headspace Osborne Park is a free and confidential service that helps young people aged 12-25 with health & wellbeing services.
In order to meet the needs of our community we will now be delivering video and phone counselling. If you have a face-to-face appointment booked, we will give you a call to chat about your options. If you do not have an appointment with us, but would like to, give us a call on 9208 9555.
All groups have temporarily been postponed, we appologise for any inconvenience.
If you would like to stay posted on what's happening at the centre and tips on how to look after your mental health follow us on Instagram @headspaceosbornepark or like us on Facebook!
We will be closed on the Monday the 1st of June and will re-open on Tuesday the 2nd of June.
If you need to talk to someone, call Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800 or Lifeline on 13 11 14.
We'll see you soon!
headspace Osborne Park is operated by Black Swan Health. 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, Perth North (WA Primary Health Alliance Ltd).
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 headspace early intervention program to improve the lives of young people, and their families, who are affected by psychosis.
Centres have a range of programs and activities for young people. Just ask your centre what they have on.
Sexual health screenings on site or links to local services.
Workers either on site or linked to the centre who can assist you with work or study opportunities.
A group of young people who help with events and some decision making at a centre. Ask your centre about getting involved.
Do you know what mindfulness is?
Mindfulness is about training yourself to pay attention in a specific way. When a person is mindful, they:
- Focus on the present moment
- Try not to think about anything that went on in the past or that might be coming up in future
- Purposefully concentrate on what’s happening around them
- Try not to be judgemental about anything they notice, or label things as ‘good’ or ‘bad’
We spend so much time thinking over stuff that has happened in the past, or worrying about things that may happen in the future, that often we actually forget to appreciate or enjoy the moment. Mindfulness is a way of bringing us back to experience life as it happens.
When you’re mindful, it:
- Helps clear your head
- Helps you be more aware of yourself, your body and the environment
- Helps to slow down your thoughts
- Slows down your nervous system
- Helps you to concentrate
- Helps you relax
- Can help you cope with stress
You only have to do a couple of minutes each day to feel the benefits.
Check out this easy 3-minute mindful breathing exercise!
Stay tuned for more tips on how to look after your mental health!
How does sleep impact your mental health?
Sleep is a really important part of our life. It helps us to feel good, focused and happy.
Every now and then most of us will experience a night of bad sleep and that’s okay – but bad sleep can really start to affect how you feel when it’s happening a lot.
Sleep is kind of like food, where we cannot function or thrive without sleep. You know when you or someone around you is ‘hangry’ – angry and hungry – because they haven’t eaten? Your body reacts similarly when it doesn’t have sleep. During sleep our body repairs itself, our brain stores memories from our day, and the chemicals and hormones that help us cope with life are managed. This is why when we get enough sleep we feel healthier; our mind is more focused and we feel more balanced and optimistic. But when we don’t get sleep, we can start to feel really awful.
For teenagers, sleep research suggests you need between eight and ten hours of sleep per night, but research also shows that you’re only getting between 6.5-7.5 hours.
On top of this, in your teenage years, your body clocks naturally shift to make you tired later on in the night, but you still have to get up early for school. All this information means that a high number of you and your peers are probably seriously sleep deprived.
Chronic sleep deprivation can have pretty serious effects on a teenager’s life. It’s been linked to poorer mental health and academic performance at school. Poor mental health might mean that you start to feel really down or really irritable. Some people can start using alcohol and other drugs to cope with these difficult feelings.
So, it can be normal to struggle to get to sleep some nights. But when you’re really struggling to get to sleep most nights, and you are finding you are tired throughout the day, it’s probably time to have a look at your sleep habits.
There are some common things that can prevent us from getting a good night’s sleep. Sometimes these are called sleep thieves:
- Stimulants (caffeine, sugar)
- Bright screens
- Not enough activity
There are a also some common things that can help us sleep bette at night. They can also be called sleep allies:
- Eating well
- A regular bedtime /routine
- Sleeping when sleepy
- Using bedroom only for sleeping
- Making your bedroom cosy
- Keeping busy, physical activity
The staff at headspace Osborne Park are youth health professionals who can support you with your concerns
in a confidential, non-judgmental environment.
Intake Coordinator & Youth Access Clinician
Youth Access Clinician
Youth Access Clinician
Youth Access Clinician
Admin & Reception
How we communicate is formed really early in our lives and is significantly influenced by the main people who took care of us: our parents, family members, other caregivers and friends. The way we are taught to communicate early on is instrumental to our social development and our understanding of how relationships operate.
Most young people begin to give importance to relationships outside their family as they become older and begin to start forming their identity.
Moving forward, it will become really important to be able to manage critical comments from others and voice opinions of your own in order to build a sense of confidence and capability in difficult social settings, like in a situation where someone is being bullied, peer pressured or subject to harsh criticism.
Basically, communicating effectively is essential for our roles in school, workplaces, and in talking to friends and family. It also helps us manage, respond and /or reduce conflict within our relationships.
We communicate with others through an action or by responding to an action such as through talking, crying, yelling or sighing. For example, as babies, we learn to cry to get our needs met. We then grow up and we learn to communicate by talking, and we communicate with others to get support for what is happening to us and around us.
Our communication style can be impacted by our feelings, the environment we’re in and who we’re talking to. Sometimes we respond to situations based on our feelings – this can sometimes make us feel worse or can make the situation worse. While we can feel quite out of control when emotionally responding to someone who has upset us, its powerful to remember that we ultimately have the ability to choose how we communicate in different situations.
Week 1: Intro Stretch & Release – You are introduced to the studio, how to use the equipment and participate in Stretch Pilates increases natural flexibility, releases muscle tension and strain, improves posture and exercises the joints. This class is based on stretching and breathing techniques with the use of equipment such as stretch bands, rollers and exercise balls.
Week 2: Pilates Flow - Focussing on core stability and body alignment, pilates is for every body!
Week 3: TRX - A class that focusses on strength, core stability and balance using the TRX apparatus that is suspended from ceiling anchor points. This is one of our most popular classes!
Week 4: Aerials Flow - Using Silks suspended from the ceiling we increase strength, balance and flexibility using the silks as an apparatus. By the end of the class we'll teach you how to hang upside down!
Week 5: Xtend Xpress -An XPRESS 45 minute XTEND BARRE class - bringing in elements of dance, ballet and Pilates to create an adrenaline-fuelled workout that will strengthen, lengthen and chisel the body.
Week 6: Pilates Circuit - We'll incorporate at bit of everything that we've learnt over the past 5 weeks into a self paced circuit!
How do I get to the class?
- Meet at 3:30 pm at headspace Osborne Park.
- We will walk together as a group at 3:40 pm next door (or you can meet us there).
- Enter the building and walk up the stairs to level 1 suite 3 (please let us know if you need assistance).
- Walk down the corridor to the Xtend Barre room.
- Enter and walk past the desk, around the corner and through two doors to the studio.
Q: I haven’t done anything like this before/I haven’t exercised in a while, can I still participate?
A: Yes, you can do these classes at any fitness level. The class is more about trying something new and having fun.
Q: Can I bring a friend?
A: Yes! You can absolutely bring a friend or family member if they are 16-25. They will just need to call/email to book a place before.
Q: I don’t know if I can make it every week, can I still sign up?
A: Yes, you do not have to come every week. We will be trying new things each week so you won’t be falling behind if you miss one or two classes.
We hope to see you there!
Are you a young person aged between 12 and 25?
- Call us on (08) 9208 9555 Monday to Friday during business hours
- Drop in Monday to Friday during business hours and make an appointment; OR
- Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Young people can refer themselves, or family members, friends, schools, GP's and other organisations can refer with the young persons consent.
Are you an organisation/school support staff/GP referring a young person for support?
- Call us on (08) 9208 9555 Monday to Fridau druring business hours to discuss the referral; OR
- Fill out the attached referral form and email it to email@example.com; OR
- Fax the completed referral form to (08) 9208 9555
Are you a GP referring a young person for counselling with a Mental Health Treatment Plan?
Please fill out the attached referral form for our bulk billed Better Access Psychology Service and email the completed form, along with the young persons Mental Health Treatment Plan, to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to (08) 9208 9599
WHAT AGE DO i HAVE TO BE TO ATTEND HEADSPACE?
We help young people aged between 12 AND 25
WHAT CAN YOU HELP ME WITH?
We can help if you;
- feel down, stressed or can't stop worrying
- don't feel like yourself anymore
- can't deal with school/uni/work or are finding it difficult to concentrate
- are feeling sick or worried about your health
- want to cut down on your drinking or other drug use
- want to talk about sexuality, identity or relationships
- are having difficulties with friendhsips or parents/carers
- have sexual health issues or want information about contraception
- are being bullied, hurt or harassed
- are worried about work or study or if you're having money trouble
- need someone to talk to
HOW MUCH DOES HEADSPACE COST?
Our services at headspace Osborne park are usually free, or have a low cost. You can ask if there is a cost when you make your appointment. Some services will require you to have a referral from a doctor. But don't worry; we can help with this as well.
DO I NEED A MEDICARE CARD?
Some services, (like seeing a psychologist or doctor), might require you to have a medicare card. If you don't have one you can click here to go to the medicare website and easily apply for one. If you need some help just give us a call on 0892089555 and we will guide you through the process, step by step.
WHAT IF I CAN'T GET A MEDICARE CARD?
If for some reason you can't apply for a medicare card we have many other headspace services (like general counselling) which don't require you to have one. Also, we work with other awesome organisations at our headspace Osborne park centre who don't require a medicare card to access their services.
HOW DO I MAKE AN APPOINTMENT?
Making an appointment is simple; just phone or email us to find a time that suits you. You can also ask a friend, parent, other family member, health worker or community agency to contact headspace for you.
There are many ways to access our services at headspace Osborne Park.
THROUGH A MENTAL HEALTH CARE TREATMENT PLAN.
If you are concerned about your mental health, you can speak to your General Practitioner (G.P.). G.P.s are all medically trained doctors and helping people improve their mental and physical wellbeing is all part of a day's work for them - so there is no need to feel shy about asking for help!
Once you’re at your appointment, tell your GP about what you’re going through, and ask about a mental health treatment plan. If you haven’t received a diagnosis for a mental illness before, your GP will need to assess whether you have a diagnosable mental illness -sometimes a GP will want longer than their usual appointment time to do this.
A Mental Health Treatment Plan is a tool used by doctors, counselors/therapists, and clients to shape the focus of mental health therapy. A mental health care plan helps therapists and clients make positive change happen through purpose, focus, and direction. A mental health care plan can only be issued by a Medical Doctor.
A Mental Health Treatment Plan initially gives you six rebatable sessions with a psychologist per calendar year. That means six sessions from January 1 - December 31.
Once you hit the six sessions though, you can ask for more if you and your headspace psychologist think you need them. Head back to your GP to review your mental health treatment plan.
THROUGH A REFERRAL
If you don't have a mental health care plan from your GP, you can still access our services through a general referral. We are happy to receive a referral from a whole range of people providing different services, like school chaplains, counselors or youth workers.
If you would like to attend our centre in person, you can pop in and see us during opening hours, Monday to Friday.
ON THE PHONE
If you want to give us a call to organise an appointment for you or someone else, call us on 0892089555 and we will be happy to help!