• Monday: 9:30am - 5:30pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am - 8:00pm
  • Wednesday: 11:30am - 5:30pm
  • Thursday: 9:00am - 8:00pm
  • Friday: 9:30am - 5:30pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed


Mount Gambier

171 Commercial Street East, Mount Gambier, South Australia 5290
P: (08) 8725 0443

headspace Mount Gambier is operated by Uniting Communities. 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, Country SA (Country North SA PHN).

headspace Mount Gambier provides health services for young people aged 12 - 25 years. At headspace Mount Gambier we offer a confidential, non-judgemental, youth friendly service. Coming to see us is free - you can phone us, email us or just walk in when we’re open from Monday to Friday. You can also ask your family, a friend, your doctor or case manager to refer you.

Referrals can be made by calling us on 8725 0443, or by completing a referral form.

At headspace Mount Gambier we can assist you if you are: 

  • feeling like things are not quite right 
  • feeling down, depressed or stressed 
  • not coping at school, work or home 
  • being hurt or bullied by others 
  • having relationship problems 
  • having troubles at home 
  • having a tough time getting or keeping a job 
  • finding it hard to concentrate or make decisions 
  • concerned about drinking or drug use 
  • concerned about contraception or sex 
  • experiencing health related issues.  

Services available

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. 

Alcohol & Drug Services


Workers either on site or linked to the centre who can assist you with any alcohol or other drug issue. 

Work & Study Services


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

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.

Youth Programs


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

More information

Meet our team (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Meet our team!



Tasja, Centre Manager

Tasja’s dream sandwich would be fresh wholegrain bread, lashings of mayonnaise,
thick avocado, tasty sliced cheese, lettuce, tomato, salt and pepper!


Brad, Senior Practitioner, headspace

For Brad there has to be steak on his dream sandwich… with caramelised onion, cheese,
tomato, lettuce and some sort of homemade tomato sauce or chutney, and maybe a touch of mustard.


Mel, Administration Services Officer

Mel would own a velociraptor dinosaur if she could, because then she could be
best friends with Chris Pratt after they bonded over their love of these fierce dinos.


Kylie, Administration Services Officer

Kylie loves the smell of the ocean… to her there is nothing that smells as good,
feels as good or is as relaxing as sitting on the sand and breathing in fresh, salty sea air.


Janelle, Allied Health Worker

If Janelle could use one word to describe the headspace team, she would say ‘amazing’.

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Imogen, Allied Health Worker

Imogen thinks all pizza toppings are great, except anchovies! But if she had to pick her fav topping,
she would pick Hawaiian! And yes, pineapple definitely belongs on pizza according to Imogen.


Amy, Allied Health Worker

Not a doubt, Amy would be Moaning Myrtle if she was a Harry Potter character.


Kym, Youth Worker & Dr Leopold, Therapy Cat

Kym admires people with the characteristic of ‘kindness’, because it’s brave, inspiring and fun.

Dr Leopold loves coming to headspace every Wednesday and hanging out with young people!


Ash, Youth Worker

Ash recently found out that her patronus is an otter. Otters are engaging creatures overflowing with positive energy.
Intelligent and bright, they are also popular, eminently lovable and display the highly developed social skills that
typify the small carnivores. Otters mix easily with a wide range of animal personalities #Accurate.


Mikarla, Community Liaison Worker/Youth Worker

Mikarla’s favourite part of her job is working with the headspace
volunteers and other young people to plan and hold fun youth events.


And meet some of our consortium partners and private practitioners…

(you can meet with these people at headspace for free too!)


Ashlie, Community Mental Health Practitioner, Mind Australia

Ashlie’s favourite smell in the whole world is the smell of the beach,
the smell of the salt water is relaxing and refreshing, pure happiness!


Tim, Alcohol and Other Drugs Counsellor, Life Without Barriers

Tim admires people who can play instruments, he’s good at air guitar
but jealous of people who can do the real deal!


Jennie, Private Practitioner, Mental Health Social Worker

(To see Jennie you will need a Mental Health Treatment Plan from your doctor - chat to Mel or Kylie for more info)

To relax, Jennie likes to read, do gardening, and catch up with friends.


Greg, Youth Mental Health Nurse, Community Mental Health

Greg thinks out of all the animals, a human represents him the best, because he is one!

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We welcome anyone who would like to hold a fundraising event to raise awareness and funds for headspace Mount Gambier. From a BBQ to a concert, all levels of support are greatly appreciated.

Fundraising activities that have supported headspace in the past include:

Non-uniform days, charity auctions, movie nights, workplace raffles, concerts, BBQs, fun runs, green clothing days, cycling events, talent shows, quiz nights.

For more information or to discuss your idea, please contact Mikarla, Community Liaison Worker on 8725 0443.


Youth Reference Group (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Join our Youth Reference Group!

Do you have something to say about health, mental health and drug and alcohol issues? Why not join other passionate young people and be a part of the headspace Youth Reference Group?

Click here to access the information pack.

We run rounds of recruitment for the YRG approximately every 4 months. We are not currently in a recruitment round. Please still submit your application, and we will be in touch when the next round opens. We anticipate the next round to be late 2017.

Click here to apply.

For more information, send an email to headspacemountgambier@unitingcommunities.org, or call 8725 0443 and ask for Mikarla Papini.  


LGBTIQ+ Social Group (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

LGBTIQ+ Social Group

headspace Mount Gambier is an inclusive and safe space for young people aged 12-25, this includes those who identify as sexually or gender diverse, or are unsure about their sexual or gender identity.

Do you want to come and hang out with other sexually and gender diverse young people, play games, chill, and participate in fun activities? It’s free to attend and you don’t have to be a headspace client, all young people are welcome.

Meets fortnightly on Tuesdays
5:30pm - 7:30pm
headspace Mount Gambier, 171 Commercial St E

For further information contact Imogen Millais - Youth Worker Phone: 8725 0443 E-mail: ImogenM@unitingcommunities.org. We also have a secret Facebook group where you can keep up-to-date with the next dates and connect with the other youth group members – to join email Imogen.

Our meeting dates for 2018 are:  

January 16 + 30
February 13 + 27
March 13 + 27
April 10 + 24
May 8 + 22
June 5 + 19
July 3 + 17 +31
August 14 + 28
September 11 + 25
October 9 + 23
November 6 + 20
December 4 + 18

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Keep up to date with what's happening at headspace Mount Gambier via our Facebook page!

Presentation or Workshop Request (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Our team provides interactive workshops and information presentations for groups of young people, parents, family members, carers of young people, and staff/service providers
who work with young people. Our workshops and presentations have a health promotion and education focus.

If you would like us to present at your school or community event, please complete this request form, and email it to headspacemountgambier@unitingcommunities.org.

To discuss your request, please contact Mikarla, Community Liaison Worker on 8725 0443.