headspace
Melton

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Hours

  • Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

About

The health & wellbeing of young people and their families is our top priority.  In response to COVID-19, we have transitioned to online and phone services.

We’ll still be supporting young people through phone and online options which enables a screen to screen approach. This means you’ll be able to use either your mobile, laptop or computer to have screen to screen sessions with your mental health clinician.  

If you feel you need an in person appointment please call us to discuss further. 

You can get in contact with our Reception & Intake Team by calling 8065 5600. 

We’re all in this together and are here to support you.

 

Hours

  • Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

headspace Melton is operated by Orygen . 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, North Western Melbourne.

Services

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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. 

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

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. 

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

More information

The health & wellbeing of young people and their families is our top priority.  In response to COVID-19, we have transitioned to online and phone services.

We’ll still be supporting young people through phone and online options which enables a screen to screen approach. This means you’ll be able to use either your mobile, laptop or computer to have screen to screen sessions with your mental health clinician.  

If you feel you need an in person appointment, please call us to discuss further. 

You can get in contact with headspace Melton's staff by calling our reception & admin team on 8065 5600.

We're all in this together and are here to support you 

headspace Melton is located at 16 Brooklyn Road, Melton South VIC 3338 . We reside in the Melton Station Square Shopping Precinct, a short walk away from the Melton Train Station. There’s plenty of free parking outside our centre.  "How to get there" guide coming soon.

 

What Services are available?

  • Counselling
  • Drug & Alcohol Counselling 
  • General Practitioner from our Youth Health Clinic 
  • Work and Study Support
  • Group Programs

 

How To Refer

You can call us on 8065 5600 during our operating hours . You can ask a parent, carer, teacher , doctor , counsellor, youth worker or case manager to call on your behalf

 

Are you a GP wanting to refer? Please click here for more information on how to refer 

Are you a teacher or support worker wanting to refer? Please click here for more information on how to refer 

 

Are Your Services Free?

All of the services at headspace Melton are provided free of charge  and/ or are bulk billed with a medicare card .You will need a medicare card to access support from our GP's and private practitioners. It can be your family's Medicare Card if you name is listed on it .

 

If you can't access Medicare or other government funded healthcare programs, you can still receive support from our Access Team Clinicians, Youth Counsellors, Drug and Alcohol Counsellors and Group Programs . 

If a young person requires assertive follow up or crisis support contact:

  • Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800
  • Lifeline: 13 11 44
  • Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467

Or you can attend your closest Emergency Department or call 000

When you turn 15 years of age, you can apply for your own Medicare card. To do this you have to do some paper work and have some identification. You need to complete a "Medicare copy or transfer" application form and submit it at your local Medicare service centre. You’ll need to provide identification, such as a student card or birth certificate, as well as details about the card you are transferring from.

If you need more information or need help with accessing a Medicare card, please have a chat to our Access Team by contacting us on (03) 8001 2366. Alternatively, have a look at the human services website about becoming independent: https://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/subjects/young-people-becoming-independent

In Australia, laws protect young peoples’ rights to have information they share with doctors (and other people who provide health services) be kept private.

These laws mean that what you tell people during a health care appointment must remain private between you and that person or service, except in particular situations.

When you talk to any of the staff at headspace Melton you can be confident that what you talk about is not shared with people outside of the service without your knowledge. headspace Werribee helps you access services that are sometimes provided by other agencies outside of headspace. Please talk with anyone on our Access Team about how this relates to your private information.

headspace Melton, and its lead agency Orygen is committed to the health, safety and wellbeing of all children.  We play an important role in ensuring the health and wellbeing of children and do not tolerate child abuse.  All allegations and safety concerns will be treated very seriously, reported and investigated. Orygen is committed to listening respectfully at all times to children and advocating for their right to feel and be safe, valued and protected. 

All children and young people who are supported by Orygen have the right to feel and be safe.  Orygen is committed to the principles of cultural safety and inclusion of children from diverse backgrounds and to the safety and inclusion of children with disability, and we recognise that these principles support the safety of all children.

Every person involved at Orygen has a responsibility to understand the important and specific role they play individually and collectively to ensure that the wellbeing and safety  of all children and young people is at the forefront of all they do.  We aim to create a culture of child safety that reduces opportunity for harm and provides our staff with a clear process to follow when child safety concerns are raised.

Youth Advocacy Group 

 

The Youth Advocacy Group (YAG) is a group made up of young people aged 16-25 who live, study, work or have connections to the City of Melton or surrounding municipalities.

YAG members are passionate about issues affecting young people , including mental health and well-being.  The YAG are instrumental in shaping headspace Melton to ensure the service is youth-focused and youth-friendly.

 

In addition The YAG are engage with our wider community to raise awareness and reduce stigma associated with youth mental health  by delivering workshops and attending events .

 

headspace Melton is a safe space which embraces inclusivity  and diversity. Young People from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander , LGBTIQA+ , different cultural and language backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply .

 

If you have any questions about the headspace Melton YAG, you can contact our Community Awareness Officer Luke on 0466 851 086 or at luke.hartley@orygen.org.au