headspace
Gosford

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Hours

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

About

Young people can refer to headspace themselves if they are 14 years and over; or can be referred by a parent, carer, GP, School Counsellor or other relevant person. If you are referring a young person to headspace, they must provide permission for the referral to be made.

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Gosford is located on Mann Street, opposite Gosford train station.   Wheel chair access available from Watt St and parking on the Roof of the Gateway Centre.    We are a youth friendly, free service, for young people aged 12-25 years

 You can make an appointment at that time or phone us.  No referral is required.

Hours

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

headspace Gosford is operated by Central Coast Local Health District. 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, Hunter New England and Central Coast (HNECC LTD).

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 screenings on site or links to local services. 

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

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. 

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

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

Jobs and volunteering

Positions currently available at headspace Gosford

 

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Are you looking to follow your passion, have a new challenge and work within an exciting team?

headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation and provides early intervention for young people aged 12-25 years with mild to moderate mental health issues.

headspace Gosford currently has opportunities for private practitioners to work within a multi-disciplinary team offering mental health, physical health, drug and alcohol services as well as support with employment and education. We are collocated with other support services at the Gosford site.

We offer:

  • Flexible work days and hours, scheduled around your commitments
  • Administrative support including reception, billing and general administrative support
  • Support from the multi-disciplinary team as well as support from other collocated partners (including GP; Psychologists; Clinical Psychologists; Employment Support; Drug and Alcohol Workers, and Social Workers)
  • Paperless practice with IT support
  • Ongoing referral base from our General Practitioners onsite of young people who have been assessed by the Youth Access Team and who are ready to receive services

We are looking for clinicians eligible to provide services under Medicare who are/have:  

  • Registered Psychologist or Clinical Psychologist
  • Mental Health Accredited Social Workers
  • A commitment to delivering allied health services as an integrated part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Experience providing therapy to young people 12-25 years
  • An ABN and personal Professional Indemnity Insurance
  • To hold a Medicare Provider Number issued by Medicare Australia and be registered with Medicare and be willing to bulk bill
  • To hold all relevant current licenses, registrations and memberships for legal practice as a qualified and registered professional within the state of New South Wales. 
  • Child related employment and criminal record check
  • A high standard of professionalism and a willingness to use the headspace record keeping and data collection systems

Those interested can contact the headspace Gosford and Lake Haven Manager
Helen Isenhour on 0434 567 265 or Corrina Niven, Practice Manager on 4304 7870.

For more information contact:

Name: Corrina Niven
Phone: (02) 4304 7870

Are you aged between 16 and 25 and live on the Central Coast?  Do you want your voice heard about health, mental health and drug and alcohol issues for young people?

headspace Gosford and Lake Haven is looking for motivated young volunteers to join our Youth Reference Group to advocate for issues that are relevant and matter to them.  

 

 

For more information contact:

Name: Silas Pollard
Phone: (02) 4304 7870
Email: silas.pollard@health.nsw.gov.au

Apply now

More information

Need some ideas for healthy eating? 

 

See our young peoples cookbook and try some delicious recipes.  

 

We teamed up with Newcastle University's No Money No Time Team

 

Enjoy! 

Resource: 

   Purpose

    Website link

Youth Resources page. Lead By Story website

This is the home page for where the online resources are. 

https://www.leadbystory.com.au/youth-resources

   

We made it to here- Spoken word poem

2 minute video that is shown at the end of the presentation that is a summary of the DRP

https://vimeo.com/571037801

We.made.it.to.here Instagram

Directed towards Young People to keep them up to date with the DRP resources

https://www.instagram.com/we.made.it.to.here/

   

Levi’s Story

Presented to Young People to demonstrate the different ways people have been affect by disasters

https://vimeo.com/570170140

Olivia’s Story

Presented to Young People to demonstrate the different ways people have been affect by disasters

https://vimeo.com/570171327

 

 

QR code wallet card

This card was provided to students to have direct access to the youth resources page where DRP resources are kept. It has the DRP key points and crisis numbers on the back.

 

Disaster Resilience and recovery interview with Lauren Winch

For support people trying to support a Young Person through difficult times

https://vimeo.com/571477380

How educators can support Young People through unpredictable times with Chloe Ryan

Story and insights into how to build mental health in educational settings for both staff and teachers

https://vimeo.com/572333985

Headspace panel: helping Young People through Unpredictable times

Resource for parents, educators and anyone in the support network surrounding a Young Person

https://vimeo.com/547334028

Headspace panel: Lockdown learnings & recovery

Resource for parents, carers, educators and anyone supporting a Young Person through the process of lockdowns and/or returning to school.

Panel: Lockdown learnings & recovery on Vimeo

We made it to here podcast

Interviews with Young People, mental health clinicians and other influential community members, to empower anyone who supports a Young Person. 8 episode podcast that explores youth mental health in the light of disaster and crisis events.

https://www.leadbystory.com.au/we-made-it-to-here-pod

 

Ep 1: How to ‘Validate the Vibe’

Ep 2: Work out ‘Who’s in Your Tribe’

Ep 3: Learn to ‘Set the Pieces Right’

Ep 4: Take it ‘One Step at a Time’

Ep 5: Mental health coaching tips from Clinton Toopi

Ep 6: Supporting Aboriginal young people in our community through this time

Ep 7: Building communication between parents and young people during tough times

Ep 8: What can we learn from lockdowns (Mental health panel)

 

Headspace panel: Lockdown learning and recovery

Resource for parents, educators and anyone in the support network surrounding a Young Person

https://fb.watch/9tsDmikG-B/ and add website upload address (lead by story- supporting YP portal)

This One’s for the Teachers

Spoken word poem of gratitude and encouragement for our teachers and some mental health reminders for the challenging time of online learning.

https://vimeo.com/592552845

   

DRP website overview

This video provides an overview of the resources available on the ‘we made it here’ resource website

https://vimeo.com/579287025

DRP School information

This video to find out what to expect, if the School is considering booking in a presentation

https://vimeo.com/551720566

Supporting Young People affected by a Disaster- clinician training

Clinical evidence based training for new and existing staff of headspace and CAMHS.

(Currently only staff access)

I:\MentalHealth\HeadSpace\Disaster Resilience Program\Final DRP documentation

 

File name clinician training

Resources 

Watch the 'We Made it to Here' spoken word poem, which processes some of what we have been through, and the steps we can take to face whatever may come.

levi's story

Watch Levi's story to find out how his mental health was impacted by the pandemic and how his connection to country helps him through.

OLIVIA'S STORY

Watch Olivia's story to find out how her mental health was impacted by the pandemic and how writing helps her through.

AYDEN's story

Ayden was someone who had always felt cheerful and positive, until unexpectedly experiencing depression and anxiety. Here's his story about when things changed for him and what his journey of recovery looked like.

GABI'S STORY

Watch Gabi's story about struggling with body image, eating disorder and the way it impacted her life as a high school student. 

JAKE's STORY

Watch Jake's story about coming out as transgender and transitioning with the support of his Mum, Helen.

REECE'S STORY

Watch Reece's story about anxiety and navigating the journey with his Mum, Michelle.

 To refer a young person to headspace please see the referral form and email address below: 

 

referral form

Email us 

 

 

What is the Connected Recovery Program?

The CRP provides up to six months of mental health support which includes:

• Case management to help you identify recovery goals and a treatment plan

• Therapeutic counselling and support

• Up to six free counselling sessions without needing a Medicare referral

• Family counselling and consultation sessions 

• Support around engaging with school or work 

• Support with accessing specialist assessments 

  

What do we do?

We work alongside headspace and the Child & Adolescent Mental Health service to provide you with streamlined support.

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Who is included in your recovery?

We seek to include the people that are important to you in your life, so you can get the support you need to reach your goals. 

These supports can include:

• Family and friends

• Your family doctor

• School teachers, welfare staff and school counsellors

• Youth support workers or case managers

• Mental health specialists

• Medical consultants

• Other

  

Where can you find us?

CRP is located at headspace Gosford and headspace Lake Haven. Both centres are open Monday to Friday from 8:30am until 5pm.

headspace Gosford
Suite 1, 237 Mann Street, Gosford NSW 2250
Tel 02 4304 7870 | Fax 02 4304 7899

headspace Lake Haven
Gravity Youth Centre, 70 Chelmsford Road, Lake Haven NSW 2263
Tel 02 4394 9100

 

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At headspace Gosford we have Dr Gordon Lau who works Monday 9:00 am to 4:30 pm (No walk-ins) 

How to get your own medicare card from 15 years old

20/12/2017

medicare card

 

Generally, young people can get their own Medicare card by visiting a Medicare office or call Medicare on 13 20 11. This fact sheet and road map explain why young people may need their own Medicare card, and which option and pathway to take for getting their own Medicare card that will suit their needs under difference circumstances.

Click here to learn more


If you don’t have a Medicare card – we can assist you to apply for one. If you don’t have a current Medicare card, or are not eligible to apply for one - you can still access our youth friendly staff team for assessment and brief intervention and our other co-located partners including: Drug and Alcohol Support; Centrelink; employment and education support; CanTeen and Family Counselling.

Useful Links

  • ACON Aids Council of NSW
  • Freedom2b freedom2b assists LGBTIQA+ people from Christian backgrounds on their journey to reconcile their faith, sexuality and gender identity.
  • Gay and Lesbian Counselling Services Service provides free, anonymous and confidential counselling, information and referral services and support groups throughout NSW on sexuality and life issues.
  • Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby Organisation aimed to achieve legal equality and social justice for lesbians and gay men.
  • Gosford Guys Clinic
  • Intersex in Australia
  • LGBTI National LGBTI Health Alliance advocating with a national voice on the health and wellbeing needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and other sexuality, sex and gender diverse people and communities.
  • Lesbians Inc Australia Lesbian Inc is a not-for-profit organisation in Australia that advocates for lesbians. Since 2000, Lesbian Inc has provided financial backing to lesbians and lesbian-friendly groups in Australia through its community grants scheme.
  • Minus18 Minus18 provide support and peer mentoring to LGBTIQA+ young leaders. 
  • Not So Straight Information and referral website for young people.
  • Parents and Friends of Gays and Lesbians (PFLAG) PFLAG aim to give help, support and information to families, friends of all GLBTI people.
  • QLife QLife counselling services are available 7 days a week, 365 days a year between the hours of 3:00 pm to 12:00 pm Australia wide Qlife Phone support 1800 184 527
  • Rainbow Blues
  • Reachout Coming Out
  • The Gender Centre Services to people with gender issues, their partners, families and friends in NSW including accommodation, counselling, case management, outreach and social and support services. Also provide education, support, training and referral/resource centre to other organisations and service providers.
  • Trans at School by Twenty10
  • Trans101 Trans 101 is a starter pack designed to help support trans people around you! It’s all about helping people better understand what it means to be trans, and how to make the world and better, safer, happier place for trans and gender diverse people!
  • Twenty10 Wide range of services for young people <26 years including help with accommodation, counselling, family support services, case management, group individual support and advocacy, groups and activities, information and referrals, training and rural support.
  • GEN Q a Safe Place for young people 14 – 25 years of age who identify as LGBTQIA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex & Asexual). GenQ is an engaging, activity based program for LGBTQIA+ young people to socialise, gain information and support, and to have fun! The program runs on the last Tuesday of each month from 4pm to 6pm.
  • headspace Sexuality is about how you see and express yourself romantically and sexually. This is different for everyone and it is not as simple as identifying as ‘straight’ or ‘gay’

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Our team

headspace Gosford & Lake Haven has a range of workers that you can see in a youth friendly environment including:

  • Doctors
  • Nurse
  • Youth Access Team workers
  • Client Services Officers
  • Drug and Alcohol Workers
  • Psychologists and Clinical Psychologists
  • Mental Health Social Workers

The headspace Gosford & Lake Haven Team are:

  • Helen -  ​Platform Manager
  • Jen - Manager
  • Corrina - Practice Manager 
  • Sophie - Lake Haven Practice Manager 
  • Gordon Lau - Doctor (Gosford) 
  • Bronwen Morrison - Doctor (Lake Haven)  
  • Sue - Client Services Officer
  • Sarah - Client Services Officer
  • Sophie- Client Services Officer
  • Tracey - Client Services Officer
  • Clarine - CRP Support
  • Amanda - YAT Support

 

  • Rachael -  Clinical Lead
  • Patrick -  Clinical Lead
  • Emily W- Senior Clinician
  • Aoife Searles - Senior Clinician
  • Lorraine-   Clinic Nurse
  • Fiona - Youth Access Team
  • Brooke - Youth Access Team
  • Caity - Youth Access Team
  • Kirrily - Youth Access Team
  • Cathy - Youth Access Team
  • Emily H - Youth Access team
  • Rani - CRP Clinical Lead
  • Loren- CRP Senior
  • Mackenzie -  CRP 
  • Silas - Community Engagement
  • Lyn - Projects 
  • Joan- IPS 
  • Heidi - IPS 

Our counsellors are Psychologists, Clinical Psychologists and Social Workers:

  • Kim
  • Patrick B
  • Alice
  • Silvia 
  • Bernadette
  • Estelle

Our consortium members are: 

 Maurice Wrightson (Independent Chair)

Anthony Critchley – Director of Mental Health – CCLHD

Jillian Hogan – the epicentre

Michael Sellwood – Management Accountant – CCLHD

Steve Ella – Manager Aboriginal Health

Ability Options 

 

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headspace Gosford Consortium Partners

headspace can’t do it all alone, so we partner up with other services who help us offer an integrated range of services to young people at our ycentral site in Gosford.

The lead agency of headspace Gosford is The Central Coast Local Health District

 

 

CC CYPMH has four discreet components which include: Y' Page - the coordinated and integrated 'front end' entry point of CC CYPMH. CAMHS provides a comprehensive mental health service to children and adolescents between 12 - 17 yr olds. A home based, acute and recovery focused, model of care. YPPI (including the recovery program) provides intensive case management for young people (12 - 24 years) presenting with first episode psychosis and less than 2 yr history of symptoms. PPEI team Initiatives include: Parenting, COPMI, School - Link (Primary and Secondary), Suicide Prevention and various research projects.

CCLHD Drug and Alcohol Service, provides a range of specialist drug and alcohol services. These include: Centralised D&A Intake, Inpatient detoxification at Wyong Hospital, Pharmacotherapy Treatment Program at Gosford and Wyong, Individual and Group counselling, MERIT(Magistrates early Referral into Treatment) Program, Hospital Inpatient Consultation and Liaison, Specialist Medical Assessment and Treatment, D&A Prevention Programs, Aboriginal D&A Consultancy and GP/Pharmacy support

Brain Mind Institute has a fundamental commitment to the long-neglected areas of brain and mind disorders, pursuing genuine partnerships with the wider community as a vital part of their research and activities.

The ORS Group has for over 20 years been providing services to individuals and employers designed to assist people achieve their vocational goals.

We come to you!

headspace Gosford and Lake Haven look forward to visiting your school or organisation. 

headspace Gosford have a range of presentations on all youth mental health topics that can be delivered to students at your school by members of  our Youth Access and Community Engagement Teams.

The topics include:

  • An introduction to Mental Health
  • Tips for a Healthy headspace
  • Meet headspace
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Body Image and Eating Disorders
  • Understanding Grief

We can also come along with our "playground pop up shop" at recess or lunchtime, to informally hand out information to students and chat with students that may have questions about our services and their own mental health. 

We also have resources including fact sheets, brochures and other collateral we can bring along to hand out to the students.

If you would like headspace Gosford to attend your school or organisation to present, or would like resources please complete this form and email to: Silas.pollard@health.nsw.gov.au 

Once we receive your completed request form, one of our team will make contact with you to discuss your request.

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At headspace Gosford  we seek to provide an excellent service for young people coming into our service.

We value and encourage your comments about the quality of our service and will actively seek to change our service based on your feedback.

 

If you would like to provide us with feedback, please use the suggestion box provided. We are also keen to hear from the family and friends of the young people attending our service.

 

If you feel we could improve any aspect of our service, please seek us out and let us know. In the first instance, talk to the staff member involved, or you can also ask to speak to our Clinical Lead or Manager.

 

Thank you for taking the time to let us know how we are doing!

headspace Gosford Team – many thanks!

We acknowledge the Aboriginal People who are the Traditional Custodians of the land, and pay respect to the Aboriginal Elders – both past, present and in the future.

headspace Gosford is committed to diversity and social inclusion. This includes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander’s, people who identify as LGBTI, people of all ages, people with a disability and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

There’s no shame in asking for support. For wellbeing and mental health concerns, please call headspace Gosford on 4304 7870

 Below are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community health services and programs on the Central Coast that you may find useful: