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

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You’ll love the view & the opportunity to walk around the oval Get involved in our group programs & make some friends along the way!

To make an appointment: Call us Mon, Tues, Thurs & Friday 9:00am-5:00pm &Wed 9:00am-7:00pm on 9417 0150. If you're not feeling up to contacting us yourself, feel free to ask your family, friend, teacher or doctor.

We are free! 


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

headspace Collingwood is operated by YSAS. 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, North Western Melbourne (Melbourne Primary Care Network Ltd).



Nutrition screening, dietary assessment and education about food and lifestyle, also support around healthy eating strategies.

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 Reference Group

A group of young people who help with events and some decision making at a centre. Ask your centre about getting involved.

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 Programs

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

“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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Positions currently available at headspace Collingwood

Allied Health Practitioners including clinical psychologists, general psychologists, social workers and occupational therapists, Part-time/Sessional

Employer: YSAS - Youth Support and Advocacy Service

Salary: Funded through MBS

We are seeking expressions of interest from Allied Health Practitioners including clinical psychologists, general psychologists, social workers and occupational therapists who are experienced in providing high quality, evidence-based interventions to young people aged 12-25 for our headspace centre. headspace centres are a ‘one stop shop’ with an enthusiastic and dedicated team of co-located service providers, offering comprehensive support to young people in the four core areas of: primary health, mental health, drug and alcohol services, and vocational/educational services.

 Role Description:

A key component of the mental health services provided within the headspace centres, this is a contracted private practice role with flexibility of hours/days, including the potential for after-hours work. Services are delivered under the Medicare Better Outcomes for Mental Health Initiative. A range of on-site complementary services are available should you believe additional support is required for any of your clients. They will work in partnership with you to provide a comprehensive, wrap-around service for the young people you see.

 Let us support you working in private practice within a skilled multidisciplinary team with access to peer consultation, professional development, excellent practice management and comfortable premises

 Selection Criteria:

 -       Approved tertiary qualifications in psychology, social work, occupational therapy and current registration with appropriate professional body.

-        Professional indemnity insurance.

-        Eligibility to provide Medicare Benefits Schedule services.

-        Minimum of two years of experience in the assessment, diagnosis and provision of evidence-based treatments of mental health disorders and preferably youth

-        Excellent skills in engaging and working with young people, their families and significant others.

-        Ability to work independently, with strong organisational and time management skills

-        Commitment to ongoing professional development.

-        Working with children check.

-        Willingness to undergo a police records check.

For more information contact:

Name: Vishal Tandon

Phone: (03) 9417 0150


For more information contact:

Name: Vishal Tandon
Phone: (03) 9417 0150
Email: reception@collingwoodheadspace.org.au

Clinical Lead, Full-time

Employer: YSAS - Youth Support and Advocacy Service

Deadline: 19/04/2019 5:00pm

About headspace Collingwood

headspace Collingwood is an established centre which has successfully delivered mental health services within the community since 2012. With so much happening in the community sector and within mental health it’s a great time to join the team during a time of review; building on the successes while looking for new and innovative ways to deliver an evidence-based service which meets the needs of young people with mental health concerns.

About the position

We are looking for a dynamic, strengths based Clinical Lead to join the headspace Collingwood team located at Victoria Park, overlooking the old Collingwood football grounds.

We are looking for someone who can use their significant experience in delivering youth mental health services to support a high standard of clinical decision making and lead a multi-disciplinary clinical team. The role requires someone who will make the position their own, while working with and supporting a dedicated team of both salaried and contracted staff. Working with the Centre Manager to ensure a positive, forward thinking work culture that values the voices of all and works collaboratively to ensure both a great client and worker experience.

For full details of the position, please view the Position Description via the application link.

How to apply for this position

To support your application you must provide a covering letter addressing the 6 x Key Selection Criteria found on page 8 in the position description and a current Resume.

Applications close: April 19th 5pm and hould be addressed to: careers@ysas.org.au, using the subject line:  Clinical Lead application


Further Enquiries

For a confidential discussion about the position, please contact Vishal Tandon (Collingwood headspace Manager) 03 9417-0150

For more information contact:

Name: Vishal Tandon (Collingwood headspace Manager)
Phone: 9417 0150
Email: reception@collingwoodheadspace.org.au

Apply now

More information

Getting Here and What To Expect

headspace Collingwood can be found in the Community Centre at Victoria Park Football Oval, on the corner of Lulie St and Abbott St in Abbotsford. Once you enter the front of the building, you can choose the stairs or the lift to get you to the first floor of the building. Follow the signs to the right of the stairs, and you'll find the reception area of headspace Collingwood. 

The easiest way to get support with headspace Collingwood is to have a chat to one of our intake team on the phone. You can do this by calling 9417 0150 Monday - Friday, 9am and 5pm. You can also ask a family member, friend, or someone you trust to call for you, or make a referral for a friend or family member yourself. Please note, we are a voluntary service. 

On your first appointment, we'll ask you to fill out a registration form, and a survey on the ipad. You'll then meet one of our access workers who will have a longer chat with you about how you're going and how we can help. This usually lasts around 45 mins to an hour. We'll then make a plan with you for support. For some of our counselling options, you'll need a Medicare card in order to access sessions under a Mental Health Care Plan. To apply for a Medicare card, go to: bit.ly/medicarecard. If you don't have a Medicare card, you can call us to discuss options. 

Our flier explaining what to expect at headspace Collingwood can be found here: What-to-expect-at-headspace-Collingwood.pdf

This video created by our Youth Advisory Committee outlines how to find headspace Collingwood and what to expect when you arrive. 

Youth Health Clinic

The headspace Collingwood Youth Health Clinic is a FREE and CONFIDENTIAL service that is open 5 days a week.

Dont have a doctor?  Dont want to talk to your family doctor? Need something checked out?  Come and see US!

Services we offer include:

  • male and female doctors 
  • sexual health nurse (STI testing, pregnancy testing, contraceptives etc.)
  • general health checks
  • chronic condition management
  • coughs/colds/illness
  • advice and referrals

To make an appointment, give us a call on 9417 0150.

For our YHC Flier, click here>>>  Headspace-Collingwood-YHC-Brochure.pdf

Donations and Fundraising for headspace Collingwood

Making a donation to headspace Collingwood is easy

To make a donation simply click below. When making a donation, please click 'notify someone of your donation' and enter reception@collingwoodheadspace.org.au                                         


All donations $2 and over are tax deductible. Following your payment you will receive a receipt via email.

How will your donation support young people in our community?

Our goal is to increase the number of young people seeking help early by:

  • Improving the mental health literacy of young people and their supports
  • Raise awareness about headspace Collingwood and its range of services
  • Mobilise local young people to take action to reduce the stigma associated with mental health
  • Provide group programs and activities to engage young people

Are you considering running a fundrasing event for headspace Collingwood?

If your school, club or workplace is interested in running a fundraising event for headspace Collingwood then we would like to hear from you.

For more information and fundraising support please contact us on 9417 0150 or email reception@collingwoodheadspace.org.au

Youth Advisory Committee

Our services at headspace Collingwood are influenced by the hard work of our headspace Collingwood Youth Advisory Committee (YAC). Our YAC is run by a peer worker who works two days a week on all things youth participation. The group meets every three weeks and run regular fundraising events in the community, develop on-site projects, inform policy and processes at our centre, speak at schools and other local organisations, write a newsletter and create content for social media, as well as generally make our centre a better place to be. For more information about the YAC or to get involved please call Maddy on 9417 0150 or e-mail reception@collingwoodheadspace.org.au.

headspace Collingwood will be accepting expressions of interest to join the YAC from October each year and close at the November 7th 2018. Please fill in the attached YAC Application form and send it to reception@collingwoodheadspace.org.au

The Volunteer Pool is open all year around and you can find the application form here: Volunteer-Pool-Application-Form2.doc

YAC 2017

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Meet Maddy

Name: Maddy

What is your role at headspace Collingwood: Peer Worker

Describe yourself in 3 words: Caring, Motivated, Friendly

Hobbies: Sport (AFL, Basketball and Soccer) and Music (Guitar)

Currently: At university completing my honours and Working

I am happiest when: I’m hanging out with Birdie the Therapy Dog and helping others

What are you passionate about: Helping remove the stigma around mental illness and creating a more supportive environment for individuals to feel comfortable to seek help and know that they aren't alone.


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Meet Nick

Hi I'm Nick!

I am a creative person studying a Diploma in Community Services. YAC has given me the opportunity to express my ideas and create a positive change to the community.


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Meet Thuy

I'm Thuy (which is pronounced as Twee). I'm currently studying Honours in Psych at RMIT. I love playing tennis even though I'm bad at it, listening to music and watching a tad too many superhero themed tv shows (currently watching The Flash).


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Meet Julia

Hi I'm Julia!

This is my first year in the YAC! I'm studying a double bachelor in social work and psychology at RMIT. I like taking photos, watching movies, reading, bike riding and netball. I am looking forward to getting more involved with headspace, learning heaps of things from everyone and getting to know you, attending meetings, participating in and organising events and.....of course looking forward to gaining Birdy's trust


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Meet Lux

Hi everyone, my name is Lux (my parent’s really liked The Cramps). I’m a fourth year student studying finance and economics. 





Meet Freya

My name is Freya, Last year I completed a graduate diploma of psychology at Melbourne uni.

I love to read and travel, and when I get stressed I like to cook and listen to music. My favourite writers are Toni Morrison, Jung Chang and Patrick Suskind, and my favourite countries are India, China and Albania. When I am cooking, I like to listen to Aretha Franklin.

I have a dog however I will not post a picture of him because he got a haircut and looks not as cute now unfortunately.

Here is a picture of me in Albania


 Meet Hayley

Hi everyone!! I’m Hayley, I completed fourth year psychology at The University of Melbourne last year and have a particular interest in child and adolescent mental health ????

A couple of things I like to do in my spare time include playing guitar, netball, yoga, hanging out at the beach, and eating delicious food (big fan!!)

I’m also jatz crackers for dogs, I literally love them all, but none more so than my very own pooch Gracie - she’s a four year old ...beagle and she’s the love of my young life ???? (attached a pic to demonstrate impossible cuteness)



Our Staff

headspace Collingwood has a variety of health workers that you can see. These include youth mental health access workers, community engagement workers, alcohol & drug workers, a practice nurse, GPs and private practitioners including; psychologists, psychiatrists, occupational therapists, social workers and mental health nurses.

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headspace Collingwood Staff

General Manager: Juliette

Manager: Vishal

Clinical Lead: Kate

Senior Youth Mental Health Access Clinician: Sarah

Senior Youth Mental Health Access Clinician: Ruth

Senior Youth Mental Health Outreach Clinician: Lu

Youth Mental Health Access Clinicians: Alex, James & Rachel

Community Engagement Worker:  TBC

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Support Worker: Mannon

Youth Advisory Committee Peer Worker: Maddy

Practice Administration: Catherine, Mark, Irra & Vanessa


Dr Kelvin - GP

Dr Phil - GP

Dr. Janie - GP (currently on leave)

Dr. Annie - GP

headspace Collingwood consortium partners:

Youth Support and Advocacy Service (YSAS) - Lead Agency

Austin Health

Co Health

Jesuit Social Services

Mind Australia

St Vincent's Health 

Meet our Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Support Worker!


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Name: Mannon

Your role at headspace Collingwood: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Support Worker

Describe yourself in 3 words: Open, Friendly, Fun

Hobbies: Sport, Football, Eating

Currently: Enjoying the new role with Collingwood headspace

I am happiest when: Watching the Collingwood Football Club at the MCG

What are you passionate about: Football, Health, Enjoying Life and Closing the Gap