29 November 2018

headspace Canberra is moving!  We will be moving to a new centrally located space that will be better equipped and designed to meet the growing demand for our services.

headspace Canberra is designed to make it as easy as possible for young people to access the help they need for problems affecting their wellbeing.  The centre will be relocating to Braddon, from 18 December, to better service young people across Canberra.

Peter Rohr, Marathon Health’s Group Manager of headspace Services says the new building has been designed through on-going engagement with the headspace Canberra team and the Youth Reference Group.

“The needs of Canberra’s young people have really been at the forefront of the design, and we are excited to create a space specifically tailored to their suggestions and needs,” said Peter Rohr, Marathon Health’s Group Manager of headspace Services.

Capital Health Network (CHN) Chief Executive Adj Prof Gaylene Coulton said they were proud to fund headspace Canberra, through the ACT PHN Programme, and support Marathon Health as the Lead Agency for headspace Canberra. 

“To continue to address local need, it’s wonderful that this holistic support provided by headspace Canberra, will now be delivered in the central Canberra location of Braddon from 18 December. This move will allow young people to more easily access these essential mental health supports, enable program growth and better service young people in Canberra,” said Adj Prof Gaylene Coulton, CHN Chief Executive.

A range of services are provided through the Canberra headspace Centre, that are funded through a number of channels, including CHN, ACT Health, Canberra Health Services and non-government organisations.  These services include low intensity psychological services provided by coaches, psychological services provided by mental health professionals, sexual health services and drug and alcohol services. 

Once the service is established at the new site, GP services will also be available for young people to access for their physical and mental health needs.

Peter Rohr says the move provides opportunity for program growth, and continued collaborative work with partner organisations in Canberra.

Interite have been appointed as the builders for the project. They are doing an amazing job of making sure the design protects the privacy of young people but still ensures the centre is youth-friendly and accessible.

Our goal is for a smooth and easy transition with minimal disruption to services. Please keep an eye on the headspace Canberra Facebook page for progress reports. We will also be updating clients and stakeholders as the move progresses,” says Peter Rohr.

The new headspace Canberra office will be located at the Cooyong Centre, 1 Torrens Street, Braddon, ACT 2612.

For more information about headspace Canberra, or if you are young person with something going on, contact the team on (02) 6201 5343, visit their website or chat to a clinician at eheadspace.