headspace centres act as a one-stop shop for young people who need help with mental health, physical health (including sexual health), alcohol and other drugs or work and study support.
Our 100+ centres across Australia are designed not just for young people, but with them, to ensure they are relevant, accessible and highly effective. As a result, no two headspace centres are the same, each offering unique services that reflect the needs of its local community.
How headspace centres help
At the heart of headspace centres is ensuring young people can access expert health workers in a safe, confidential and youth-friendly environment.
Centres services are free (or low cost) and provide support for:
- Mental health. Clinical mental health professionals are available to provide support, treatment and management plans for a variety of mental health concerns.
- Physical and sexual health. Many centres have on-site GP’s who provide young people with a safe, confidential and judgement-free place to seek medical advice and treatment.
- Alcohol and other drugs. From providing information to treating addiction, alcohol and drug counsellors are available to address the complexities of alcohol and drug issues.
- Work and study. Counsellors and vocational workers are available to assist with a range of life skills, such as: managing workloads, dealing with stress, preparing job applications and career planning.
"The team at headspace Camperdown were extremely dedicated to getting me the appropriate therapy and medication I needed. I still see the lovely people at headspace who taught me that gradually things will get better, and I have learnt there is no shame in taking medication for mental health issues.
- Connor Parissis