• 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

October Activities (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Check out what's on offer in October. Activities are free and you don't have to be a client of headspace.

Check out the posters, and if you have any other questions, contact headspace on 8725 0443.

For 12-17 year olds

For 18-25 year olds

Women's Health Week (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

During Women's Health Week, we are offering free women's health checks for 12-25 year olds.

Click here for all the details.

You don't have to be a client of headspace.

Call 8725 0443 to make an appointment.

Youth Worker at the Library (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Come hang with Imogen every Friday afternoon from 4-5pm at the Mount Gambier Library!

Find her in the youth zone.

Click here for details.

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.  


Operation Defrost (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Operation Defrost

Operation Defrost is a series of workshops for young people in the Limestone Coast who are, or have been, impacted by a family member or partners’ ice use. The aim of the workshops is to create a safe place for young people to tell their stories. Through a number of workshops, participants will be supported in producing a book based on their experiences.

We know that in regional areas there is a significant lack of services available for family members who are affected by substance use. We also recognise the immense impact of a family members’ drug use on the family, especially on young people.

We want to help young people who have experienced the effects of ice use in their home, by creating a safe place for them to share their stories. By participating in Operation Defrost, participants will get to know that they aren’t alone and will be able to connect with other young people experiencing similar circumstances.

What we love about the Operation Defrost project is that it has been designed by young people, through the ABC Heywire program. The Heywire competition runs every year, and gives young people in regional or rural areas the chance to tell their story. The winners of this competition attend a summit in Canberra, where they tackle issues affecting young Australians. At the summit last year, some of the young participants impacted by family members’ ice designed Operation Defrost.

For information contact Imogen Millais at headspace on 8725 0443 or imogenM@unitingcommunities.org


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


headspace Mount Gambier’s LGBTIQ+ youth group is an inclusive and safe space for young people aged 12-25 who identify as sexually or gender diverse, or are unsure about their sexual or gender identity. This is a space where you can hang out, play games, have fun, and meet other young people. We meet every fortnight on a Thursday from 5:30-7:30pm at headspace Mount Gambier. 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 ImogenM@unitingcommunities.org.

Our meeting dates for the rest of 2017 are

April 27, May 11, May 25, June 8, June 22, July 6, July 20, August 3, August 17, August 31, September 14, September 28, October 12, October 26, November 9, November 23, December 7, December 21.

If you would like further information contact Imogen Millais (Youth Worker) on 8725 0443 or ImogenM@unitingcommunities.org

Click here for printable flyer.

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

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.