Please note late night sessions after 4.30pm on Mondays and Wednesdays are by appointment only
headspace Rockingham is a free and confidential service that helps young people aged 12-25 with health & wellbeing. We can help out if you:
- Are feeling down, stressed, or can’t stop worrying
- Want to cut down on drinking or other drug use
- Want to talk about sexuality, identity or relationships
- Are having difficulties with friendships or parents/carers
- Want to see a doctor about your physical health, with things like check-ups or questions about sexual health
- Are being bullied, hurt or harassed
- Want help to find a job or get more of out of your education
- Need someone to talk to
It's a great place to start for pretty much anything! We have GPs, youth workers and counsellors available for appointments. The best part is our service is free, confidential and youth friendly, no referral is required, and if we can't provide the support you need we'll do our best to find someone who can.
- Monday: 8:30am - 6:00pm
- Tuesday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
- Wednesday: 8:30am - 6:00pm
- Thursday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
- Friday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed
headspace Rockingham is operated by 360 Health + Community. 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, Perth South (WA Primary Health Alliance Ltd).
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.
Work & Study Services
Workers either on site or linked to the centre who can assist you with work or study opportunities.
Centres have a range of programs and activities for young people. Just ask your centre what they have on.
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.
Alcohol & Drug Services
Workers either on site or linked to the centre who can assist you with any alcohol or other drug issue.
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.
Where should I start?
If you're aged 12-25 and going through a tough time why not give headspace Rockingham a call? You can access headspace no matter how big or small your concerns may seem.
If you are wanting to refer a young person to headspace Rockingham or require a copy of our agency referral form, please give us a call on 08 6595 8888 or email email@example.com and one of our staff will happily assist.
You can call headspace Rockingham and ask to talk to one our team members Monday to Friday between 8.30am and 4.30pm.
If you are a young person contacting headspace Rockingham for supports for yourself, you will first chat with our Intake Officer who will:
- Chat with you about what you are wanting help with
- Explain to you the services we are able to provide; and
- Work with you to develop a plan for how your needs can best be met.
If you're not able to phone us, or if you don't feeling comfortable in doing so, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact details and a headspace team member will get back to you either by phone or email if you prefer.
You can also contact eheadspace, a free online and phone support service for young people, on 1800 650 890 or visit eheadspace.org.au to have a confidential chat online
If you are in crisis please contact emergency services:
Mental Health Support Line (for under 18’s) 1800 048 636
MHERL - Mental Health Emergency Response Line (for over 18’s) - 1300 555 788
Suicide Call Back Service - 1300 659 467
Kids Help Line - 1800 55 1800
Lifeline Australia - 13 11 14
If headspace Rockingham sounds like the right place for you, our admin team will start a referral for you, and an intake officer will be in touch within 3 business days to complete an intake screen with you. An intake screen is when they ask you a few straight forward questions about your situation. This shouldn't take longer than 5-10 minutes. The next step will be inviting you in for an assessment to work out exactly how we can help you.
Workshops, Presentations and Resources
headspace Rockingham have a range of presentations on youth mental health topics that can be delivered to young people aged 12-25, as well as presentations that can be tailored for school staff, parents and service providers. Some examples are:
- An introduction to Mental Health
- Meet headspace
- Tips for a Healthy headspace
- Exam survival
- Healthy Relationships
headspace workshops and presentations usually run for approximately 40-50 minutes and include a range of practical evidence based content, interactive activities and videos. Presentations work best with groups of 5-50 participants, but we are happy to consider bigger groups on a case by case basis.
If you would like headspace Rockingham to attend your school or organisation, please fill out the request form here or email us at email@example.com.
Once we receive your request, one of our team will make contact with you to discuss further. Please note that our Community Awareness Worker experiences a high demand of requests and may take up to 5 business days to get back to you.
headspace has also produced fact sheets and resources designed specifically for young people, family and friends of and professionals who work with young people. If you would like some resources or materials for your school or organisation you can email headspace Rockingham at firstname.lastname@example.org with your request, or fill out a resource request form on the headspace here.
There is no cost associated with headspace attending or presenting at your event.
Frequently Asked Questions
What kind of things can you help me with?
headspace Rockingham can help with concerns or questions related to general health, mental health and well-being, physical health, sexual health, employment, education and training, and alcohol and other drug concerns. If you are not sure if we can help or not then just give us a call.
How old do I have to be?
headspace provides services to young people between the ages of 12 and 25, as well as their family, friends and carers.
Do my parents need to come with me?
Although we feel it's great if parents can come and support you, we also understand this may be difficult sometimes for many reasons. Therefore your parents don't have to attend headspace with you. You may want to bring someone else that you feel comfortable with, or you can also attend by yourself if you chose to. If you’re 16 or under we will require consent from a family member or guardian.
How much does it cost?
All headspace Rockingham services are free of charge, and we bill Medicare for some of our GP and counselling services. Where we need to refer you to another service, we will always talk with you about their costs and try to find you no or low cost service to best suit your needs.
When are you open?
headspace Rockingham is open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm. On the first Friday of each month, we close from 12 to 1.30pm for a staff meeeting. We also offer some of our counselling appointments after 4.30pm, just talk to us about your availability and we'll see what we can work out.
Do I need a referral to come?
No, you don't need a referral, if you are between the ages of 12 and 25 just give us a call and talk to one of the team to see how we can help. You can also ask a friend, teacher, parent, other family member, health worker or community agency to contact headspace for you; however we will need to speak with you to get your consent.
Do you tell people what I say?
At headspace we take your privacy very seriously and anything you say to us is confidential. If your information needs to be given to other people or organisations we will ask you for your permission. The only time we would talk to someone else without your permission is if you tell us that you are going to hurt yourself or someone else, or if we are required to by law. Keeping you and other people safe is our main concern.
How do I make an appointment?
First step is to give us a call on (08) 6595 8888 or email us at email@example.com and talk to one of the team who will:
- Chat with you about what you are wanting help with
- Explain to you the services we are able to provide; and
- Work with you to develop a plan for how your needs can best be met
We will then use this information to match you up with a worker who will contact you to book a face to face appointment. You can also ask a friend, teacher, parent, other family member, health worker or community agency to contact headspace for you; However we will need to speak with you to get your consent.
What if I'm not ready to speak to someone face-to-face?
It's not unusual to feel nervous about getting help for the first time. If you're going through a tough time and you're not ready to chat to someone face-to-face, eheadspace provides confidential online web-chat and telephone mental health support 7 days a week. To access eheadspace for the first time all you need to do is register at eheadspace.org.au or phone 1800 650 890.
Do you have a waiting list?
We try and see people as quickly as possible but sometimes you might have to wait a couple of weeks for an appointment.
How do I find the centre?
If you're driving, we are on the corner of MacKinnon and Goddard St. Our carpark is on the side of the building between us and Sik Hobbies. Theres an ACROD parking bay right out the front and our centre is wheelchair friendly!
To get to our centre by public transport, get the bus to the Rockingham Shopping Centre. We are just a few blocks away from the cinema end of the shops.
You can always call us, and we'll give you specific instructions as well :)
Youth Reference Group
Are you passionate about helping young people and making a difference in your local community?
Are you between 12 and 25 years old?
Join our Youth Reference Group!
The headspace Rockingham Youth Reference Group (YRG) is made up of 10-15 young people aged 16-25 years who are passionate about youth mental health, and who meet monthly to provide input into how the centre can better support young people in the community.
The YRG hopes to:
- Provide you with the opportunity to have input into the strategic direction of headspace Rockingham services, and mental health services nationally
- Allow a way for the voice of young people to be heard and acted upon
- Provide opportunities for your skill development and foster leadership, media, communication and advocacy skills
- Support you to lead projects locally; and allow young people to direct youth mental health policy development
We believe that youth participation is the key to delivering the best services for young people. Young people involved with the headspace Rockingham YRG will have the opportunity to be involved in a number of ways, including (but not limited to):
- Have your say and direct youth mental health services in your community
- Working with other young people who are passionate about improving the lives of young Australians
- Have the opportunity to attend conferences and training to support your role as a Youth Reference Group member
- Meeting with prominent leaders and advocates for youth mental health
- Receive training in mental health, alcohol and other drugs, and media, as well as any other training related to your specific area of interest
- Develop a range of skills including working in groups and representing the needs of your peers
- Provide input on centre design and accessibility for young people and their families
- Plan and attend local events to promote headspace Rockingham services
- Provide input into the development of our website and social media
- Provide input into the development of resources for young people, including factsheets, brochures and other promotional materials
- Have the opportunity to be involved in research and the evaluation of headspace services and programs
I'm keen! How do I get involved?
If you are interested in learning more about headspace Rockingham YRG please contact our Community Engagement Officer on 08 6595 8888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Meet the Team
Felicity | Centre Manager
Sita | Clinical Coordinator
Melinda | Youth Access Worker/Intake & Assessment Worker
Sarah | Youth Access Worker
Tamika | Youth Access Worker
Zoe | Youth Access Worker
Scott | Youth Access Worker
Catherine | Mental Health Clinician
Chloe | Mental Health Clinician
Clare | Mental Health Clinician
Ian | Mental Health Clinician
Rachel | Mental Health Clinician
Jeremy | Community Awareness Worker
Charm | Program Administrator
Emily | Program Administrator
Kirsty | Program Administrator
Dr. Simone | General Practitioner
Dr. Julie | General Practitioner (South Terrace Clinic)
Carol | Nurse (South Terrace Clinic)
Anja | Drug & Alcohol Counsellor (Palmerston)
Mike | Youth & Family Support Counsellor (Helping Minds)
Jamie | Community Mental Health Worker (RUAH)
Veronica | Youth Worker (City of Rockingham)
Melissa | Youth Worker (City of Rockingham)