headspace Bathurst is a free, youth-friendly service for all young people aged 12 to 25 years and who are having a tough time, or would like to improve their health and well-being. A Medicare card is required for some of our services. No Medicare card no problem click here to link to a fact sheet on how you can obtain a one. Not eligible – no fear, most of our services are still available without a Medicare card.
The free services you access at headspace Bathurst will depend on what your needs and goals are. Your first appointment will be with one of our Youth Care Coordinators. They’ll talk about what’s going on in your life and help you work out what your options are. You’ll have the opportunity to access general health, mental health, drug and alcohol services and vocational support. We also offer services from our Cowra location, you can find details in the 'More Information' section below.
headspace Bathurst has a designated disability carpark space right outside our office and wheel chair access.
- Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Thursday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
- Friday: 9:00am - 3:00pm
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed
headspace Bathurst is operated by Marathon Health. 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, Western NSW (Western 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.
If you would like to refer a young person to our service, please print and complete this referral form. You can then fax it to us on (02) 6338 1199 or drop it into our Bathurst office at 102 Keppel Street or our Cowra office at Shop 43C Cowra Mall, 39-43 Kendal Street.
Self referral: If you are a young person between the ages of 12-25 and wish to make an appointment for yourself please call (02) 6338 1100 for our Bathurst office or (02) 6341 5800 for our Cowra office. You can also email email@example.com or visit us in person to make an appointment. You'll find details for by using the 'find a centre' navigation page.
If you'd prefer to make contact online or by phone then eheadspace might be for you. 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. You can find out all about it here.
youth reference group
could your voice help headspace Bathurst meet the needs of young people in our region?
headspace Bathurst needs the inside scoop on what the hot topics are, advice on where we should focus our attention, youth input on how we can improve the experience of young people who walk through our door and ideas on how we might reach young people in our community who need us most. We also need to know what's working, and what isn't, and a plan to make sure we're regularly asking these questions.
In short, we're always looking for new ways to celebrate the skills and knowledge young people have, and we believe a Youth Reference Group is a great way of utilising the strengths, abilities and capabilities of our youth community.
What will my role in the Youth Reference Group involve?
By being a member of headspace Bathurst's Youth Reference Group you're signing up to be involved in the planning, decision making and direction of headspace Bathurst.
Your voice will help -
- guide headspace Bathurst in the development and review of programs, groups and resources.
- ensure young people in Bathurst have the opportunity to initiate and be involved in community awareness raising activities and events.
- create positive youth media that promotes young people, their experiences and stories.
- make sure headspace Bathurst continues to be a youth friendly centre that meets the needs of local young people.
What's in it for you?
This is your chance to:
- Link in with other inspired young people and have a positive impact on your community.
- Build your skill set! You can focus your attention on the skills you most want to develop. This could range from lending a helping hand at community events, project management, or increasing your knowledge of mental health.
- Advocate on behalf of your peers and community.
- Get some experience in marketing and promotion.
- Participate in training opportunities.
- Tick up a whole heap of experience for your resume.
What am I committing to?
If you're a member of headspace Bathurst's Youth Reference Group you'll be ready to;
- Attend meetings on a regular basis. You'll also need to acknowledge that there will be times you won't be able to make it, so being prepared to keep in touch when you're not around will be important. The dates and times of these meetings will be decided by members.
- Volunteer your time to develop projects and attend events.
- Be involved in online groups or contactable between meetings so that we can progress your ideas and keep the momentum going!
How do I get involved?
- To get you application rolling we just need a few details from you. You'll find an application form here (pdf version/word version) or you can pick up one from our office at 102 Keppel Street.
- if you're under 16 years of age you'll need the approval of your guardian to get involved. If you think this is going to be a problem please let us know.
- You can also download a copy of our Youth Reference Group FAQs here.
- Once completed, simply return the application form to Karen Golland, by email firstname.lastname@example.org, by mail PO Box 175 Bathurst NSW 2795 or drop it in to 102 Keppel Street.
the hylite centre
The hYLITE Centre
The hYLITE Centre is a place at headspace Bathurst where you can access the internet and get stuff done! There's one room with a whole stack of computers so you can finish up that pesky assignment, write resumes and look for jobs and another room with a TV and bean bags if you need to take a break or a quiet place to study. The best thing about the hYLITE Centre is that there's someone there to help you out if you get stuck, or just need a final surge of inspiration to get it done!
When can I drop in?
The hYLITE Centre is open to all young people aged 12 to 25 years. You can drop in from 10am to 5pm on Monday and 3pm – 5pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. You don't need an appointment to use the Centre during these hours but you will need to come prepared by bringing the work you want to get done. If it's online then you can access it from our computers. You could be working on school, TAFE or university assignments, or might just want a quiet place to finish up your resume for that super job application you're about to submit.
Who will be there to help?
The hYLITE Centre is staffed by the hYLITE Coordinator, Amanda, and headspace Bathurst has recruited a team of young people from CSU to make sure the Centre runs smoothly. They are on hand whenever the hYLITE Centre is open to make sure the computers are working properly and that you have what you need to get busy. They can also help out with some of those tricky questions, proof read your job application or brainstorm where else you might be able to get help.
What else happens at the hYLITE Centre?
The hYLITE Centre has a whole stack of different programs on offer during the day but some of these programs have specific requirements and change from term to term, so you'll need to contact our team to see if any of them would be suitable for you.
Open Access: Monday 10am to 5pm - Like the name suggests, Open Access is open to all young people aged between 12 and 25 years. It's a whole day devoted to young people who might need somewhere quiet to go to get their work done or to look for employment. If you're enrolled in Distance Education and TAFE then you can use the hYLITE Centre from 10am to 5pm.
Distance Education: Tuesday 10am to 2.30pm - On Tuesday from 10am to 2.30pm we have a teacher from the Dubbo School of Distance Education (DSODE) in the hYLITE Centre. You need to have a referral from DSODE to use the hYLITE Centre during these hours.
How do I find out more?
If you'd like to find out more about the hYLITE Centre you can speak with Amanda Rohr on 6338 1100 or email email@example.com
If you work with a young person and would like to refer them to the hYLITE centre, you can download a hYLITE Referral form here
how you can help
How you can help
headspace appreciates the support of local businesses and the community
headspace Bathurst has a goal: We want every young person who wants help to receive help at the time when they need it most.
To achieve this goal - we need your help!
Donations are gratefully accepted at our Bathurst and Cowra offices.
headspace Bathurst would like to recognise the following generous supporters:
CSU Mitchell Rugby Club , Mudgee High School Year 12 2013 , CSU Diggings Residence, Ray White Real Estate Cowra, Cowra Amcal Chemist, James 'High Octane' Lanham, Rotary Club of Bathurst East RYDA, Woodstock CWA, Singles Group, Cowra Art Group Quilters, Majellan Women's Bowling Club, Blayney High School, CSU Event Management students, CWA - South West Group, Cowra Youth Council, The Hub Espresso Bar & Eatery, Lions Club of Bathurst, The Great Walk Foundation, Macquarie Skin and Day Spa, I Spy Coffee, Perthville Congregational, Bathurst East Rotary Club (RYDA), Panorama Motor Cycle Club Inc, Mr Kevin Fox, Edgell Bathurst Jog, Apex Club of Oberon, Cowra Services Club, Cowra Rugby League Club, Tommy's Bistro - Imperial Hotel Cowra, Target Cowra, G&B Automotive, Cowra Health Club, Skin & Beauty Emporium, Ambiance Hair, Dream Retreat, Cindy and Anna Williams, Martins Cowra, Inland Technology Orange, Jamieson's Joinery Cowra, Guardian Pharmacy, Celebrations Cowra, Relish, Studio Menswear, Souk, Sports Power Cowra, Cowra Shire Council, Allure Florist & Bridal, Blayney Frozen Foods, Hill Top Butchery, Bryant's Packaging, NRL & AFL, Keith Buik, Oliver Toyota, Mrs Cameron, SJ Shepherd Concreting Pty Ltd, Mrs Sprigge, Williams Family, Subway Cowra, R&G Delaney, NSW Farmers Canowindra, Cowra Turf, Beecher Wool Services, Mr Bill West, HM&HJ Treasure, D&D Watt, JA&MO Rankin, Ms Belinda Green, C&C D'Elboux, Youth Council Bathurst, CSU Residential Cup, Yoveda wellbeing sanctuary, Rotary Club of Cowra, Quota International District 26, Bathurst Panthers, Bathurst RSL Club Ltd, Mars Petcare, Code for a Cause - Bathurst, Bulldogs Rugby Club, CSU Rugby Club, Bathurst Panthers RLFC, St Pats RLFC, Mackillop College, Tarana Hotel Sporting Club, Skillset, Essential Energy, Petrie's Mitre 10, Lesley Bull Chartered Accountant, Inwood Motors, Greg Hyde, Stuart Cole, Veteran and Vintage Group of Panorama Motorcycle Club, Bathurst Gardeners' Club Incorporated, Country Women's Association of NSW, Bunnings Staff Bathurst High School, Rotary Club of Bathurst Daybreak, Lions Club of Bathurst, Quota International of Bathurst Inc., Simplot, Shanahan's Family Hotel, National Australia Bank, Bathurst, Branch Lady Golfers - Bathurst Golf Club, Inner Wheel Bathurst, Country Energy, Digital Prints & Images Sportspower Bathurst, Coles, Books Plus, Wizard Dry Cleaning, Bathurst Broadcasters, Bunnings Warehouse, AJS Electrical Contracting, Mike Goodwin, Petrie Mitre 10, National Hire, GI Constructions, Bathurst Independent Floors, Shaun Casey, 3D Paint & Colour, Bathurst Retravision
Our staff will talk to you about your concerns and provide you with support, information and services in a confidential, non-judgmental environment.
headspace Bathurst Management:
Andrew Meenahan: Centre Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
Gerrit Willemse: Clinical Lead email@example.com
Mary Boyd: Program Support Officer firstname.lastname@example.org
Katie Judge: Business Administration Trainee email@example.com
Cowra: Elizabeth Austin: Program Support Officer firstname.lastname@example.org
Cowra: Simone Sly: Administration email@example.com
Youth Care Coordinators:
Sarah Dowler: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cecilia Maloney: email@example.com
Jess Gostelow: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cowra: Liz Reynolds: email@example.com
Cowra: Alex Juchau: Alex.Juchau@marathonhealth.com.au
Amanda Rohr firstname.lastname@example.org
Community & Youth Engagement Coordinator:
Karen Golland email@example.com
Allied Health Professionals:
Michael Griffin: Clinical Psychologist firstname.lastname@example.org
Barbara Geddes: Registered Psychologist email@example.com
Belinda Witherspoon: Registered Psychologist firstname.lastname@example.org
James Schuumans Stekhoven: Registered Psychologist James.SchuumansStekhoven@marathonhealth.com.au
Dr Syed Shah: Psychiatrist
Dr Tim Kirchler: GP
Bathurst: Financial Advice: Edward
Bathurst: Drug and Alcohol Counsellor: Lives Lived Well: Adele
Bathurst: Women's Health Nurse: NSW Health: Rochelle
Bathurst and Cowra: Youth Connect: Skillset: Sarah
Bathurst and Cowra: Legal Advice Clinic: Legal Aid NSW: Kim
Cowra: Drug & Alcohol Counsellor, NSW Health: Amanda
Please contact 02 6338 1100 for further information on these services.
headspace Bathurst has a Centre located in Cowra. You can expect the same welcoming, youth-friendly vibe from our team in Cowra. All services are free, for all young people aged 12 to 25 years. You can get in touch with our Cowra team if you’re having a tough time, or would like to improve your health and wellbeing. You can also make contact if you’re not sure what’s going on, or feel like you need someone to talk to.
The services you’ll access will depend on what your needs and goals are. Our Cowra receptionist’s name is Elizabeth and she’ll make your first appointment with Liz, one of our Youth Care Coordinators. Liz will talk with you about what’s going on in your life and help you work out what your options are. You’ll have the opportunity to access mental health, drug and alcohol services and vocational support. You might go on to see our Psychologist or our Tele-psychiatrist Dr Shah. You might also continue to see Liz for support with school, study or employment. The Cowra team can also arrange for you to see a Drug and Alcohol Counsellor or Women’s Health Nurse.
Shop 43C Cowra Mall, 39-43 Kendal Street, Cowra NSW 2794
Phone: 02 6341 5800
Fax: 02 6341 5899
9.00 am to 5.00 pm - Monday to Thursday
Please find a copy of the referral form for headspace Bathurst and headspace Cowra here.