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Sometimes, we don't feel like ourselves...

At times we may feel:

  • worried more than usual
  • frustrated and we’re not sure why
  • sad or ‘down’ for no apparent reason

Excess worry, feelings of frustration and feeling ‘down’ can all take a toll on our emotional and physical wellbeing.

We all need a little extra support from time to time to help us get back on track.

Click on the tabs below to explore the free, confidential services available in your area today.

beyondblue - NewAccess Program

Delivered by Mental Illness Fellowship Queensland and Lives Lived Well

What is NewAccess? 

NewAccess is a free service developed by beyondblue that provides support in the form of a specially trained coach. 

Over six private sessions, your coach will help you set practical and effective goals, giving you the skills to manage the pressures in your life so that you can get back to feeling your best. 

Where is the service being offered?

This service is being offered in the following regions: 

  • Toowoomba
  • Ipswich
  • Cherbourg
  • Goondiwindi
  • Lockyer Valley
  • Somerset
  • South Burnett
  • Southern Downs
  • Western Downs. 
  • Scenic Rim (Boonah)

Who can access this service? 

Individuals aged 18 and over living in the above regions.

How can I access this service? 

You can access this service either via self-referral or by talking to your GP. To self-refer, click here or call 1300 971 309.

Cost: Free

Strong Mind, Strong Spirit Program

Delivered by Carbal Medical Services

What is the Strong Mind, Strong Spirit Program?

The Strong Mind, Strong Spirit program is a culturally appropriate support program designed to reach out to those with or at risk of mental illness, their family and community. The program is facilitated by Aboriginal Mental Health Workers and is delivered in a group setting with one-on-one counselling offered if required.

There are at least two group sessions per week in both Toowoomba and Warwick including a women’s and men’s group.

Where is the service being offered?

This service is currently being offered in:

·         Toowoomba

·         Warwick

Who can access this service?

Anyone who requires culturally appropriate help or support in managing their social and emotional wellbeing can access this service.

 It is designed to assist those Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders with or at risk of mental illness, their family and community.

How can I access this service?

You can self-refer to the Strong Mind, Strong Spirit program or gain a referral through your clinic and/or Aboriginal Health Worker, GP or other service provider.

In Toowoomba, the Strong Mind, Strong Spirit program coordinator is Richard Turnbull. Phone: 1300 379 558

In Warwick, the Strong Mind, Strong Spirit program coordinator is Darleen Oliver. Phone: 07 45 489 500     

Cost: Free

New Sensations Workshops

Delivered by Richmond Fellowship Queensland

What is New Sensations?

‘New Sensations’ is a one-day workshop followed by a one-hour individual therapy session. The workshop will introduce you to Sensory Modulation and the individual session will tailor strategies to your individual needs. Recommendations from the program will be shared with Support Facilitators and carers to assist you to implement and maintain sensory strategies in your day to day life.

Sensory Modulation can be described simply as improving the way you feel or function by using your senses. Sensory Modulation can help people to self-regulate when facing challenging moods, emotions, thoughts and feelings, especially when talking or thinking may be difficult. It can also support people to perform important day to day activities or tasks. Sensory items will be provided to explore in the group and some small items will be provided to take home.

Where is the service being offered?

This service is being offered in the following regions:

  • Ipswich
  • Toowoomba

Who can access this service?

Individuals aged 18 and over living in the above regions.

How can I access this service?

You can access this service either via self-referral or by talking to your GP. To self-refer, click here, call 0456 600 123 or email newsensations@rfq.com.au


Cost: Free


Resilience and Health Group Program

Delivered by Burnett Allied Care

What is the Resilience and Health Group Program?

The Resilience and Health Group Program is a six-week program designed for people having difficulty managing stress and at risk of, or suffering low levels, of depression and anxiety. 

This program focuses on lifestyle factors that impact mental health such as sleep, diet and exercise.  Information and support for participants in the program is provided by a physiotherapist, dietician and psychologist.

Where is the service being offered?

This service is being offered in the following regions:

  • Kingaroy

Who can access this service? 

  • Year 11 and 12 students
  • General community

How can I access this service?

You can access this service either via self-referral or by talking to your GP. To self-refer, email burnettalliedcare@gmail.com or phone Laine Nicholson on 0411 024 834.

Cost: Free


Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program

Delivered by Mallow Wellbeing

What is the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program?

The Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program is an eight-week program bringing the principles of mindfulness meditation into everyday life by teaching specific skills and practices to help break cycles of anxiety, stress, unhappiness and exhaustion.

The Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program is offered regularly and you can lodge you expression of interest to participate in the program any time.  

Where is the service being offered?

  • Stanthorpe

Who can access this service?

Individuals aged 18 and over living in Stanthorpe.

How can I access this service?

You can access this service either via self-referral or by talking to your GP or allied health practitioner. To self-refer, contact Helen Ferrier via email wellbeing@mallow.net.au or phone 0401 557 338.  

Cost: FREE

Optimal Health Program

Delivered by Neami National

What is the Optimal Health Program?

The Optimal Health Program is an eight-session self-development program promoting hope, growth and partnership.

By the end of this program you will have covered:

  • Strategies to optimise and maintain mental health and wellbeing
  • An understanding of stress, vulnerability, strengths and strategies
  • The identification of collaborative partners and support network
  • A plan to maintain mental health, manage stress and periods of illness
  • Tools to manage effective change.

All participants receive their own workbook and fortnightly one-on-one coaching session. 

Where is the service being offered?

This service is being offered in the following regions: 

  • Ipswich
  • Lockyer Valley
  • Somerset
  • Boonah area

Who can access this service?

Individuals aged 18 and over living in the above regions.  

How can I access this service?

You can access this service either via self-referral or by talking to your GP. To self-refer, contact Fiona Terry via email Fiona.terry@neaminational.org.au or phone 07 3375 5733.

Cost: Free

Support Services for Men over 50

Delivered by The Older Mens Network (TOMNET)

What are TOMNET's Support Services for Men over 50

TOMNET (The Older Mens Network) offers specialised support services and peer programs for men over 50, especially those at risk. TOMNET offer up to twelve face-to-face or telephone sessions to help men manage anxiety and depression. 

The service aims to support men at risk plan a positive and meaningful retirement, facilitate engagement with community and health services, and positive ageing education

Where is the service being offered?

This service is being offered in the following regions:

  • Toowoomba

Who can access this service?

All men aged 50 years and older

How can I access this service?

You can access this service either via self-referral or by talking to your GP. To self-refer, please call 07 4638 9080 or email admin@tomnet.org.au

Cost: FREE

 


Community Education for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Program

Delivered by Rural and Remote Mental Health 

What is the Community Education for Mental health Suicide Prevention Program? 

Rural and Remote Mental Health offer a number of services to assist communities to support people living with mild to moderate mental illness and raise awareness. The program includes:

  • Rural Minds – This is a community mental health literacy program with a primary production focus.  
  • SafeTALK – Suicide awareness training. Eligible to everyone in the community and includes school based services.
  • Rural Minds Train the Presenter – This is a one-day training program to equip people to be able to deliver the Rural Mind program in their community. Eligible to any community members who are willing to improve the mental health literacy of their communities.
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training – This is a 2-day suicide identification and intervention training program.
  • Small community grants program for anti-stigma activities. – These are community based education and anti-stigma activities – Eligibility involves an open tender process for community organisations or individuals who would like to support running these activities. 

 

Where is the service being offered?

This service is being offered in the following regions

  • Toowoomba
  • Ipswich
  • Southern Downs
  • South Burnett
  • Cherbourg
  • Western Downs
  • Somerset
  • Scenic Rim
  • Lockyer Valley
  • Goondiwindi regions

Who can access this services? 

Individuals aged 18 and older living in the above regions.

SafeTALK is open to individuals aged 16 and older.

How can I access this service? 

You can access this service either via self-referral or by talking to your GP. For referrals, please contact Debbie Smith on 0428 983 011 or email debbiesmith@rrmh.com.au.

Cost: FREE

 

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