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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

Mental Health Stepped Care - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social and Emotional Mental Health Support Services

Communities Serviced

Ipswich, Somerset, Cherbourg and South Burnett regions, as well as the Boonah area.

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 people with or at risk of mental illness

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Referral Contact

To make a referral, please fax the referral form to 1300 452 059 or send through Medical Objects.

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 the HealthWISE Coordinated Referral Network using 1300 452 059 or via Medical Objects.

Contact Information

Phone: 1800 931 540
Email: mentalhealth@healthwise.org.au (please note: referrals MUST be sent via Fax)
Fax: 1300 452 059

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

Current Program

ITC

Communities Serviced

South Burnett and Cherbourg regions

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

Click to visit site

Referral Pathway

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

Lainie Nicholson

Current Program

Mental Health Stepped Care – 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

To make a referral, please fax the referral form to 07 5315 0886

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 fax the form to 07 5315 0886. 

Referrals must be made by General Practitioners. 

Contact Information: Lainie Nicholson

Mobile: 0411 024 834
Email: lainienicholson@gmail.com (please note: referrals MUST be sent via Fax)
Fax: 07 5315 0886

Nadine Hinchliff Therapy Services

Current Program

Mental Health Stepped Care – 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

To make a referral, please fax the referral form to 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 fax the form to 07 4163 5014.

Referrals must be made by General Practitioners. 

Contact Information: Nadine Hinchliff

Mobile: 0408 369 103
Email: nadine.hinchliff@gmail.com (please note: referrals MUST be sent via Fax)
Fax: 07 4163 5014

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 old and 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 Healing and Wellbeing Centre

Current Program

Mental Health Stepped Care - 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 people with or at risk of mental illness

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Referral Contact

To make a referral, please fax the referral form to 07 4632 0548

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 fax the form to 07 4632 0548.

Contact Information: 

Phone: 07 4632 0338 
Email: hwb@goolburri.org.au (please note: referrals MUST be sent via Fax)
Fax: 07 4632 0548

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

https://www.ddwmphn.com.au/upl...

Barry Sheehan

Current Program

Mental Health Stepped Care – Targeted Psychological Therapies.

Communities Serviced

Services Jandowae and Chinchilla

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

To make a referral, fax the referral form to 07 4632 4041. Referrals can also be sent via Medical Objects.

Website

Click to visit site

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 fax the form to 07 4632 4041. Referrals can also be sent via Medical Objects.

Referrals must be made by General Practitioners. 

Contact Information: Franki Treccase

Phone: 0417 752 768
Email: barry@barrysheehan.com.au (please note: all referrals MUST be sent via fax or Medical Objects)
Fax: 07 4632 4041

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 old and 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

Mental Health Stepped Care - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social and Emotional Mental Health Support Services

Communities Serviced

Ipswich, Somerset, Cherbourg and South Burnett regions, as well as the Boonah area.

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 people with or at risk of mental illness

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Referral Contact

To make a referral, please fax the referral form to 1300 452 059 or send through Medical Objects.

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 the HealthWISE Coordinated Referral Network using 1300 452 059 or via Medical Objects.

Contact Information

Phone: 1800 931 540
Email: mentalhealth@healthwise.org.au (please note: referrals MUST be sent via Fax)
Fax: 1300 452 059

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 old and 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

Mental Health Stepped Care - Low Intensity 

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

18+ year old Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders living in the outlined region/s

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Referral Contact

To make a referral, please fax the referral form to 07 4639 7450 (Toowoomba) or 07 4548 9550 (Warwick)

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 fax the form to 07 4639 7450 (Toowoomba) or 07 4548 9550 (Warwick).

Contact Information

Toowoomba: Richard Turnbull
Phone: 1300 379 558
Email: rturnball@carbal.com.au (please note: referrals MUST be sent via fax)  
Fax: 07 4639 7450
Warwick: Darleen Oliver 
Phone: 1300 379 558
Email: doliver@carbal.com.au (please note: referrals MUST be sent via fax)  
Fax: 07 4548 9550


Carbal Medical Services

Current Program

Mental Health Stepped Care - 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 people with or at risk of mental illness

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Referral Contact

To make a referral, please fax the referral form to 07 4633 9550

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. 

To refer patients into these services, please fill out the Mental Health Stepped Care Referral Form (Best PracticeMedical Director or editable PDF) and fax the form to 07 4633 9550.

Contact Information: Cathy Habgood

Phone: 1300 379 558 
Email: chabgood@carbal.com.au (please note: referrals MUST be sent via fax)
Fax: 07 4633 9550

Alexandra Bryant

Current Program

Mental Health Stepped Care – 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

To make a referral, please fax the referral form to 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 fax the form to 07 4642 1410. 

Referrals must be made by General Practitioners. 

Contact Information: Alex Bryant

Phone: 07 4637 9045
Mobile: 0438 840 782
Email: alexbryant@bigpond.com (please note: Referrals MUST be sent via Fax)
Fax: 07 4642 1410

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 Islander 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

Mental Health Stepped Care – 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. 

Contact Information

Mobile: 0417 618 211
Email: gillian.bensley@bigpond.com (please note: referrals MUST be sent via fax)

Goolburri Aboriginal Health Advancement Co

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

Mental Health Stepped Care – 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

To make a referral, post the referral form to 13 Isabel St, Toowoomba or give to the patient to take with them

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 send the form through Medical Objects. 

Referrals must be made by General Practitioners. 

Contact Information: Nadja Jones

Phone: 0459 606 717
Email: nadjajones@me.com (please note: referrals need to be sent via post to 13 Isabel St, Toowoomba or give to the patient to take with them)

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 old and 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

Click to visit site

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 old and 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

Click to visit site

Referral Pathway

Self referral, GP, Aboriginal Health Worker

Ipswich Region

HealthWISE

Current Program

Mental Health Stepped Care - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social and Emotional Mental Health Support Services

Communities Serviced

Ipswich, Somerset, Cherbourg and South Burnett regions, as well as the Boonah area.

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 people with or at risk of mental illness

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Referral Contact

To make a referral, please fax the referral form to 1300 452 059 or send through Medical Objects.

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 the HealthWISE Coordinated Referral Network using 1300 452 059 or via Medical Objects.

Contact Information

Phone: 1800 931 540
Email: mentalhealth@healthwise.org.au (please note: referrals MUST be sent via Fax)
Fax: 1300 452 059

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

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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 old and 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

Mental Health Stepped Care - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social and Emotional Mental Health Support Services

Communities Serviced

Ipswich, Somerset, Cherbourg and South Burnett regions, as well as the Boonah area.

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 people with or at risk of mental illness

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Referral Contact

To make a referral, please fax the referral form to 1300 452 059 or send through Medical Objects.

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 the HealthWISE Coordinated Referral Network using 1300 452 059 or via Medical Objects.

Contact Information

Phone: 1800 931 540
Email: mentalhealth@healthwise.org.au (please note: referrals MUST be sent via Fax)
Fax: 1300 452 059

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 old and 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

Mental Health Stepped Care - Low Intensity 

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

18+ year old Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders living in the outlined region/s

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Referral Contact

To make a referral, please fax the referral form to 07 4639 7450 (Toowoomba) or 07 4548 9550 (Warwick)

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 fax the form to 07 4639 7450 (Toowoomba) or 07 4548 9550 (Warwick).

Contact Information

Toowoomba: Richard Turnbull
Phone: 1300 379 558
Email: rturnball@carbal.com.au (please note: referrals MUST be sent via fax)  
Fax: 07 4639 7450
Warwick: Darleen Oliver 
Phone: 1300 379 558
Email: doliver@carbal.com.au (please note: referrals MUST be sent via fax)  
Fax: 07 4548 9550


Goolburri Healing and Wellbeing Centre

Current Program

Mental Health Stepped Care - 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 people with or at risk of mental illness

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Referral Contact

To make a referral, please fax the referral form to 07 4632 0548

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 fax the form to 07 4632 0548.

Contact Information: 

Phone: 07 4632 0338 
Email: hwb@goolburri.org.au (please note: referrals MUST be sent via Fax)
Fax: 07 4632 0548

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 Islander 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 old and 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 Healing and Wellbeing Centre

Current Program

Mental Health Stepped Care - 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 people with or at risk of mental illness

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Referral Contact

To make a referral, please fax the referral form to 07 4632 0548

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 fax the form to 07 4632 0548.

Contact Information: 

Phone: 07 4632 0338 
Email: hwb@goolburri.org.au (please note: referrals MUST be sent via Fax)
Fax: 07 4632 0548

Indigicare

Current Program

Mental Health Stepped Care - 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

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with or at risk of mental illness

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Referral Contact

To make a referral, please fax the referral form to 07 4671 5857

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. 

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. 

To refer patients into these services, please fill out the Mental Health Stepped Care Referral Form (Best PracticeMedical Director or editable PDF) and fax the form to 07 4671 5857. 

Contact Information: 

Phone: 0409 900 823
Email: indigicare@bigpond.com (please note: referrals MUST be sent via Fax)
Fax: 07 4671 5857. 

Gillian Bensley

Current Program

Mental Health Stepped Care – 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. 

Contact Information

Mobile: 0417 618 211
Email: gillian.bensley@bigpond.com (please note: referrals MUST be sent via fax)

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 old and 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

Cherbourg Region

HealthWISE

Current Program

Mental Health Stepped Care - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social and Emotional Mental Health Support Services

Communities Serviced

Ipswich, Somerset, Cherbourg and South Burnett regions, as well as the Boonah area.

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 people with or at risk of mental illness

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Referral Contact

To make a referral, please fax the referral form to 1300 452 059 or send through Medical Objects.

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 the HealthWISE Coordinated Referral Network using 1300 452 059 or via Medical Objects.

Contact Information

Phone: 1800 931 540
Email: mentalhealth@healthwise.org.au (please note: referrals MUST be sent via Fax)
Fax: 1300 452 059

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

Current Program

ITC

Communities Serviced

South Burnett and Cherbourg regions

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 old and 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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