News • 09 Jan 2024

Devoted staff drive success of headspace initiative 

Rebecca Bosworth started her career with headspace as a student in 2017 and knows how confronting it is to join a workplace as a graduate with so much yet to learn. 

Now a Clinical Educator, each day she works to support those pursuing a career in the mental health sector. 

“I feel lucky to be in a position that allows me to share the things I was passionate about learning,” said Rebecca. 

Rebecca was recently recognised by headspace for her contributions to the Early Career Program, and more specifically, her commitment to supporting social work graduates. 

Launched in 2022, the Early Career Program aims to help headspace grow its clinical workforce while allowing students and graduates to develop their skillset under the guidance of experienced clinicians like Rebecca. 

Rebecca has supported seven student placements since starting in the Clinical Educator role. Of these, one graduate has obtained a permanent position at a headspace centre, with hopes more will follow once they complete their studies. 

headspace Clinical Lead James Gumley said Rebecca’s passion and dedication for the profession was a driving force for success within the program. 

“Bec is extremely knowledgeable. There are so many practice areas she’s able to talk about with expertise,” said James. 

“She also has a personal understanding for what graduates are going through. She brings that empathy to her role.” 

Rebecca said she’s just grateful to do the work that she does. 

“Seeing students and graduates gain valuable experience during their placement is really rewarding,” Rebecca said. 

“It’s an honour to watch them grow and succeed.” 

Open Minds is lead agency for headspace centres at Indooroopilly, Redcliffe and Strathpine, visit the Open Minds website for more information. 

Interested in a student placement at headspace? Speak to our friendly team today on 1300 673 664. 

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