headspace

Adelaide

Hours

  • Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
  • Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

headspace Adelaide is a free and confidential service where young people aged between 12 and 25 can access qualified youth mental health professionals. We do this through two programs: headspace Adelaide Primary Platform and the headspace Youth Early Psychosis Program (hYEPP). 

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Hours

  • Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
  • Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

headspace Adelaide is operated by headspace. All headspace services 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, Adelaide (Adelaide PHN).

Services

Work and Study Support

Get tips on how to prepare your resume and present for interviews. Find out about local employment opportunities (full time, part-time, or casual).

Doctor (GP)

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 Early Psychosis Program

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

Youth Programs

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

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. 

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.

“As soon as I sought help, I suddenly realised that my anxiety was very treatable and that I wasn’t alone.”
- Charlie

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More information

Primary Platform Referral Information

The headspace Adelaide Primary Platform offers short-term, early intervention counselling support for young people going through a tough time or worried about their mental health. There is no cost to access our service. 

To book an Access Appointment with our Primary Platform, please call the centre on 1800 063 267, or complete our referral form. Alternatively, you can arrange a Mental Health Treatment Plan (MHTP) from your GP/Doctor, which can be faxed to us. 

Our counselling team can help with:

  • Mental health (such as depression, anxiety etc)
  • Situational support (such as stress, relationship issues, bullying etc)
  • Work and study support
  • Drug and alcohol issues 

Information on how to refer to headspace Adelaide is further below.

The headspace Adelaide centre has been designed and developed with young people to ensure it is a welcoming space - you can listen to music, charge your phone, grab yourself a hot/cold drink or a snack, read a book from our book swap and chill out before your appointment.

Just before each appointment, we will provide you with a survey that you can complete on one of our iPads - the survey is important as it allows you to give us some background information about you, keeps track of your wellbeing and allows you to provide us with some feedback. 

If you are a young person wanting counselling support:

You can phone headspace Adelaide on 1800 063 267 and ask to speak to one our of Duty Workers. In most circumstances they will arrange what we call an Access Appointment, which gives us a background of what is going on for you and establishes a pathway for what support you need from our counsellors and/or other services. Generally we can book an Access Appointment within two weeks, however waiting times may vary depending on demand periods. 

If you are not keen to speak to us over the phone, you are welcome to ask someone else to call headspace Adelaide on your behalf to arrange your Access Appointment. 

Alternatively, you can also visit your GP/doctor and ask them to complete a Mental Health Treatment Plan (MHTP) when you visit them. They can then fax the MHTP to our centre on your behalf. Please note that when making your appointment with your GP/doctor you should flag that you would like to have a MHTP created, as they will likely require a longer appointment time for this. If you have a Medicare card, Medicare will cover some or all of the cost of care planning by a GP/doctor. Your GP/doctor should tell you what costs (if any) are involved when you agree to make a Mental Health Care Plan. If you need further information about Medicare, or how to get a Medicare card, you can visit medicare.com.au or a nearby Medicare branch.

If you know a young person who needs counselling support:

Anyone (including family, friends, doctors, school workers and community organisations) can make a referral on behalf of a young person that they are concerned about. Referrals can be made by phoning headspace Adelaide and asking to speak to one of our Duty Workers. In most circumstances, the Duty Worker will arrange an Access appointment for a young person. Generally we can book an Access Appointment within two weeks, however waiting times may vary depending on demand periods. 

As an alternative to phoning us, we also have a community referral form which you can complete and fax through to us on 1800 632 193

GPs/Doctors can refer directly by providing headspace Adelaide with a Mental Health Treatment Plan (MHTP), this can be faxed to us on 1800 632 193.

It is important to note that attendance at headspace Adelaide is on a voluntary basis, we encourage you to speak with the young person prior to making a referral on their behalf.

Also note that the headspace Adelaide Primary Platform is funded to provide short-term, early intervention for high prevalence, mild to moderate mental health issues. If you are unsure if headspace Adelaide is the right service for your young person, we recommended giving us a call on 1800 063 267 and speaking to one of our Duty Workers prior to making the referral. 

headspace Youth Early Psychosis Program Referral Information

Adelaide’s headspace Youth Early Psychosis Program (hYEPP) ensures the provision of early intervention, responsive, and recovery focused care for young people who are at high risk of or are experiencing a first episode of psychosis.  This is based on the Early Psychosis Prevention and Intervention Centre (EPPIC) model of care.

You can refer to hYEPP by calling headspace Adelaide on 1800 063 267 or completing our referral form  . 

Download the factsheet on Psychosis here

Psychosis can have a significant impact on young people and their developmental trajectory. Through the provision of holistic and assertive case management, hYEPP aims to restore or reduce the impact of psychosis on the young person and their family.

What are the features of the hYEPP service?

Young people who are eligible for the hYEPP service will be able to access the following components:

  • Assertive Case Management
  • Psychiatry reviews and medical support
  • Psychological Therapy
  • Family Work
  • Functional Recovery, including Vocational Support 

Inclusion criteria for hYEPP

‘First Episode Psychosis’ Program (2–5 years)

  • Aged 12-25, experiencing First Episode Psychosis AND reporting functional decline or sustained low functioning AND/OR experiencing distress as a result of symptoms.
  • BUT NOT having received treatment for >12 months of appropriate treatment OR a period of >24 months untreated psychosis.

‘At - Risk of Early Psychosis’ Program (6 months)

Aged 12-25, help seeking, reporting functional decline AND one of the following:

  • Schizotypal personality disorder or family history of psychosis
  • Full-threshold psychotic symptoms for less than one week
  • Sub-threshold psychotic symptoms

hYEPP accepts referrals from any source, (including self-referral, family, friends, teachers, counsellors, Doctors, Psychologists and/or Psychiatrists). Young people and their families do not need a special referral to make contact with headspace Adelaide or hYEPP.

NOTE: Eligibility for the service will be determined following specialist assessment by hYEPP team. Contact the team on 1800 063 267 with any queries or to make a referral.

Multi-Disciplinary Clinical Team

The hYEPP team have a specially trained multi-disciplinary workforce to support young people with early psychosis and their families/carers. The team includes Psychiatrists, Psychologists, General Practitioners, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Mental Health Nurses, Vocational Guidance Counsellors, as well as a Family Peer Worker and as well as a soon to be employed Peer Worker and Youth Participation Coordinator.

Clinicians working in this unique early intervention and prevention service offer ‘assertive outreach’ to young people who are at high risk of developing Early Psychosis or have had a first episode of Early Psychosis. Young people and their families can be seen in their home, at school, work, TAFE, university, café, or wherever feels most comfortable for them.

The hYEPP team deliver services to young people and their families Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 9:00pm.

headspace Youth Early Psychosis Program Video

Doctor (GP) Clinic

headspace Adelaide has youth-friendly doctors (GPs) based at our centre throughout the week. 

Appointments are confidential, offered at no cost and are bulkbilled through Medicare. The clinic is open to all young people aged 12-25 years, with no formal referral required. 

You can see our doctor if you are:
- Unwell or sick
- Have health questions or concerns
- Need a health check 
- Want to talk about your mental health, general health or health lifestyle
- Need a Mental Health Care/Treatment Plan

To arrange your appointment, phone our team on 1800 063 267

In-house Groups and Workshops

Dogspace

Dogspace is a weekly casual group program, hosted in our waiting room Wednesday 3:15pm until 4:15pm. Young people will be able to pop by the centre, chill out with Opal (our trained dog from Delta Dogs Australia),  grab a coffee and play a board game. It is a great way to find out about our counselling services and get to know us. 

In-House Workshops - Talkin' About Your headspace: Tips for Managing Mental Health and Stress

The interactive workshops are co-facilitated by our Youth Ambassadors and Counsellors and include free take-home resources plus some light refreshments. 

To register, please call 1800 063 267 or complete the registration form via this link.

Choose any of the following sessions to attend:
Wednesday, December 12 2018:  5:30pm to 6:30pm
Wednesday, December 19 2018: 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Workshops are open to young people, family and friends

The workshops will be held at headspace Adelaide, 173 Wakefield Street, Adelaide. 

headspace Sessions Radio (Adelaide) - Podcast

Web Head Space Radio Session Adelaide

Produced out of the our very own centre studio on Wakefield Street, headspace Sessions Radio (Adelaide) is a regular podcast about all things youth mental health.

Each episode features topical content that is handpicked by the young creative team as well as special guests, experts and practical advice delivered in an educational, engaging and inspirational format.

To watch a video from our launch event, please click here.

Season 2, Episode 1: Sleep

headspace Adelaide welcomes you to season two of headspace Sessions Radio. Episode one jumps right into the topic of sleep. Getting the right amount of good sleep can give you more energy, improve concentration, help you better deal with stress and, you guessed it, keep a healthy headspace!

This season we launch our new panel format, with a new team of young people joining our hosts from last season. Put your earphones on and listen in, as they sit on the couch in the headspace Adelaide podcast studio to discuss all things sleep.

Season two podcast team: Declan Heath, Samuel King, Steph Hefferan, Maiah Stewardson, Harrison Schultz, Nick Rava, Lucy Brewer, Lucas Binns, Georgia Brass, along with the headspace Adelaide Youth Reference Group and Youth Ambassadors. Produced with support from Shane Hough and Jeff Smith.

Introduction ‘tips for sleep’ audio grab supplied by headspace National Office.

If you or someone you know is in need of crisis or suicide prevention support, please contact:
- Lifeline on 13 11 14 (Australia)
- Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800 (Australia)

Disclaimer: Views and opinions expressed in this podcast are from young people involved at headspace Adelaide, or are guests invited to be interviewed. Information provided should not be taken as clinical advice.

Season 1, Episode 3: Schoolies and Coping With School Results

Welcome to the third episode of headspace Sessions Radio. With the end of the year approaching, thousands of year 12 students start their celebrations with the 'Schoolies' Festival. We explore what schoolies is all about and how to experience it all safely. We also give some tips on how to cope with the wait for year 12 results and briefly look at the different options beyond secondary school.

headspace's friend Dylan Lewis gives us the low down on alcohol, De from Encounter Youth pops into the studio to chat about what to expect at the Victor Harbor Schoolies Festival, Harrison takes to the street to ask young people their experience with school and we are joined by Jack Buchanan, who performs his song 'Follow the Ocean' live at the headspace Adelaide Centre.

WARNING: This episode contains content that discusses alcohol, drugs and sexual themes.

Produced by: Shane Hough and Jeff Smith
Hosts: Maiah Stewardson, Paris Humphrey and Harrison Schultz 
Writers: Eddie Symonds, Lucas Binns, Lucy Brewer and Sam Bartlett
Audio: Declan Heath and Ryan O'Dea 
Guests: De from Encounter Youth, Jack Buchanan and Vox Pops from NEO at the Art Gallery of South Australia.
Low Down on Alcohol with Dylan Lewis audio grab supplied by headspace National Office. 

If you or someone you know is in need of crisis or suicide prevention support, please contact:
- Lifeline on 13 11 14 (Australia)
- Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800 (Australia)

Disclaimer: Views and opinions expressed in this podcast are from young people involved at headspace Adelaide, or are guests invited to be interviewed. Information provided should not be taken as clinical advice.

www.schooliesfestival.com.au

Season 1, Episode 2: Battle of the Butterflies - Anxiety Special

Welcome to the second episode of headspace Sessions Radio. In this anxiety special, we talk about what it is and what it can do to your day-to-day life.

Our special guests include: 
The Germein Sisters - They have toured with Ronan Keating and have recently returned to Adelaide after doing shows in the UK with the biggest pop group in the world Little Mix.
Elisa Black - Author of 'The Anxiety Book' and editor of weekly publication 'The City'.

Produced by: Shane Hough and Jeff Smith
Hosts: Maiah Stewardson, Paris Humphrey and Harrison Schultz 
Writers: Eddie Symonds, Lucas Binns, Lucy Brewer and Sam Bartlett
Audio: Declan Heath and Ryan O'Dea 
Guests: Alisa Black and The Germein Sisters

If you or someone you know is in need of crisis or suicide prevention support, please contact:
- Lifeline on 13 11 14 (Australia)
- Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800 (Australia)

Disclaimer: Views and opinions expressed in this podcast are from young people involved at headspace Adelaide, or are guests invited to be interviewed. Information provided should not be taken as clinical advice.

Season 1, Episode 1: Mental Health and the Taboo

Welcome to the launch episode of headspace Sessions. In this double-length podcast we introduce you to the team, talk about general mental health and tackle the stigma associated around speaking about it. We also chat to some headspace Adelaide volunteers around their experiences.

Our special guest interview this episode is the 2017 Australian UN Youth Representative - Paige Burton.

Produced by: Shane Hough and Jeff Smith
Hosts: Maiah Stewardson, Paris Humphrey and Harrison Schultz 
Writers: Eddie Symonds, Lucas Binns, Lucy Brewer and Sam Bartlett
Audio: Ryan O'Dea 
Guests: Paige Burton, Ella Symonds, Michelle Chan and Vedanta Attri

If you or someone you know is in need of crisis or suicide prevention support, please contact:
- Lifeline on 13 11 14 
- Kids Helpline 1800 55 1800 

Disclaimer: Views and opinions expressed in this podcast are from young people involved at headspace Adelaide, or are guests invited to be interviewed. Information provided should not be taken as clinical advice. 

Talkin' About Your headspace Youth Ambassador Workshops (TAYhYA)

The TAYhYA program is a unique peer based program. Young volunteers attend secondary schools and sports clubs to facilitate interactive mental health workshops to increase capacity of young people, which gain awareness and knowledge of mental illness, services available, how to support a friend going through a tough time and how to reduce the stigma around mental health.

To assist with demand, headspace Adelaide manages workshops via a round application system. Workshops will only be offered to secondary schools and sport clubs who apply via the headspace Adelaide TAYhYA EIO process (which is currently open). The TAYhYA program cannot accept requests for specific dates and times. For any questions regarding the EOI process, please contact headspace Adelaide via info@headspaceadelaide.org.au 

Our current EOI process is currently open and closes Tuesday February 12, 2019. For more information and to apply on behalf of your secondary school or sports club, please follow this link

TAYhYA are volunteers that represent headspace Adelaide, which is located at 173 Wakefield Street, Adelaide, South Australia.

The TAYhYA program facilitates 40-60 minute mental health workshops directly to secondary school students or sports club members.  

The peer-based mental health workshops cover:
- General headspace information
- Mental health information, including myth busting
- Tips for a healthy headspace
- How to support a friend
The TAYhYA program also offers a separate workshop that focuses on:
- Tips for managing stress

The TAYhYA program generally aims to provide each workshop to a minimum of 30 young people and a maximum of 100. The workshops also utilise an interactive audience clicker system, information slides, videos and group activities.  The workshops are provided free of charge, however are solely facilitated by
headspace volunteers, who are young people enrolled at university – so workshops are subject to their availability. 

NOTE: Only secondary schools identified by headspace Adelaide as being in closest proximity to the centre are eligible to apply for the headspace Adelaide program. If you are not within proximity, you will be referred to your nearest headspace centre. 

Expression of Interest applications are reviewed at the first Wednesday of them month after the closing date. 

Note for young people wanting to apply to volunteer with the TAYhYA program: Applications are currently open. For more information and to apply, please visit this link.

headspace Adelaide Online Feedback Form

At headspace Adelaide we are constantly looking for ways in which we can improve our services. If you have you any compliments, complaints and/or suggestions about our services, then our team would like to hear from you. To access our online feedback form, please click here

 

Volunteering and Student Research/Assignment Assistance

headspace Adelaide is committed to youth, family and friend participation. In the eyes of our centre, young people are the experts when it comes to youth health issues. We currently have volunteers covering four groups:

headspace Adelaide Youth Reference Group (hAYRG) 

hAYRG is a diverse team of young people aged between 16 and 25 years old, that attend and coordinate events in addition to providing consultation and guidance to the staff of headspace Adelaide in order to maintain the centre's youth focus.

Currently there are no vacancies for the Youth Reference Group, however if you are interested in future recruitment, please express your interest via info@headspaceadelaide.org.au and we will keep you posted.

Talkin’ About Your headspace Youth Ambassadors (TAYhYA) 

TAYhYA includes members aged between 18 and 25 years old, who are enrolled at university or involved with sports clubs.  Their role is to present at schools, sports clubs and other community members about headspace and introduce mental health concepts, including how to maintain a healthy headspace. Plus from January 2019 as a pilot project, the Ambassador program will be expanded to include in-house orientation sessions with new young people who are referred to headspace Adelaide for counselling. The orientation sessions are non-clinical, Ambassadors will welcome clients to the service by providing an overview of what to expect at headspace, a tour of the centre and provide helpful tips and resources to use in between appointments.

Applications are currently open. For more information and to apply, please visit this link.

headspace Sessions Radio (Adelaide) - Podcast

This is a passionate volunteer creative group, made up of 14 people who curate, present and edit content for each of the podcast episodes. Each episode features topical content that is handpicked by the young creative team as well as special guests, experts and practical advice delivered in an educational, engaging and inspirational format.

Currently there are no volunteer vacancies for headspace Sessions, however if you are interested in future recruitment, please express your interest via info@headspaceadelaide.org.au and we will keep you posted.

headspace Adelaide Family and Friends Reference Group (hAFFRG) 

hAFFRG is a diverse team of people who support, or have supported, young people aged between 12 and 25 years old with mental health issues. The hAFFRG attend meetings and coordinate events in addition to providing consultation and guidance to the staff of headspace Adelaide in order to maintain the centre's youth focus and ensuring the centre remains supportive of those supporting young people with mental health issues.

Applications are currently open. For more information and to apply, please visit this link.

The aims of our volunteer groups are to:

  • Reduce the stigma surrounding mental health
  • Encourage early help seeking
  • Improve mental health literacy
  • Improve the knowledge of where to access youth specific information and resources of services headspace offer to young people, family and friends, carers, professionals and academics working in the youth and health sector
  • Promote early recognition of mental health issues among teachers, family and friends and support staff
  • Create partnerships with local organisations and members of the community
  • Create conversation locally
  • Strengthen the headspace brand

Forums and Focus Groups for Young People

Our volunteers are recruited for their passion about mental health and issues facing young people. If you are holding a forum or focus group and would like headspace Adelaide’s volunteers to participate and provide their views, please send through your email enquiry to info@headspaceadelaide.org.au .

Student Research/Assignment Assistance

We understand that students are keen to know more about headspace Adelaide and the services we offer. If you are interested in interviewing one of our team members for information about headspace to be included in your assignment, please send your assignment cover sheet and interview questions to be reviewed to info@headspaceadelaide.org.au 

Important notes to students:

  • Interviews are open to all Secondary, Tafe and University students
  • We cannot participate in last minute requests, so please ensure you allow a few weeks to process your request
  • All interviews must be done face-to-face and will include a behind the scenes centre tour
  • Pending your interview questions and topics, from time-to-time we may recommend one of our organisation partners for you to interview in place of headspace Adelaide
  • Interview questions must be based only on headspace services
  • In high demand periods we may organise once off group interviews instead of one-on-one interviews with one of our team members
  • Due to time and resource constraints, we cannot respond to all interview requests

Community Engagement, Resource Requests and Fundraising Information

Community Engagement and Resource Requests

headspace Adelaide actively participates in the community to promote positive mental health.

If you would like us to come along to your event, workshop or have us donate headspace resources to your organisation, please send your email enquiry to info@headspaceadelaide.org.au . Please allow for a minimum of two weeks to process your request and note that due to capacity limitations, we cannot fulfil all request.

Our Youth Reference Group reviews all incoming community engagement and resource requests.

Partnerships, Donations and Fundraising

headspace Adelaide is always looking to partner with community and corporate organisations, headspace Adelaide accepts support on both a large and small scale. There are a number of ways that an organisation can support the work of headspace Adelaide:

  • Make a donation to support the work of headspace Adelaide. You can make donations directly online via this link
  • Hold a fundraising event
  • Get involved in an ongoing partnership
  • Support headspace Adelaide in-kind
  • Sponsor a headspace Adelaide event
  • Start a workplace giving scheme to support the work of headspace Adelaide

To discuss any of the above options, please call headspace Adelaide on 1800 063 267 or email us on info@headspaceadelaide.org.au