headspace Geelong has 3 service locations and is a place for anyone 12-25 where you can come and talk to staff when you are going through a tough time. All 3 service locations have full disability access with close public transport access and which are located at:
Drysdale (Peninsula Drive) - near Bellarine Secondary and the Potato Shed - call 5253 0400
Geelong (105 Yarra Street) - On the corner of Little Ryrie St and Yarra St
Corio (Level 1, Corio Village Shopping Centre) - take the escalator or stairs to Level 1
For additional support or outside of business hours please contact: In case of emergency - Emergency Services (Police, Fire, Ambulance): 000
- Barwon Health Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol Services: 1300 094 187
- Lifeline: 13 11 14
- Kids Helpline: 1800 551 800
- Mensline: 1300 789 978
- Suicide call back service: 1300 659 467
- eheadspace 1800 650 890 (9 am -1 am 7 days)
Our headspace Geelong Centre Sites across Corio, Geelong City and Drysdale are all open from 9 - 5 Monday to Friday. We do have limited extended service hours from 5 - 7 PM at our Geelong City site for appointments for existing clients only. Please contact us for further information.
headspace Geelong is operated by Barwon Child, Youth & Family. 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 Victoria (Western Victoria PHN).
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.
Sexual Health Services
Sexual health screenings on site or links to local services.
Work & Study Services
Workers either on site or linked to the centre who can assist you with work or study opportunities.
Centres have a range of programs and activities for young people. Just ask your centre what they have on.
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.
Jobs and volunteering
Positions currently available at headspace Geelong
GEELONG Mental Health Clinicians, Part-time/Sessional
Salary: Private Contractor
Allied Health Professionals – Private Practitioners
(Clinical Psychologist/ Psychologist, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists)
headspace Geelong are seeking highly motivated mental health trained Allied Health Professionals to work as Private Practitioners to establish a fulfilling and rewarding practice in partnership with headspace Geelong.
Our Private Practitioners complete work in client assessment, recovery planning, therapeutic treatment and referral, and are highly valued members of our team.
What we offer
- Ongoing referrals (we will ensure that clients have valid mental health treatment plans in place before they see you)
- Opportunity to work with and gain support from a multidisciplinary team with co-location with Barwon Health Jigsaw (Youth) and Eating Disorder Service teams (including psychiatrists, general practitioners, clinical psychologists, psychologists, social workers, mental health nursing, occupational therapists, sexual health services, and drug and alcohol addiction specialists).
- Opportunity for peer support through regulated clinical review meetings
- Administration support and consulting space (appointment confirmations and room bookings are all taken care of for you)
- Flexibility with hours and days worked
- Shared Care Model
- Marketing – let us take this time consuming task out of your hands
Successful applicants should
- You should be registered or be able to register as a Medicare provider
- Be fully registered or be able to have full registration with AHPRA, or other relevant governing body.
- Have or be willing to obtain their own ABN
- Be willing to undertake a Working with Children Check and a Police Check.
- Have experience working in the mental health industry working with young people.
- Be willing to pay a small service fee when client's attend their appointments.
If you are ready to join a fantastic multidisciplinary team and really make a difference to the lives of Young People, please contact us now! We have increasing demand at our Corio, Geelong City and Drysdale sites.
For further information, please contact:
Manager, headspace Geelong
T: 03 5222 6690
For more information contact:
Name: Malcolm Scott
Phone: (03) 5222 6690
Geelong GP Contractor/s, Part-time/Sessional
headspace Geelong are currently looking to recruit a number of GP's to provide sessions from the headspace Geelong sites across Corio, Geelong and Drysdale and under the Doctors in Secondary Schools Program.
Our headspace Geelong service offers free youth health services for young people aged 12-25 years. The centre employs a multidisciplinary team of psychologists, nurses, social workers, counsellors, youth workers, GP's and other staff to support the health and well-being of young people with a focus on mental health.
Working as a member of the headspace Geelong team offers GPs the opportunity to provide bulk-billed services to young people as part of a collaborative and holistic model of care, in an environment that encourages the development of ongoing and therapeutic relationships with clients and multidisciplinary case consultation. Gp’s retain 100% of their bulk billings with a modest service administration fee of 10%.
Barwon Child Youth and Family (BCYF) is the lead agency for the headspace Geelong service. As a member of the broader BCYF team you will receive the support available as part of a large not for profit family and community services organisation that provides a diverse range of services across the Geelong Region.
Job Description: A copy of the job description can be found here
If you are a GP interested in joining a multidisciplinary and supportive team with an interest in youth mental health and working with young people 12-25 along with their families and friends please contact Max Broadley, Executive Director Client Services at BCYF at Max.Broadley@bcyf.org.au or the headspace Geelong Manager Malcolm Scott.
For further information please contact:
Name: Malcolm Scott
Phone: (03) 5222 6690
For more information contact:
Name: Malcolm Scott
Phone: (03) 5222 6690
Accessing our services and meet the team!
headspace Geelong's 3 sites all have full disability access and can also be accessed via Public Transport.
Public transport access to our 105 Yarra Street - we are walking distance from the bus interchange on Moorabool Street in Geelong city centre near the Malop Street Mall.
Public transport access to our Corio Village Level 1 is via the bus stop at the Corio Village Shopping Centre.
Public transport access to our Drysdale Peninsula Drive is via the bus stop at Jetty Road/Portarlington Road and then a short walk to the Bellarine Secondary School Campus
At headspace Geelong we have a team that is dedicated to supporting young people the best way we can. We have a range of workers with different skills and experience to make sure young people that access headspace Geelong get the help they are looking for. We are able to offer outreach support to you as well as drop in support from our 3 sites at Corio, Geelong and Drysdale. We also provide family inclusive support services as well. Please click here for our service brochure.
headspace Geelong Manager
Coordinator (headspace Drysdale) 5253 0400
All headspace Geelong services are free of any cost....
The headspace Geelong team will ensure that no matter what service you require we will assist you to access it. All of our services are free and if you dont have a Medicare Card chat to our staff who can assist and support you to access support regardless. All of our staff are networked with all services in the Geelong region. The headspace Geelong Lead Agency is Barwon Child, Youth & Family. For further information please see www.bcyf.org.au
We also have a network of consortium partners who support the headspace Geelong platform and these consortium partners include Barwon Health, Bellarine Community Health, Diversitat, Orygen Youth Mental Health, Well-ways, Stepping Up, YSAS, G force, Kardinia Health and Wathaurong Aboriginal Cooperative.
To get your own medicare card please click here
If you or your family or someone you know needs support around mental health, general well being, work, school, family issues/conflict call us on (03) 5222 6690 for Geelong and Corio and on (03) 5253 0400 for our Drysdale site and we can talk you through your options. All you need to do is ask for an intake worker (also known as an Engagement and Assessment Clinician).
If you cannot call between 9AM to 5 PM you can alternatively email us at firstname.lastname@example.org although this account will only be checked during business hours.
For online and after hours support from headspace please call 1800 650 890 or go to www.eheadspace.org.au
headspace Geelong supports the 'no wrong door' approach and we will always guide you to the appropriate service/s to meet your needs or the needs of those people you are endeavoring to support.
How to make an appointment @ headspace Geelong
headspace Geelong (open Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm).
Ph. 5222 6690
headspace Corio (open Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm).
Ph. 5222 6690
headspace Drysdale (open Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm).
Ph. 5253 0400
If you are a young person:
Call us on the contacts above between opening hours on Monday to Friday to arrange an appointment. Feel free to have someone with you to help you make the call.
If you know a young person who might need help:
Families, carers and friends can make an appointment for a young person with their consent. To do so phone us with them to arrange an appointment.
If you are working with a young person who might need help:
Wellbeing staff from schools, health or community organisations can refer to headspace Geelong and make an appointment for a young person with their consent. To do so phone us with them to arrange an appointment.
*Please note: the young person must consent to the referral.
Education & Event Requests
headspace Geelong loves getting out and about in the community, delivering education and attending events. If you would like headspace Geelong to come to your school or organisation please fill out the appropriate form below. Due to limited capacity, we may not be able to say yes to every request. We will aim to reply to your request within two weeks.
Education Request: (Min. 3 weeks notice required) to request for hG to deliver an interactive powerpoint presentation to a group of young people please fill out the Education Request Form. MIN 8 students- MAX 50 students
Choose from one of our two main sessions;
1. What is headspace Geelong; (20 minutes) an explanation of our service, what young people can come to hG for and how they can access our service.
2. Mental Health; (45 Minutes) Provides clear explanations of mental health and mental illness, symptoms and risk factors of mental illnesses, what to do if a young person is worried about the mental health of themselves or a friend and tips for a healthy headspace.
or let us know about a specific topic you would like us to cover
Event Request: (Min. 3 weeks notice required) to request for hG to be part of your event please fill out the Event Request Form.
If you are having any difficulties with the above forms or would like further information, please contact Sheldan Convery-Oborne, Community Engagement Officer at headspace Geelong on 03 5222 6690 or email email@example.com
Online training and education
headspace Geelong encourages young people to access online education from reputable sources in regards to mental health, Alcohol and Other Drugs and general wellbeing.
One of these sites is provided by St Vincent's Hospital Sydney through its Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression (CRUfAD). See here for more information and current learning modules. Most modules are suitable for young people aged 18 and above, however they have also shown effectiveness in younger cohorts. Go to This Way Up website here for further information.
For further information on suitable online resources or education/training please contact us on (03) 5222 6690.
Youth Futures Crew (YFC)
The YFC is made up of young people from the Geelong region who are passionate about making a difference in the lives of their peers. The group consists of a diverse range of young people, from a variety of different ages and backgrounds, who are advocates for youth mental health.
headspace Geelong look to the YFC for advice and opinions on as much as possible to ensure young people's voices are present in decisions that shape our service. The YFC organise events and campaigns that seek to spread the word about mental health and reduce stigma around mental illness. They also attend events around the region to get the headspace message out there and inform people on how to access our services.
Members of our Youth Futures Crew are offered training to equip them with the skills they think are necessary to do the wonderful work they do.
If you would like to invite the YFC to come along to your event and run an activity or share information about headspace contact Sheldan here.
The YFC is not currently taking applications, keep an eye out on our website or facebook page early in 2019 for our next round of applications.
Come and work with us
headspace Geelong is currently looking for mental clinicians with a minimum of 2 years experience working with young people to join us on the headspace Geelong platform at either our Corio or Geelong sites. You will be employed as a private contractor providing youth counselling to young people across a minimum of one day. If you are interested in this opportunity please contact our Practice Manager Brenda Monro or our Manager Malcolm Scott on (03) 5222 6690.
headspace Geelong has a local fund - the headspace Barwon Fund - which raises money to support the work of headspace Geelong. For further information please contact headspace Geelong on (03) 5222 6690.
Family Inclusive Practice
headspace Geelong staff are all trained in family inclusive practice which is designed to support your role as a parent/carer/guardian and incorporate your input into your young person's journey through headspace - with your young person's consent - for further information please contact headspace Geelong on (03) 5222 6690.