Are you aged 16-25 and experiencing mental health issues which are impacting on your life significantly?
emerge can help.
The emerge program is located at headspace Edinburgh North and headspace Onkaparinga and is designed to be a ‘step up’ service from headspace for young people who require extra levels of support and care.
emerge offers professional counselling and support to young people aged 16-25 who are experiencing the following mental health conditions:
- Severe Anxiety
- Severe Depression
- Eating Disorders
- Psychosis (not 'at risk of' or first psychosis)
What to expect as part of the emerge service
Our service is designed to support young people and their family members/friends, and we always aim to be welcoming, friendly and supportive.
The emerge team will provide you with youth friendly therapy, peer support, functional recovery support, and help in coordinating your care and getting support from other services.
When you first come to our centre, you will be greeted by one of our friendly receptionists. You will then be asked to use an iPad to give us some details about your overall wellbeing, so we can offer you the best support possible.
After this, you will meet one of our workers, who will help you develop a care plan that works for you.
Cost and confidentiality
Our services are always free! We are here to listen and will keep your information private and confidential.
Making an appointment
There are a bunch of ways you can make an appointment with us.
There is no wrong way to contact us.
The emerge team supports young people in the Northern and Southern metropolitan regions of Adelaide and at our primary headspace sites:
3/50 Esplanade, Christies Beach SA 5165 Phone (08) 8186 8600 Fax (08) 8186 8699
headspace Edinburgh North
2 Peachey Road, Edinburgh North SA 5113 Phone (08) 8209 0700 Fax (08) 8252 9433
Monday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Friday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Making a referral
The emerge service is for young people aged 16-25.
As a young person, you can refer to the centre on your own, or you could be referred by a GP, school or health and community worker.
Family members, carers or friends can also refer on your behalf! However, referrals must take place with your consent.
To make a referral, simply call us with the number provided, or fill out the referral form available on our website and email or fax it to us.
Once we receive your referral, we will be in touch as soon as possible.
emerge is not currently accepting referrals from tertiary services or community mental health teams or young people linked with these teams. We hope to offer this ability within the coming months.
Volunteering with emerge
Because the most important voice at our service, is yours!
Are you a young person?
If you’re passionate about helping young people and making a difference in your local community, you can get involved in a number of ways! These include joining our Lived Experience Youth Group and giving us feedback.
Are you a family or friend?
Join our Family and Friends Group and be involved in quality improvement and evaluation of the emerge service for family members and friends.
Contact us for more information.
This service is supported by funding from the Australian Government through the PHN Program