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 8048 3350, please do not come directly into the centre.
Our services are free and confidential – all you need is a Medicare card.
We are located at 41 Dora Street Hurstville, opposite Hurstville library and down the road from Waratah Hospital. Hurstville station is an 8 minute walk from the centre. There is limited parking outside the centre, however Waratah Private Hospital has 1 hour free parking. There is disability access via a ramp.
- Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Wednesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
- Thursday: 10:30am - 6:30pm
- Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed
headspace Hurstville is operated by Stride. 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, Central and Eastern Sydney (EIS Health Ltd).
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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.
A group of young people who help with events and some decision making at a centre. Ask your centre about getting involved.
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 issue.
Centres have a range of programs and activities for young people. Just ask your centre what they have on.
Jobs and volunteering
Positions currently available at headspace Hurstville
It's an exciting time to be part of our journey. You may have noticed we've changed our name from Aftercare to Stride.
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.
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.Apply now
Sonja - Operations Manager (Hurstville & Miranda)
My role includes having oversight of all day to day operations of Hurstville and Miranda headspace centres, supporting Clinical, Admin and Community Engagement teams whist doing future planning and developing strategies for the centres.
My favourite part of the job is connecting with our amazing communities, receiving input and guidance from the Youth Reference Group (YRG) and growing a Clinical team.
When I was growing up, I wanted to travel the world and be a school teacher.
My secret talent is that I am really good at keeping plants alive.
There are 2 places I would love to visit in the world. The first is Egypt (to visit the pyramids and the Temple of Karnak) and Jordan (to visit the city of Petra).
Alex- Community Engagement Coordinator
My job is all about getting into the community and making sure that young people, families, school, youth services, everyone knows who we are and what we do. This is all to make sure that young people can access the support they need when they need it.
My favourite part of the job is facilitating our Youth Advocates Group- A dream team of young people in our community who are passionate about mental health, and work on creative ways to break down stigma and advocate for youth mental health. They're heaps of fun, and so inspiring!
When I was young, I wanted to be a on Australian Idol (the best show to have ever existed, obviously).
My secret talent is making really good homemade garlic bread.
The one place I want to visit most is Kakadu National Park...and really everywhere else in Australia! There's too much of this beautiful country that I haven't seen yet (plus it's probably the only place we can really travel for a while, so I'm keeping my dreams realistic!).
Ryan- School Based Clinician
My role involves being a school-based clinician, where I get the privilege of working within various schools to deliver group and individual treatment programs with a preventative focus.
My favourite part of my job is supporting young people in becoming the best version of themselves and learning how to manage any challenges they may face in life.
My secret talent is being able to guess the ending/plot twists in movies and tv shows. I also have the remarkable ability to consistently get my ratios wrong whenever I cook.
I love trekking anywhere in the world and I hope to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania on my next holiday. Within Australia, I would really like to visit Lord Howe Island one day.
Daniel - GP
My role involves doing doctor-y things by exploring the needs and concerns of individuals and working in a collaborative and holistic way to help people achieve their health goals.
My favourite part of the job is the cliche. The thing everyone says in medical school interviews. I enjoy being able to help people. It’s that good feeling you get when you’ve made a positive difference.
When I was growing up I wanted to be professional video game tester, because streaming wasn’t a thing back then.
My secret talent is putting on bad voices. Love playing unforgettable characters in Dungeons & Dragons with annoying voices.
I would love to travel to San Diego Comic Con, E3, CES and Macworld 2007 when Steve Jobs announced the iPhone.
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) 8048 3350
You can email us at email@example.com
You can drop in and see us at 41 Dora Street, Hurstville.
While we do accept walk-in appointments we prefer young people and referrers call our reception staff to book an initial appointment.
Please be aware that our phone and email accounts are only checked during our opening hours. If you require immediate support, please contact:
- eheadspace on 1800 650 890 or click here
- Kids Helpline on 18100 551 800
- Lifeline on 13 11 14
- Emergency Services on 000
At headspace Hurstville, 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 Hurstville 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.
Services are free, with 10 appointments bulk billed per year covered by Medicare when you have a Mental Health Treatment Plan.
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 your own GP, 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.
If you are a young person aged 12-25, family or friend and you are enquiring about headspace Hurstville services for yourself or someone else you do not require a formal referral, simply phone and have a quick chat with one of our staff and they can help you arrange an appointment.
Our contact details are:
Phone: 02 8048-3350
Fax: 02 8048-3399
Address: 41 Dora St, Hurstville NSW 2220
Service Provider and School Counsellor Referrals
Once completed, please forward your referral, with any accompanying documentation, to headspace Hurstville via Fax, Post or Email as per details on the attached form.
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
Any upcoming events will be advertised online on our Facebook and Instagram pages. Got an event coming up and want headspace to be a part of it? Let us know! You can also give us a call if you have questions about an event or group coming up on 8048 3350.
headspace Hurstville offers workshops to educational institutions and organisations within the St George region. For an overview of the workshops that we offer as well as a booking request form, please see the 'School Workshops' tab.
headspace Hurstville has a number of community partners that we work with. If you're interested in partnering with headspace on an event or project, let us know!
Fundraising & Donations
We have been so grateful to members of our local community that have kindly donated to the centre, allowing us to run events, groups and programs for young people and the wider community. If you would like to fundraise on behalf of headspace Hurstville or would like to make a donation to support our work with young people with mental health issues, please contact us and someone will be in touch with further information. Thanks for wanting to support us!
If you would like to distribute resources (eg factsheets, info cards, brochures, business cards and more) please request at email@example.com
For all enquiries regarding Community Engagement activities, please contact our Community Engagement Coordinator Alex by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
headspace Hurstville offers workshops to schools within the St George region. Due to the age range of our service, workshops are offered for Years 7-12.
If you wish to have headspace Hurstville present at your school, please read through our workshop outline, then complete and send a booking request form.
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 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 Hurstville 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 Hurstville receives, events that involve interschool partnerships and reach a broader audience will be encouraged.
Demand for request
It is important to note that while headspace Hurstville 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 follow this link http://headspace.org.au/get-info/#
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 email@example.com
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 http://www.headspace.org.au/what-works/school-support
The Youth Advocates Group (YAG) 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 YAG 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 Hurstville at events or in the media.
If you would like to join our headspace Hurstville Youth Advocates Group please email firstname.lastname@example.org and attention Community Engagement Coordinator.
Watch this short video our Youth Advocates Group created a few years back!
Youth Week is a National event organised by young people, for young people, in celebration of young people! In 2021, National Youth Week is 16th-24th April...But we are turning Youth Week into Youth Month!!! Throughout the month of April, we will be hosting a bunch of FREE events for young people to get connected and have fun.
As well as our Youth Week by headspace Hurstville Events, we'll be showing up at Georges River Council Youth Week 'It's A Mood' Festival for heaps of their amazing events. We hope to see you there!
You can also follow us on Instagram @headspace.hurstville to see our Youth Advocates TAKE OVER INSTAGRAM for the month of April. They're going to be sharing who they are, what they care about as young people, and their tips and tricks for surviving and thriving as a young person in our community.
Follow the links below to register for any of our events!
Yoga in the Park
In partnership with The Yoga Foundation
For 16-25 year olds
Session 1: 3-3.45pm Wednesday 7th April
Session 2: 3-3.45pm Monday 12th April
Location TBC (pending booking outdoor space in Hurstville)
Artspace with Shopfront Arts Co-op
For 12-25 year olds
4.30pm-6.30pm 23rd April
Shopfront Arts Co-op, Carlton
How to Adult in Two Weeks or Less
For 16-25 year olds
Session 1: 5-6pm Tuesday 20th April
Session 2: 5-6pm Tuesday 27th April
Online via Zoom
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 email@example.com or tag @headspace.hurstville and @glistenyouth on Instagram!
We are so grateful to be supported by such an amazing community!
Fundraisers and donations assist us to raise awareness and educate the community on mental health and wellbeing. They also help us to improve our centre helping to make sure young people have a positive experience when they visit us.
If you would like to organise a fundraiser for headspace Hurstville, please get in touch with our Community Engagement Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or on (02) 8048 3350.
Stuck for ideas? You could host a:
- Morning/afternoon tea
- Bake sale
- Wellness festival at your school or workplace
- Fun run
- Mufti day
- headspace day event
If you would like to make a donation to headspace Hurstville, please get in touch with our centre on (02) 8048 3350 or send an email to email@example.com.
All donations over $2 are tax deductible. Please let us know if you require a receipt for your donation.
If you do not have a Medicare card and are over 15 years of age, you can apply on the Human Services page, https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/enablers/how-enrol-or-re-enrol-medicare . We can assist you in applying if required. Access to the youth access clinicians and some headspace services do not require a Medicare Card. 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.