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

Penrith

606 High Street, Penrith, New South Wales 2750
P: (02) 4720 8800 F: (02) 4720 8844

headspace Penrith is operated by Uniting Care Mental Health. 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, Nepean Blue Mountains (Wentworth Healthcare Ltd).

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headspace  Penrith provides young people 12-25 with access, support and information for a broad range of concerns, including mental health, physical/sexual health, drug and alcohol, counselling services, employment and education and support for families and carers.

We have two service streams: a primary care service for young people with mild to moderate concerns, and a specialised service for young people who are experiencing a first episode of Psychosis or at ultra-high risk of experiencing Psychosis.When a young person comes through to  headspace Penrith, we will assess their needs, tailor their care, and link them with the appropriate clinician.

headspace Penrith provides young people with access, support and information for a broad range of concerns, including Mental health, Physical/sexual health, Drug and alcohol, Counselling services, Employment and education and Support for families and carers.

headspace Penrith take feedback from young people and families seriously. If you have any concerns or complaints about your experience with our services, please speak with your clinician who can support you with putting your feedback in writing. Alternatively, please contact the services manager on (02) 4720 8800 or email at headspacepenrith@ucmh.org.au. 

Services available

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 Early Psychosis Program

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A headspace early intervention program to improve the lives of young people, and their families, who are affected by psychosis.

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. 

Positions available at headspace Penrith

Private Practitioners (Clinical Psychologist/ Psychologist, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists), Part-time/Sessional (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Who we are

headspace is Australia’s National Youth Mental Health Foundation.  Our mission is to deliver improvements in the mental health, social well being and economic participation of young Australian aged 12-25 years.  To this end, headspace aims to be the focal point for youth mental health issues across the country. 

 

Who we are looking for

headspace Penrith are looking for highly motivated, youth oriented, community focused Private Practitioners to work within a multidisciplinary team onsite to provide early intervention and treatment for mental health and related issues in young people aged 12-25 years and establish a fulfilling and rewarding practice in partnership with headspace Penrith.

 

Our Private Practitioners complete work in assessment, treatment planning, psychological treatment and referral, and are highly valued members of our team.

                                   

What we offer

  • Flexible working hours;
  • Opportunity to work with and gain support from a multidisciplinary team (including Psychiatrists, General Practitioners, Clinical Psychologists, Psychologists, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Sexual Health Services, an Exercise Physiologist and a Drug and Alcohol Addiction Specialist.
  • Ongoing Medicare funded referrals who have been assessed and are ready to receive services;
  • Full administrative support and consulting space which includes reception, billing, appointment confirmations, SMS reminders and all room bookings are taken care of for you.  Access to the electronic medical records database with comprehensive training provided;
  • Opportunity for peer support through care regular co-ordination
  • Free Professional Development Opportunities.

 

Successful applicants should

  • Must be a fully registered Psychologist with AHPRA, hold Accredited Mental Health Social Worker Status with AASW or hold Better Access Endorsement with Occupational Therapy Australia;
  • Eligible to provide services under Medicare and be willing to bulk bill;
  • Have or be willing to obtain your own ABN
  • Be willing to undertake a Working with Children Check and a separate Criminal History check.
  • Have demonstrated experience providing services to young people aged 12-25 years of age;
  • Be willing to undertake administrative support costs which include room rental as part of the contractual agreement.

 

If you are ready to join a fantastic multidisciplinary team and really make a difference to the lives of Young People, apply now!

 

Interested applicants should submit their applications addressing the above criteria to kellie.smith@unitingrecovery.org.au. Please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  Please contact Kellie Smith, Practice Manager on 0409 425 661 for more information.        

For more information contact:

Name: Kellie Smith
Phone: 0409 425 661
Email: kellie.smith@unitingrecovery.org.au

Youth and Family Participation Coordinator , Full-time (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Deadline: 12/09/2017 12:00am

Parramatta Mission is seeking a Youth and Family Participation Coordinator to join the existing headspace Community Development team. This position will be based across headspace Parramatta, Mount Druitt, Penrith and Castle Hill, and involves travel across Western Sydney

About Us

headspace is Australia's National Youth Mental Health Foundation. headspace aims to be the focal point for youth mental health issues across the country.  headspace Parramatta, Mount Druitt, Penrith and Castle Hill bring together an integrated and collaborative team of co-located and affiliated services, working as a coordinated network under the same lead agency, Parramatta Mission.  We aim to provide a one stop shop approach of services to young people aged between 12-25 years who are at risk of mental health and substance use issues across Western Sydney.

About The Role

This position is instrumental in developing, implementing and evaluating youth, and family and friend participation across the headspace Primary Care and Youth Early Psychosis platforms within headspace Parramatta, Mount Druitt, Penrith and Castle Hill. This role will coordinate YAC and FAFC meetings, integration, training, sub committees, activities and projects to build the capacity of headspace, Uniting Recovery to integrate youth and family/friends participation throughout the organisation and utilise it meaningfully and support youth and family/friends participation models in contribution to the headspace model and organisational processes.

Furthermore, this position will contribute to the development and implementation of an annual strategy to ensure meaningful and broadly inclusive youth participation and family and friends participation. The YFPC will support 40 Youth Advisory Committee members and 15 Family and Friends Advisory Committee member to the facilitation of activities and projects centred around community awareness and engagement, pathway and access development, quality improvement, and media and communications strategy.

Selection Criteria:

  • Demonstrated management or volunteer management experience
  • A tertiary qualification in health promotion, social work, psychology, community development or related equivalent
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbal
  • Ability to develop, document, monitor and report on community awareness strategies and plans
  • Sound knowledge of the mental health and community sector
  • Sound knowledge of mental health promotion and messaging
  • Experience in facilitating Community Development initiatives and projects
  • Demonstrated ability to consult with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Interpersonal skills and ability to relate to young people
  • Ability to produce newsletters and health promotion resources
  • Current driver's license
  • Computer literacy in Windows Office programs
  • Ability to travel across headspace centres
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends

To be eligible to apply for this position you must be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or have an appropriate Australian or New Zealand work visa. Successful appointment to this position is subject to a satisfactory National Criminal History check and the candidate's provision of a valid Working With Children Check.

Parramatta Mission welcomes applications from people of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, people from a culturally and linguistically diverse background and people with a lived experience of mental illness.

To apply for this position please forward your resume and a cover letter addressing the above criteria to carla.browne@unitingrecovery.org.au by 5pm 12th September 2017. 

Only applicants who address and meet the selection criteria will be contacted for interview.

For more information contact:

Name: Carla Browne
Email: carla.browne@unitingrecovery.org.au

More information

5 fast facts on psychosis (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

1. When people are experiencing psychosis they have problems interpreting what is going on around them.

2. Thinking can become confused and at it’s worse people might see or hear things that aren’t there or have false beliefs ie. the police are following me.

3. Psychosis can occur as a response to stress, drugs or depression or due to a family history.

4. If things don’t seem quite right it’s best to get help early and come to headspace Penrith for an assessment.

5. With help most people will recover. 

 

How to make a referral (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

If you are a service provider and you wish to refer a young person to headspace, simply download the form below and return it via email to: headspacepenrith@ucmh.org.au

Please ensure that the young person whom you refer is willing to engage with headspace and is able to attend appointments.

We recommend that you follow up the emailed referral with a phone call, just to make sure we've received it.

Our intake phone number is: 4720 8888

 

Penrith referral form 

Community Development Requests (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

The Community Development Team are available to assist with a range of community activities and events.

To make a request, please complete the forms below and return to headspacecdt@ucmh.org.au 

Mental health event: The Community Development Team can participate in community events and engage in health and service promotion.

We can provide a pop-up stall to distribute a range of information around what mental health is, how to increase positive mental health, and how to link into our services whilst also including someengaging activities for the community. 

To make a request, please complete this form below and return to headspacecdt@ucmh.org.au

Educational Workshops: we provide workshops for groups of young people, parents, family members, or carers of young people.

To make a request, please complete this form below and return to headspacecdt@ucmh.org.au

In-service tour: The Community Development Team can provide tours and visits at our local headspace centres for service providers. 

Throughout the in-service tour a member of our Community Development Team will provide you with an overview of the services, staff and resources on site at this centre, in addition to information on making appropriate referrals to headspace.

To make a request, please complete this form below and return to headspacecdt@ucmh.org.au

Service and Referral Presentations: we provide presentations for groups of staff and/or service providers who work with young people (e.g. teachers, youth workers, school counsellors etc).

To make a request, please complete this form below and return to headspacecdt@ucmh.org.au

Promotional material: The Community Development Team can post out promotional material (e.g., posters and post cards).

To make a request, please complete this form below and return to headspacecdt@ucmh.org.au

 If you are interested in a large amount of factsheets, visit:

www.headspace.org.au/is-it-just-me/find-information/downloadable-fact-sheets