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Map of commissioned services - Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander

The Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN has commissioned Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander service providers to provide Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander services across the region. Click on an area of the map below to see services and providers for that region.

Stanthorpe Goondiwindi Warwick Boonah Millmerran Ipswich Gatton Toowoomba Oakey Esk Crows Nest Dalby Tara Chinchilla Miles Kingaroy SOUTHERNDOWNSREGION GOONDIWINDIREGION SCENICRIMREGION TOOWOOMBAREGION LOCKYERVALLEYREGION IPSWICHREGION SOMERSETREGION WESTERNDOWNS REGION SOUTHBURNETT REGION CHERBOURGABORIGINAL SHIRE

South Burnett Region

HealthWISE

Current Program

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social and Emotional Mental Health Support Services

Communities Serviced

Ipswich Region, Boonah Area, Somerset Region, South Burnett (including Cherbourg) Region

Services Offered

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social and Emotional Wellbeing Services provide free, culturally appropriate mental health services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Darling Downs and West Moreton region. 

Eligibility Criteria

Indigenous people residing in the area, with a mild to moderate mental illness. Self-referral, referral through Aboriginal Health Worker, Allied Health Practitioner or via General Practitioner.

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Referral Contact

For referrals, please phone the HealthWISE toll free number on 1800 931 540 or email mentalhealth@healthwisenenw.com.au

Website

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Referral Pathway

Self-referrals can be made direct to the service provider for assessment and a GP led mental health treatment plan for the client where clinically appropriate. 

For GPs and other service providers wanting to refer, fax the HealthWISE Referral Form to HealthWISE Coordinated Referral Network using 1300 452 059 or via Medical Objects.

Lainie Nicholson

Current Program

Mild to Moderate Mental Health – Targeted Psychological Therapies

Communities Serviced

Services the South Burnett region, specifically Kingaroy, Murgon and Blackbutt

Services Offered

Targeted Psychological Therapies (TPT) replaces the former Access to Allied Health Psychological Services (ATAPS) and Mental Health Services in Rural and Remote Areas (MHSRRA).

TPT is designed to complement MBS Better Access psychology services funded by Medicare, not be in place of these services. 

• Support (up to three sessions) can be accessed as a Provisional referral prior to having a Mental Health Treatment Plan if the referral is urgent (within 24-48hrs), low risk of suicide, or a priority i.e. for young children;

• Referrals can also be made for patients to access MBS Better Access through this referral process (these services are funded through MBS item numbers);

• After a patient has exhausted all of their MBS Better Access sessions (maximum 6+4 Mental Health Treatment Plan MBS), and it is clinically appropriate for additional time, limited support of Up to five supplementary sessions can also be provided;

• Some TPT providers  may deliver Groups where clinically appropriate and suited to the client.

Eligibility Criteria

Targeted Psychological Therapies: 

People must reside in the Darling Downs and West Moreton region, have a mild to moderate mental health illness and fall into one of the following targeted demographics which focus on vulnerable cohorts, including (but not limited to):

  • children under the age of 12 years
  • people experiencing or at risk of, homelessness
  • people living in rural and remote communities
  • women experiencing perinatal depression
  • people with intellectual disability (dual diagnosis)
  • people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds population groups that are the subject of separate guidance material (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people at risk of suicide and young people).

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Referral Contact

For referrals, please contact Lainie Nicholson on 0411 024 834 or email lainienicholson@gmail.com

Referral Pathway

To refer patients into these services, please fill out the Mental Health Stepped Care Referral Form (Best PracticeMedical Director or editable PDF) and email or fax the form to the relevant provider above. 

Referrals must be made by General Practitioners. 

Nadine Hinchliff Therapy Services

Current Program

Mild to Moderate Mental Health – Targeted Psychological Therapies.

Communities Serviced

Services Kingaroy with some outreach to Nanango. Telephone and telehealth outreach services are also offered within the South Burnett.

Services Offered

Targeted Psychological Therapies (TPT) replaces the former Access to Allied Health Psychological Services (ATAPS) and Mental Health Services in Rural and Remote Areas (MHSRRA).

TPT is designed to complement MBS Better Access psychology services funded by Medicare, not be in place of these services. 

• Support (up to three sessions) can be accessed as a Provisional referral prior to having a Mental Health Treatment Plan if the referral is urgent (within 24-48hrs), low risk of suicide, or a priority i.e. for young children;

• Referrals can also be made for patients to access MBS Better Access through this referral process (these services are funded through MBS item numbers);

• After a patient has exhausted all of their MBS Better Access sessions (maximum 6+4 Mental Health Treatment Plan MBS), and it is clinically appropriate for additional time, limited support of Up to five supplementary sessions can also be provided;

• Some TPT providers  may deliver Groups where clinically appropriate and suited to the client.

Eligibility Criteria

Targeted Psychological Therapies: 

People must reside in the Darling Downs and West Moreton region, have a mild to moderate mental health illness and fall into one of the following targeted demographics which focus on vulnerable cohorts, including (but not limited to):

  • children under the age of 12 years
  • people experiencing or at risk of, homelessness
  • people living in rural and remote communities
  • women experiencing perinatal depression
  • people with intellectual disability (dual diagnosis)
  • people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds population groups that are the subject of separate guidance material (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people at risk of suicide and young people).

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Referral Contact

For referrals, please contact Nadine Hinccliff on 0408 369 103 or email nadine.hinchliff@gmail.com or fax 07 4163 5014

Referral Pathway

To refer patients into these services, please fill out the Mental Health Stepped Care Referral Form (Best PracticeMedical Director or editable PDF) and email or fax the form to the relevant provider above. 

Referrals must be made by General Practitioners. 

Sunrise Way

Current Program

Drug and Alcohol Treatment Services

Communities Serviced

Whole of region

Services Offered

Culturally appropriate drug and alcohol residential rehabilitation based in Toowoomba. 

Eligibility Criteria

18 years or older seeking residential based rehabilitation support. Please contact provider for further eligibility criteria. 

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Referral Contact

For referrals, please call 07 4638 9091

Website

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Referral Pathway

Self referral, GP, Aboriginal Health Worker

Western Downs Region

Goolburri Aboriginal Health

Current Program

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social and Emotional Mental Health Support Services

Communities Serviced

Goondiwindi Region, Southern Downs Region, Western Downs Region

Services Offered

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social and Emotional Wellbeing Services provide free, culturally appropriate mental health services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Darling Downs and West Moreton region. 

Eligibility Criteria

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander residents of the area, aged 18 and over. 

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Referral Contact

For referrals, please call 07 4632 0338 or email wadec@goolburri.org.au

Referral Pathway

Self-referrals can be made direct to the service provider for assessment and a GP led mental health treatment plan for the client where clinically appropriate. 

To refer patients into these services, please fill out the Mental Health Stepped Care Referral Form (Best PracticeMedical Director or editable PDF) and email or fax the form to the relevant provider above. 

Goondir

Current Program

Integrated Team Care (ITC)

Communities Serviced

All communities in Western Downs Region

Services Offered

Care Coordinator is to assist Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander people diagnosed with

  • diabetes, 
  • chronic respiratory disease, 
  • chronic renal disease and 
  • cancer 

in meeting the requirements of their treatment

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible clients must:

  • Identify they Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and they have a Chronic Disease;
  • 715 Health Assessment;
  • Current GP Management Plan; 
  • Review every 12 months; and
  • Referred on to Care Coordinator in local area.

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Website

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Referral Pathway

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Barry Sheehan

Current Program

Mild to Moderate Mental Health – Targeted Psychological Therapies.

Communities Serviced

Services Jandowae

Services Offered

Targeted Psychological Therapies (TPT) replaces the former Access to Allied Health Psychological Services (ATAPS) and Mental Health Services in Rural and Remote Areas (MHSRRA).

TPT is designed to complement MBS Better Access psychology services funded by Medicare, not be in place of these services. 

• Support (up to three sessions) can be accessed as a Provisional referral prior to having a Mental Health Treatment Plan if the referral is urgent (within 24-48hrs), low risk of suicide, or a priority i.e. for young children;

• Referrals can also be made for patients to access MBS Better Access through this referral process (these services are funded through MBS item numbers);

• After a patient has exhausted all of their MBS Better Access sessions (maximum 6+4 Mental Health Treatment Plan MBS), and it is clinically appropriate for additional time, limited support of Up to five supplementary sessions can also be provided;

• Some TPT providers  may deliver Groups where clinically appropriate and suited to the client.

Eligibility Criteria

Targeted Psychological Therapies: 

People must reside in the Darling Downs and West Moreton region, have a mild to moderate mental health illness and fall into one of the following targeted demographics which focus on vulnerable cohorts, including (but not limited to):

  • children under the age of 12 years
  • people experiencing or at risk of, homelessness
  • people living in rural and remote communities
  • women experiencing perinatal depression
  • people with intellectual disability (dual diagnosis)
  • people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds population groups that are the subject of separate guidance material (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people at risk of suicide and young people).

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Referral Contact

For referrals, contact Barry Sheehan 0417 752 768 or email barry@barrysheehan.com.au

Referral Pathway

To refer patients into these services, please fill out the Mental Health Stepped Care Referral Form (Best PracticeMedical Director or editable PDF) and email or fax the form to the relevant provider above. 

Referrals must be made by General Practitioners. 

Sunrise Way

Current Program

Drug and Alcohol Treatment Services

Communities Serviced

Whole of region

Services Offered

Culturally appropriate drug and alcohol residential rehabilitation based in Toowoomba. 

Eligibility Criteria

18 years or older seeking residential based rehabilitation support. Please contact provider for further eligibility criteria. 

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Referral Contact

For referrals, please call 07 4638 9091

Website

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Referral Pathway

Self referral, GP, Aboriginal Health Worker

Somerset Region

HealthWISE

Current Program

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social and Emotional Mental Health Support Services

Communities Serviced

Ipswich Region, Boonah Area, Somerset Region, South Burnett (including Cherbourg) Region

Services Offered

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social and Emotional Wellbeing Services provide free, culturally appropriate mental health services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Darling Downs and West Moreton region. 

Eligibility Criteria

Indigenous people residing in the area, with a mild to moderate mental illness. Self-referral, referral through Aboriginal Health Worker, Allied Health Practitioner or via General Practitioner.

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Referral Contact

For referrals, please phone the HealthWISE toll free number on 1800 931 540 or email mentalhealth@healthwisenenw.com.au

Website

Click to visit site

Referral Pathway

Self-referrals can be made direct to the service provider for assessment and a GP led mental health treatment plan for the client where clinically appropriate. 

For GPs and other service providers wanting to refer, fax the HealthWISE Referral Form to HealthWISE Coordinated Referral Network using 1300 452 059 or via Medical Objects.

The Institute for Urban Indigenous Health

Current Program

ITC - Kambu

Communities Serviced

Laidley, Ipswich, Goodna, Somerset, Lockyer and Pt Boonah

Services Offered

Care Coordinator is to assist Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander people diagnosed with diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, chronic renal disease and cancer in meeting the requirements of their treatment.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible clients must:

  • Identify they Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and they have a Chronic Disease;
  • 715 Health Assessment;
  • Current GP Management Plan; 
  • Review every 12 months; and
  • Referred on to Care Coordinator in local area.

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Referral Pathway

https://www.ddwmphn.com.au/uploads/publications/Referral-Forms/PHN-1707026-ITC-Referral-Form_CCSS.rtf

Sunrise Way

Current Program

Drug and Alcohol Treatment Services

Communities Serviced

Whole of region

Services Offered

Culturally appropriate drug and alcohol residential rehabilitation based in Toowoomba. 

Eligibility Criteria

18 years or older seeking residential based rehabilitation support. Please contact provider for further eligibility criteria. 

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Referral Contact

For referrals, please call 07 4638 9091

Website

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Referral Pathway

Self referral, GP, Aboriginal Health Worker

Toowoomba Region

Carbal Medical Services

Current Program

Low Intensity Mental Health 

Communities Serviced

Toowoomba and Warwick

Services Offered

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.

Eligibility Criteria

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander residents of the area, aged 18 and over. 

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Referral Contact

For referrals, please contact Richard Turnball (Toowoomba) on0436 023 592 or email rturnball@carbal.com.au or contact Darleen Oliver (Warwick) on 0436 023 592 or email doliver@carbal.com.au

Website

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Referral Pathway

GP or self-referral. 

To refer patients into these services, please fill out the Mental Health Stepped Care Referral Form (Best PracticeMedical Director or editable PDF) and email or fax the form to the relevant provider above. 

Carbal Medical Services

Current Program

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social and Emotional Mental Health Support Services

Communities Serviced

Toowoomba Region

Services Offered

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social and Emotional Wellbeing Services provide free, culturally appropriate mental health services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Darling Downs and West Moreton region. 

 

Eligibility Criteria

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander residents of the area, aged 18 and over. 

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Referral Contact

Contact Richard Turnball (Toowoomba) via Phone: 0436 023 592 and Email: rturnball@carbal.com.au or contact Darleen Oliver (Warwick) via Phone: 0436 023 592 and Email: doliver@carbal.com.au

Website

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Referral Pathway

Self-referrals can be made direct to the service provider for assessment and a GP led mental health treatment plan for the client where clinically appropriate. 

To refer patients into these services, please fill out the Mental Health Stepped Care Referral Form (Best PracticeMedical Director or editable PDF) and email or fax the form to the relevant provider above. 

Alexandra Bryant

Current Program

Mild to Moderate Mental Health – Targeted Psychological Therapies

Communities Serviced

Services Toowoomba with some outreach within the Darling Downs region.

Services Offered

Targeted Psychological Therapies (TPT) replaces the former Access to Allied Health Psychological Services (ATAPS) and Mental Health Services in Rural and Remote Areas (MHSRRA).

TPT is designed to complement MBS Better Access psychology services funded by Medicare, not be in place of these services.

• Support (up to three sessions) can be accessed as a Provisional referral prior to having a Mental Health Treatment Plan if the referral is urgent (within 24-48hrs), low risk of suicide, or a priority i.e. for young children;

• Referrals can also be made for patients to access MBS Better Access through this referral process (these services are funded through MBS item numbers);

• After a patient has exhausted all of their MBS Better Access sessions (maximum 6+4 Mental Health Treatment Plan MBS), and it is clinically appropriate for additional time, limited support of Up to five supplementary sessions can also be provided;

• Some TPT providers  may deliver Groups where clinically appropriate and suited to the client.

Alexandra specialises in children aged 0 – 12.

Eligibility Criteria

Targeted Psychological Therapies: 

People must reside in the Darling Downs and West Moreton region, have a mild to moderate mental health illness and fall into one of the following targeted demographics which focus on vulnerable cohorts, including (but not limited to):

  • children under the age of 12 years
  • people experiencing or at risk of, homelessness
  • people living in rural and remote communities
  • women experiencing perinatal depression
  • people with intellectual disability (dual diagnosis)
  • people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds population groups that are the subject of separate guidance material (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people at risk of suicide and young people).

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Referral Contact

For referrals, please call Alex Bryant on 07 4637 9045 or 0438 840 782 or email alexbryant@bigpond.com or fax 07 4642 1410

Referral Pathway

To refer patients into these services, please fill out the Mental Health Stepped Care Referral Form (Best PracticeMedical Director or editable PDF) and email or fax the form to the relevant provider above. 

Referrals must be made by General Practitioners. 

Carbal Medical Services

Current Program

Drug and Alcohol Treatment Services

Communities Serviced

Toowoomba and Warwick

Services Offered

Drug and alcohol counsellors provide culturally appropriate individualised and coordinated non-residential alcohol and other drug counselling, withdrawal management, advice and assessment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Toowoomba and Warwick.

Specific services include -

  • early and brief intervention; 
  • withdrawal management; 
  • culturally appropriate psychotherapy; 
  • case management; 
  • crisis and relapse prevention; 
  • individual and group therapeutic and cultural activities; 
  • discharge planning and aftercare; and
  • referral pathways to relevant service providers.


Eligibility Criteria

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people who are in need of non-residential alcohol and other drug counselling, withdrawal management, advice and assessment services.

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Referral Contact

For referrals, please call 07 4639 7400

Website

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Referral Pathway

Self referral, GP, Aboriginal Health Worker

Carbal Medical Services

Current Program

Integrated Team Care (ITC)

Communities Serviced

All communities across the Toowoomba Regional Council Area and the Southern Downs Regional Council Area.

Services Offered

Care Coordinator is to assist Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander people diagnosed with diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, chronic renal disease and cancer in meeting the requirements of their treatment.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible clients must:

  • Identify they Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and they have a Chronic Disease;
  • 715 Health Assessment;
  • Current GP Management Plan; 
  • Review every 12 months; and
  • Referred on to Care Coordinator in local area.

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Referral Pathway

https://www.ddwmphn.com.au/uploads/publications/Referral-Forms/PHN-1707026-ITC-Referral-Form_CCSS.rtf

Gillian Bensley

Current Program

Mild to Moderate Mental Health – Targeted Psychological Therapies.

Communities Serviced

Services Allora, Clifton and Inglewood

Services Offered

Targeted Psychological Therapies (TPT) replaces the former Access to Allied Health Psychological Services (ATAPS) and Mental Health Services in Rural and Remote Areas (MHSRRA).

TPT is designed to complement MBS Better Access psychology services funded by Medicare, not be in place of these services. 

• Support (up to three sessions) can be accessed as a Provisional referral prior to having a Mental Health Treatment Plan if the referral is urgent (within 24-48hrs), low risk of suicide, or a priority i.e. for young children;

• Referrals can also be made for patients to access MBS Better Access through this referral process (these services are funded through MBS item numbers);

• After a patient has exhausted all of their MBS Better Access sessions (maximum 6+4 Mental Health Treatment Plan MBS), and it is clinically appropriate for additional time, limited support of Up to five supplementary sessions can also be provided;

• Some TPT providers  may deliver Groups where clinically appropriate and suited to the client.

Eligibility Criteria

Targeted Psychological Therapies: 

People must reside in the Darling Downs and West Moreton region, have a mild to moderate mental health illness and fall into one of the following targeted demographics which focus on vulnerable cohorts, including (but not limited to):

  • children under the age of 12 years
  • people experiencing or at risk of, homelessness
  • people living in rural and remote communities
  • women experiencing perinatal depression
  • people with intellectual disability (dual diagnosis)
  • people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds population groups that are the subject of separate guidance material (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people at risk of suicide and young people).

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Referral Contact

For referrals, please call Gillian Bensley on 0417 618 211 or email gillian.bensley@bigpond.com

Referral Pathway

To refer patients into these services, please fill out the Mental Health Stepped Care Referral Form (Best PracticeMedical Director or editable PDF) and email or fax the form to the relevant provider above. 

Referrals must be made by General Practitioners. 

Goolburri Aboriginal Health

Current Program

Community Care Coordinator

Communities Serviced

Toowoomba

Services Offered

Community Care Coordinator to deliver perinatal and postnatal care within the Region.

Eligibility Criteria

This service will be provided to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander women pregnant with or with small children referred by the Service Provider staff.

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Referral Contact

07 4638 8607

Illuminable Minds

Current Program

Mild to Moderate Mental Health – Targeted Psychological Therapies.

Communities Serviced

Services Toowoomba

Services Offered

Targeted Psychological Therapies (TPT) replaces the former Access to Allied Health Psychological Services (ATAPS) and Mental Health Services in Rural and Remote Areas (MHSRRA).

TPT is designed to complement MBS Better Access psychology services funded by Medicare, not be in place of these services. 

• Support (up to three sessions) can be accessed as a Provisional referral prior to having a Mental Health Treatment Plan if the referral is urgent (within 24-48hrs), low risk of suicide, or a priority i.e. for young children;

• Referrals can also be made for patients to access MBS Better Access through this referral process (these services are funded through MBS item numbers);

• After a patient has exhausted all of their MBS Better Access sessions (maximum 6+4 Mental Health Treatment Plan MBS), and it is clinically appropriate for additional time, limited support of Up to five supplementary sessions can also be provided;

• Some TPT providers  may deliver Groups where clinically appropriate and suited to the client.

Eligibility Criteria

Targeted Psychological Therapies: 

People must reside in the Darling Downs and West Moreton region, have a mild to moderate mental health illness and fall into one of the following targeted demographics which focus on vulnerable cohorts, including (but not limited to):

  • children under the age of 12 years
  • people experiencing or at risk of, homelessness
  • people living in rural and remote communities
  • women experiencing perinatal depression
  • people with intellectual disability (dual diagnosis)
  • people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds population groups that are the subject of separate guidance material (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people at risk of suicide and young people).

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Referral Contact

For referrals, please contact Nadja Jones on 0459 606 717 or email nadjajones@me.com

Referral Pathway

To refer patients into these services, please fill out the Mental Health Stepped Care Referral Form (Best PracticeMedical Director or editable PDF) and email or fax the form to the relevant provider above. 

Referrals must be made by General Practitioners. 

Sunrise Way

Current Program

Drug and Alcohol Treatment Services

Communities Serviced

Whole of region

Services Offered

Culturally appropriate drug and alcohol residential rehabilitation based in Toowoomba. 

Eligibility Criteria

18 years or older seeking residential based rehabilitation support. Please contact provider for further eligibility criteria. 

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Referral Contact

For referrals, please call 07 4638 9091

Website

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Referral Pathway

Self referral, GP, Aboriginal Health Worker

Lockyer Valley Region

The Institute for Urban Indigenous Health

Current Program

ITC - Kambu

Communities Serviced

Laidley, Ipswich, Goodna, Somerset, Lockyer and Pt Boonah

Services Offered

Care Coordinator is to assist Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander people diagnosed with diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, chronic renal disease and cancer in meeting the requirements of their treatment.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible clients must:

  • Identify they Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and they have a Chronic Disease;
  • 715 Health Assessment;
  • Current GP Management Plan; 
  • Review every 12 months; and
  • Referred on to Care Coordinator in local area.

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Referral Pathway

https://www.ddwmphn.com.au/uploads/publications/Referral-Forms/PHN-1707026-ITC-Referral-Form_CCSS.rtf

Sunrise Way

Current Program

Drug and Alcohol Treatment Services

Communities Serviced

Whole of region

Services Offered

Culturally appropriate drug and alcohol residential rehabilitation based in Toowoomba. 

Eligibility Criteria

18 years or older seeking residential based rehabilitation support. Please contact provider for further eligibility criteria. 

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Referral Contact

For referrals, please call 07 4638 9091

Website

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Referral Pathway

Self referral, GP, Aboriginal Health Worker

Ipswich Region

HealthWISE

Current Program

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social and Emotional Mental Health Support Services

Communities Serviced

Ipswich Region, Boonah Area, Somerset Region, South Burnett (including Cherbourg) Region

Services Offered

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social and Emotional Wellbeing Services provide free, culturally appropriate mental health services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Darling Downs and West Moreton region. 

Eligibility Criteria

Indigenous people residing in the area, with a mild to moderate mental illness. Self-referral, referral through Aboriginal Health Worker, Allied Health Practitioner or via General Practitioner.

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Referral Contact

For referrals, please phone the HealthWISE toll free number on 1800 931 540 or email mentalhealth@healthwisenenw.com.au

Website

Click to visit site

Referral Pathway

Self-referrals can be made direct to the service provider for assessment and a GP led mental health treatment plan for the client where clinically appropriate. 

For GPs and other service providers wanting to refer, fax the HealthWISE Referral Form to HealthWISE Coordinated Referral Network using 1300 452 059 or via Medical Objects.

The Institute for Urban Indigenous Health

Current Program

ITC - Kambu

Communities Serviced

Laidley, Ipswich, Goodna, Somerset, Lockyer and Pt Boonah

Services Offered

Care Coordinator is to assist Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander people diagnosed with diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, chronic renal disease and cancer in meeting the requirements of their treatment.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible clients must:

  • Identify they Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and they have a Chronic Disease;
  • 715 Health Assessment;
  • Current GP Management Plan; 
  • Review every 12 months; and
  • Referred on to Care Coordinator in local area.

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Referral Pathway

https://www.ddwmphn.com.au/uploads/publications/Referral-Forms/PHN-1707026-ITC-Referral-Form_CCSS.rtf

Kambu Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation for Health

Current Program

Drug and Alcohol Treatment Services

Communities Serviced

Ipswich

Services Offered

A social health worker provides assistance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are affected by drug and alcohol use.

Specific services include -

  • Withdrawal support;
  • Transport;
  • Counselling;
  • Case management;
  • Family based intervention;
  • Relapse prevention and support; and
  • Referral pathways to relevant service providers.

Eligibility Criteria

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in need of evidence-based drug and alcohol treatment services, their family and community living in the West Moreton region. 

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Referral Contact

For referrals, please call 07 3810 3000

Referral Pathway

Self referral, GP, Aboriginal Health Worker

Sunrise Way

Current Program

Drug and Alcohol Treatment Services

Communities Serviced

Whole of region

Services Offered

Culturally appropriate drug and alcohol residential rehabilitation based in Toowoomba. 

Eligibility Criteria

18 years or older seeking residential based rehabilitation support. Please contact provider for further eligibility criteria. 

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Referral Contact

For referrals, please call 07 4638 9091

Website

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Referral Pathway

Self referral, GP, Aboriginal Health Worker

Scenic Rim Region

HealthWISE

Current Program

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social and Emotional Mental Health Support Services

Communities Serviced

Ipswich Region, Boonah Area, Somerset Region, South Burnett (including Cherbourg) Region

Services Offered

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social and Emotional Wellbeing Services provide free, culturally appropriate mental health services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Darling Downs and West Moreton region. 

Eligibility Criteria

Indigenous people residing in the area, with a mild to moderate mental illness. Self-referral, referral through Aboriginal Health Worker, Allied Health Practitioner or via General Practitioner.

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Referral Contact

For referrals, please phone the HealthWISE toll free number on 1800 931 540 or email mentalhealth@healthwisenenw.com.au

Website

Click to visit site

Referral Pathway

Self-referrals can be made direct to the service provider for assessment and a GP led mental health treatment plan for the client where clinically appropriate. 

For GPs and other service providers wanting to refer, fax the HealthWISE Referral Form to HealthWISE Coordinated Referral Network using 1300 452 059 or via Medical Objects.

Sunrise Way

Current Program

Drug and Alcohol Treatment Services

Communities Serviced

Whole of region

Services Offered

Culturally appropriate drug and alcohol residential rehabilitation based in Toowoomba. 

Eligibility Criteria

18 years or older seeking residential based rehabilitation support. Please contact provider for further eligibility criteria. 

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Referral Contact

For referrals, please call 07 4638 9091

Website

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Referral Pathway

Self referral, GP, Aboriginal Health Worker

Southern Downs Region

Carbal Medical Services

Current Program

Low Intensity Mental Health 

Communities Serviced

Toowoomba and Warwick

Services Offered

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.

Eligibility Criteria

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander residents of the area, aged 18 and over. 

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Referral Contact

For referrals, please contact Richard Turnball (Toowoomba) on0436 023 592 or email rturnball@carbal.com.au or contact Darleen Oliver (Warwick) on 0436 023 592 or email doliver@carbal.com.au

Website

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Referral Pathway

GP or self-referral. 

To refer patients into these services, please fill out the Mental Health Stepped Care Referral Form (Best PracticeMedical Director or editable PDF) and email or fax the form to the relevant provider above. 

Goolburri Aboriginal Health

Current Program

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social and Emotional Mental Health Support Services

Communities Serviced

Goondiwindi Region, Southern Downs Region, Western Downs Region

Services Offered

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social and Emotional Wellbeing Services provide free, culturally appropriate mental health services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Darling Downs and West Moreton region. 

Eligibility Criteria

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander residents of the area, aged 18 and over. 

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Referral Contact

For referrals, please call 07 4632 0338 or email wadec@goolburri.org.au

Referral Pathway

Self-referrals can be made direct to the service provider for assessment and a GP led mental health treatment plan for the client where clinically appropriate. 

To refer patients into these services, please fill out the Mental Health Stepped Care Referral Form (Best PracticeMedical Director or editable PDF) and email or fax the form to the relevant provider above. 

Carbal Medical Services

Current Program

Drug and Alcohol Treatment Services

Communities Serviced

Toowoomba and Warwick

Services Offered

Drug and alcohol counsellors provide culturally appropriate individualised and coordinated non-residential alcohol and other drug counselling, withdrawal management, advice and assessment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Toowoomba and Warwick.

Specific services include -

  • early and brief intervention; 
  • withdrawal management; 
  • culturally appropriate psychotherapy; 
  • case management; 
  • crisis and relapse prevention; 
  • individual and group therapeutic and cultural activities; 
  • discharge planning and aftercare; and
  • referral pathways to relevant service providers.


Eligibility Criteria

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people who are in need of non-residential alcohol and other drug counselling, withdrawal management, advice and assessment services.

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Referral Contact

For referrals, please call 07 4639 7400

Website

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Referral Pathway

Self referral, GP, Aboriginal Health Worker

Carbal Medical Services

Current Program

Integrated Team Care (ITC)

Communities Serviced

All communities across the Toowoomba Regional Council Area and the Southern Downs Regional Council Area.

Services Offered

Care Coordinator is to assist Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander people diagnosed with diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, chronic renal disease and cancer in meeting the requirements of their treatment.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible clients must:

  • Identify they Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and they have a Chronic Disease;
  • 715 Health Assessment;
  • Current GP Management Plan; 
  • Review every 12 months; and
  • Referred on to Care Coordinator in local area.

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Referral Pathway

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Sunrise Way

Current Program

Drug and Alcohol Treatment Services

Communities Serviced

Whole of region

Services Offered

Culturally appropriate drug and alcohol residential rehabilitation based in Toowoomba. 

Eligibility Criteria

18 years or older seeking residential based rehabilitation support. Please contact provider for further eligibility criteria. 

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Referral Contact

For referrals, please call 07 4638 9091

Website

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Referral Pathway

Self referral, GP, Aboriginal Health Worker

Goondiwindi Region

Goolburri Aboriginal Health

Current Program

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social and Emotional Mental Health Support Services

Communities Serviced

Goondiwindi Region, Southern Downs Region, Western Downs Region

Services Offered

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social and Emotional Wellbeing Services provide free, culturally appropriate mental health services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Darling Downs and West Moreton region. 

Eligibility Criteria

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander residents of the area, aged 18 and over. 

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Referral Contact

For referrals, please call 07 4632 0338 or email wadec@goolburri.org.au

Referral Pathway

Self-referrals can be made direct to the service provider for assessment and a GP led mental health treatment plan for the client where clinically appropriate. 

To refer patients into these services, please fill out the Mental Health Stepped Care Referral Form (Best PracticeMedical Director or editable PDF) and email or fax the form to the relevant provider above. 

Indigicare

Current Program

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social and Emotional Mental Health Support Services

Communities Serviced

Goondiwindi, Inglewood and Texas

Services Offered

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social and Emotional Wellbeing Services provide free, culturally appropriate mental health services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Darling Downs and West Moreton region. 

Indigicare provide this service through their Gaba Healing Program (pronounced "Gubba" meaning "good" in Kamilaroi language). 

Eligibility Criteria

Clients may be self-referred or be referred to our service via their GP, or any service that they may be dealing with e.g. NGO, government agency or friend/family member. (Goolburri Health Service; Community Justice program have already made contact)

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Referral Contact

For referrals, please call Glenda Duncan on 0407 900 823 or email indigicare@bigpond.com

Referral Pathway

Self-referrals can be made direct to the service provider for assessment and a GP led mental health treatment plan for the client where clinically appropriate. 

To refer patients into these services, please fill out the Mental Health Stepped Care Referral Form (Best PracticeMedical Director or editable PDF) and email or fax the form to the relevant provider above. 

Clients may present in person at the Indigicare office, Waggamba Square, Lagoon Street, Goondiwindi or phone the Indigicare office on 0407 900 823.

Clients may also make contact directly with their Rural Sky preferred practitioner,  Kath Johnson 0475 391 260 or Suzie Collins 0438 711 500. 

Gillian Bensley

Current Program

Mild to Moderate Mental Health – Targeted Psychological Therapies.

Communities Serviced

Services Allora, Clifton and Inglewood

Services Offered

Targeted Psychological Therapies (TPT) replaces the former Access to Allied Health Psychological Services (ATAPS) and Mental Health Services in Rural and Remote Areas (MHSRRA).

TPT is designed to complement MBS Better Access psychology services funded by Medicare, not be in place of these services. 

• Support (up to three sessions) can be accessed as a Provisional referral prior to having a Mental Health Treatment Plan if the referral is urgent (within 24-48hrs), low risk of suicide, or a priority i.e. for young children;

• Referrals can also be made for patients to access MBS Better Access through this referral process (these services are funded through MBS item numbers);

• After a patient has exhausted all of their MBS Better Access sessions (maximum 6+4 Mental Health Treatment Plan MBS), and it is clinically appropriate for additional time, limited support of Up to five supplementary sessions can also be provided;

• Some TPT providers  may deliver Groups where clinically appropriate and suited to the client.

Eligibility Criteria

Targeted Psychological Therapies: 

People must reside in the Darling Downs and West Moreton region, have a mild to moderate mental health illness and fall into one of the following targeted demographics which focus on vulnerable cohorts, including (but not limited to):

  • children under the age of 12 years
  • people experiencing or at risk of, homelessness
  • people living in rural and remote communities
  • women experiencing perinatal depression
  • people with intellectual disability (dual diagnosis)
  • people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds population groups that are the subject of separate guidance material (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people at risk of suicide and young people).

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Referral Contact

For referrals, please call Gillian Bensley on 0417 618 211 or email gillian.bensley@bigpond.com

Referral Pathway

To refer patients into these services, please fill out the Mental Health Stepped Care Referral Form (Best PracticeMedical Director or editable PDF) and email or fax the form to the relevant provider above. 

Referrals must be made by General Practitioners. 

Indigicare

Current Program

ITC

Communities Serviced

Goondiwindi, Inglewood, Texas

Services Offered

Care Coordinator is to assist Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander people diagnosed with diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, chronic renal disease and cancer in meeting the requirements of their treatment.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible clients must:

  • Identify they Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and they have a Chronic Disease;
  • 715 Health Assessment;
  • Current GP Management Plan; 
  • Review every 12 months; and
  • Referred on to Care Coordinator in local area.

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Referral Contact

0407 900 823

Referral Pathway

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Sunrise Way

Current Program

Drug and Alcohol Treatment Services

Communities Serviced

Whole of region

Services Offered

Culturally appropriate drug and alcohol residential rehabilitation based in Toowoomba. 

Eligibility Criteria

18 years or older seeking residential based rehabilitation support. Please contact provider for further eligibility criteria. 

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Referral Contact

For referrals, please call 07 4638 9091

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Referral Pathway

Self referral, GP, Aboriginal Health Worker

Cherbourg Region

HealthWISE

Current Program

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social and Emotional Mental Health Support Services

Communities Serviced

Ipswich Region, Boonah Area, Somerset Region, South Burnett (including Cherbourg) Region

Services Offered

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social and Emotional Wellbeing Services provide free, culturally appropriate mental health services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Darling Downs and West Moreton region. 

Eligibility Criteria

Indigenous people residing in the area, with a mild to moderate mental illness. Self-referral, referral through Aboriginal Health Worker, Allied Health Practitioner or via General Practitioner.

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Referral Contact

For referrals, please phone the HealthWISE toll free number on 1800 931 540 or email mentalhealth@healthwisenenw.com.au

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Referral Pathway

Self-referrals can be made direct to the service provider for assessment and a GP led mental health treatment plan for the client where clinically appropriate. 

For GPs and other service providers wanting to refer, fax the HealthWISE Referral Form to HealthWISE Coordinated Referral Network using 1300 452 059 or via Medical Objects.

Cherbourg Regional Aboriginal and Islander Community Controlled Health Services LTD (CRAICCHS)

Current Program

ITC

Communities Serviced

Cherbourg

Services Offered

Care Coordinator is to assist Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander people diagnosed with diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, chronic renal disease and cancer in meeting the requirements of their treatment.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible clients must:

  • Identify they Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and they have a Chronic Disease;
  • 715 Health Assessment;
  • Current GP Management Plan; 
  • Review every 12 months; and
  • Referred on to Care Coordinator in local area.

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Referral Contact

07 4169 8600

Website

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Referral Pathway

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Sunrise Way

Current Program

Drug and Alcohol Treatment Services

Communities Serviced

Whole of region

Services Offered

Culturally appropriate drug and alcohol residential rehabilitation based in Toowoomba. 

Eligibility Criteria

18 years or older seeking residential based rehabilitation support. Please contact provider for further eligibility criteria. 

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Referral Contact

For referrals, please call 07 4638 9091

Website

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Referral Pathway

Self referral, GP, Aboriginal Health Worker

Boonah Area

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