headspace

Wonthaggi

Hours

  • Monday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Tuesday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Wednesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Friday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

headspace Wonthaggi provides free or low cost, confidential support services for young people aged between 12 & 25 years.  We are here to help answer any of your questions or concerns you have about your mental health, drug and alcohol issues, general health, sexual health and relationships.

headspace Wonthaggi encourages you - young people - to visit and access our centres services when you notice a problem, ideally before the issue becomes a crisis for you and/or your friends and family.

We aim to make you feel informed and supported in your well being & health care decisions.  We will listen to you, and provide you with respectful services.

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Hours

  • Monday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Tuesday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Wednesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Friday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

headspace Wonthaggi is operated by Relationships Australia Victoria . 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, Gippsland 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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Who we are - meet the team at headspace Wonthaggi

Hi! - Meet the team at headspace Wonthaggi

Our team has a range of professionals who are all experienced in working with young people.  On staff we have Youth Access Workers, Clinical Lead, Community Engagement Officer and Administration staff.

Centre Manager - Cate

Clinical Lead - Bronny

Youth Access Worker - Sarah

Youth Access Worker - Des

Youth Access Worker - Gen

Youth Access Worker - Sophie

Community Engagement Officer - Kris

Client Services Co-ordinator - Kaye

Client Services Officer - Angela

To contact a staff member, please call 03 5671 5900 or email and let us know who you'd like to get in contact with

 

Meet our Consortium Partners

Our Consortium Partners

The Consortium will meet on a frequent basis and will provide free/low cost services one day per week at the Centre.

Relationships Australia Victoria - RAV

Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV) is a community-based, not-for-profit organisation, with no religious affiliations. Our services are for all members of the community, regardless of their religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, lifestyle choice, cultural background or economic circumstances. We respect the rights of all people in all their diversity to live life fully within their families and communities with dignity and safety, and to enjoy healthy relationships.

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Advanced Personnel Management - APM

At APM we deliver job seeker, disability, workplace health, NDIS support and home assessment services to thousands of Australians every year.  We are Australias largest provider of disability employment services with a proven track record of helping people with an injury, illness or diability to successfully find work.

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Australian Community Support Organisation - ACSO

ACSO supports people who are experiencing issues arising from their use of alcohol or drugs which could place themselves or others at risk of harm; and who have not found sufficient help from other health care providers.  We will conduct an intake to find out more about their needs and in order to help them access the most appropriate services.

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Gippsland Primary Health Network - GPHN

Gippsland PHN is a federally funded primary health care organisation with a focus on supporting general practice, health planning, health system integration and commissioning services in line with national and local health priorities. Gippsland PHN key objectives are to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of medical services for patients, particularly those at risk of poor health outcomes, and to improve coordination of care to ensure patients receive the right care, in the right place, at the right time.

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Latrobe Regional Hospital - LRH

We provide emergency care, elective surgery, maternity, aged care, rehabilitation, pharmacy and mental health services both at the hospital and sites across the Gippsland region.

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Gippsland Centre Against Sexual Assault - GCASA

The Gippsland Centre Against Sexual Assault provides services within the Gippsland Region of Victoria to children and adults, both female and male, who have been sexually assaulted. The Centre also works with non-offending family members, partners, caregivers and support workers.

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Wellways

Wellways works with a diverse range of people living with mental health issues or various disabilities, and their families, friends and carers, to bring about positive change and build good lives in their communities. This can include creating a home, securing a job and building meaningful relationships.

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Youth Support and Advocacy Service - YSAS

At YSAS, we engage, support and strengthen hightly vulnerable and high-risk young Victorians affected by, or at risk of being affected by, alcohol, drugs, mental health issues and social disconnection.  We do this by developing non-judgemental, caring and respectful relationships with young people and their families and communities.

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Bass Coast Health - BCH

Bass Coast Health (BCH) is the major public healthcare provider within the Bass Coast Shire in Gippsland. It is an integrated health service providing a range of acute, sub-acute, ancillary medical, aged and ambulatory care services. BCH is fully accredited by the Australian Council on Health Care Standards (ACHS) and is equipped to offer a broad range of specialist medical, surgical and obstetric services including orthopaedics, ophthalmology, gynaecology, paediatrics, urology and rehabilitation.

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Quantum Support Services - QSS

Quantum Support Services Inc. (Quantum) is an independent not-for-profit organisation who have been providing support services to those who require assistance with housing in the Gippsland community for more than 30 years. Our mission is to deliver high quality, locally responsive services that meet the needs of individuals, families and young people experiencing disadvantage or crisis to improve their opportunities and quality of life. We strive to provide services that are flexible, effective, that recognise the rights of individuals, and respect diversity.

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Department of Education and Training Student Support Services - DETSSS

The Department of Education and Training offers learning and development support and services.

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Youth Clinics - YACs

  • Wonthaggi
  • Foster
  • Leongatha
  • Korumburra

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headspace Wonthaggi Youth Advisory Group - YAG

  • We are currently recruiting! - please contact Kris Cousins our Community Engagement Officer on kcousins@headspace.org.au or 0466 737 487 for a YAG application form

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What we offer at headspace Wonthaggi

What we offer at headspace

Mental Health Services

Mental Health Workers - which may include psychologists, psychiatrists, counsellors and other case workers - that can help if you're just not feeling yourself.

Alcohol and Drug Support Services

Workers either on site or linked to the Centre who can assist you with any alcohol or other drug issue.

Work and Study Services

Workers either on site or linked to the Centre who can assist you with work or study opportunities.

headspace Youth Advisory Group - YAG

A group of young people who can help with events and some decision making for our headspace Centre.

Groups & Activities

We have a range of groups and activities for young people - ask us about what group or activity we're currently running!

Bulk Billing - GP (more information to follow)

How young people can get involved - Youth Advisory Group (YAG)

headspace Wonthaggi Youth Advisory Group - YAG

Are you aged between 12 and 25? Are you passionate about having your say about youth mental health and well being? Join the headspace Wonthaggi Youth Advisory Group (YAG) and start making a difference in your local community. The YAG is a group of young people who meet regularly to talk about youth mental health and well being and come up with new and innovative ways to raise the profile of the services headspace Wonthaggi offers.

There are a range of roles you can play in the headspace Wonthaggi YAG, including: 

  • Creating, developing and leading a project in your local area. For example; youth festivals, school events, music gigs, cinema screenings
  • Peer support and mentoring. Take an active role in supporting young people to seek help early and break down the stigma in relation to youth mental health.
  • Consulting around resource development such as fact sheets, brochures and promotional materials
  • Research and evaluation of headspace service. Find out whether our services are meeting the desired goals and objectives and come up with ideas on how we can improve our service

By getting involved you'll have the chance to:

  • meet a range of new people
  • provide feedback on how to improve mental health services
  • develop new skills
  • participate in various training opportunities
  • organise and deliver events for young people in the community
  • be a voice for young people in relation to health and well being
  • and of course - HAVE FUN!

 

If you would like to be involved and apply to become a YAG member please contact Kris Cousins our Community Engagement Officer on kcousins@headspacewonthaggi.org.au or ph. 0466 737 487

YAG Application form HERE

 

headspace Outreach Locations & Youth Clinics (Wonthaggi, Leongatha, Foster, Korumburra & Phillip Island)

headspace Outreach Locations & Youth Clinics

MONDAY

Monday afternoons

@ Foster War Memorial Arts Centre Hall, you can meet Des our headspace Youth Access Worker

@ Leongatha Community College Gippsland Campus - Howard Street Leongatha, you can meet Sophie our headspace Youth Access Worker

To book an appointment at one of our headspace Outreach Locations please call 03 5671 5900

 

 

Please note: Wonthaggi, Korumburra and Phillip Island - To be confirmed, please watch this space for updates.

 

 

How to make a referral to headspace

How to make a referral to headspace

If you are in danger and need urgent help, call '000' or for 24/7 support call Lifeline on 13 11 14.

You don't need a formal referral to come to headspace.  If you want to refer yourself, call 03 5671 5900, email info@headspacewonthaggi.org.au or just drop in at 5b Murray Street, Wonthaggi.

REFERRAL FORM - HERE

Families, carers or friends can refer a young person to headspace Wonthaggi and our headspace Outreach Locations. The young person needs to be aware of the referral, agree to it and be willing to meet with a headspace Youth Access Worker.  To make a referral on behalf of a young person, please call 03 5671 5900 and we will contact the young person to make an appointment.

Young people can be referred to headspace Wonthaggi and to our headspace Outreach Locations by Schools, Health and Community Workers.  Referrals must be made in writing on the headspace Wonthaggi referral form and emailed to us HERE.  Referrals should include as much information as possible and be undertaken with the consent of the young person.

Referrals from GPs (General Practitioners) should include a mental health care plan for the young person that is submitted with the GP referral form.  The referral form and mental health care plan should be sent through to us through email HERE.

 

Referrals must be undertaken with the consent of the young person and should include as much information as possible.

 

Groups at headspace Wonthaggi

Groups at headspace Wonthaggi

(Watch this space for more information coming soon)