If you are seeking individual support, and would like to chat to a mental health professional one one one, headspace can support friends and partners of young people that are aged 12-25 with counselling support you can call headpsace Glenroy on (03) 9304 1011 for more information.
If you are a parent or family member or friend and worried about a young person and would like to support them with a referral to headspace Glenroy, please call us on 9304 1011 to chat to an Access Clinician about your concerns. Before making contact with headspace Glenroy about a young person you are worried about, we encourage you to chat to that young person and seek their consent before doing so.
When a young person comes to headspace Glenroy, they can speak to one of our incredible Access Team members, such as Adrian.
We asked him about whether a young man has to sit in a room an talk to a mental health professional, this is what he had to offer;
Generally we invite young people into a room to have a chat, however there have been many times where I have taken young people for a walk or played board games whilst chatting about their situation. Personally, I think it’s important to normalise mental health difficulties such as anxiety, anger and depression. I let the young person know that many people experience these difficulties, however they can learn to manage them well with a bit of support from a place like headspace.
What can a young person expect at their first appointment?
Young people are offered an initial assessment with an Access Clinician. The initial appointment will take the form of an informal meet and greet and will vary depending on the young person's circumstances. The main purpose of this initial session is to ascertain whether headspace is the most suitable service to support the young person. We may link the young person in with a more appropriate service if we deem that we are not best equipped to provide them with the care they require.
What happens next?
We will discuss the young persons circumstances as a team and decide how best to provide them with the support they need. The Access Team Clinician will keep in touch with the young person until they are linked in with either headspace or a more suitable service. Sometimes we will require additional information in order to make the most informed choice about the young person's care, in which case we will attempt to make contact with you.
Due to high demand for appointments here at headspace Glenroy, it's really important that young people do their best to attend at the time made for them, or that they give us as much notice as possible, should they not be able to make it.
This ensures that all young people are able to be seen by a headspace staff member as soon as possible.
We will confirm most appointments by SMS two days prior and invite the young person to respond with a yes or no. If the young person is not able to attend, we require 24 hours notice of their cancellation. We encourage young people to confirm their appointments as soon as possible so as we can best accommodate all young people that seek support from our service.
If you are over the age of 25, you may like to look at the Australian Psychological Society's website for a list of Psychologists in your area that may be able to offer support. You can also visit your local GP for support with obtaining a Mental Care Plan or talking about your concerns.