Hours

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

headspace

Port Augusta

16-20 Railway Parade, Port Augusta, South Australia 5700
P: (08) 8641 4300 F: (08) 8641 4389

headspace Port Augusta is operated by Country and Outback 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, Country SA (Country North SA PHN).

 

headspace Port Augusta offers young people aged 12-25 a welcoming environment where they can access confidential and free mental health support, health advice, and general information.

Our experienced team specialise in youth wellbeing.

Our Services include:

General health services

Alcohol and Other Drug Services

Mental Health Support

Sexual Health

Vocational, Education & Training Support

To make an appointment:

Call us on 08 8641 4300

Email us at headspace.pa@cobh.org.au

Drop in and see us at 16 – 20 Railway Parade, Port Augusta.

headspace Port Augusta has free parking and has disability access throughout the centre including toilets.

If you require urgent or out of business hours support please call KidsHelpLine 1800 55 1800, Lifeline 13 11 14, Mental Health Triage 13 14 65 or your local Hospital.

Check out our tabs below for even more information.  

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 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

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Individual Placement & Support

Youth Employment Program

We recognise that meaningful employment is an important part of life.

headspace Port Augusta offers employment support for young people.

The Individual Placement and Support Youth Program (IPS) is a new initiative providing both employment and mental health support. 

We have a team of friendly Vocational Specialists based at our centre who will work closely with you and your mental health worker towards your employment goals.  The vocational specialist can assist with navigating Centrelink, developing a tailored résumé & cover letter, interview preparation, and follow-along support once you get a job.

Who can access the IPS Employment Program?

The IPS Youth Program is designed for young people accessing headspace Port Augusta who are keen to find employment, complete some education, or do some training.  The focus in on supporting you to work or gain some skills.  The program is suitable for anyone who is interested in working alongside a Vocational Specialist to work towards their employment aspirations.

Tell me how I can get involved?

To find out more about the IPS Youth Program have a chat with your mental health worker at the centre.  They can arrange a meet and greet with our IPS Vocational Specialist.  If you choose to participate in the program, an initial appointment will be arranged so you can start a vocational profile and job search activities.

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No Medicare Card? (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Even if you don’t have a Medicare Card you can still access headspace Port Augusta services.

If you are 15 years or older, you can apply to have your own Medicare card, you can apply for one on the Human Services page - https://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/medicare/medicare-card

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If you are coming by car there is plenty of FREE parking space.

The local bus service has stops on Stirling Rd then it’s a short walk to Railway Parade.

https://www.portaugusta.sa.gov.au/webdata/resources/files/bus_timetable.pdf

There are also two local taxi services that can get you to the centre.

Des’s Taxi – 131 008

Outback Taxi – 08 8642 6537

Where is headspace Bus Map

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eheadspace is an online and over the telephone service that supports young people and their families going through a tough time.

eheadspace is a confidential, free and secure space where young people 12 - 25 or their family can chat, email or speak on the phone with a qualified youth mental health professional

Young people may contact eheadspace if they need advice, are worried about their mental health or are feeling isolated or alone. eheadspace can help with a broad range of issues like bullying, drug and alcohol issues, depression and anxiety, relationships, concerns about friends, fitting in and isolation.

You can check out eheadspace by clicking on this link.

 https://www.eheadspace.org.au/

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Accessing headspace services is easy.

Anyone can refer into headspace Port Augusta. You can refer yourself or you can be referred by a friend, family member, health professional or school.

You can get the Form Here

Referrer’s please remember that we are a voluntary service, so the young person that is being referred to us must know about and consent to the referral.

If the young person has a Mental Health Care Plan in place please attach a copy of this with the referral form.

We do require all GP's and external referrers to fill in our referral form to make sure that the young person’s access to headspace Port Augusta is as smooth as possible.

Our fax number is 08 8641 4389

Our email is headspace.pa@cobh.org.au

Our postal address is 16 – 20 Railway Parade, Port Augusta SA 5700

 

 

headspace referral form

 

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