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

Geelong

We have 3 headspace Geelong sites at , Corio (Level 1 Corio Village), Geelong (105 Yarra St) and Drysdale (Peninsula Drive), For our Drysdale site call (03) 5253 0400
P: (03) 5222 6690 F: (03) 5222 6722

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).

headspace Geelong is a place for anyone 12-25 where you can come and talk to staff when you are going through a tough time. All services provided by headspace Geelong are free with no out of pocket costs for all of our services. . If you dont have a Medicare card or are not eligible for a Medicare card please let reception know when making an appointment so we can arrange to cover this cost for you. We have 3 service sites which are located at:

Drysdale  (Peninsula Drive) - near Bellarine Secondary and the Potato Shed

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

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 Geelong

GEELONG Mental Health Clinicians, Part-time/Sessional (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

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:

Malcolm Scott

Manager, headspace Geelong

T: 03 5222 6690

E: Malcolm.Scott@BCYF.org.au

 

For more information contact:

Name: Malcolm Scott
Phone: (03) 5222 6690
Email: Malcolm.Scott@BCYF.org.au

More information

Meet the team! (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

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

Malcolm Scott

Malcolm.Scott@bcyf.org.au                              

Clinical Lead

Shelley Gibb

Shelley.Gibb@bcyf.org.au 

Coordinator

Stephanie McLean

Stephanie.Mclean@bcyf.org.au 

Coordinator (headspace Drysdale)

Tanya Fitzpatrick

tanya.fitzpatrick@bch.org.au

Practice Manager

Brenda Monro

Brenda.Monro@bcyf.org.au

Where to access support in Geelong....... (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

The headspace Geelong team is well 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 you own medicare card please go to    https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/enablers/get-your-own-medicare-card-15-years-old

 

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 headspacegeelong@bcyf.org.au 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 (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

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

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

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

Guest Speaker: (Min. 1-month notice required) to request for a hG team member, or for one of our Youth Future Crew, to speak at your event please complete the Guest Speaker Request Form.

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 sheldan.convery-oborne@bcyf.org.au 

Online training and education (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

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.

headspace also produces a range of education resources and videos which can be accessed via our website or via You Tube.

For further information on suitable online resources or education/training please contact us on (03) 5222 6690.

Youth Futures Crew (YFC) (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

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 will be accepting applications for new members later in 2018, if you are interested watch this space or follow us on facebook 

You can see the YFC in action in these upcoming events:

  • Friday the 13th of April @ Geelong Youths, National Youth Week Event, from 1pm-4pm at Little Mallop Central. Come along and join in the games and entertainment. 
  • Friday the 4th of May @ GMHBA Stadium, Geelong Cats Just Think Round, the YFC will be hanging out at the street surfer bus before the game!
  • Friday the 18th of May @ headspace Geelong Business Charity Luncheon, hosted by The Rotary Club of Belmont & their community partners, the YFC will be meeting and greeting and helping out on the day. So grab a ticket and we'll see you there!

Come and work with us (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

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.

Fundraising (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

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

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.