headspace

Swan Hill

Hours

  • Monday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Tuesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Wednesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Friday: 2:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

freecall headspace Swan Hill on 1800 975 115

headspace is a confidential & FREE service where young people aged 12-25 can access a range of youth services & support. If you are needing a bit of help, headspace offers a friendly place for you to get it. We have a disability friendly building & there are some public transport options.

We provide a safe place for young people to access general health, education & employment, mental health, & alcohol & other drugs support services. We can also provide information & knowledge about issues that affect young people to family & friends.

To make an appointment at headspace, please give us a call or check out our online referral forms below.

Hours

  • Monday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Tuesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Wednesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Friday: 2:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

headspace Swan Hill is operated by Swan Hill District 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, Murray (Murray PHN).

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. 

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. 

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.

“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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Make a referral

1. Complete a referral 

* Online [link below]

 Self Referral Use this if you are a young person, a friend or family member

Professional Referral Use this if you are working with a young person - teacher, support worker, GP, etc

* In person [11 Pritchard St, SWAN HILL]

* Print & mail [PO Box 483, Swan Hill 3585]

* Print & fax [03 4026 7800]

* Include as much info as you can & use the young person's details 

* If you need an interpreter, contact Doctors Priority Line on 1300 131 450 [24 hrs, 7 days]

2. We will contact you
Please be patient this may take a few days. If you feel its more urgent - call or drop in

3. The assessment 
Meet an intake worker for an hour, they will give you info, ask you lots of questions and answer any you might have 

4. Next step 
Let's work out the best way to support you. If you don't understand something or have questions just ask or call us on 03 4010 7100

Clients of our practice have the right to access their personal health information under the Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Act 2000.

To check out headspace Swan Hill's confidentiality info click here

Medicare Information

For almost all services at headspace Swan Hill, you do not need a medicare card. 

If you need to see our GP, you will need to have access to medicare. Please note: even if you don't have access to a medicare card, please contact us and we will assist where possible. 

Many young people are listed on a parent's medicare card, and we can look up your medicare number without needing the physical card.

For young people aged 15 and above, you can apply for your own medicare card if you want to.

Fill out the medicare application form and return this form with ID (such as your birth certificate or student ID) to the medicare service centre.

Our local medicare service centre is in the same building as Centrelink at 221 Beveridge St, Swan Hill VIC 3585.

Education Session Request

 If you want  headspace Swan Hill's support for an event or education session, click on this link and complete the form.

All requests will be considered however our capacity is dependent on the availability of our qualified staff.

A minimum of 4 weeks' notice prior to an event would be appreciated.

Education sessions headspace Swan Hill can help you with;

  • Introduction to headspace
  • Tips for a healthy headspace
  • Bullying
  • Grief and Loss
  • Dealing with stress
  • Anxiety
  • VCE/ HSC Tips
  • Understanding Suicide and Self Harm (aimed at Professionals)
  • Resilience

Jaiden Cottingham Memorial Fund

Due to the kindness of the family and friends of Jaiden Cottingham, a memorial fund has been created by headspace Swan Hill to remember the vibrant, adventurous and creative spirit of Jaiden. This memorial fund has been established to support young people in the headspace Swan Hill Region through the provision of a limited number of $1,500 financial grants.

Young people can apply to the Jaiden Cottingham Memorial Fund for financial grants of $1,500 by submitting an application to headspace Swan Hill by 6pm Friday 13 September 2019. 

Application information can be found here: https://bit.ly/2Yt2mKT