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Become a GP at headspace

Sep 17, 2020

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The presence of GPs onsite at headspace centres provides a safe, low-stigma entry point for young people who may be reluctant to seek help for mental health concerns.

headspace GPs are a key part of how headspace delivers support to young people across Australia. They play an important role in supporting the mental, physical and sexual health of young people aged 12–25.

Having GPs onsite at headspace centres provide a safe, low-stigma entry point for young people who may be reluctant to seek help for mental health concerns. Our GPs work holistically with young people and are part of a multidisciplinary team.

headspace is keen to welcome more GPs into its network to help enhance the care provided to young people across Australia. These roles can offer great flexibility, including part time, face-to-face and telehealth opportunities, and the opportunity to make a real difference to young people’s lives.

GPs are a key part of the headspace model and play a vital role in supporting the health of young Australians.

Currently, 55 per cent of headspace services employ a GP and, despite the demand for appointments being high, these roles are typically part-time.

The presence of GPs on site at headspace centres provides a safe, low-stigma entry point for young people who may be reluctant to seek help for mental health concerns.

headspace GPs are part of a multidisciplinary team which includes experienced youth healthcare experts, such as psychologists, psychiatrists, dietitians, social workers and mental health nurses.

GPs at headspace work with young people holistically around their mental wellbeing, sexual and physical health.

To find out how you can become a headspace GP, visit headspace.org.au/gps or email GPProgram@headspace.org.au.

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