In response to COVID-19, we are now offering phone, online and in person services.
If you have questions, or if you are new to headspace, please CALL US FIRST on 02 9575 1500, please do not come directly into the centre.
Location: we are located at 5/522 Kingsway, Miranda, opposite Westfields Miranda. Miranda Station is a 4 minute walk from the centre. There is limited parking outside the centre, however Westfield Miranda provides 3 hours free parking.
There is disability access via a ramp.
Disability parking is located on Jackson Avenue, which is about a 2 minute walk from our centre.
Underground disability parking can be accessed via the first ramp down when turning into the Metro Hotel driveway.
headspace Miranda will be closed from 5pm on the 29th of September 2023, and will reopen 9am Tuesday 3rd of October 2023.
For crisis support during this period please call:
Kids Helpline Official 1800 55 1800
Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467
In an emergency, please call 000.
We look forward to welcoming you back to headspace Miranda. ✨
headspace Miranda is operated by Stride. All headspace services are funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care. Administration of funding is carried out by the headspace centre’s local Primary Health Network, in this case, Central and Eastern Sydney (EIS Health Ltd).
If you live near our headspace centre in a rural area but cannot travel in to see us, you can see our mental health workers online.
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 work or study opportunities.
Centres have a range of programs and activities for young people. Just ask your centre what they have on.
Mental health workers – which may include psychologists, psychiatrists, counsellors and other workers – that can help if you're just not feeling yourself.
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.
Jobs and volunteering
Positions currently available at headspace Miranda
Employer: Stride Mental Health
We’re leaders in mental health service delivery, specialising in working with adults and young people, and in early childhood intervention.
Stride is a name that expresses our ambition – it’s a name that’s purposeful and shows awareness of the important role we play in the recovery journey.
As we embark on the next stage of our journey, join us to make a difference. We're here to Stride.
About the service:
headspace Centres act as a one-stop-shop for young people who need help with mental health, physical health, alcohol and other drugs and/or work and study support.
About the opportunities:
We are seeking Private Practitioners, to join our multidisciplinary team supporting people 12-25 years of age living with mental ill-health.
- You will work within a supportive, multidisciplinary team as part of an inclusive workplace culture
- Supporting young people living with mental ill-health.
- Providing high standard assessments, psychological, counselling and therapeutic interventions
- Opportunities to run group programs
- Liaising and working with internal and external stakeholders
- Your income will be derived directly from Medicare Billings so you will need to be eligible to provide services under the Medicare Benefits Scheme (MBS - Better Access).
- You will be remunerated based on the number of clients that are seen and Contractors are responsible for their own invoicing to Stride.
About the benefits:
- We have multiple opportunities available at both Hurstville and Miranda
- Flexible work days scheduled around your commitments
- Administrative support, including billing and appointment bookings
- Working with and having the support of a friendly multi-disciplinary team
- Daily case review
- Paperless practice with IT support
- Ongoing referral base
- Lead Agency, Stride, with over 100 years' experience in the Mental Health sector
- Access to Clinical Education offered within the Stride centres
- Access to funded professional development opportunities
- Developing increased skills in working with young people.
- Current registration with AHPRA, and Medicare Australia.
- Hold one of the following qualifications: Clinical Psychologist, General Psychologist, Mental health Accredited Social Worker or Mental Health Accredited Occupational Therapists.
- Experience liaising and working with internal and external stakeholders.
Vaccination against COVID-19 is a requirement for all positions and is in accordance with Stride policy. As part of the recruitment process Stride requests evidence of vaccination status (in accordance with privacy principles) to ensure compliance with this policy requirement.
Stride is an inclusive workplace and we encourage applications from diverse backgrounds. This includes but is not limited to people with a lived-experience of mental health recovery, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, LGBTQIA+, and people with disabilities.
To apply complete the online application form, attach a copy of your CV and a cover letter outlining your suitability for the available role.
For any queries please email email@example.comApply now
For Service Providers (Including GP's and Government Departments)
If you are a service provider, GP or Government Department, please complete the referral form below and return to headspace Miranda by email, fax or post. If the young person has a Mental Health Care Plan in place please provide a copy of this with the referral form.
We do require all GP's and external referrers to fill in our Referral form: Fill out this referral form to make sure that the young person you are referring is suitable for service at headspace Miranda.
Anyone can provide a written referral on behalf of a young person to attend headspace Miranda.
Please note we are an early intervention service; our Clinical Team Leader will assess all incoming referrals and we will contact you shortly after to let you know whether the young person has been accepted into service.
Our fax number is (02) 8322 4084
Our email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Our postal address is Suite 5/522 Kingsway, Miranda, NSW 2228
For a Young Person (aged 12-25) looking to self-refer
If you are a young person aged 12-25 years old and you are looking to contact headspace Miranda for support, please fill out this form.
headspace Miranda endeavor to respond to you within 48 hours of submission.
These forms are checked once per workday (Monday-Friday, between the hours of 9am-5pm), if you need immediate support please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or if it’s an emergency call 000.
If you would prefer to complete a referral over the phone, please call your local headspace centre on 02 9575 1500
We understand that asking for help when you're not feeling yourself can sometimes be difficult or uncomfortable. Because of this, we have made our referral process as easy as possible.
If you are 12-25
- You can refer yourself
- You can have a family member or friend refer you (with your consent)
- Your GP can refer you
- Your school, TAFE, University or other service providers can refer you or assist you in making an appointment
If you are under 16 years of age, we encourage you to bring along a parent, care giver or support person for your first appointment.
To make an appointment
You can call us on (02) 8322 4084
You can email us at email@example.com
Please be aware that our email account is only checked during business hours. If you require urgent or out of business hours help please call KidsHelpLine 1800 55 1800, Lifeline 13 11 14 or visit eheadspace.
At headspace Miranda we take your privacy very seriously and anything shared with us is confidential. We keep all your information on a secure database which is only available to headspace Miranda staff. The law stops us from sharing your information outside these people unless we have your permission. Sometimes you do not want us to share your information and we respect that, however there may be times when we need to talk to someone without your permission, such as; if you or someone else is at significant risk of harm or if the law requires us to do so.
Our services are free! You can access our Youth Access Clinicians and other services such as Clinical & Social Groups without cost or having to present a Medicare card.
Some services may require a Medicare card, with 10 appointments bulk billed per year covered by Medicare when you have a Mental Health Treatment Plan and a Medicare Card.
You don’t need to have a Mental Health Treatment Plan before contacting headspace and coming in for your first appointment. This can be arranged for you with one of our GP’s or your own, after you attend.
Bulk Billing is where headspace, instead of charging you, can bill Medicare (or the Australian government) for the health services that you receive.
Some young people have found these various apps, online programs and organisations helpful while they are waiting to see a clinician at headspace Miranda:
eheadspace - Free, confidential, over the phone or online counselling service provided by headspace. 1800 650 890 or at Online & Phone Support.
Kids Helpline - Free, private and confidential 24/7 phone and online counselling service for young people aged 5-25 years. 1800 55 1800 or kidshelpline.com.au
ReachOut - Online resources and support for young people under 25 going through a tough time. au.reachout.com
Head to Health - Wherever you are on your mental health journey, Head to Health is here to help you find the information, resources, and services that most suit your needs. headtohealth.gov.au
BeyondNow App - This is a safely planning app that you can work through if you're having thoughts of suicide. beyondblue.org.au/get-support/beyondnow-suicide-safety-planning
Hello Sunday Morning - Website and app that support young people cutting back or taking a break from alcohol. hellosundaymorning.org
The Brave Program - Online program to support young people aged 8-17 with anxiety. brave4you.psy.uq.edu.au/
Breakup Shakeup - App that supports young people going through a relationship break up. iTunes.apple.com/au/app/breakup-shakeup/id1017200579?mt=8
Clear Your Vision - Online program to support young people to reduce their cannabis use. cannabissupport.com.au/treatment/tools-to-quit/clear-your-vision
headspace role/title: Medical Receptionist/Administration
Small description of what you do: Meet & greet young people and their families when they come for appointments and make sure we have every type of milk for the staff
What’s one thing you love about your work/ working for headspace? The people I work with
One thing I do to relax and have fun on my days off is: Hitting the beach with my dogs
Fun fact about me is: my sense of humour
Name: Seema Patel
Pronouns: She/ her
headspace role/title: Clinical Team Leader
Small description of what you do: I provide oversight to the coordination and delivery of clinical services at headspace Miranda, ensuring the day-to-day operations are carried out effectively to meet the needs of young people.
What’s one thing you love about your work/ working for headspace? I love chatting and learning from young people and I also love working with all the wonderful staff.
One thing I do to relax and have fun on my days off is: I love Freediving and Scuba diving! ????
Fun fact about me is: I have dived with 12 different types of sharks…. including the GREAT WHITE!
Youth Access Clinicians (YAC)
headspace role/title: Youth Access Clinician (YAC)
Small description of what you do: My role as a Youth Access Clinician is focused on developing an understanding of the world of young people seeking support through collaboration and creating a safe space. In my work I try to emphasise empowering others and supporting them in creating meaningful goals directly related to their values.
What’s one thing you love about your work/ working for headspace? I’m interested in understanding all the ways in which young people incorporate mindfulness into their day to day lives, whether that be surfing or focused breathing, and trying to develop that in a relatable way for them. I love the emphasis on collaboration used at headspace.
One thing I do to relax and have fun on my days off is: Bushwalking, listening to or playing music are my go to self-care strategies and in my work with young people I look to identify what self-care means for them also.
Fun fact about me is: I am a massive fan of rap music
Name: Geraldine Grew
Headspace role/title: Youth Access Clinician
Small description of what you do: My role as a Youth Access Clinician is to get to know young people, understand their needs, and help provide support and referrals to the different services within headspace.
What’s one thing you love about your work/ working for headspace? Meeting so many amazing young people and providing them with support to help manage the challenges they may be facing.
One thing I do to relax and have fun on my days off is: Catching up with my friends and family, cooking, going for bush walks and watching NBA
Fun fact about me is: I love hiking and once did an 11 day hike in Peru
Mental Health Clinician - Medicare Benefit Scheme (MBS)
Headspace role/title: Youth Access Clinician
Small description of what you do: I’m one of the first points of contact for young people who want to access Headspace, and their families. I have those initial conversations with young people to find out their support needs, and then either support them over a few sessions, or refer them on to someone more specialised
What’s one thing you love about your work/ working for headspace? Being able to talk to so many fun, interesting, clever young people!
One thing I do to relax and have fun on my days off is: Finding and listening to heavy metal albums that I haven’t heard before
Fun fact about me is: I once ate the world’s spiciest corn chip. Don’t try this on an empty stomach, like I did!
Mental Health Clinician - Psychological Support Services (PSS)
Name: Catherine Roberts but please call me Cate
headspace role/title: PSS (Psychological Support Services) Clinician
Small description of what you do: I see clients under the Mental Health Care plan for up to 12 sessions a year. I offer psychological support / strategies for young people between the ages of 12 - 25 years old.
What’s one thing you love about your work/ working for headspace? I love working with young people and I love working with our team.
One thing I do to relax and have fun on my days off is: I hang out with my two children and my dog. We go out on the boat and go on hikes.
Fun fact about me is: I speak a little bit of Welsh
Small description of what you do: I work with young people who need long term psychological support, working with a range of issues that young people are currently facing including, anxiety, trauma, anger, depression, addictions, grief, family and relationship adjustments.
What’s one thing you love about your work/ working for headspace? I love that I can be a part of all the positive growth and changes that young people experience.
One thing I do to relax and have fun on my days off is: I love to swim and spend time at the beach.
Fun fact about me is: I am a massive Star Wars nerd!
Brief Intervention Clinicians
Schools Based Clinician - Zana
headspace role/title: Mental Health Clinician – School Based
Small description of what you do: I provide mental health support to various schools across the Sutherland Shire and St George Regions, offering one-on-one and group-based sessions.
What’s one thing you love about your work/ working for headspace: Promotion of mental health discussion and treatment has traditionally been challenging. As someone who was raised in a community with this perspective, I would like to emphasise the importance of mental health, especially among youth. Family and societal expectations, in addition to one's own sense of self-worth, can be incredibly detrimental to a young person's development. Through my professional endeavours, I intend to promote mental health as an integral component of our daily life
Community Engagement Coordinator
headspace role/title: Community Engagement Coordinator
Small description of what you do: Anything to do with the community! Head to me for anything to do with other services, schools and events for headspace Miranda. I am available to deliver workshops in schools and run events out in the community. I am also available for fundraising, donations and applying for grants. I also run our social media pages on Facebook and Instagram!
What’s one thing you love about your work/ working for headspace?
It's such an amazing service and I'm proud to be a part of it. I am extremely passionate about promoting mental health and wellbeing to young people in the Sutherland Shire! There's always something exciting to do and working with young people is certainly a highlight!
Fun fact about me is: I am a major Swiftie
We run a range of different groups throughout the year - for the most up to date information on our groups, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
OUR CURRENT GROUPS:
To keep updated follow our socials:
instagram - headspace.miranda
facebook - headspace Miranda
headspace Miranda offers workshops to schools within the Sutherland Shire region. Due to the age range of our service, workshops are offered for years 7 to 12. We offer workshops regarding a Healthy headspace, Stress and Exams as well as Healthy Relationships. If you wish to get into contact, please email our Community Engagement Coordinator Amy at email@example.com
Important Points to Consider
Presentations to staff
We want to ensure that as a service we are meeting the needs of schools in the area as well as promoting a whole school approach to mental health. Before delivering workshops we encourage to schools to invite us in to meet and present to all staff to ensure they are aware of what we do too.
Type of workshop
Please note that headspace Miranda provides education workshops that are of a general nature and have a health promotion and education focus. We deliver these workshops to promote positive mental health and well-being and encourage young people to do the same. Our Community Engagement Team are unable to provide sessions with a medical or therapeutic focus.
Invite Other Schools
We encourage partnering with other schools when creating events such as well-being days. Due to the number of requests which headspace Miranda receives, events that encourage interschool partnerships and reach a broader audience will be prioritised.
Demand for request
It is important to note that while headspace Miranda will endeavour to meet all requests in a timely manner, there may be times when this is not possible due to the clinical demand on the service.
If you would like some resources and fact sheets regarding youth mental health please view our Printable fact sheets.
headspace School Support is an initiative funded by the Federal Government, Department of Health, that provides localised support to secondary schools affected by a suicide.
The service is flexible and is designed to respond to the individual needs of schools. Support is provided by working with relevant education bodies, local headspace Centres and other service providers.
Call us on 1800 688 248 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note office hours are 9am-5pm AEST Monday to Friday. Calls and emails received outside these hours will be attended to on the next working day.
To learn more visit Programs in school communities.
At headspace Miranda we offer mental health AND physical health services. We can help with all things relating to physical health. This includes information and referral to:
- sexual health
- drug and alcohol use
- relationship problems
- feeling down or upset
Call us at (02) 9575 1500 to book an appointment or to find out more information
headspace Miranda is a service that does not require referrals or a Medicare card for you to access our services!
Our Youth Access Clinicians and other services such as our clinical and social groups do not require a Medicare card for you to access them.
However, if you do not have a Medicare card, are over 15 years of age, and wish to apply for one you can apply on the Services Australia website. We can assist you in applying if required. If you are ineligible to apply for a Medicare Card, give us a call and our intake team will direct you to alternative, appropriate services for you.
The Youth Reference Group (YRG) is made up of a diverse group of young volunteers aged 16-25 years, who help support and guide the centre on key components of youth mental heath service delivery and community awareness initiatives both within the centre and the broader community.
The role of the YRG is varied and members are offered a range of opportunities to contribute to our centre and their community including; reviewing decisions regarding the day to day running of the centre, helping plan youth events and representing headspace Miranda at events or in the media.
WE ARE CURRENTLY RECRUITING for our YRG so if you would like to join our headspace Miranda Youth Reference Group then please apply via our Jobs and Volunteering tab or contact email@example.com for more information.
Any upcoming events will be advertised online on our Facebook and Instagram, or give our friendly staff a call if you have questions about an event or group coming up 02 9575 1500.
All activities are free unless otherwise noted and will be run by our friendly team.
if you would like resources to distribute to young people aged 12-25 please email firstname.lastname@example.org
For all enquiries regarding presentations and community engagement activities please contact email@example.com and attention Amy, our Community Engagement Coordinator. Please be advised that 2-3 weeks notice for presentations and events is appreciated.
Every year, during the month of June, the LGBT community celebrates in a number of different ways. Across the globe, various events are held during this special month as a way of recognising the influence LGBT people have had around the world.
Why was June chosen? Because it is when the Stonewall Riots took place, way back in 1969.
Pride Month is so important because it marks the start of huge change within the LGBT+ community, as well as the wider societal implications. Although attitudes and injustice still remain, we have come a long way since the riots of 1969 and by continuing in this long standing tradition we continue to raise awareness, improve the attitudes of society and encourage inclusiveness. #Pride2020
Let's celebrate together by colouring the rainbow template and displaying it in a window at home, work or business.
To be featured on our Virtual Pride Wall and show support for our LGBT community, please send your rainbow photos to firstname.lastname@example.org or tag @headspace.miranda and @glistenyouth on Instagram!
The Breakthrough Project
The Breakthrough Project is an initiative created with the collaboration of headspace Miranda, Sutherland Council, and a passionate group of young people with the aim to improve better outcomes for employment for young people in the Sutherland Shire area.
The project started in 2020 began as a mentoring opportunity to deliver and assist disengaged youth with employment outcomes. Due to COVID restrictions over the years the project has evolved to better deliver employment opportunities for young people in the Sutherland Shire area. One of the ways this was achieved was by creating Info Webinar sessions with community leaders to provide some much-needed advice on how to attain employment. You will find the 2 webinar sessions and their details below.
These webinars were hosted and run by our 2 youth volunteers Lynfay and D’artagnon. We hope you find these Webinars useful and please feel free to share them with anyone you feel may benefit from them.
Webinar 1: Your Options - What to do after school
Welcome to Webinar 1 in the Breakthrough series: Your Options: What to do next after school.
Finishing your schooling is a difficult time, with very little guidance and some really big decisions to make about your future.
Our first speaker is Tim Renkema, a Youth Employment Specialist at 2Connect which has a 'Transition to Work Program', which he will outline in his talk. The program helps young people aged 15-24 find work including apprenticeships and traineeships, or to re-engage with education such as TAFE, Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) or Universities. People in the program received tailored support for up to 18 months to help young people build skills for work or study.
Our second speaker is Lucy Sattler, CEO and Founder of Study Work Grow. She works with schools across Australia helping students understand their options and make smarter career decisions. She highlights how to find and prepare for opportunities during a pandemic. We do so much online now, including virtual learning, interviews, and work. There is a shift towards flexibility. Industry opportunities have changed. Listen in to hear how to make the most of opportunities and achieve your career goals post-COVID.
Webinar 2: Resumes and Job Interviews
Welcome to Webinar 2 in the Breakthrough series: Resumes and Job Interviews.
Guiding this webinar is D’artagnan Martin (they/them), one of Breakthrough’s project youth leaders. They are joined by Rose Sannuto (she/her) and Rhiarn Zarzhavsky (she/her) to help demystify and unpack valuable tips and tricks to help you on your way to building great resumes and smashing your next job interview!
Together, we explore the building blocks of resume writing and ways to make yours stand out. We also explore approaches to both face-to-face and remote interview settings, guiding you through topics like how to dress for your interview, interview etiquette, and how to find your ‘professional self’!
This webinar is jam-packed with dozens of valuable lessons that will set up your job search for success, so take notes!