• Monday: 8:30am - 5:30pm
  • Tuesday: 8:30am - 5:30pm
  • Wednesday: 8:30am - 5:30pm
  • Thursday: 8:30am - 5:30pm
  • Friday: 8:30am - 5:30pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

headspace Camperdown is located in the Brain and Mind Centre at The University of Sydney. We offer support and information for young people aged 12-25 who have general health, mental health, alcohol and other drug worries.

Have you been feeling like? 

  • You're not coping
  • Everything is a struggle
  • No one understands
  • Alone and confused
  • Hurting yourself
  • Depressed and anxious
  • Fed up and lost

Information Pack for Young People

Welcome Pack for Family and Friends

headspace Camperdown brochure

Click here to provide feedback to our centre

To find out how to make an appointment at headspace Camperdown or how to refer a young person scroll down to 'More Information' section.

You may also consider using eheadspace , the national online and telephone counselling support service for young people and their families eheadspace.org.au .

All clients accessing headspace Camperdown will receive a FREE initial assessment with a Youth Access Clinician.


  • Monday: 8:30am - 5:30pm
  • Tuesday: 8:30am - 5:30pm
  • Wednesday: 8:30am - 5:30pm
  • Thursday: 8:30am - 5:30pm
  • Friday: 8:30am - 5:30pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

headspace Camperdown is operated by Brain and Mind Centre. 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, Central and Eastern Sydney (EIS Health Ltd).


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. 

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.

Doctor (GP)

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. 

Work & Study Services

Workers either on site or linked to the centre who can assist you with work or study opportunities. 

Youth Programs

Centres have a range of programs and activities for young people. Just ask your centre what they have on. 

“As soon as I sought help, I suddenly realised that my anxiety was very treatable and that I wasn’t alone.”
- Charlie

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Positions currently available at headspace Camperdown

Expressions of Interest being accepted for Clinical Pscyhologists , Part-time/Sessional

Expressions of Interest


Psychology private practice opportunities with headspace Camperdown


headspace Camperdown is seeking expressions of interest from clinical psychologists/psychologists who are experienced and interested in providing high quality psychological services to young people aged 12-25. headspace psychologists provide services under an early intervention/ prevention framework for young people with emerging or recent onset mental disorders.


headspace Camperdown is a comprehensive youth health service that provides physical and mental health support, information and services to young people aged 12-25 and their families in a youth friendly environment, and is led by the Brain and Mind Centre (BMC). All services are free or low cost to the young person.


The team at headspace includes Clinical Psychologists, Psychologists, General Practitioners, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Mental Health Nurses, Researchers and Administration staff.


Working as a psychologist at headspace is both rewarding and challenging. Successful applicant(s) will be charged a modest room rental fee and in return will be provided with ongoing referrals, extensive clinical and administrative support, and co-location with other health professionals in a youth-friendly environment.


Interested applicants must possess:

  • Full registration with the Psychology Board of Australia,
  • Eligibility to provide psychological services under Medicare,
  • an ABN and personal professional indemnity insurance
  • A postgraduate degree in clinical psychology (or near completion)/ or be a registered Psychologist with extensive experience providing therapy to young people
  • Commitment to delivering psychological services as an integrated part of a multidisciplinary team


This position is classified as child–related employment and will require a criminal record check, Working With Children Employment Screening Check and knowledge of the child protection reporting requirements of health professionals.

What is the application process?


Applications should be addressed to Dr Blake Hamilton via email at blake.hamilton@sydney.edu.au and include the following information:

  • Your contact details, including mobile phone
  • A brief cover letter and CV, outlining any experience working with young people and their families, and your eligibility to provide psychological services under Medicare
  • Names and contact details of two referees
  • A list of the preferred days and sessions (AM/PM) you would like to work at headspace


If you would like further information about this opportunity contact Dr Blake Hamilton, Clinical Services Manager, blake.hamilton@sydney.edu.au. For further information regarding headspace visit www.headspace.org.au/Camperdown

For more information contact:

Email: blake.hamilton@sydney.edu.au

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Our Staff

We have various Professionals that can assist you with your mental health and wellbeing including:Clinical Psychologists, Psychiatrists,GP's and Occupational Therapists 

Clinical Services Manager

Dr Blake Hamilton 

Administration Team:

Eva Castaldi (Practice Manager)

Fran Lai

Imogen Tracy

Donna Fowler

Intake team 

Daniel Marciano (Senior Youth Access Clinician)

Rabyh Barhoum

Philippa Mcgrouther


Dr Nasreen Pathan  (Psychiatry Registrar)

Drug and Alcohol Clinician 

Shannon Hughes

Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

James Southan

Clinical Psychologists

Dr Cristina Cacciotti-Saija

Rachel Harker

Dr Alice Norton 

Registered Psychologists

Emily Walters


Dr Sylvia Yeung

Community Development and Engagement Officer

Vicki Papa

Services co-located:

Early Intervention in Psychosis Team - Mon-Fri

hEIT (headspace Early Intervention Team)

What we do

headspace Camperdown is a service that assists young people aged 12-25 who are struggling with their mental health and wellbeing.

We understand that one in four young people in Australia will experience a mental health issue and we're here to help you get back on track and feeling better! 

headspace can help if you are:

-feeling down 

-can't stop worrying

-having issues with friends and/or family members

-struggling with emotions and feelings

-having worries about relationships,

-wanting to chat about your sexuality and/or gender

-wanting to seek help for drug and alcohol use

-being bullied or struggling with work, school or university


If you have any questions about making an appointment call us on 9114 4100 or email us here

101201 473

How to make an appointment or refer a young person

headspace Camperdown accepts referrals from multiple sources:

  • Ÿ  Young people (self-referral)
  • Ÿ  Family and friends
  • Ÿ  Service providers

Young People, Family and Friends

A young person can self refer via phone, email or in person. 

If a young person prefers, they can ask a friend, family member or supportive other to contact us to discuss arranging appointment.

  • Call our friendly administration team on (02) 9114 4100 during business hours (Mon-Fri) 
  • If you would like us to contact you please Email us to request a call back. Please include your Full Name, Date of Birth and preferred contact number.
    Please note, headspace Camperdown email is only monitored during business hours (8:30am -5:30pm, Mon-Fri). Allow up to 2 business days for a call back. As email is not considered secure for exchanging highly confidential or sensitive information, please consider carefully what information you include in your electronic communications.

Service providers and health professionals

General Practitioners and Medical Practitioners may refer a young person through a standard referral. If the young person has a Mental Health Care Plan in place, we request this be included with the referral.

If you are an external service provider or other health professional, we ask you to fill out our referral form headspace Camperdown Referral Form (.PDF), and fax or post to us:

FAX (02) 9351 0946

POST      headspace Camperdown
               Level 2, Building K
               97 Church Street
Camperdown NSW 2050

Please allow up to 2 business days for our centre to process a service provider referral.


Have a look around our space

When you arrive at headspace Camperdown you will see our plant filled waiting space where music is usually playing. There is also an information stand where you can find pamphlets about many things relating to wellbeing. Our therapy rooms are bright, colourful and welcoming.

If you have any specific accessibility needs that you would like assistance with, please let us know before coming to headspace so we can be aware of how to best assist.

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What happens at your first appointment at headspace?

When you contact headspace you will be given a date to come in an see us for your first appointment. On your first visit, you will meet with one of our Youth Access Clinicians for about 50 minutes where they will ask you about the different areas of your life. For example, they will ask you questions about school or work, your family, your health and what other things may be worrying you. By answering these questions you give the clinician a better picture about what is currently happening for you. Depending on your specific needs, they will then chat to you about the kinds of supports and services that are available at headspace or in the community.

Make sure you let the Youth Access Clinician know if you have any questions.

*Please try and come at least 10-15 minutes earlier to your first appointment so you have enough time to fill out some required forms.

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How to obtain your own Medicare card

A medicare card lets people get a range of medical services and prescriptions at a lower cost, and free care as a public patient in a public hospital. You may also get a Medicare card if you’re visiting from a Reciprocal Health Care Agreement country.

If you are aged 15 or older, you can have your own Medicare card

You need to complete the Application to copy or transfer from one Medicare card to another form and submit it at your local Medicare service centre. You’ll need to provide identification, such as a student card or birth certificate, as well as details about the card you are transferring from. Make sure you register your bank account details to receive your rebate faster. [1]

For more information on financial and health support for young people, visit https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/subjects/financial-and-health-support-young-people

[1] Department of Human Services. (2018). Young people becoming independent (Page last updated 23 March 2018). Retrieved from https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/subjects/young-people-becoming-independent