headspace

Mount Isa

Hours

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

headspace Mount Isa is a free health service for young people ages 12 - 25. Our range of services includes mental, physical and sexual health, drug and alcohol information, vocational and educational support.

Our dedicated staff includes a Care Coordinator a ATSI Care Coordinator, Social Worker, Psychiatrist, Vocational Specialists, Dietitian, Exercise Physiologist, Family Mental Health Support Worker, GP, and Mental Health Nurse.

We also have our Practice Manager, Receptionist and a  Community and Youth Engagement Officer.

Don't think it's shame to come see us, we are here to help you before your problems may overwhelm you, no matter what they are. Your doctor might refer you but there is no need for a formal referral, call us, email us, or just come in and see us! You can even  complete a referral online here . Where there is need and we have the capacity, we can even offer after hours appointments with Centre Manager approval.  

headspace  Mount Isa is fully wheelchair accessible. 

Complaints? Compliments? General Feedback? Please complete a Feedback Form here 

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Hours

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

headspace Mount Isa is operated by Mount Isa Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service T/A Gidgee Healing. 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 Queensland (North West Hospital and Health Services).

Services

Dietitian

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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Referral Form

Wanting to make a referral for yourself or for someone you know, down below are two options for making a referral. This is the first important step to making an appointment with headspace. You can also pop into the office to make the referral. 

Please click here to complete a referral online.

or

Please click here to download our referral form.

Meet the team

If you ever need to come to headspace Mount Isa for some support, these are some of the friendly staff you might meet.

Overseeing the headspace Mount Isa centre, ensuring it runs like clockwork and is providing the services that we offer is our 

Centre Manager - Sigrid

If you have booked an appointment to come in and speak to someone face-to-face for some support, those helpful people you will meet are...

Patrick -  Social Worker/Clinical Lead        

Christine - ATSI Care Coordinator

Michelle - Care Coordinator

Georgia - Mental Health Clinician

Fayelynne - Vocational Specialist, IPS Team

Salina - Vocational Specialist, IPS Team

At the helm of our care coordinators, ensuring all clinical matters run smoothly is... 

Patrick and Georgia

For whatever reason you’re contacting headspace Mount isa, you will first meet…

Florence - Practice Manager

Jazmyn – Receptionist/Administration Officer

And if you are interested in getting out there and being involved in what is going on in the community or if you are interested in headspace facilitating an activity or talk contact;  

Margaret - Youth & Community Engagement Officer 

 

  

 

  

Groups at headspace Mount Isa

headspace Mount Isa has a number of awesome groups available so you can hang out, make friends, build skills and have fun.

Check out this space for all the awesome ways you can get involved with headspace Mount Isa!

  • Jobspace - 15 to 25yrs on Tuesday 2:30pm to 3:3:0pm
  • Chillzone with Margaret - 12-25yrs on Tuesday 3:00pm to 4:30pm
  • Mums, Bubs and Tums - on Wednesday 10:30am to 12:30pm
  • Anime - Ichiban club -  12 to 25yrs on Wednesday 3:00pm to 4:00pm
  • My Mind, My Body, My Spirit 12 to 25yrs on Wednesday 4:00pm to 5:30pm
  • ASD Group - 12 to 25yrs on Thursday 3:15pm to 4:15pm
  • PRISMA LGBTIQ+ Group - 12-25yrs on Thursday fortnightly 3:30pm  to 4:30pm
  • Deadly Arts with Christine - 12 to 25yrs on Friday 2:30pm to 4:00pm
  • Coffee Corner with our staff and community on Friday 2:00pm to 4:00pm 
  • Youth Reference Group - Youth SQUAD are young people between 16 to 25yrs that want to make a difference in their community. Have input in what programs are run at headspace and have discussions about issues faced by Young People. Training is provided for this group. If you are interested please contact us Ph: (07) 4437 1300

 

 

Jobspace

Jobspace is an Individual Placement and Support program is a model of practice where mental health and employment support is combined.  An IPS Vocational Specialist is a part of the team at headspace centre at Mount Isa. 

 

Who can access the Jobspace IPS Youth Program?

  •  Young people accessing headspace services in Mount Isa
  • Young people aged between 15 to 25 years
  • Individuals with employment, education or training goals and facing barriers to achieving these goals
  • People willing to engage in the program and able to make an informed decision to participate

Our vocational workers can help you with:

  •  finding a suitable job while looking after your mental health
  • professional resume writing
  • job applications
  • cover letters and selection criteria
  • mentoring and assistance
  • ongoing support
  • help with job active meetings

If your interested in seeing the Jobspace team contact headspace Mount Isa reception@headspacemtisa.org.au or Ph 4437 1300.

 

Mental health in the Workplace

Creating a mentally healthy workplace is everyone’s responsibility.

One in five Australian workers is currently experiencing a mental health condition.*

It is estimated that untreated mental health conditions cost Australian workplaces approximately $10.9 billion per year*:

  • $4.7 billion in absenteeism,
  • $6.1 billion in presenteeism
  • $146 million in compensation claims.

Six million working days are lost annually when people either can’t come in, or are at work but not able to perform to their usual standard.*

Stigma and fear of discrimination prevents people from speaking openly and seeking the support they need at work.

* Australian Bureau of Statistics National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing: Summary of Results 2007.

 REASONS FOR HAVING A MENTALLY HEALTHY WORKPLACE:

  • Absenteeism:  reduces absenteeism and high staff turnover
  • Presenteeism:  increases productivity
  • Retention:  reduces the number of people who leave jobs

 MENTALLY HEALTHY WORKPLACES:

  • Promote a positive, productive workplace culture
  • Minimise risks to employees mental health
  • Support people
  • Prevent discrimination
  • Are positive productive places where people want to work

 EMPLOYEE/EMPLOYER BENEFITS:

  • Jobs become more stable
  • Rewards are more frequent
  • Workplace confidence is higher

 THINGS YOU CAN DO TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE:

  • Take care of your own mental health and personal safety – be a positive role model
  • Educate yourself about mental health
  • Be aware of the personal safety of your colleagues
  • Respect other people and celebrate differences
  • Speak up if you see instances of bullying, harassment or discrimination
  • Cooperate with work place policies and procedures

headspace Mount Isa offer Mental Health in the workplace information sessions and training covering topics to support mentally healthy workplaces. Contact headspace Mount Isa to find out more information reception@headspacemtisa.org.au or phone 4437 1300.