We're proud to support the mental health and wellbeing of young people in Bass Coast and South Gippsland through our headspace Wonthaggi centre.
headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention mental health services to 12 to 25 year olds, along with assistance in promoting young peoples’ wellbeing. This covers four core areas: mental health, physical health, work and study support and alcohol and other drug service. headspace has over 100 centres currently operating across Australia and operates an online and telephone service, eheadspace. More than 446,000 young Australians have come to headspace for support, guidance or help over the past 10 years.
The new early intervention mental health services are provided from a central hub in Wonthaggi, in conjunction with outposted services soon to be established at Youth Access Clinics in Foster, Korumburra, Leongatha, Wonthaggi and Cowes.
headspace Wonthaggi provides free or low cost mental, general and sexual health services as well as education and employment, and alcohol and other drug support services. Their confidential services include sexual assault counselling, group work, disability support, family counselling, vocational guidance, help with job seeking as well as health and wellbeing services for all young people, including young people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) young people.
The operation of headspace Wonthaggi is possible through the collaboration and contribution of a range of local service providers, led by RAV, forming the headspace Wonthaggi Consortium.
5b Murray Street
Wonthaggi, Victoria 3995
(03) 5671 5900
The Centre is open on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10am to 6pm and on Tuesdays from 12pm to 8pm.
headspace acknowledges the financial and other support from Gippsland Primary Health Network and the Australian Government Department of Health.