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New mental health and wellbeing support service

February 08, 2022

Wesley Mission Queensland, with support from Queensland Health, recently established the COVID Recovery Border Communities Service. A twelve-month initiative (January 1 to December 31, 2022), providing responsive mental health and wellbeing support for Queenslanders living within the Border Region with NSW. The priority for this service is to assist Queensland border community small business owners and their families and staff who are experiencing distress and deterioration in wellbeing as a result of the ongoing pandemic.

The provision of mental health and psychosocial support which acknowledges the distress and deterioration in wellbeing associated with loss of income, social isolation, uncertainly and disruption as a result of COVID-19 is central to this service. Both one on one and/or group services will be delivered either face to face or via telephone or video link.

Service types include:

  • Psychological therapy: the provision of brief (6 sessions) evidence-based therapies appropriate to the identified needs of the individual
  • Care coordination: facilitating and promoting connections to needed services and supports
  • Awareness raising, education and coaching specific to wellbeing
  • Group work that includes collaboration with:
  1. Marcus Mission – an evidence-based, non-clinical program that aims to expand community literacy about suicide prevention, builds men’s resilience and creates networks of trained volunteer peer MENtors to support men experiencing difficult life events. Several capacity building workshops are also available depending on the need within a community
  2. Wesley Kids – child and family mental health service offering individual and group support and education to children, their families and schools. A suite of group programs are available that can be targeted to the specific needs within a community.

If you know of someone who is in need of support from the COVID Recovery Border Communities Service, you can fax a referral to our team on (07) 3539 6426, or alternatively via Medical Objects secure messaging to COVID Recovery Service (ID – RC41060000D).

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More information can be found on the COVID Recovery Border Communities Service website.