headspace Edinburgh North is a free, youth friendly mental health service for young people aged 12-25 years. At headspace you can get help for your mental health issues and/or vocational needs, accommodation, alcohol and substance use issues. We also have a youth worker who specialises in supporting young people and their families from migrant and refugee backgrounds.
headspace Edinburgh North will help you to access the right type of worker to support your needs. This could be a youth worker, mental health clinician, GP/ doctor, or specialist in vocational, accommodation, alcohol and/or substance use issues.
You can referred to headspace by your GP/doctor using a Mental Health Treatment Plan. You can also be referred by a community organisation (such as your school) using a community referral form.
For more information about headspace Edinburgh North, please visit their website.
headspace Employment Support
Are you under 25 and wanting to work?
headspace Edinburgh North can help.
Edinburgh North Employment Support is an entirely voluntary service and is not connected to Centrelink Job Service Providers.
We have two employment specialists who will provide employment assistance tailored to your needs. The employment specialist will guide you along the entire journey both before and after you gain employment.
Throughout this process the employment specialist can help you in a number of ways including:
• Complete a vocational assessment to identify the jobs you would like to do;
• Help with writing resumes and cover letters;
• Assist you to prepare for interviews and starting work;
• Speaking to employers to identify job opportunities
• Assistance with managing the requirements of Centrelink and Job Service Providers;
• Once employed we can speak to your employer to troubleshoot any challenges that arise;
• We can work with your mental health clinician to ensure you receive the best and most coordinated support;
• We can also continue to support you for as long asyou want after finding employment.
What kind of work you do and how much support you receive is entirely up to you!
Making a referral
All you need to do is speak to your mental health clinician or youth worker and let them know you want help looking for work. Then they will make a referral on your behalf and an employment specialist will contact you to arrange a first appointment.
For further information, download the headspace Employment Support Brochure