Hours

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

headspace

Mount Isa

1 / 2 West Street , Mount Isa, Queensland 4825
P: (07) 4437 1300 F: (07) 4437 1399

headspace Mount Isa is operated by Mount Isa Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service T/A Gidgee Healing. 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, Western Queensland (North West Hospital and Health Services).

headspace Mount Isa is a free health service for young people ages 12-25. Our range of services includes mental, physical and sexual health, drug and alcohol information, vocational and educational support.  

Our dedicated staff includes a Care Coordinator, an ATSI Care Coordinator, GP, Psychiatrist, Vocational Specialists, Dietician and Exercise Physiologist.

We also have our Practice Manager, Receptionist and a Youth & Community Engagement Officer.

Your doctor might refer you but there is no need for a formal referral, call us, email us, or drop by in person. You can even  complete a referral online here

Don't worry about Medicare stuff either.  headspace  Mount Isa is a free service, it doesn't matter if you don't have Medicare, or if you don't know your Medicare details, come in and see us!

Where there is need and we have the capacity, we can even offer after hours appointments. 

headspace  Mount Isa is fully wheelchair accessible. 

Complaints? Compliments? General Feedback? Please complete a Feedback Form here. 

“Did you know that you’re able to apply for your own Medicare card if you’re aged 15 or older?”

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Services available

Dietitian

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Nutrition screening, dietary assessment and education about food and lifestyle, also support around healthy eating strategies.

Mental Health Services

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Mental health workers – which may include psychologists, psychiatrists, counsellors and other workers – that can help if you're just not feeling yourself.

Doctor (GP)

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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. 

Sexual Health Services

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Sexual health screenings on site or links to local services. 

Alcohol & Drug Services

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

Work & Study Services

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

Youth Reference Group

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A group of young people who help with events and some decision making at a centre. Ask your centre about getting involved.

Youth Programs

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

More information

Referral Form (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Wanting to make a referral for yourself or for someone you know, down below are two options for making a referral. This is the first important step to making an appointment with headspace. You can also pop into the office to make the referral. 

Please click here to complete a referral online.

or

Please click here to download our referral form.

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

If you ever need to come to headspace Mount Isa for some support, these are some of the friendly staff you might meet.

Overseeing the headspace Mount isa centre, ensuring it runs like clockwork and is providing the services that we offer is our 

Centre Manager - Kevin

If you have booked an appointment to come in and speak to someone face-to-face for some support, those helpful people you will meet are...

Courtney - AMH Social Worker/Clinical Lead

Patrick - Mental Health Social Worker/Acting Clinical Lead

Vivienne - ATSI Care Coordinator

Michelle - Care Coordinator

Aaron - Vocational Specialist, IPS Team

Julie - Supervisor, IPS Team

Salina - Vocational Specialist, IPS Team

Faye - Vocational Specialist, IPS Team

At the helm of our care coordinators, ensuring all clinical matters run smoothly is... 

Patrick and Courtney

For whatever reason you’re contacting headspace Mount isa, you will first meet…

Florence - Practice Manager

Latia – Receptionist/Administration Officer

And if you are interested in getting out there and being involved in what is going on in the community or if you are interested in headspace facilitating an activity or talk contact;  

Tracey - Youth & Community Engagement Officer

 

headspace staff drawn by Jess one of our Deadly Arts talented Young People

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Groups at headspace Mount Isa (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

headspace Mount Isa has a number of awesome groups available so you can hang out, make friends, build skills and have fun.

Check out this space for all the awesome ways you can get involved with headspace Mount Isa!

  • Jobspace - 15 to 25yrs on Tuesday 2:30pm to 3:3:0pm
  • Anime - Ichiban club -  12 to 25yrs on Wednesday 2:30pm-4pm
  • Deadly Arts with Aunty Viv - 12 to 25yrs on Thursday 2:30pm to 4pm
  • Youth Reference Group - Youth SQUAD are young people between 16 to 25yrs that want to make a difference in their community. Have input in what programs are run at headspace and have discussions about issues faced by Young People. Training is provided for this group. If you are interested please contact us

 

Our Short Black Films link is after our Youth Week clip  

 

Jobspace (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Jobspace is an Individual Placement and Support program is a model of practice where mental health and employment support is combined.  An IPS Vocational Specialist is a part of the team at headspace centre at Mount Isa. 

 

Who can access the Jobspace IPS Youth Program?

  •  Young people accessing headspace services in Mount Isa
  • Young people aged up to 25 years
  • Individuals with employment, education or training goals and facing barriers to achieving these goals
  • People willing to engage in the program and able to make an informed decision to participate

Our vocational workers can help you with:

  •  finding a suitable job while looking after your mental health
  • professional resume writing
  • job applications
  • cover letters and selection criteria
  • mentoring and assistance
  • ongoing support
  • help with job active meetings

If your interested in seeing the Jobspace team contact headspace Mount Isa reception@headspacemtisa.org.au or Ph 4437 1300.

 

Mental health in the Workplace (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Creating a mentally healthy workplace is everyone’s responsibility.

One in five Australian workers is currently experiencing a mental health condition.*

It is estimated that untreated mental health conditions cost Australian workplaces approximately $10.9 billion per year*:

  • $4.7 billion in absenteeism,
  • $6.1 billion in presenteeism
  • $146 million in compensation claims.

Six million working days are lost annually when people either can’t come in, or are at work but not able to perform to their usual standard.*

Stigma and fear of discrimination prevents people from speaking openly and seeking the support they need at work.

* Australian Bureau of Statistics National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing: Summary of Results 2007.

 REASONS FOR HAVING A MENTALLY HEALTHY WORKPLACE:

  • Absenteeism:  reduces absenteeism and high staff turnover
  • Presenteeism:  increases productivity
  • Retention:  reduces the number of people who leave jobs

 MENTALLY HEALTHY WORKPLACES:

  • Promote a positive, productive workplace culture
  • Minimise risks to employees mental health
  • Support people
  • Prevent discrimination
  • Are positive productive places where people want to work

 EMPLOYEE/EMPLOYER BENEFITS:

  • Jobs become more stable
  • Rewards are more frequent
  • Workplace confidence is higher

 THINGS YOU CAN DO TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE:

  • Take care of your own mental health and personal safety – be a positive role model
  • Educate yourself about mental health
  • Be aware of the personal safety of your colleagues
  • Respect other people and celebrate differences
  • Speak up if you see instances of bullying, harassment or discrimination
  • Cooperate with work place policies and procedures

headspace Mount Isa offer Mental Health in the workplace information sessions and training covering topics to support mentally healthy workplaces. Contact headspace Mount Isa to find out more information reception@headspacemtisa.org.au or phone 4437 1300.