Community Focus – headspace Warwick

headspace Warwick is part of a government funded organization with over 150 across Australia service that provides free support to young people aged 12-25 across the areas of mental health, physical and sexual health, alcohol and other drugs, and work and study. headspace Warwick is funded to provide support to young people with low to moderate needs through one-on-one counselling, engagement activities and groups. We have supported young people through school stress, issues with relationships, grief and loss, and managing mental health issues such as anxiety and depression.

 We aim to provide the most appropriate support to meet the needs of the young people utilizing the wide variety of skills and knowledge that our multidisciplinary team possesses. If our service is unable to meet the needs of the young person, we will refer to the most appropriate service available through our No Wrong Door policy. headspace National offers online counselling support through eheadspace, and online Work and Study support.

We also aim to increase the mental health literacy of the Southern Downs community through presentations at schools and local businesses, and community events and activities.

Our centre is located at 58 Palmerin Street Warwick, with easy access from Rose City Shopping World and the main street. We are open Mon-Fri with early appointments available on Tuesdays and late appointments available on Thursday.

We also operate an outreach to Stanthorpe three days a fortnight on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. It is important to note that we do not operate a Stanthorpe office, and all enquiries are taken through our Warwick centre.

This year, Headspace Warwick is celebrating 15 years of supporting young people across the Southern Downs and surrounds. Since 2008 we have provided support to more than 4,000 young people over 30,000 occasions of service.

Headspace centres are led by young people through the Youth Reference Group. The YRG assist with all aspects of the centre’s operation from décor, events, and activities, through to recruitment of new staff. We are continually looking for young people to join this group and if you or anyone else is interested please contact us via phone or email or drop into the centre.

Assisting with governance is our Consortium of local services and organizations, including the Warwick Friendly Society. This support is greatly appreciated and highlights that the work we do does not exist in bubble and effective support for young people is built on services working together.

If you have any questions about our service, please contact us on 07 4661 1999 or drop into our centre at 58 Palmerin Street. A referral from a GP is not required, young people and their family/friends can self-refer.