headspace

Knox

Hours

  • Monday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Thursday: 9:00am - 8:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: 9:30am - 1:30pm
  • Sunday: Closed

headspace Knox is a short walk from the Westfield Knox bus terminal.

headspace Knox offers young people aged 12-25 a welcoming environment where they can access confidential and free mental health support, health advice, and general information. We are a team of friendly workers who specialise in youth wellbeing. 

Our Services include:

  • General health services (youth-friendly, free Doctors)
  • Counselling & Mental Health Support
  • Alcohol and Other Drug Services
  • Vocational, Education & Training Support.

headspace Knox's services are available at no cost for Australian citizens or permanent residents through  Medicare . If you are not eligible for Medicare give us a call to find for alternatives to accessing services. 

We accept referrals from multiple sources, ensuring young people (12-25) and their families and friends can directly access headspace services, without needing a formal referral from other service providers. Give us a call to make an appointment.

We believe there is  No Wrong Door , meaning we dedicate ourselves to ensuring all young people who contact a headspace center are supported to get the help they need.

headspace Knox has disability access. 

Hours

  • Monday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Thursday: 9:00am - 8:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: 9:30am - 1:30pm
  • Sunday: Closed

headspace Knox is operated by EACH. 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, Eastern Melbourne PHN.

Services

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. 

Youth Programs

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

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. 

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.

“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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Jobs and volunteering

Positions currently available at headspace Knox

Volunteer L2P Driver Mentor, Part-time/Sessional & Full-time

Employer: EACH

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Are you over 21 years of age and hold a full drivers licence?

Are you confident in your driving ability and would like to support young people to reach their full potential?

Then jump on board this opportunity and become a volunteer with the headspace Knox and EACH L2P Learner Driver Mentor Program.

       

How does the program work?

The Victorian Graduated Licensing System makes it compulsory for learner drivers under 21 years of age to obtain at least 120 hours of supervised driving experience prior to taking the probationary licence test. The L2P program helps young people who have significant barriers to learning to drive to gain their required hours of driving experience.

Young people are matched with fully licensed volunteer mentors and use a fully maintained and serviced vehicle to gain their 120 hours of driving experience required to obtain a probationary driver’s licence. Learner drivers also receive professional lessons throughout the program to evaluate their progress at the different stages of learning to drive. Access to the sponsored vehicle is available 7 days a week and sessions are negotiated between the learner driver and mentor.

Mentors develop a trusting and supportive relationship with young people by providing them with the tools they need to be safe and confident drivers. By helping young people get their licence, mentors empower young people with a greater sense of independence while increasing opportunities to access education and employment. Mentors benefit from giving back to the community and gain a sense of satisfaction in making a positive impact in the lives of young people.

 

I would like to volunteer as a Mentor, how can I get involved?

Are you over 21 years of age, can make a commitment of at least one hour a week, hold a full drivers licence and want to help young people?

Volunteer Mentors need to register their interest in the program, attend an interview, and complete the mandatory background checks. Mentors will be provided with comprehensive training from VicRoads that will prepare them for their role as a supervising driver. To register your interest in becoming a Volunteer Mentor in the Knox L2P program, click here to complete the application form.

 

Who is headspace Knox and EACH?

headspace, the National Youth Mental Health Foundation, provides mental health, drug and alcohol, employment/education and physical health support to young people aged 12-25 and their families. headspace Knox is locally operated by EACH.
EACH is a creative, responsive, innovative organisation that provides leadership and excellence through the provision of a diverse range of integrated services that improve health, wellbeing and community participation throughout Australia.

 

L2P is funded by the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) and is managed at a State level by VicRoads. headspace Knox and EACH run the L2P Driver Mentor Program within the Knox City Council area.

For more information contact:

Name: Andrew Gardiner
Phone: 9801 6088
Email: L2P@each.com.au

Apply now

More information

What we do at headspace Knox

headspace Knox is a centre offering young people aged 12-25 a welcoming environment in which they can seek confidential health advice, support, and information.


headspace Knox offers a team of friendly health experts who can discuss and help with concerns or problems: school-related stress, bullying, sexual health and contraception, relationship and friendships, alcohol and other drug consumption, general health, depression, anxiety, or if you're just not 'feeling right'.

Our Services include:

  • General health services (GP Doctors & Youth Health Nurses).
  • Counseling Services
  • Alcohol and other drug services
  • Mental health services
  • Vocational, Education & Training Services

Our Staff Include:

  • Social Workers
  • Credentialed Mental Health Nurses
  • Doctors
  • Youth Health Nurse
  • Psychologists
  • Youth Workers

For more general information about headspace Knox, please download our Information Brochure.

Groups & workshops at headspace Knox

At headspace Knox, we believe there is nothing more powerful than a group of young people who come together to help and support each other.

We encourage all young people to join the groups and workshops on offer at headspace Knox. We have a range of programs that include our regular social groups as well as scheduled threptic groups that occur throughout the year. See below for some of the great programs we currently have on offer and what’s coming up!

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is officially recognised by the Cochrane Review as the treatment of choice for characteristics associated with borderline personality disorder (BPD) including impulsivity, interpersonal problems, emotional dysregulation, self-harm, and suicidal behaviors.

All individuals who wish to participate in the program are required to attend an orientation session.

For more information including eligibility, program outline, and referral can be found here.

SPARK 

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Creative Arts

In Term 4 we are running SPARK! in partnership with Knox Youth Services. SPARK! stands for Strength Purpose Adventure Resilience Knowledge and is based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), which is a unique and creative model for therapy and coaching, and involves the exploration of mindfulness and values. The aim of SPARK! is to create a rich and meaningful life, while accepting the struggles that inevitably go with it. It is a group designed to help young people learn about themselves, explore values, manage life’s ups and downs, and develop a meaningful direction, in a fun and interactive way. SPARK! uses a range of experiential activities, including art and games, to provide skills and learning. No artistic skills are required!

Please see flyer for more details.

Contact:
Email Lisa Jacques or Chenai Mupotsa to reserve your place. For more info click here  

Paws for Thought 

We have a Yoga Program starting at headspace Knox in Term 3. We will take young people through yoga sequences followed by some psycho-education to help integrate it into daily life as a regulation and grounding tool. Young people do not need to have done yoga before or be flexible. You don’t need to attend all the sessions but we ask participants to be present for a full session when they do come. 

Please see flyer for more details.

Contact:
Email Chenai Mupotsa or call 9801 6088 to reserve your place. For more info click here 

4Me and Emerge

LGBTIQAI+ Programs 

4Me and Emerge are back in 2018!

4Me is a structured 12 week program (fortnightly = 24 weeks) group for LGBTIQ+ young people aged 14 -18.

Emerge is a fortnightly social support group for LGBTIQ+ 18- 25 year olds.

Both programs are run in partnership by Knox City Council Youth Services and headspace Knox.

If you are  are LGBTIQ+ or questioning and need a safe space to explore identity, sexuality and gender contact Chenai Mupotsa or Madeleine Power.

Tuning into Teens

Emotionally Intelligent Parenting

A FREE six session parenting program for parents of teens

Parenting can be a challenge at times so would you like to learn how to:

  • communicate more effectively with your teen?
  • understand your teen better?
  • help your teen to manage those difficult emotions?
  • help to prevent behavioural issues in your teen?
  • teach your teen how to deal with conflict more effectively?

Tuning into Teens shows you how to help your teen to develop emotional intelligence. Research shows teens with higher emotional
intelligence:

  • have more stable and satisfying relationships as adults,
  • are able to deal with peer pressure better,
  • are more able to cope positively when upset or angry,
  • have fewer mental health issues and
  • substance abuse difficulties.

Contact
Email Sally Kershaw  or call 9801 6088 to reserve your place. For more info click here 

Beyond School

Not sure about going to TAFE, Uni or getting a job? Are you feeling a bit confused about what to do next? Are you lacking confidence and a little nervous about tackling the world?

Mountain District Learning Centre and headspace Knox have joined forces to bring you the Beyond School program. The Beyond School program is the perfect course to help you find your way and take the next step.

Applications for Beyond School are now open. For more information, click here.

Knox L2P program

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The L2P Learner Driver Mentor Program provides an opportunity for young people to complete their required 120 hours of driving experience that they may otherwise be unable to achieve.

The Victorian Graduated Licensing System makes it compulsory for learner drivers under 21 years of age to obtain at least 120 hours of supervised driving experience prior to taking the probationary licence test. The L2P program helps young people who have significant barriers to learning to drive to gain their required hours of driving experience. L2P is funded by the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) and is managed at a State level by VicRoads. headspace Knox and EACH run the L2P Driver Mentor Program within the Knox City Council area.

 

How does the program work?

Young people are matched with fully licensed volunteer mentors and use a fully maintained and serviced vehicle to gain their 120 hours of driving experience required to obtain a probationary driver’s licence. Eligible learner drivers will also receive up to seven professional lessons throughout the program to evaluate their progress at the different stages of learning to drive.

The program is free for both young people and volunteer mentors with access to a sponsored vehicle and all fuel provided. 

 

I am a young person, how can I get involved?

The headspace Knox and EACH L2P program is for young learners between 16 and 20 years old who live in the City of Knox and hold a current Learner's permit. The L2P program helps young people who have significant barriers to learning to drive, and who do not have access to a vehicle or supervising driver to gain their 120 hours driving experience.

Young learners need to apply and attend an interview before being accepted into the program.

To apply for the program:

If you're a young person, and would like to refer yourself, click here to complete the application form.

If you're a service provider/family member and would like to refer a young person, click here to complete the application form.

 

I would like to Volunteer as a Mentor, how can I get involved?

Are you over 21 years of age, can make a commitment of at least one hour a week, hold a full drivers licence and want to help young people?

Mentors are volunteers from the community who undertake a selection and training process to fulfill the role of supervising driver.

Mentors develop a trusting and supportive relationship with the young person by providing them with the tools they need to be safe and confident drivers. Mentoring provides volunteers with the opportunity to meet new people, develop new skills and have a positive impact on the lives of young learner drivers.

Volunteer Mentors need to register their interest in the program, attend an interview, and complete the mandatory checks and VicRoads training. To register your interest in becoming a Volunteer Mentor in the Knox L2P program, click here to complete the application form.

 

Further information

For further information, please contact the L2P Coordinator at headspace Knox on 9801 6088 or via email L2P@each.com.au

 

Schools & community organisations

At headspace Knox, collaboration is a core value that underpins every aspect of the work we do to enable young people to reach their full potential. We would like to complement the work you are currently undertaking and work in partnership to improve the well-being of all young people.

How can we work together to support the mental health and wellbeing of young people?

headspace Knox has a community engagement team that can support schools and community organisations in a number of ways, such as:

headspace presentation: A presentation delivered to young people and/or service providers that can be tailored to your needs. Popular topics include mental health, tips for a healthy headspace, and headspace service overview. 

Expo stall: If your school or community organisation is planning an event we can attend as a stallholder. 

Groups & Workshops: headspace Knox has the capacity to deliver a range of workshops in schools and community settings. Workshops currently include anger management, emotional regulation, resilience building, bullying, and the Drumbeat program.

headspace In-School Bully Prevention Program: We have teamed up with the Supré Foundation to develop the headspace Bullying Education and Prevention Resource Kit, which aims to educate young people on bullying prevention and how to be assertive against bullying behaviour. For more information and to submit an expression of interest click here

How to engage with headspace Knox?

Bookings: If your school or community organisation would like to engage with headspace Knox, please fill in the relevant form below, scan and send to info@headspaceknox.com.au. It is important to give us at least 6 weeks notice before your event so that we can organise staff. 

To book a headspace presentation, click here

To book headspace Knox as an expo stall, click here

Youth Action Force

headspace Knox is committed to providing a service that is relevant to the young people of Knox, Maroondah, and Yarra Ranges regions.

We value the unique skills, knowledge, and experiences that young people can offer. headspace Knox ensures that young people have a meaningful contribution to guide us and ensure that we are on the right track to providing a service that is relevant to the young people that we serve.

headspace Knox is supporting a Youth Action Force which aims to provide young people with the opportunity to be involved and be heard on issues of youth wellbeing - such as mental health, alcohol and other drugs, sexual health, and relationships.

The purpose of the group is to:

  • Provide a forum for young people to voice their concerns, needs, interests and ideas.
  • Allow young people to have input into the decision making process of headspace Knox.
  • Provide an avenue for young people to be a part of the planning and implementing phases of headspace community awareness activities.
  • Provide information and advice to headspace Knox and it's consortium members on behalf of young people.

Applications have now closed for 2018. Please keep a lookout on our Facebook page for new positions next year!

Feedback

At headspace Knox we welcome and appreciate your feedback so that we can continually improve our service for young people.

Please let us know your thoughts about your experience at headsapce Knox. You can even give your feedback anonymously if you wish!

Here at headspace Knox, we like to make things easy for everyone so we have developed an online feedback portal, located here.