headspace

Townsville

Please Note

Monday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 8:30am - 8:00pm
Thursday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Friday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Saturday: By appointment
Sunday: Closed

headspace  - Providing FREE confidential health services for young people aged 12 - 25 across Townsville and surrounding areas.

headspace is an inclusive service and does not discriminate regardless of age, race, cultural background, religion, sexual orientation, gender or disability.  headspace Townsville have a no wrong door approach, meaning we want to ensure that every young person coming to our centre receives the appropriate care.   headspace  is about making sure young people have the best support, information, and services for their health and wellbeing.

headspace  provide support for physical health, mental health, drug and alcohol issues, and employment and education support. With the help of our dedicated and friendly staff of Doctors, Psychologists, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, and a consortium of community partners.

To make an appointment, call us on (07) 4799 1799 or drop-in during our opening hours 9.00am - 5.00pm Monday - Friday or ask your current health professional for a referral to headspace Townsville.  Please note phones are diverted from 4.30pm.

Postal address: Po Box 4661, Kirwan, QLD 4817

Transport: car, taxi (Call 131 008), bus (210) 

Entrance: Far corner of the car park on Sporting Drive. Disability Accessable

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Please Note

Monday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 8:30am - 8:00pm
Thursday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Friday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Saturday: By appointment
Sunday: Closed

headspace Townsville is operated by Northern Australia Primary Health Limited. 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, Northern Queensland (Mackay Hospital and Health Services).

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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How Do I Get Started?

If you are aged 12 to 25 there is no wrong way to access headspace Townsville. You can call us to make an appointment or you can talk to you Doctor about a referral.  

Accessing headspace Townsville is free with a valid Medicare card. If you don't have a Medicare card and think you may be eligible, you can apply for one on the Human Services page -

https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/services/medicare/medicare-card 

If you are wanting to refer a young person to headspace Townsville or require a copy of our agency referral form, please give us a call on 07 4799 1799 or you can find it on our homepage. If you're not able to phone us, or if you don't feeling comfortable, you can email headspace@naphl.com.au with your contact details and a headspace Townsville team member will get back to you either by phone or email.

You can also contact eheadspace, a free online and phone support service for young people, on 1800 650 890 or visit eheadspace.org.au to have a confidential chat online 

 

If you are in crisis please contact emergency services:

Acute Care Team - 07 4433 3000

24hr Mental Health Care (Qld health) - 1300 642 255

Suicide Call Back Service - 1300 659 467

Kids Help Line - 1800 55 1800

Lifeline Australia - 13 11 14

 

Groups @ headspace Townsville

headspace Townsville has a number of groups that provide a safe and friendly space for you to get to meet new friends, develop skills, and generally have fun! No fees involved!

Social Groups:

Smile - for young women aged 15 - 25 Tuesday fortnights 5.30pm - 7.30pm

Rainbow - for young people who identify as gender or sexually diverse.  Wednesday fortnights 5.30pm - 7.30pm.  We alternate each fortnight for ages 12 - 17, and 18 - 25.

Men's group - for young men aged 16 - 25 Wednesday fortnights 5.30pm - 7.30pm.

Building Mates - for young people aged 12 - 15 Thursday fortnights 3.30pm - 5.00pm.

Deadly Drawing - for young people aged 12 - 17 Thursday fortnights 3.30pm - 5.00pm.

Therapy Groups: 

TRY-UMPH -   A 6 week program for young people aged 12-18 to gain understanding and strategies for improved wellbeing , bookings essential.  

Wise Choices - A 8 week program for young people aged 15-25 to support them in discovering values and life direction, bookings essential.

Emerging - A 6 week program to support young people aged 15-25 to understand the relationship between food, self-esteem and body image, bookings essential.

Understanding Eating Disorder Recovery - A 6 week program for family and friends to help understand young peoples relationship with food and body image and how to support them, Bookings essential.  

 *for further information of when these groups are running please contact headspace Townsville

To keep up to date with what's on when, head to our Facebook page.

Download the full group brochure here.

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Talks, Presentations and Workshops

Talks, Presentations and Workshops

headspace Townsville have a range of talks, presentations and workshops that can be delivered to young people aged 12 to 25 on youth mental health topics. Some of these include;

  • Meet headspace
  • An introduction to Mental Health
  • Tips for a Healthy headspace
  • Bullying
  • Stress
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Help Seeking Behaviours
  • Social Media Safety

These presentations and workshops can be tailored for school staff, parents and service providers. If you would like headspace Townsville to attend your school or organisation, please fill out the request form here and email to headspace@naphl.com.au

Once we receive your request, one of our team members make contact with you to discuss further. Please note that our Community Awareness Team experiences high demand of request and may take up to 5 business day to get back to you.

DRUMBEAT

headspace Townsville have experienced Holyoake DRUMBEAT facilitator that can deliver the program to your school group or organisation. The Holyoake DRUMBEAT program is a 10 week program designed to build resilience through rhythm. The program strongly focuses on reducing social isolation by increasing social skills so people can better engage with the world around them. This program is best suited to groups of 6 to 15, please contact us to discuss options for larger groups.

If you would like headspace Townsville to deliver the Holyoake's DRUMBEAT program to your group please fill out the request form here and email to headspace@naphl.com.au.

Once we receive your request, one of our Holyoake DRUMBEAT facilitators will make contact with you to discuss further. Please note that our Holyoake DRUMBEAT facilitators experiences high demand of request and may take up to 5 business day to get back to you.

 

YAChT

Youth Advisory Crew headspace Townsville

Are you aged between 15 and 25 and live in Townsville or surrounds? Do you have something to say about health, mental health, and drug and alcohol issues?

We want you to apply if: 

  • You have had your own experiences of feeling depressed, anxious or another mental health issue.
  • You have a friend or family member who has/or had a mental illness or drug addiction.
  • You feel passionate about and are interested in mental health issues.

To be fully representative of our local youth  the voices of Indigenous young people, young people from different cultural backgrounds, young people from rural and remote areas, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender young people and young people who have been homeless are encouraged to apply.

How do I get involved?

Complete the application form:

  • email - youthheadspace@naphl.com.au
  • post - PO Box 4661 Kirwan QLD 4817
  • hand in – Riverway, Pioneer Park, Village Boulevard, Thuringowa Central

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headspace Townsville Team

headspace Townsville has a range of staff you can come see including:

  • Kirsten - Centre Manager
  • Cassandra - Clinical Lead

Doctors

  • Dr. Kingsley - GP/Psychotherapist

Community Awarness and Social Recovery

  • Hollie - Youth Engagement Clinician
  • Dylan - Youth Worker
  • Nicky - Project Officer

Counselling

  • Cassie - Clinical lead
  • Candice - Mental Health Clinician
  • Jonathan - Mental Health Clinician
  • Barbara - Mental Health Clinician
  • Braden  -  Mental Health Clinician
  • Michelle. B. - Mental Health Clinician
  • Gayle - Mental Health Clinician
  • Gillian  - Mental Health Clinician
  • Aimee - Intern Psychologist

Intake

  • Hayley - Intake Officer
  • Nicky - Intake Officer
  • Ashlea- Intake & Project Officer

Admin

  • Rhiaan - Referral Processing Officer
  • Nicole - Medical Receptionist
  • Jane - Admin/ Medical Receptionist
  • Tricia - Medical Receptionist
  • Ann - Medical Receptionist

Animal Assisted Therapy

  • Harvey - Labrador
  • Ollie - Spoodle