headspace
Miranda

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Hours

  • Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

About

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.  

headspace Miranda is a place you can go to talk to someone if you ever feel that you:

  • are down, stressed or can't stop worrying
  • can't deal with school or finding it difficult to concentrate
  • worried about your health
  • want to cut down on your drinking or drug use
  • want to talk about sexuality, identity or sexual health
  • are having difficulties with friendships, relationships or bullying

 

Hours

  • Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

headspace Miranda 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).

Services

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 issue. 

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

News

Jobs and volunteering

Positions currently available at headspace Miranda

About Us:

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.

 

Requirements:

  • 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.

 

Apply now!

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

Deadline: 22 Jun. 2021, 12:00 pm

About us:

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 are 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 our next stage, join us to make a difference. We're here to Stride. 

Our 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.

 

On Offer:

  • Based in Miranda
  • Part-time (0.8FTE) & permanent
  • Paying on HPSS level 3 plus Super
  • Salary packaging options (up to $15,899 tax free)
  • Meals and entertainment allowance of up to $2,650
  • Leave loading at 17.5%
  • Stride Rewards – access to discounts from 100s of retailers (fashion, food and fitness)
  • Paid parental leave
  • Reflective practice supervision
  • Excellent training and career development
  • Supportive team environment

 

Role overview:

  • Deliver clinical services assessment, treatment and evaluation and apply clinical protocols including documentation.
  • Active participation within the multi-disciplinary team, the profession specific network and with consumers, families and extended agencies.
  • Participate in mental health education programs, community based services and community groups.
  • Participation in the identification, development and implementation of quality and service improvement activities.
  • Develop clinical practice knowledge through active learning within the team and by engaging in professional development activities. 
  • Provide comprehensive mental health assessment, case management, intervention or group work as required.

 

Requirements:

  • Must have one of the following: General/Provisional AHPRA registration as a Psychologist, Full registration as an Occupational Therapist or Mental Health Nurse, OR AASW eligibility/registration as a Social Worker
  • Demonstrated highly competent level of knowledge and skill to undertake routine clinical practice with a comprehensive understanding within the continuum of care.
  • Ability to participate in a multidisciplinary team utilising comprehensive communication skills to establish effective partnerships and provide consultation to the team as well as government and other non-government service providers.
  • Ability to contribute to the professional development of self and others through education, professional networking and application of evidence based practice.
  • Demonstrating a comprehensive level of profession specific knowledge, expertise and skill. 
  • Excellent verbal and written skills as well as good computer skills.
  • Must be eligible to apply/ currently hold a WWCC 
  • Must hold a current/ be willing to apply for NDIS worker screening clearance 

 

Stride is an inclusive workplace and we encourage applications from diverse backgrounds in order to enhance the depth of cultural diversity and insight within our workforce.

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.

 

Apply Now!

To apply complete the online application form, attach a copy of your CV and a cover letter outlining your suitability for the available role.

Closing date for applications: Applications will be viewed and actioned upon receipt, with a final closing date for applications of 22 June 2021.

For any queries please email recruitment@stride.com.au

Apply now

Deadline: 22 Jun. 2021, 12:00 pm

About Us:

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 are 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 our next stage, join us to make a difference. We're here to Stride. 

Our 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 .

 

On offer: 

  • Based in Hurstville
  • Part-time (0.3 FTE) & Fixed-term (9 month parental leave cover)
  • Excellent base salary plus super (dependent on qualifications & experience)
  • Plus Salary Packaging options (up to $15,899 tax free!!)
  • Plus meals and entertainment allowance of up to $2,650!
  • Plus Leave loading at 17.5%
  • Paid parental leave
  • Stride Rewards – access to discounts from 100s of retailers (fashion, food and fitness)
  • Reflective practice supervision
  • Excellent training and development
  • Supportive team environment

 

Role Overview:

  • Psychological Support Services (PSS) provides evidenced based short term focused psychological intervention/treatment for young people, aged 12-25 years, who have a diagnosable moderate/severe mental illness, or who have attempted, or are at risk of, suicide or self-harm. 
  • As a PSS clinician you will be responsible for brief and ongoing interventions and the development of collaborative individual care plans to people aged 12 - 25 years.
  • Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, you will participate in the planning and development of services for clients with mental health issues and their families, which are consistent with best practice standards and evidence-based care, and are in line with the strategic direction and vision for headspace.
  • You will further contribute to the development and maintenance of community partnerships with key external stakeholders, developing effective interfaces across programs within the service as well as participating in relevant research activities

 

Requirements:

  • Must have one of the following: General AHPRA registration as a Psychologist, Clinical Psychologist, Occupational Therapist OR Mental Health Nurse OR Mental Health Social Worker (Accredited Mental Health Training & membership with AASW)
  • Extensive & demonstrated experience providing clinical services to young people (12-25 years)
  • Well-developed judgment and evaluation skills demonstrating a working understanding assessment and care planning
  • Sound understanding of the public, non-government and private mental health systems and programs and associated non-mental health programs in a community setting
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills showing an ability and sensitivity to work with people who have or are at risk of developing a mental illness
  • Proven ability to work creatively, collaboratively and effectively as a member of a team
  • Demonstrated skills in organisation and time-management, including the ability to work under pressure and balance multiple tasks
  • Excellent verbal communication and writing skills
  • Must be eligible to apply/currently hold a Blue Card/WWCC 
  • Must hold a current yellow card/be willing to apply for NDIS worker screening clearance 

 

Stride is an inclusive workplace and we encourage applications from diverse backgrounds in order to enhance the depth of cultural diversity and insight within our workforce.

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.

 

Apply now!

To apply complete the online application form, attach a copy of your CV and a cover letter outlining your suitability for the available role.

Applications will be viewed and actioned upon receipt, with a final closing date of 22 June 2021

Apply now

Deadline: 22 Jun. 2021, 12:00 pm

About Us:

It's an exciting time to be part of our journey. You may have noticed we've recently 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.

 

On offer: 

  • Based in Miranda
  • Part-time (0.2FTE) & Fixed-term - 12 month parental leave cover (also opportunities for private practitioner work for additional days if desired)
  • Excellent base salary plus Super
  • Plus Salary Packaging options (up to $15,899 tax free!)
  • Plus meals and entertainment allowance of up to $2,650!
  • Plus Leave loading at 17.5%
  • Company rewards scheme
  • Excellent training and development
  • Supportive team environment

 

Role Overview:

  • 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

 

Requirements:

  • AHPRA Registration as a General or Clinical Psychologist
  • You will need to be eligible to provide services under the Medicare Benefits Scheme (MBS - Better Access).
  • Experience liaising and working with internal and external stakeholders.
  • A high level of interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal), problem solving and negotiation skills 
  • Proven ability to work creatively, collaboratively and effectively as a member of a team
  • Demonstrated skills in organisation and time-management, including the ability to work under pressure and balance multiple tasks

 

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.

 

Apply now!

To apply complete the online application form, attach a copy of your CV and a cover letter outlining your suitability for the available role. Applications will be viewed and actioned upon receipt, with a final closing date for applications of 22 June 2021.

For any queries please email recruitment@stride.com.au

Apply now

Deadline: 25 Jun. 2021, 12:00 pm

About us:

It's an exciting time to be part of Stride. 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. 

Our 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 .

 

On offer: 

  • Based in Hurstville
  • Full-time & Permanent
  • Excellent Base salary plus Super
  • Plus Leave loading at 17.5%
  • Plus Salary Packaging options (up to $15,899 tax free!)
  • Plus meals and entertainment allowance of up to $2,650!
  • Company rewards scheme
  • Paid parental leave
  • Excellent training and development
  • Supportive team environment

 

Role Overview:

Lead and deliver high quality evidence based clinical care as a member of the multidisciplinary team to achieve better health outcomes for young people seeking to access primary care, mental healthcare, alcohol and drug services and social, educational and vocational services.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:-

  • Alongside the Clinical Services Manager provide leadership, management and development of headspace clinical staff and operations for headspace Meadowbrook.
  • In conjunction with the Clinical Services Manager oversee the engagement, initial screening and psychosocial assessment of young people and documentation by the Intake Team.
  • Participate as a member of the mental health team in providing comprehensive mental health assessment, case coordination, intervention or group work as required

 

Requirements:

  • General AHPRA registration as a Psychologist, Clinical Psychologist, Occupational Therapist, Mental Health Nurse OR Social Worker with AASW registration/eligibility OR Counsellor with Level 2 PACFA or ACA registration (may consider applicants working towards mental health accreditation)
  • Leadership/management experience or previously worked as a Senior Clinician as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Demonstrated experience providing clinical services to young people (12-25 years)
  • Well-developed judgment and evaluation skills demonstrating a working understanding assessment and care planning
  • Understanding of the public, non-government and private mental health systems and programs and associated non-mental health programs in a community setting
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills showing an ability and sensitivity to work with people who have or are at risk of developing a mental illness
  • Proven ability to work creatively, collaboratively and effectively as a member of a team
  • Demonstrated skills in organisation and time-management, including the ability to work under pressure and balance multiple tasks
  • Excellent verbal communication and writing skills

 

We are 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.

 

Apply now!

To apply complete the online application form, attach a copy of your CV and a cover letter outlining your suitability for the available role.

Applications will be viewed and actioned upon receipt, with a final closing date for applications on 25 June 2021.

For any queries please email recruitment@stride.com.au

Apply now

Deadline: 29 Jun. 2021, 12:00 pm

About us:

It's an exciting time to be part of Stride. 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. 

Our 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 .

 

On offer: 

  • Based in Miranda
  • Full-time & Permanent
  • Excellent Base salary plus Super
  • Plus Leave loading at 17.5%
  • Plus Salary Packaging options (up to $15,899 tax free!)
  • Plus meals and entertainment allowance of up to $2,650!
  • Company rewards scheme
  • Paid parental leave
  • Excellent training and development
  • Supportive team environment

 

Role Overview:

Lead and deliver high quality evidence based clinical care as a member of the multidisciplinary team to achieve better health outcomes for young people seeking to access primary care, mental healthcare, alcohol and drug services and social, educational and vocational services.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:-

  • Alongside the Clinical Services Manager provide leadership, management and development of headspace clinical staff and operations for headspace Meadowbrook.
  • In conjunction with the Clinical Services Manager oversee the engagement, initial screening and psychosocial assessment of young people and documentation by the Intake Team.
  • Participate as a member of the mental health team in providing comprehensive mental health assessment, case coordination, intervention or group work as required

 

Requirements:

  • General AHPRA registration as a Psychologist, Clinical Psychologist, Occupational Therapist, Mental Health Nurse OR Social Worker with AASW registration/eligibility OR Counsellor with Level 2 PACFA or ACA registration (may consider applicants working towards mental health accreditation)
  • Leadership/management experience or previously worked as a Senior Clinician as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Demonstrated experience providing clinical services to young people (12-25 years)
  • Well-developed judgment and evaluation skills demonstrating a working understanding assessment and care planning
  • Understanding of the public, non-government and private mental health systems and programs and associated non-mental health programs in a community setting
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills showing an ability and sensitivity to work with people who have or are at risk of developing a mental illness
  • Proven ability to work creatively, collaboratively and effectively as a member of a team
  • Demonstrated skills in organisation and time-management, including the ability to work under pressure and balance multiple tasks
  • Excellent verbal communication and writing skills

 

We are 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.

 

Apply now!

To apply complete the online application form, attach a copy of your CV and a cover letter outlining your suitability for the available role.

Applications will be viewed and actioned upon receipt, with a final closing date for applications on 29 June 2021. 

For any queries please email recruitment@stride.com.au

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More information

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 headspace.miranda@stride.com.au

 

 

 

Refresh - Wellbeing and fitness for all levels - ages 15-25 - This will be running again in Term 1 and 2, so feel free to get in touch to register your interest.

headspace Miranda and Project Youth present Refresh, a 10 week wellbeing and social group. 
Each week will include an activity such as cooking on a budget, beach cleanup and creative sessions, followed by a 45 minute workout with a PT, suitable for all levels - perfect if you'd like to meet some new people and try out some fitness in a friendly  non-judgemental atmosphere!

Places are strictly limited so please register asap if you would like to attend.

Mondays 4pm-6pm at Project Youth Miranda 

8th March - 29th March and 19th April - 24th May ( break for school holidays after 4 weeks)

To register:https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5DHM9H7

For more info, contact us on 9575 1500 or email headspace.miranda@stride.com.au

 

 

Study Without Stress - We can come and run this onsite at any school or community group!

A free 8 week  group equipping young people with the tools & strategies to overcome stress associated with study. Registrations are open to any young people that are in Years 10-12.

If you have a group of 12-15 students in years 10-12 (probably best if the participants are all from the same year group), we could look at sending a clinician to you in Term 1 or 2 to provide this group for 1 hour a week for 8 weeks. We have found this group to be particularly effective for year 11s and 12s but we’re open to the students you think would get the most from it.

We can organise dates and times around what works for the school and discuss any other questions you may have around this.

There is also more information about the group here:

https://www.mq.edu.au/about/campus-services-and-facilities/hospital-and-clinics/centre-for-emotional-health-clinic/how-we-can-help/study-without-stress

 please email us at headsapce.miranda@stride.com.au if you are interested and would like to know more.

 

 

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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 headspace.miranda@stride.com.au or tag @headspace.miranda and @glistenyouth on Instagram!

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Sonja Vidic

I'm Operations Manager for both headspace Miranda and Hurstville. 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 favorite thing about my job is connecting with our amazing communities, receiving input and guidance of Youth Reference Group (YRG) and growing a Clinical team.

 

 

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Lan Nguyen

I'm the Clinical Lead at headspace Miranda. I provide clinical leadership and management of headspace Miranda clinical staff, and oversee the clinical operations and monitor the quality of services to young people . My favorite thing about working here is all the wonderful people.

 

 

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 Lily Ishak

I am the Senior intake Clinician. My role entails being the first point of access to headspace for young people and other community members. I am responsible for completing a screening intake phone call of clients, coordinating supportive referrals and conducting a brief intervention all in one. 

I enjoy the assistance I can offer to young people and other community members through a simple phone call exchange. Supporting mental health issues can be very challenging, therefore I am grateful to be able to make a difference to this issue through my role at headspace.

 

 

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Kate Middleton - Youth Access Clinician (YAC)

Half of my day is spent meeting with young people who are new to headspace and talking about what is going on for them. I give them some information about what supports headspace can offer and help to plan ways that headspace or other services might be able to help them out. The other half of my day is spent meeting with ongoing clients to work towards goals they might have for their mental health.

I feel really lucky to spend my days hearing about young people’s lives, supporting them to understand themselves and make changes that might improve their mental health

 

 

Briony

 Briony Cox - Youth Access Clinician (YAC)

My role at Headspace is to welcome young people into the space and to support them as they begin exploring their emotions and give them room to grow and understand their own mental health.

My favourite thing about this job is that I get to spend most of my day chatting with young people and being able to share with them and learn from them!

 

 

 

Kahli

 

Kahli Williams - Youth Access Clinician (YAC)

 

My role at headspace is to meet young people, have a chat about what’s going on in their life and support them through whatever it is they’re experiencing. I help clients make a plan to achieve their goals and help them to understand what headspace can do for them or what other services can do to help. 

 My favourite thing about my job is having the privilege of walking alongside young people and supporting them in navigating life’s ups & downs. It’s amazing to watch people grow, make change and witness their strength and resilience through tough times. 

 

 

 

 

 Bianca

Bianca Veage

I'm a psychologist here at headspace Miranda. 

My job at headspace is to see clients for psychology sessions with Mental Health Plans. We can access 10 sessions a year, where we can work together on your goals. This could be goals like improve my mood, talk about my feelings, learn how to cope with a particular emotion/stressor or work on anything important to you!

My favorite thing about my job is  that as a Psychologist it is pretty special to have the opportunity to help a young person reach their goals and see how resilient people are. Being able to do this at a place like headspace is fabulous, as I am surrounded by a team who cares for their clients and we have lots of fun!

 

 

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 Dr 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Kerry Frankland

I'm an administrator here at headspace Miranda which means you'll see my face when you come through the door, or you'll have a chat with over the phone when you call about your appointments.

My job is to support the team and keep all the wheels turning. My favorite thing is making cheese toasties as snacks for the groups.

 

 

 

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Catherine Roberts

I am a Psychological Support Service Clinician,  offering free psychological support to young people from 12-25.  I love being able to offer help and support.

 

 

 

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Rebekah Lucas

I'm a Mental Health Social Worker/PSS clinician here at headspace Miranda. 

I speak with young people (and their families) about whatever is going on in their lives and what is bothering them.  Hopefully over time I assist the young people I work with to see things a little bit differently and be able to manage the things that make life difficult. 

I love watching the young people I work with grow and change their lives in positive ways.

 

 

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Fiona O'Neill

I'm a psychologist/Drug and Alcohol Counselor. I offer counselling for Young People interested in treatment or information, for their Alcohol and Other Drug Use. My favourite thing about job, is working with all different young people and having awesome colleagues.

 

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 headspace.miranda@stride.com.au

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

Privacy

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.

Cost

Our services are free, 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.  

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:  Download the 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 headspace.miranda@stride.com.au
Our postal address is Suite 5/522 Kingsway, Miranda, NSW 2228

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 eheadspace.org.au

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

7 cups - 7 Cups connects you to caring listeners for free emotional support https://www.7cups.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

Bite Back - Online activities, psychoeducation and positive psychology to support young people with their mental health. biteback.org.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

The Desk - Online tools and programs to support students with their mental health. thedesk.org.au

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-

 

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 have created a School Booking Request Form which will allow us to manage and prioritise school workshops on a number of criteria. Before you complete the form please read the workshop outline document below to ensure the workshop will meet the needs of your school.  If you wish to have headspace Miranda present at your school please complete the form and send it to headspace Miranda. Please allow one month lead time for all requests.

Click here for a copy of the School Booking Request form

Click here for a copy of the workshop outlines

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.

Resources

If you would like some resources and fact sheets regarding youth mental health please follow this link http://headspace.org.au/get-info/#

School Support

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 schoolsupport@headspace.org.au

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

 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.  

 

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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.

If you would like to join our headspace Miranda Youth Reference Group then please email headspace.miranda@stride.com.au and attention Community Engagement Coordinator.

Events

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.

 

Community Engagement

if you would like resources to distribute to young people aged 12-25 please email headspace.miranda@stride.com.au.

For all enquiries regarding presentations and community engagement activities please contact headspace.miranda@stride.com.au and attention Rebecca, our Community Engagement Coordinator. Please be advised that 2-3 weeks notice for presentations and events is appreciated.