headspace Newcastle

headspace Newcastle

A place for young people and their families to talk through things when times are tough.

If you or someone you care for is seriously injured or in need of urgent help please call Triple Zero (000) or visit your nearest hospital.

Hunter Primary Care does not provide a crisis mental health service. If you or someone you know needs assistance please call the Mental Health Line (24/7) 1800 011 511.

headspace Newcastle can provide you with information and support on a wide range of issues. Our headspace Newcastle centre is a place where young people, aged 12-25, and their families can come and talk to people who are specially trained to help young people deal with a range of problems including:

  • mental health
  • physical health
  • sexual health
  • family and relationships
  • feeling stressed or not being able to stop worrying
  • drug and alcohol issues
  • sexuality
  • school stress or work hassles
  • not feeling like yourself
  • looking for work or training

Did you know?

One in four young people have experienced a mental health issue in the past 12 months – this rate is higher than all other age groups. For some young people, the challenge can feel unfixable, with suicide the leading cause of death among Australian youth.

Research shows that 75% of mental health issues emerge before the age of 25. By treating these issues early and providing holistic support, the risk of them developing into more serious problems greatly decreases.

We aim to turn these figures around, promote change and continue to develop services unique to young people in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and Port Stephens.

How to refer

Referrals to headspace Newcastle are available by self-referral and professional referral.

Talk to headspace Newcastle

For further information and to discuss whether a referral may be appropriate, contact the headspace Newcastle team on (02) 4929 4201 or email headspacenewcastle@hunterprimarycare.com.au

Address: 582 Hunter Street, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300

Website: https://headspace.org.au/headspace-centres/newcastle/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/newcastleheadspace

headspace is Federally funded under Australia’s national youth mental health initiative