headspace Edinburgh North is a free and confidential service where young people can access qualified youth mental health professionals. We offer supports for young people who are experiencing a tough time or are worried about drug and alcohol use, mental, physical or sexual well being. All of our services are free and there is no formal referral required.
If you or someone you know is having a tough time a referral to headspace is easy. You can complete our Online Referral Form HERE or print a paper based Community Referral Form from HERE and fax this to us on (08) 8252 9433.
Lost? Please see directions to our location HERE
Disability access is available
- Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Thursday: 9:00am - 8:00pm
- Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Saturday: 9:00am - 12:00pm
- Sunday: Closed
headspace Edinburgh North is operated by Sonder. 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).
Mental health workers – which may include psychologists, psychiatrists, counsellors and other workers – that can help if you're just not feeling yourself.
Workers either on site or linked to the centre who can assist you with any alcohol or other drug issue.
A group of young people who help with events and some decision making at a centre. Ask your centre about getting involved.
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.
Workers either on site or linked to the centre who can assist you with work or study opportunities.
When you turn 15 years of age, you can apply for your own Medicare card. To do this you have to do some paper work and have some identification. (You need to complete a "Medicare copy or transfer" application form and submit it at your local Medicare service centre). You’ll need to provide identification, such as a student card or birth certificate, as well as details about the card you are transferring from.
For more information have a look at the human services website about becoming independent. https://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/subjects/young-people-becoming-independent
At our centre in Edinburgh North, we hope to give young people a voice about the issues that matter to them.
Our Youth Reference Group (YRG) have been having a say in the way headspace works in the Edinburgh North region since 2007 and although some of our original members aren’t so young anymore, youth issues have remained important to us.
We want young people to have their say in how our centre looks and feels, what sort of events they’d like to see in our community, who we employ and what topics we should be tackling with young people. This year, we are looking to recruit new members to support our current YRG.
If you, or someone you know, is aged between 15-25 and has a passion for mental health and community leadership, get in touch with us to apply for a position as a YRG member for 2020. You can contact our YRG coordinators, Denae and Emma, via phone on (08) 8209 0700 or e-mail headspaceedinburghnorthYRG@sonder.net.au.
You can also fill out an online application HERE!
Community Participation and Resources: headspace Edinburgh North frequently attends community events to promote positive mental health and work on reducing the stigma. If you would like headspace to attend one of your events or provide resources for an upcoming event please contact Georgie Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org or 8209 0700
*Please note that headspace Edinburgh Norths resources are limited and we may not always be able to meet your requests.*
All fact sheets are available to download, save and print online at https://www.headspace.org.au/resource-library/
Student Assignment Requests
We understand that students are keen to know more about headspace Edinburgh North 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 email@example.com with the subject as Student Assignment Request
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
- 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 Edinburgh North (e.g Alcohol and Drug, Employment)
- 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 may not be able to respond to all interview requests
PASS (Promoting Access and Support Seeking) headspace PASS! is a single-lesson interactive presentation delivered by headspace Edinburgh North staff to groups of students or teachers in schools. headspace PASS! presentations aims to: Introduce headspace Edinburgh North to young people and begin to build rapport between young people and headspace Edinburgh North staff. Reduce young people's perceived barriers to accessing mental health care at headspace Edinburgh North or in the wider community. Provide information about a range of emotional, psychological and health concerns together with pathways of care Promote help-seeking to young people as a strategy for managing mental health problems
Request a headspace PASS! for your school or group by emailing the headspace Community Engagement Officer Georgie Brown firstname.lastname@example.org or ringing the office on 08 8209 0700
At time headspace Edinburgh North has the capacity to provide presentations or education sessions on particular topics. This is dependant on a variety of factors including staff availability and preparation time. If you have are after a specific presentation please contact the headspace Edinburgh North Community Engagement Officer Georgie Brown via email email@example.com or via phone 08 8209 0700.
Based on the work of our friends at headspace Nowra, the headspace Purple Page is made up of a stack of useful resources we've found from many different groups and organisations to support transgender and gender diverse young people.
- Information on pronouns, medical and social transitioning, coming out/inviting in, your legal rights, navigating relationships, sexuality and more.
- Stories from other gender and sexually diverse young people.
- Info on where to go to get more information and support online or in person.
The aim of this page is to help you and your loved ones along your journey, no matter what point you are at.
Most importantly, we want you to know that headspace Edinburgh North is a safe place and we want to support you. Call us on (08) 8209 0700 if you would like to speak to someone. We're here to help.
In addition to the resources contained in Purple Page we also run a fortnightly ' Gender Dive' group for young people that identify as lesbian, Queer, transgender people or people questioning their sexuality and aged 15-25. Download Flyer
The Purple Page:
- OMG I'm Trans (from Minus18)
- Gender Questioning (from Gay and Lesbian Health Victoria in conjunction with the Trans Melbourne Gender Project)
- Sex, Gender and Sexuality: The Basics (from Twenty10)
- The Downlow on Gender, Sex and Sexuality. (A super simple comic guide!) (by Sam Orchard / Rooster Tails)
- Gender Identity and Mental Health (from headspace)
- Coming Out / Inviting In (from Twenty10)
- Getting Treatment: what to do if you are trans and under 18 (from Inner City Legal Centre)
- Resources for those who are exploring or thinking about some aspect of their gender or sexuality (from Twenty10)
- OMG I'm Queer (from Minus18)
- How headspace can help (from headspace)
Information for family and friends:
- Gender Help for Parents website
- Families Like Mine (from beyondblue)
- Families In TRANSition: A Resource Guide for Parents of Trans Youth (from Central Toronto Youth Services) (Note: This is a Canadian resource - while information is useful and relevant, please note links to services and help lines are not specific to Australia)
- OMG My Friend's Queer (from Minus18)