headspace

Camperdown

Hours

  • Monday: 8:30am - 5:30pm
  • Tuesday: 8:30am - 5:30pm
  • Wednesday: 8:30am - 5:30pm
  • Thursday: 8:30am - 5:30pm
  • Friday: 8:30am - 5:30pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

headspace Camperdown is located in the Brain and Mind Centre at The University of Sydney. We offer support and information for young people aged 12-25 who have general health, mental health, alcohol and other drug worries.

Have you been feeling like? 

  • You're not coping
  • Everything is a struggle
  • No one understands
  • Alone and confused
  • Hurting yourself
  • Depressed and anxious
  • Fed up and lost

Information Pack for Young People

Welcome Pack for Family and Friends

headspace Camperdown brochure

To find out how to make an appointment at headspace Camperdown or how to refer a young person scroll down to 'More Information' section. All clients accessing headspace Camperdown will receive a FREE initial assessment with a Youth Access Clinician.

headspace Camperdown is committed to providing the best possible service to young people, their family and friends. We welcome and value all feedback. Click here to provide feedback to our centre

Hours

  • Monday: 8:30am - 5:30pm
  • Tuesday: 8:30am - 5:30pm
  • Wednesday: 8:30am - 5:30pm
  • Thursday: 8:30am - 5:30pm
  • Friday: 8:30am - 5:30pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

headspace Camperdown is operated by Brain and Mind Centre. 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, Central and Eastern Sydney (EIS Health Ltd).

Services

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. 

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.

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. 

Work & Study Services

Workers either on site or linked to the centre who can assist you with work or study opportunities. 

Youth Programs

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

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- Charlie

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Positions currently available at headspace Camperdown

Expressions of Interest being accepted for Clinical Psychologists , Part-time/Sessional

Expressions of Interest

 

Psychology private practice opportunities with headspace Camperdown

 

headspace Camperdown is seeking expressions of interest from clinical psychologists/psychologists who are experienced and interested in providing high quality psychological services to young people aged 12-25. headspace psychologists provide services under an early intervention/ prevention framework for young people with emerging or recent onset mental disorders.

 

headspace Camperdown is a comprehensive youth health service that provides physical and mental health support, information and services to young people aged 12-25 and their families in a youth friendly environment, and is led by the Brain and Mind Centre (BMC). All services are free or low cost to the young person.

 

The team at headspace includes Clinical Psychologists, Psychologists, General Practitioners, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Mental Health Nurses, Researchers and Administration staff.

 

Working as a psychologist at headspace is both rewarding and challenging. Successful applicant(s) will be charged a modest room rental fee and in return will be provided with ongoing referrals, extensive clinical and administrative support, and co-location with other health professionals in a youth-friendly environment.

 

Interested applicants must possess:

  • Full registration with the Psychology Board of Australia,
  • Eligibility to provide psychological services under Medicare,
  • an ABN and personal professional indemnity insurance
  • A postgraduate degree in clinical psychology (or near completion)/ or be a registered Psychologist with extensive experience providing therapy to young people
  • Commitment to delivering psychological services as an integrated part of a multidisciplinary team

 

This position is classified as child–related employment and will require a criminal record check, Working With Children Employment Screening Check and knowledge of the child protection reporting requirements of health professionals.

What is the application process?

 

Applications should be addressed to Dr Blake Hamilton via email at blake.hamilton@sydney.edu.au and include the following information:

  • Your contact details, including mobile phone
  • A brief cover letter and CV, outlining any experience working with young people and their families, and your eligibility to provide psychological services under Medicare
  • Names and contact details of two referees
  • A list of the preferred days and sessions (AM/PM) you would like to work at headspace

 

If you would like further information about this opportunity contact Dr Blake Hamilton, Clinical Services Manager, blake.hamilton@sydney.edu.au. For further information regarding headspace visit www.headspace.org.au/Camperdown

For more information contact:

Email: blake.hamilton@sydney.edu.au

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Our Staff

We have various Professionals that can assist you with your mental health and wellbeing including:Clinical Psychologists, Psychiatrists,GP's and Occupational Therapists 

Clinical Services Manager

Dr Blake Hamilton 

Practice Manager

Eva Castaldi

Community Development and Engagement Officer

Vicki Papa

Clinical Lead

Daniel Marciano

Youth Access Team

Rabyh Barhoum (Youth Access Clinician)

Philippa McGrouther (Youth Access Clinician)

Daniel Marciano (Clinical Lead)

General Practitioner (GP)

Dr Sylvia Yeung

Psychologists

Amy Burton

Dr Cristina Cacciotti-Saija

Dr Shane Cross

Dr Mitch Dowling

Rachel Harker

Dr Alice Norton 

Emily Walters

Psychiatrists

Dr Andrew Jackson (Psychiatry Registrar)

Alcohol and Other Drugs Clinician

Shannon Hughes

Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

James Southan (Primary Integrated Care Support [PICS] program)

Reception and Administration

Imogen Tracy

Donna Fowler

Fran Lai

Services co-located:

Early Intervention in Psychosis team (EIPs), Mon-Fri

hEIT (headspace Early Intervention Team)

Youth Mental Health Research Team

Relationships Australia

What we do

headspace Camperdown is a service that assists young people aged 12-25 who are struggling with their mental health and wellbeing.

We understand that one in four young people in Australia will experience a mental health issue and we're here to help you get back on track and feeling better! 

headspace can help if you are:

-feeling down 

-can't stop worrying

-having issues with friends and/or family members

-struggling with emotions and feelings

-having worries about relationships,

-wanting to chat about your sexuality and/or gender

-wanting to seek help for drug and alcohol use

-being bullied or struggling with work, school or university

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If you have any questions about making an appointment call us on 9114 4100 or email us here

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How to make an appointment or refer a young person

headspace Camperdown accepts referrals from multiple sources:

  • Young people (self-referral)
  • Family and friends
  • Service providers

 

Young People, Family and Friends

  • A young person can self refer via phone, email or in person. 
  • If a young person prefers, they can ask a friend, family member or supportive other to contact us to discuss arranging appointment.
  • Call our friendly administration team on (02) 9114 4100 during business hours (Mon-Fri)
  • If you would like us to contact you please Email us to request a call back. Please include your Full Name, Date of Birth and preferred contact number.
    Please note: our headspace Camperdown email is only monitored during business hours (8:30am -5:30pm, Mon-Fri). Allow up to 2 business days for a call back. As email is not considered secure for exchanging highly confidential or sensitive information, please consider carefully what information you include in your electronic communications.

At headspace Camperdown we are committed to providing flexible service delivery. When making an appointment, please advise one of our friendly staff of your specific needs or preferences and we will endeavour to accommodate these. Our centre is open Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5:30pm.

If you have any specific accessibility needs that you would like assistance with, please let us know before coming to headspace so we can be aware of how to best assist.


 

Service providers and health professionals

General Practitioners and Medical Practitioners may refer a young person through a standard referral. If the young person has a Mental Health Care Plan in place, we request this be included with the referral.

If you are an external service provider or other health professional, we ask you to fill out our referral form headspace Camperdown Referral Form (.PDF), and fax or post to us:

FAX (02) 9351 0946

POST      headspace Camperdown
               Level 2, Building K
               97 Church Street
             
Camperdown NSW 2050

Please allow up to 2 business days for our centre to process a service provider referral.

What to expect

How headspace can help

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headspace Camperdown Welcome and information packs:


Your first appointment

At headspace Camperdown we are committed to providing flexible service delivery. When making an appointment, please advise one of our friendly staff of your specific needs or preferences and we will endeavor to accommodate these. Our centre is open Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5:30pm excluding public holidays and during our end-of-year annual closure period. To book an appointment when it suits you, call our friendly team today on 02 9114 4100.

We recommend you arrive at least 10 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time to complete some required forms and fill in a survey on an iPad. When you arrive, please check in with our friendly staff at reception upon arrival.

You will meet with a Youth Access Clinician for about 50 minutes

  • You'll probably be asked a lot of questions on your first visit. This is to make sure all the important issues are covered and to help develop the best solution for you.
  • Feel free to ask questions about anything that's on your mind so the worker can help you find the best solution.

We are family and friends inclusive

  • It can be helpful to bring along family member, carer or friend to help support you
  • If you are under 18 years of age, we encourage you to bring along a parent, care giver or support person for your first appointment

If you have any specific accessibility needs that you would like assistance with, please let us know before coming to headspace so we can be aware of how to best assist.

Do I need a referral?

  • You don’t need a referral for your first appointment
  • Some services at headspace Camperdown require a referral (e.g. psychology, psychiatry). If you don't have a regular GP, your Youth Access Clinician can assist with organising an appointment for you with our GP to obtain any referral/s needed.

Is there a fee for service?

headspace Camperdown provides services at no cost or low cost to young people and ensures that where fees apply, young people are not deterred due to cost.

In most cases, a payment is not expected when you visit headspace Camperdown. However, following your initial intake assessment and depending on your individual care plan, some services at headspace Camperdown may attract a fee for service. These include Medicare-subsidised services provided by private clinicians at headspace Camperdown, services where the maximum amount of benefits have already been paid by Medicare, and services provided to young people who are not eligible for Medicare.

After an initial INTAKE Assessment appointment young people are provided with clear written information about the range of services offered at headspace Camperdown and any associated costs. If you have concerns about your ability to pay a fee please let one of our friendly headspace staff know. If a young person is having any difficulties paying for services during their time at headspace Camperdown then a no cost option will be prioritised to eliminate any cost barriers to care.

All young people accessing headspace Camperdown receive a FREE initial assessment with a Youth Access Clinician.

All GP services provided at headspace Camperdown are provided at no cost to the young person. GP services covered in the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) will be bulk billed for all Medicare card holders. Direct billing arrangements are available for International Students covered by Allianz Overseas Student Health Cover.

All services funded by CESPHN are free to clients. Mental health services at headspace Camperdown funded by Central and Eastern Sydney PHN include:

  • Psychological Support Services (PSS)
  • Primary Care Integrated Support (PICS)

'Low cost' fee for psychological services funded through the MBS Better Access to Mental Health Care Initiative:

* Fee schedule is subject to change periodically, current as at July 2018

Please note: To ensure young people are not deterred due to cost, headspace Camperdown ensures 'no cost' options are prioritised where cost may be a barrier to a young person accessing support.

International Students

Direct billing arrangements are available for International Students covered by Allianz Overseas Student Health Cover. If you have health cover from another overseas student health care provider or insurer please contact us and ask to speak to our practice manager.


 

Please note: headspace provides time-limited services for mild to moderate difficulties and is not an emergency service. If you need immediate support or medical assistance contact:

  • Emergency Services 000
  • Lifeline 13 11 14
  • Kids helpline 1800 55 1800

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Have a look around our space

When you arrive at headspace Camperdown you will see our plant filled waiting space where music is usually playing. There is also a brochure display where you can find factsheets and pamphlets about many things related to wellbeing. Our therapy rooms are bright, colourful and welcoming.

If you have any specific accessibility needs that you would like assistance with, please let us know before coming to headspace so we can be aware of how to best assist.

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How to obtain your own Medicare card

A medicare card lets people get a range of medical services and prescriptions at a lower cost, and free care as a public patient in a public hospital. You may also get a Medicare card if you’re visiting from a Reciprocal Health Care Agreement country.

If you are aged 15 or older, you can have your own Medicare card

You need to complete the Application to copy or transfer from one Medicare card to another 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. Make sure you register your bank account details to receive your rebate faster. [1]

For more information on financial and health support for young people, visit https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/subjects/financial-and-health-support-young-people


[1] Department of Human Services. (2018). Young people becoming independent (Page last updated 23 March 2018). Retrieved from https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/subjects/young-people-becoming-independent