headspace Cessnock is linked to headspace Maitland which is a service tailored for the local community.
headspace Cessnock is a safe and confidential service for young people aged 12-25 years. We offer a range of services and supports for young people who are experiencing a tough time or are worried about their mental health, drug and alcohol use, employment and more. Our services are free or low cost. We provide friendly and non-judgemental services to young people from all different backgrounds.
Bus stops are located 75m from the centre on the corner of Cooper St and Vincent St. P lease visit the Rover Bus Timetable to view bus routes.
Free parking is located behind the centre on Cumberland Street and 2 hours parking is available on Vincent Street.
Accessing our services via wheelchair can be done so from the front of centre.
When we are closed please contact headspace Maitland for more information
- Monday: Closed
- Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Friday: Closed
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed
headspace Cessnock is linked to headspace Maitland and operated by The Samaritans Foundation. 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.
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 work or study opportunities.
Workers either on site or linked to the centre who can assist you with any alcohol or other drug issue.
At headspace Cessnock we believe that youth participation is fundamental to the delivery of quality services for young people. We aim to provide young people with opportunities to meaningfully participate and collaborate in our daily operations, structure and services.
Youth Reference Group
Our Youth Reference Group(YRG) meets up every three weeks to discuss all that happens at headspace Cessnock. Our dedicated members organise, coordinate and attend youth events around Mental Health Month, National Youth Week, LGBTQIA+ events and awareness days, NAIDOC and many more.
Wanna join the team? We are always looking for new members! If you're aged between 12 and 25, live in the Maitland and Upper Hunter region and are passionate about promoting good mental health and wellbeing to young people then:
Connect is a monthly social support group for same sex attracted, intersex and gender diverse young people or young people aged 16-25 who are questioning their sexual or gender identity and friends and allies of the LGBTIQ+ community. It is a chance to meet like minded people, hang out and create a safe space. We regularly host events for young people interested in getting involved too! Give us a call on (02) 4993 3450 for more info! Download a copy of our flyer here.
Throwback Thursdays youth groups
Every Thursday we host youth groups that are catered for young people aged between 12-25. These youth groups are centered around educating young people about the easy, quick, cheap and do-able ways to look after yourself. Whether it be cooking classes, slime making, art creating, yoga or sports - We got you! If you are a young person or you know of any young people who you reckon would benefit from this, give us a call on (02) 4993 3450 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out what we've got in store. Alternatively, check out our facebook page for more regular updates.
We're collecting info about the activities, social groups and events that we run at headspace Cessnock. Have something to say about one of our events that you attended? Let us know what you thought by clicking here. Using the same link, you can also include feedback about our Centre too!
See what's on each month at headspace Cessnock by downloading our 'What's On' poster here.
We have a dedicated team of friendly, welcoming staff who you can talk to about what’s going on in your life in a confidential, non-judgemental environment. Coming to see us is free, and you can phone us, email us or just come in. You can also ask your parents, a health worker or case manager to refer you. If you would like to book an appointment or ask a question call (02) 49 311 000 or send an email to email@example.com if you would like to refer a young person you can find our referral form here.
These guys will be your first port of call! After booking an appointment with headspace you will have a meeting with one of our amazing Early Intervention Mental Health Clinicians. They will listen to what’s going on and talk to you about what help is out there.
Bushfire Response Counsellor
The Bush fire response counsellor is here to help any young person 12-25yr and their family or friends after the bush fires that occurred in NSW. This service is working in the areas of Cessnock, Singleton and Muswellbrook, with anyone affected in any way, directly or indirectly, by the Bushfires. Please contact headspace Maitland on 4931 1000 or headspace Cessnock on 4993 3450 for more information.
Adolescent and Family Counsellor
Adolescent and Family Counselling helps parents and young people successfully resolve difficult issues and navigate their way through challenging times with a focus on strengthening family relationships.
Drug & Alcohol Support
We provide support to young people who would like to quit or cut down on their alcohol or drug use. Betty comes by every second Wednesday and Holley from Youth Drug & Alcohol Services (YDACS)every Thursday.
Lisa sees young people on Fridays to increase their ability to understand and manage their feelings, self-worth & relationships through art. Call us about referrals to see Lisa!
Community Awareness & Engagement Officers
Liz and Tom engage young people, their families and friends, schools and community groups to help build awareness and literacy of mental health in our community. They also facilitate the many youth groups held at the Centre! Interested in having us attend your school? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
headspace Cessnock can be booked in to attend your event, school or service by filling in this request form.
In order to help us best suit your needs please note the following:
- We need at least 3 weeks notice of events and presentations.
- We may not be able to meet your request within the timeframe due to prior commitments.
- If you need to cancel an event or presentation, please advise us 1 week before.
- It may take 10 days for a staff member to process and get back to you.