headspace Elsternwick is a free or low cost service where young people aged 12-25 can access qualified mental health professionals, GPs, drug and alcohol counsellors and vocational service providers.
You can self-refer, however, a mental health treatment plan is required to see our mental health professionals. We have other workers and programs you can access without a mental health treatment plan. We also provide an early psychosis program.
headspace Elsternwick is conveniently located near Elsternwick train station.
- 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 Elsternwick is operated by Alfred Health. 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, South Eastern Melbourne (South East Melbourne PHN).
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 any alcohol or other drug concern.
A headspace early intervention program to improve the lives of young people, and their families, who are affected by psychosis.
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.
Workers either on site or linked to the centre who can assist you with work or study opportunities.
A group of young people who help with events and some decision making at a centre. Ask your centre about getting involved.
Jobs and volunteering
Positions currently available at headspace Elsternwick
Seeking experienced GPs to join our existing team for an immediate start
headspace Elsternwick and Bentleigh are seeking motivated and experienced General Practitioners with an interest in youth mental health to work on a part time basis.
headspace is a National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention mental health services to 12-25 years old. This service is designed to make it as easy as possible for a young person and their family to get the help they need for problems affecting their wellbeing. This covers four core areas: mental health, physical health, work and study support, alcohol and other drug services.
Working at a headspace centre gives GPs an opportunity to: - improve the lives of young people as part of an interesting and innovative team: - provide a full range of health services with an emphasis on managing mental health problems: - be part of a supportive, multidisciplinary team: and develop confidence and increased skills in working with young people.
Other benefits include:
- Focus on evidence-based practice: from assessment to appropriate prescribing
- Modern fully computerised facilitates with full reception and admin support
- Competitive remuneration with a 100% of MBS billings
- Part-time positions are welcomed
About the Opportunity:
We are seeking youth-focused General Practitioners (fully registered) with an interest in youth mental health to join headspace services at two headspace centres based in Elsternwick and Bentleigh. You will have access to flexible working arrangements and be fully supported by a team consisting of Clinical Lead, Practice Administrator, Intake Team and Reception Staff.
What we can offer:
- A multi-disciplinary team focus with support from onsite Alfred Health Practitioners
- Full administration support including reception, appointment bookings & billing
- Flexible working hours
- Medical software with IT support and onsite training
What we are looking for:
- An interest in mental health (particularly early intervention)
- A desire to make a difference in the lives of young people
- Ability to provide a full range of health services including sexual health, chronic health management and general health checks
- Be vocationally registered and eligible to apply for a Medicare Provider number
- No DWS, or GPs with Medicare moratorium restrictions.
For more information contact:
Name: Jane Laidlaw, Centre Manager
Phone: (03) 9076 7500
Private Practitioner (Positions available at headspace Syndal, Elsternwick and Bentleigh)
- OT/SW/Psychologist / Psychiatrists / General Practitioners
- Operate as a session based Private Practitioner; set your hours
- Honorary employee to Alfred Health, Fixed-term to June 2022
- Must have provider number for bulk-billing to Medicare
What's in it for you?
- Be involved in the establishment of a new headspace Centre in Syndal (Monash area), an innovative youth mental health program that is making a real difference in the community
- No fee charges for room or reception, therefore you receive 100% of the Medicare Billing, and where clients can afford it, a full fee payment $35 above the Medicare rebate amount
- A supportive and fun team working environment with Administration staff & Senior Clinicians to support you on site
Established in 2006, headspace offers a ‘one-stop shop’ for young people aged 12 -25 and their families who may be experiencing mental health difficulties. It provides an opportunity for young people to receive help early and promotes a 'no wrong door' approach to supporting young people and their families through the provision of GPs, counsellors, Alcohol & other Drug workers and Vocational and Educational support.
What you’ll be doing
The Allied Mental Health Practitioner is responsible for the provision of counselling services to young people aged between 12 – 25 years at headspace under a Mental Health Care Plan through Medicare-funded items as a private provider.
Our experienced and supportive Access team will screen referrals, allocate to the appropriate private practitioner based on the young person’s clinical needs and presentation and schedule first time clients in to your appointment schedule.
It is a condition of employment that appointees to this position are contracted private practitioners with Alfred Health operating from the headspace Centre.
- Relevant tertiary qualifications and registration (AHPRA or AASW)
- Must have provider number for bulk-billing to Medicare
- Indemnity insurance to the value of $10 million
- Current Victorian Drivers Licence
- Current working rights visa
- Satisfactory completion of a Police Check and Working with Children Check
For more information contact:
Name: Jane Laidlaw, Centre Manager
Phone: (03) 9076 7500
headspace Elsternwick offers young people aged 12 to 25 access to mental health professionals for counselling and support.
To access our mental health services, please call us on (03) 9076 7500 or email us to speak with one of our friendly team.
Our services are free or low cost, and we will ensure that your privacy and confidentiality is maintained and respected.
With a Mental Health Treatment Plan - a formal document completed with a GP (Doctor) - you can access up to 20 Medicare funded sessions in any calendar year (Jan - Dec).
Please speak with our team if you are concerned about the possible cost of seeing a mental heath clinician. Our team can also provide you with advice on how to obtain a Mental Health Treatment Plan.
If you need a check-up, a referral, or a Mental Health Treatment Plan, headspace Elsternwick can help.
Our GPs can take care of your physical and mental health needs and as long as you are covered by Medicare, this service will be bulk-billed (which means you don't have to pay).
Call us on (03) 9076 7500 or email to make an appointment. If you need to see the doctor to get a referral or Mental Health Treatment Plan please let our team know, as you may need a longer appointment.
If you need to get your own Medicare Card, click here to be redirected to the Medicare website, where you can find step-by-step instructions.
headspace Elsternwick offers free, individual and group art therapy sessions with qualified professionals. They can assist in your mental health recovery through creative expression.
To make a booking, phone our team on (03) 9076 7500 or email to learn more.
If your use of alcohol and other drugs is preventing you from achieving what you want, headspace Elsternwick may be able to help.
We offer free alcohol and other drug counselling with a professional and experienced counsellor.
Call our team on (03) 9076 7500 or email to learn more.
Click here to view headspace AOD resources and interactive supports.
headspace Elsternwick offers free and confidential support for young people who are experiencing, or are at risk of developing psychosis.
You can access the Early Psychosis Program at headspace centres in Elsternwick, Bentleigh, Frankston, Dandenong and Narre Warren. The program includes:
- Specialty trained mental health professionals
- Work and study support
- Support with everyday life skills, e.g. shopping, travelling
- Creative therapy e.g. art or music groups
- Social group activities with other young people who have had similar experiences.
If you or someone you know could benefit from this program, please call our team on (03) 9076 7500 or email and we will get back to you.
You can also read more about early psychosis here.
We understand that family and friends are often the first to notice when you are struggling.
This comprehensive guide includes mental health resources, tips on how to communicate with young people and support for work and study.
For additional resources, including individual, tailored support please visit the headspace National Work and Study website.
Sometimes it's not just young people who could benefit from speaking to someone. At headspace Elsternwick we offer counselling for the whole family.
Your family can access counselling even without a young person engaged in services. Sessions are one hour with a maximum of two per family, and are bulk-billed or low cost.
Call our team on (03) 9076 7500 or email learn more.
If you're not feeling up to coming in to headspace Elsternwick in person or are unable to do so, please consider creating a free account with eheadspace.
eheadspace provides free online and telephone support and counselling to young people 12 - 25 and their families and friends. If you’re based in Australia and going through a tough time, eheadspace can help:
- If you are feeling down
- If you are feeling stressed
- If you are being bullied
- If you have concerns about drugs and alcohol
- Getting along with your family and friends
- Romantic relationships
- Questions about sex
- Questions about gender and who you are attracted to
- Getting advice about helping a friend
- Anything you want to talk about!
You can get support for your mental health by creating a headspace account. Here, you can access group chats, online communities, and 1:1 direct support with qualified and committed eheadspace professionals.
eheadspace operates between 9am – 1am (Melbourne time) 7 days a week for a 1-on-1 chat. It’s a confidential, free and safe space to talk about what’s going on.
PLEASE NOTE - eheadspace is not a crisis service. If you are in need of emergency assistance, please call 000 immediately, or a crisis support service: Lifeline - 13 11 41 and online, or Kid's Helpline - 1800 55 1800.
headspace Elsternwick is available to attend your school or organisation to present information regarding mental health, help-seeking, and headspace services.
We regularly collaborate and partner with:
- Sporting clubs
- Local businesses
- Community based organisations.
If you'd like to get headspace Elsternwick to provide a presentation - please complete the community engagement request form here and a staff member will be in contact.
Please be aware we are not always available for community engagement events on weekends. For more information, please call the Centre to speak with the Community Awareness Coordinator on (03) 9076 7500.
headspace Elsternwick is easily accessible by public transport and car.
headspace Elsternwick is less than 300 metres from Elsternwick train station on the Sandringham line. Exit the train station to the right and continue walking along Glenhuntly Rd until you see our green signage.
The #67 tram runs straight along Glenhuntly Rd. It starts in Carnegie and terminates at Melbourne University (and back again). Along the way it goes along Swanston St, St Kilda Rd, Nepean Hwy, Brighton Rd, and Truganini Rd. Stop number #45 Elsternwick Shopping Centre/Glen Huntly Road and stop #44 Elsternwick Railway Station are within 1 minute walk of our Centre.
Visit this link to view the Yarra Tram Melbourne Network Map.
There are several bus routes operating within a short of headspace Elsternwick. We recommend using the PTV Journey Planner website to plan your route, view distances, timetables and stop maps.
If you need additional support getting to headspace Elsternwick via public transport or car, please speak to our friendly and knowledgeable reception team. If you are unsure about where the correct stops are, please speak to the bus or tram driver who can assist you with a stop reminder.
Glen Huntly Road is very busy, please take care when crossing on foot or getting out of your car!
1hr parking is available on Glen Huntly Road.
2hr and 4hr unmetered parking is available on St Georges Road and Railway Parade.
Please utilise the map feature on our homepage for a closer look at the streets and roads surrounding headspace Elsternwick.
headspace Elsternwick aims to be accessible for all young people. We have wheelchair accessible ground floor rooms available on request. We also have gender neutral bathrooms.
If there is anything you need to make your visit with us comfortable and enjoyable, please let us know.
Telehealth guidelines and instructions
Telehealth is now an option for young people and families using services at headspace Elsternwick.
Click here for step-by-step instructions and telehealth tips.
If you have any questions about telehealth please don't hesitate to contact our friendly reception staff.
Email us or phone: (03) 9076 7500
To access headspace Elsternwick services, you will need a valid Medicare Card, this will mean you can access all services provided by the centre for free or a low-cost fee.
If you don’t have a Medicare card and you are over the age of 15 years old, you can apply for your own Medicare card. Information about how to apply can be found on the Department of Human Services page:
If you are ineligible to apply for a Medicare Card, call headspace Elsternwick on 03 9076 7500 we can discuss your alternative options.
You don't need a Medicare card to access the early psychosis program, sessions are covered for all young persons.
Is there a volunteer program at headspace Elsternwick?
headspace Elsternwick provides young people aged 18-25 with the opportunity to take action in improving the mental health and wellbeing of young people in the community through our Youth Advisory Committee (YAC).
The YAC develops and delivers community events and projects and provides feedback to the Centre on how we can improve our youth mental health services.
YAC members have the opportunity to expand their skills and knowledge in advocacy, public speaking, events and mental health.
How do I get involved?
Recruitment for the headspace Elsternwick YAC is currently closed. Keep an eye on our social media for updates, follow us on Facebook here and Instagram at headspace.elsternwick
Can I do work experience with headspace Elsternwick?
Unfortunately we do not currently offer any work experience opportunities at this time.
Who can I contact for more information?
Please ensure that you have read this section thoroughly. If you have a question that has not been answered, you can send us an email or call us on (03) 7076 7500.
headspace Elsternwick welcomes financial donations to assist in the provision of non-clinical services and community engagement events.
If you would like to donate to or fundraise specifically for headspace Elsternwick, please contact the Centre on (03) 9076 7500 or email us.
If you would like to donate to headspace National, please follow the link here.