Clinical Services

Our Clinical Services Division is focused on expanding Orygen’s world-leading clinical services that support young people and their mental health. 

Currently we are delivering our clinical services through four headspace centres, which we run in Sunshine, Craigieburn, Werribee and Glenroy.

Our aim is to create and deliver innovative services that can be rolled out across Australia and internationally. To do this, we work collaboratively with other research partners, young people, families, schools and health service providers.

Currently we provide services to over 3,500 young people each year and this number is steadily increasing. Our programs embrace mental health, alcohol and other drugs, primary care and educational services.

We work closely with Orygen’s Research and Skills & Knowledge Divisions to ensure all our programs are based on evidence, best practice and address gaps in youth mental health services.

Youth enhanced: Mental health services for young people with complex needs

Since 2017, Orygen has been contracted by the Australian Government to support the commissioning of primary care mental health services for young people with severe and complex needs. In this role, Orygen works closely with Primary Health Networks and community service providers to facilitate the design, delivery and evaluation of evidence-based, youth-friendly models of care.

The following programs have been commissioned as part of Commonwealth funding to Primary Health Networks to provide services for young people with, or at risk of, severe and complex mental health needs. They are designed for young people who need greater intensity of service provision than what is provided in traditional, office-based primary mental health services, but who either do not meet the threshold for tertiary level services, or who are hard to engage with services. The programs aim to meet the specific needs of the relevant communities and regions.

Creative engagement and flexibility of service delivery are key themes across many of the programs, and they work to be responsive to the individual needs of the young people they see.

Clinical Leaders

Amelia Callaghan

Director, Clinical Service Innovation.

Dayna Minovski

Clinical Services Manager, headspace Craigieburn

Dr Sophie Adams

Medical Director, headspace centres

Brendan Pawsey

Program Manager, Primary Care

Alison McRoberts

Clinical Services Manager, headspace Glenroy

Scott Ward

Clinical Services Manager, headspace Werribee

Carsten Schley

Clinical Services Manager, headspace Sunshine