Thursday, February 14, 2008


What is Headspace?
Headspace is a place where young people can get help for a range of issues including mental health and drug and alcohol problems. These new services have been created because young people need services designed especially for them.

Headspace is a youth friendly, community based health service for young people aged 12-25 and their families, staffed by GPs, Allied Health, Mental Health, Youth Workers and Drug and Alcohol workers who have specific expertise in working with young people.

It is a confidential free service where all medical appointments are bulk billed.
And it is a locally run initiative established by organisations that understand their community.

How can Headspace assist you?
If you have a young person presenting with mental heath/drug and alcohol issues we can help case manage that young person and place them in contact with a network of local services including drug and alcohol/mental health workers and counsellors. The youth workers are here to work with GPs and other medical professionals to help manage and support young people with a range of issues.

Headspace Mid North Coast
Headspace Mid North Coast (MNC) is a new service funded under the Promoting Better Mental Health – Youth Mental Health Initiative. The emphasis is on early identification and effective, evidence-based interventions. Presently there are two case workers in the Mid North Coast Region with plans for a third based in Bellingen.

The case workers are employed by the Mid North Coast Division of General Practice to work on the Headspace program.

How to make a referral to Headspace

To make a referral to Headspace you can contact the numbers below:

Headspace Office (Nambucca Heads): ph 6568 7777

Nambucca Heads: Jennifer Corbett m: 0488 491 334

Coffs Harbour: Gary Maher m: 0488 499 720

For more information you can go to the Headspace website:

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