headspace Centre for the City of Monash

Page last updated: 24 April 2018

The Australian Government is committed to providing access for all Australians to the services they need to support their mental health and wellbeing. Central to this aim is the development and current expansion of the network of headspace services. headspace provides a youth-friendly environment for young people aged 12 to 25 years to access support for mental health and other concerns.

The City of Monash falls within the Eastern Melbourne PHN region and receives annual funding of $2.9 million for the commissioning of headspace services. The PHN currently commissions headspace services located at Greensborough (27kms from Monash), Hawthorn (19kms) and Knox (9kms). In addition to these services, young people living in the City of Monash can also access headspace services commissioned by the South Eastern Melbourne PHN located at Dandenong (14kms), Elsternwick (20kms) and Bentleigh (19kms),

Additionally, the Eastern Melbourne PHN commissions the Youth Engagement and Treatment Initiative (YETTI) which provides extra frontline staff to support more young people with, or at risk of, severe and enduring mental illness. The PHN is also currently working with local service providers and the community to establish a youth health hub. Once finalised it is expected that this service will provide a central point of contact for young people to access mental health services available in Monash.

For those young people in Monash who are currently unable to access a headspace service or other mental health services, eheadspace is available. eheadspace provides free, confidential and anonymous telephone and web-based support services to young people aged 12 to 25 years with, or at risk of developing, mild to moderate mental illness. eheadspace can be contacted by telephone on 1800 650 890 (free call), or via the internet.