Got a lot going on? No shame in talking it out. headspace Geraldton is a FREE & CONFIDENTIAL health service for young people aged between 12 and 25 years. There are NO FEES for our service, even our GP appointments are bulk billed to Medicare with your permission.
Some reasons young people come to headspace Geraldton are: feeling like things are not quite right, having difficulty with friends or family, stressed or can’t stop worrying, being bullied, hurt or feeling unsafe, want to cut down on drinking or drug use, finding it hard to deal with school, uni or work, want to talk about sexuality, gender identity or relationships.
We are here to listen and provide support. You can call us, drop in or someone else can contact us for you. NO Referral needed! We will discuss our service, how to register with headspace and when our next appointment is available.
For Professionals: Please use our Referral Form
headspace Geraldton would like to respectfully acknowledge the Yamaji People who are the Traditional Owners and First People of the land on which we meet/stand.
- 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: Closed
- Sunday: Closed
headspace Geraldton is operated by Youth Focus. 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, Country WA (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.
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.
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.
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.
headspace Geraldton Closed from Friday 21st Dec. Reopening Wednesday Jan 2nd, 2019. If you need support please call: Lifeline 13 11 14 or Geraldton Hospital on 9956 2222
Have questions about your Sexual Health? Need Drug & Alcohol counselling? Check out the options at headspace Geraldton!
Do you know we provide Drug & Alcohol Support? We have a counsellor available! Or need to talk about your Sexual Health? We have free GP appointments!
How do I refer someone to headspace Geraldton?
For Family & Friends:
Family members and friends can all refer a young person to headspace Geraldton with permission from the young person.
Call us on (08) 9943 8111 or drop in to our new centre at 193 Marine Terrace, Geraldton (across the road from the Jaffle Shack) & have a chat with one of our friendly staff members.
Check out the resources below for family members, carers and friends or come by our centre and have a look at our information wall:
We love receiving your feedback!
If a young person you are supporting is attending headspace please fill in the form below and drop it in to our anonymous feedback box in our centre foyer or alternatively post it to 193 Marine Terrace, Geraldton or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to refer a young person you can find our referral form below. Please fill out the details and email to email@example.com Or if you have any questions call headspace Geraldton on (08) 9943 8111 and talk with one of our friendly staff members.
General Practitioner Referral:
GP’s should include a mental health care plan for the young person and attach it to the GP Referral Form. Please email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Referrals should include as much information as possible and be undertaken with the consent of the young person.
When you talk to a headspace worker what you say is kept confidential. This means nothing you say can be passed on to anyone else without your permission however there are a few exceptions. If headspace is seriously worried about your safety or the safety of someone else they must – by law – try to keep everyone safe. This means they might have to share their concerns with someone else. Talk to your headspace worker about confidentiality to ensure you understand how it works.
Meet the Team
Our headspace Geraldton team members are dedicated health professionals passionate about helping young people.
What do we provide?
- A safe place to talk
- Friendly staff
- No judging
Our team members:
Fiona Stewart – Centre Manager
Alice Stieger - Clinical Lead
Alice loves working with and getting to hear so many amazing stories from the young people of Geraldton, working in a great and inspiring team. Background: Alice is a Clinical Psychologist...so lots of uni :) and has worked across the age range mainly in community settings. Alice started with an arts degree which Alice states is the best thing ever!
Our team of Psychologists & Counsellors include:
Amber Jackson - Youth Counsellor & Intake Team
Amber loves being able to link young people and families in with support, and feels privileged to be a sounding board for young people's innermost thoughts, feelings and experiences. Working with the team at headspace Geraldton is great, and being a part of community events and festivals is an added bonus. The best part is seeing young people connecting with others, taking control of their health and well being, and working towards their hopes and dreams! Background: Amber has a Bachelor of Human Services majoring in Child and Family Studies ( with honours!) and a Master of Counselling
Zara Kniveton - Youth Counsellor & Intake Team
Zara loves hearing other peoples stories and doing star jumps in the back office with her colleagues! :) Background: Zara is a credentialed Mental Health Nurse
Yvonne Sargeant - Youth Counsellor
Yvonne loves being able to work with people who are going through challenges and give them a sense of not being alone. Yvonne wants to encourage young people to use their inner strengths to overcome the difficulties. Background: Yvonne has a Bachelor of Education and a Bachelor of Social Work.
Reto Blanke - Youth Counsellor & providing support to John Willcock College
Reto loves to spend time with people and talk about stuff. Reto feels challenged by any kind of prejudice. Background: Reto has been a Psycho-Social Support facilitator for Personal Helpers and Mentors, and Partners in Recovery. Reto has a Bachelor in Health Science and Community Mental Health Nursing as a RN.
John Cook - Family Consultations
John loves the therapeutic environment at headspace. Background: John is a Psychologist with training in various psychotherapy modalities.
Penny Fletcher - Youth Counselling
Libby McLauchlin - Drug & Alcohol Support
Suzi Carter - Vocational & Support Services Officer
Suzi loves working alongside people who are passionate and dedicated to the work they do to support young people in our community. Suzi states it is the best feeling when you know you have made a difference for a young person! Background: Suzi has over 27 years experience within the community services and employment industry sectors from Management to Youth Work positions in a variety of diverse programs and roles.
Margie Robinson - Community Communications
Margie loves spreading the word about the awesome things happening at headspace Geraldton, meeting fabulous young people and Margie says the team here is fantastic! Background: Margie's background is in regional community development – Margie gets really excited about all things that make communities stronger!
GPs: Dr Amanda Gee & Dr Martin Lee
Mel Haque - Administration Officer
Mel loves coming to work everyday! Working in a service that is committed to helping young people thrive and grow is the best job in the world :) The young people who come in to headspace inspire Mel with their courage, conversation and commitment! Background: Mel has a Bachelor of Arts in History, over 16 years experience in administration and accounts and is about to start a Bachelor of Laws this year - a dream Mel has had since year 12! (Year 12 was a looooong time ago!)
Janita Bellottie - Administration Officer
Schools & Other Community Requests
headspace Geraldton can be booked in to attend your event, school or service in Geraldton by filling in this request form (link) or by calling our centre on (08) 9943 8111 and discussing your requirements with one of our friendly staff members.
Please provide four weeks notice to allow for planning.
Getting to headspace Geraldton
Where are we located?
We are located at 193 Marine Terrace, Geraldton, near the Orana Cinemas end of town! We are opposite Tarts & Co Cafe (formerly Culinary HQ), and the original Jaffle Shack. Our building is next door to the Yamaji Art Centre and the Department of Housing.
Our centre is wheelchair accessible and we can accommodate any special needs you may have. Please contact our friendly admin staff on 9943 8111 to discuss any special requirements you may have so we can help you to access our service comfortably.
There is parking available along Marine Terrace. Please note the parking is 1 hour only. All day free parking is available near the Youth Precinct just along the road from our centre and on Marine Terrace opposite the Police Station and Courthouse.
Public Transport is available:
There are Buswest TransGeraldton Buses 800, 851, 852 and 856, which all travel along Chapman Road
Visit the Buswest website for more info: http://buswest.com.au/location/buswest-geraldton/
Any questions or for more info on how to get to headspace Geraldton please contact our centre on 9943 8111
Where do I start?
At headspace Geraldton we understand asking for help can sometimes be hard, so we try to make it as easy and stress free as possible for young people to access our services. headspace Geraldton is a safe and inclusive place for all young people. We celebrate individuality and uniqueness and aim to promote this throughout the community.
All you have to do to make an appointment is give us a call on (08) 9943 8111 or drop in to our new centre at 193 Marine Terrace, Geraldton and register with us. We will then discuss when the next appointment is available. We’re just across the road from the Jaffle Shack and Culinary HQ. You can also ask a family member, health worker or case manager to refer you.
Your first appointment will be with one of our friendly staff members who will have a chat with you about your concerns and work with you to figure out the best way headspace Geraldton can help you. You are welcome to bring a family member or a friend along for support to your appointment. Our service is FREE with NO FEES! Even our GP appointments are bulk billed through to Medicare with your permission.
For appointments with our Doctor (GP) if you don't have a Medicare card call us on 9943 8111, we can help you get your number if you don't know it or you can use this link to the Medicare website:
headspace Geraldton have an awesome team of experienced & friendly people. We are here to help young people who are going through a tough time.
Check out some of our resources below or drop by our centre and have a look at our information wall:
You can also contact eheadspace, a free phone & online 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 or need to speak to someone immediately please contact emergency services:
Geraldton Regional Hospital on (08) 9956 2222
Lifeline on 13 11 14
Kid’s Helpline on 1800 55 1800
Rurallink - a specialist after hours mental health telephone service for people in rural communities of Western Australia. 4.30pm – 8:30am Monday to Friday and 24 hours Saturday, Sunday and public holidays. During business hours you will be connected to your local community mental health clinic - Free call 1800 552 002