headspace Portland is a free youth-friendly counselling service for young people aged 12-25 years. We can help if you are going through a difficult time, or just want someone to talk to.
We can also support you with referrals to other services if needed, including youth drug and alcohol services, youth homelessness services, family and relationship support and general physical health.
It's ok to feel nervous about getting help. You're welcome to bring along a family member or a friend for support. It can really help to have them involved.
You can find us at Active Health in Portland, check out our opening hours for more information.
Mon: Appointments between 12:30 - 2:30
Tues: Appointments between 10:30 - 2:30
Wed: Appointments between 10:30 - 2:30
Thurs: Appointments between 10:30 - 2:30
Fri: Appointments between 10:30 - 3:00
headspace Portland is operated by Brophy Youth Services. 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 VIC PHN.
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.
How to obtain a Medicare card
Information about how to obtain a Medicare card see below on Medicare website:
"No fees" Bulk Billing Available
The doctors and counsellors of our clinic bulk-bill Medicare for services provided. This means that you only need to bring your Medicare Card, and if you have one, your healthcare card.
Do I need a referral to come to headspace?
You don’t need a referral to see one of our intake workers. The intake worker will speak to you regarding the services we can offer based on what you need. A mental health treatment plan may need to be created so you can access our ongoing counselling services.