinical services!

5th May 2017 - $600 received 

4th August 2017 - $600 received 

 

Referrals (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

referrals to headspace Dubbo

Self or family referral: If you are a young person between the ages of 12-25 or a family member and wish to make an appointment please call (02) 5852 1900. You can also email hs.dubbo@marathonhealth.au or visit us in person to make an appointment. You'll find details for by using the 'find a centre' navigation page.

If you'd prefer to make contact online or by phone then eheadspace might be for you. eheadspace is a confidential, free and secure space where young people 12 - 25 or their family can chat, email or speak on the phone with a qualified youth mental health professional. You can find out all about it here.

Professional referral: If you would like to refer a young person to our service or would like headspace to come to your workplace to promote our service, please print and complete the relevant form below. You can then fax it to us on (02) 5852 1999, email it  on hs.dubbo@marathonhealth.com.au  or drop it into our office at 23 Church Street (near the rotunda). 

Forms:

Referral form for headspace Dubbo -  Referral-to-headspace-Dubbo.docx

 

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

headspace Dubbo offers groups that vary on a term to term basis for young people aged 12-25 years of age

For more information about these groups, please contact the office on (02) 5852 1900