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Map of commissioned services - Mental Health

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

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South Burnett Region

Richmond Fellowship Queensland

Current Program

Psychological services for people living in residential aged care facilities

Communities Serviced

All RACF residents in the Darling Downs and West Moreton region

Services Offered

The PHN is funding RFQ in a 6 month trial, to provide psychological treatment services to people living in residential aged care facilities who have mental health needs.

The psychological treatment services provided by RFQ include:

  • Low-intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (LiCBT) sessions through the NewAccess program
  • 1:1 Occupational Therapy (OT) mental health services, tailored to meet individual needs
  • Sensory modulation group interventions

For more information, click here.

Referral Contact

RACFs can express their interest in the project at the contact details below

Referral Pathway

Please fill out the SAGE Program Referral Form and send to Richmond Fellowship Queensland via sage@rfq.com.au

RHealth

Current Program

Mental Health Stepped Care - Health Service Navigators

Communities Serviced

Communities within the Goondiwindi, Southern Downs, Western Downs, South Burnett, Cherbourg and Somerset regions

Services Offered

Health Service Navigators assist GPs, service providers, consumers and carers to navigate the services available under stepped care in our region. The Health Service Navigators role is to:

  • Coordinate linkages to supports and services for patients and consumers;
  • Map and identify mental health service needs and gaps in communities at the local level; and
  • Provide information where appropriate for services offered by the PHN under Primary Mental Health Care and information for consumers on other PHN programs and supports as necessary.

Eligibility Criteria

All patients and clients across all levels of stepped care 

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Referral Contact

Referrals can be made by GPs, allied health professionals, self-referral or family members and carers

Website

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Referral Pathway

Contact Information: 
Phone: 1300 012 710 or contact RHealth direct on 07 4638 1377
Email: services@rhealth.com.au
Fax: 07 4151 0794

To refer patients into this service, please login into our e-referral system refeRHEALTH here. If this if your first time logging in to refeRHEALTH, register for a user login here.

Rural and Remote Mental Health

Current Program

Mental Health Stepped Care - Low Intensity 

Communities Serviced

Rural and Remote Health will provide at least one service (outlined below) in each LGA across the Darling Downs and West Moreton region

Services Offered

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

Eligibility Criteria

18+ year olds living in the outlined region/s. SafeTALK is open to 16+ year olds living in the outlined region/s.

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Website

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Referral Pathway

Contact Information: Debbie Smith
Mobile: 0428 983 011
Email: debbiesmith@rrmh.com.au

To refer patients into this service, please login into our e-referral system refeRHEALTH here. If this if your first time logging in to refeRHEALTH, register for a user login here.

RHealth

Current Program

Mental Health Stepped Care - Mental Health Nurse Program

Communities Serviced

Communities in the Southern Downs, Cherbourg and South Burnett region

Services Offered

Mental Health Nurse Care is for people who are diagnosed with a severe and complex mental illness in the Darling Downs and West Moreton region who are currently being managed in the primary care setting via a General Practitioner and/or Psychiatrist. 

People who are deemed eligible will receive mental health nurse services through a clinic setting or outreach model including clinical coordination of services by a mental health nurse.

Mental Health Nurse Care will be delivered through: 

• face-to-face sessions
• telephone or online to individuals either in private or general practice settings
• community locations or via home visits (where risk assessed as safe and appropriate)

Eligibility Criteria

People aged 12 and older, who: 

  • have a Metal Health Treatment Plan
  • are diagnosed with a severe and complex mental illness
  • have mental health issues that are significantly impacting on their social, personal and work life
  • are at risk of being admitted to hospital in the future if clinical care coordination is not provided, or has already had at least one admission due to their mental health in the past 12 months
  • are assessed as needing clinical care coordination for their ongoing treatment and management of their mental health for an extended episode of care
  • are currently under the care of a General Practitioner or psychiatrist for mental health care or will be linked with one as part of the program

A Mental Health Treatment Plan is mandatory for referral to this service. 

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Referral Contact

Referrals must be made by GPs or psychiatrists. A Mental Health Treatment Plan is mandatory for referral to this service.

Website

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Referral Pathway

Contact Information: 
Phone: 07 4638 1377
Email: services@rhealth.com.au
Fax: 07 4151 079

To refer patients into this service, please login into our e-referral system refeRHEALTH here. If this if your first time logging in to refeRHEALTH, register for a user login here.

Therapy Pro

Current Program

Mental Health Stepped Care – Targeted Psychological Therapies.

Communities Serviced

Communities in the Ipswich, Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim and Somerset regions. Also services 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

Referrals must be made by GPs

Website

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Referral Pathway

Contact Information: 
Phone: 1300 004 414
Email: info@therapypro.com.au
Fax: 07 3112 4203

To refer patients into this service, please login into our e-referral system refeRHEALTH here. If this if your first time logging in to refeRHEALTH, register for a user login here.

Burnett Allied Care

Current Program

Mental Health Stepped Care - Low Intensity 

Communities Serviced

Kingaroy

Services Offered

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

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

Eligibility Criteria

16+ year olds living in the outlined region/s

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Referral Contact

Referrals can be made by GPs or self-referral

Referral Pathway

Contact Information:
Phone: 0458 525 787
Email: burnettalliedcare@gmail.com
Fax: 07 5315 0886

To refer patients into this service, please login into our e-referral system refeRHEALTH here. If this if your first time logging in to refeRHEALTH, register for a user login here.

Lives Lived Well

Current Program

Mental Health Stepped Care - Low Intensity 

Communities Serviced

Communities in the Cherbourg, Goondiwindi, Lockyer Valley, Somerset, South Burnett, Southern Downs and Western Downs regions

Services Offered

The NewAccess Program is a free service developed by beyondblue that provides support in the form of a specially trained coach. Over six private sessions, individuals have access to a coach who will help them to set practical and effective goals, giving them the skills to manage the pressures of life so that they can get back to feeling their best. The NewAccess program is offered over the phone or face to face. 

Eligibility Criteria

18+ year olds living in the outlined region/s

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Referral Contact

Referrals can be made by GPs or self-referral

Website

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Referral Pathway

Contact Information:
Phone: 1300 971 309
Email: newaccess@liveslivedwell.org.au
Fax: 07 3539 9875

To refer patients into this service, please login into our e-referral system refeRHEALTH here. If this if your first time logging in to refeRHEALTH, register for a user login here.

HealthWISE

Current Program

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

Communities Serviced

Communities in the Ipswich, Somerset, Cherbourg and South Burnett region, including 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

Referrals must be made by GPs, allied health professionals or self-referral

Website

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Referral Pathway

Contact Information:
Phone: 1800 931 540
Email: mentalhealth@healthwise.org.au
Fax: 1300 452 059
Medical Objects: Yes

To refer patients into this service, please fill out the HealthWISE Referral Form send via fax or Medical Objects.

Lainie Nicholson

Current Program

Mental Health Stepped Care – Targeted Psychological Therapies

Communities Serviced

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

Referrals must be made by GPs

Referral Pathway

Contact Person: Lainie Nicholson
Mobile: 0411 024 834
Email: lainienicholson@gmail.com
Fax: 07 5315 0886

To refer patients into this service, please login into our e-referral system refeRHEALTH here. If this if your first time logging in to refeRHEALTH, register for a user login here.

Nadine Hinchliff Therapy Services

Current Program

Mental Health Stepped Care – Targeted Psychological Therapies

Communities Serviced

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

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

Referrals must be made by GPs

Referral Pathway

Contact Person: Nadine Hinchliff
Mobile: 0408 369 103
Email: nadine.hinchliff@gmail.com 
Fax: 07 4163 5014

To refer patients into this service, please login into our e-referral system refeRHEALTH here. If this if your first time logging in to refeRHEALTH, register for a user login here.

Western Downs Region

Richmond Fellowship Queensland

Current Program

Psychological services for people living in residential aged care facilities

Communities Serviced

All RACF residents in the Darling Downs and West Moreton region

Services Offered

The PHN is funding RFQ in a 6 month trial, to provide psychological treatment services to people living in residential aged care facilities who have mental health needs.

The psychological treatment services provided by RFQ include:

  • Low-intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (LiCBT) sessions through the NewAccess program
  • 1:1 Occupational Therapy (OT) mental health services, tailored to meet individual needs
  • Sensory modulation group interventions

For more information, click here.

Referral Contact

RACFs can express their interest in the project at the contact details below

Referral Pathway

Please fill out the SAGE Program Referral Form and send to Richmond Fellowship Queensland via sage@rfq.com.au

RHealth

Current Program

Mental Health Stepped Care - Health Service Navigators

Communities Serviced

Communities within the Goondiwindi, Southern Downs, Western Downs, South Burnett, Cherbourg and Somerset regions

Services Offered

Health Service Navigators assist GPs, service providers, consumers and carers to navigate the services available under stepped care in our region. The Health Service Navigators role is to:

  • Coordinate linkages to supports and services for patients and consumers;
  • Map and identify mental health service needs and gaps in communities at the local level; and
  • Provide information where appropriate for services offered by the PHN under Primary Mental Health Care and information for consumers on other PHN programs and supports as necessary.

Eligibility Criteria

All patients and clients across all levels of stepped care 

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Referral Contact

Referrals can be made by GPs, allied health professionals, self-referral or family members and carers

Website

Click to visit site

Referral Pathway

Contact Information: 
Phone: 1300 012 710 or contact RHealth direct on 07 4638 1377
Email: services@rhealth.com.au
Fax: 07 4151 0794

To refer patients into this service, please login into our e-referral system refeRHEALTH here. If this if your first time logging in to refeRHEALTH, register for a user login here.

Rural and Remote Mental Health

Current Program

Mental Health Stepped Care - Low Intensity 

Communities Serviced

Rural and Remote Health will provide at least one service (outlined below) in each LGA across the Darling Downs and West Moreton region

Services Offered

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

Eligibility Criteria

18+ year olds living in the outlined region/s. SafeTALK is open to 16+ year olds living in the outlined region/s.

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Website

Click to visit site

Referral Pathway

Contact Information: Debbie Smith
Mobile: 0428 983 011
Email: debbiesmith@rrmh.com.au

To refer patients into this service, please login into our e-referral system refeRHEALTH here. If this if your first time logging in to refeRHEALTH, register for a user login here.

Mi Mind Centre

Current Program

Mental Health Stepped Care - Mental Health Nurse Program

Communities Serviced

Communities in the Toowoomba, Ipswich, Goondiwindi, Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim, Somerset and Western Downs regions

Services Offered

Mental Health Nurse Care is for people who are diagnosed with a severe and complex mental illness in the Darling Downs and West Moreton region who are currently being managed in the primary care setting via a General Practitioner and/or Psychiatrist. 

People who are deemed eligible will receive mental health nurse services through a clinic setting or outreach model including clinical coordination of services by a mental health nurse.

Mental Health Nurse Care will be delivered through: 

• face-to-face sessions
• telephone or online to individuals either in private or general practice settings
• community locations or via home visits (where risk assessed as safe and appropriate)

Eligibility Criteria

People aged 12 and older, who: 

  • have a Metal Health Treatment Plan
  • are diagnosed with a severe and complex mental illness
  • have mental health issues that are significantly impacting on their social, personal and work life
  • are at risk of being admitted to hospital in the future if clinical care coordination is not provided, or has already had at least one admission due to their mental health in the past 12 months
  • are assessed as needing clinical care coordination for their ongoing treatment and management of their mental health for an extended episode of care
  • are currently under the care of a General Practitioner or psychiatrist for mental health care or will be linked with one as part of the program

A Mental Health Treatment Plan is mandatory for referral to this service. 

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Referral Contact

Referrals must be made by GPs or psychiatrists. A Mental Health Treatment Plan is mandatory for referral to this service.

Referral Pathway

Contact Information: Mi-Mind Centre
(Services Toowoomba, Goondiwindi, Western Downs and some of the Lockyer Valley region)
Phone: 07 4613 0922
Email: office@mi-mindtrust.com.au
Fax: 07 4613 0944

Contact Information: Our House Our Haven
(Services the Ipswich, Scenic Rim and Somerset region)
Mobile: 0416 826 203
Email: info@ohoh.org.au
Fax: 07 3496 1753

To refer patients into this service, please login into our e-referral system refeRHEALTH here. If this if your first time logging in to refeRHEALTH, register for a user login here.

Heather Linsley

Current Program

Mental Health Stepped Care – Targeted Psychological Therapies

Communities Serviced

Dalby

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

Referrals must be made by GPs

Referral Pathway

Contact Person: Heather Linsley
Mobile: 0473 491 022
Email: hlinsley@bigpond.com
Fax: 07 3532 5117

To refer patients into this service, please login into our e-referral system refeRHEALTH here. If this if your first time logging in to refeRHEALTH, register for a user login here.

Creative Holistic Services

Current Program

Mental Health Stepped Care – Targeted Psychological Therapies

Communities Serviced

Chinchilla and Miles

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

Referrals must be made by GPs

Referral Pathway

Contact Information: Helen Druce
Phone: 07 4665 5618
Mobile: 0427 974 761
Email: helen@creativeholisticcounselling.com.au
Medical Objects: Yes

To refer patients into this service, please login into our e-referral system refeRHEALTH here. If this if your first time logging in to refeRHEALTH, register for a user login here.

Rural Sky

Current Program

Mental Health Stepped Care – Targeted Psychological Therapies.

Communities Serviced

Goondiwindi 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

Referrals must be made by GPs

Referral Pathway

Contact Person: Katherine Johnstone and Suzie Collins
Mobile: 0475 391 260 (Katherine) or 0438 711 500 (Suzie)
Email: referral@ruralsky.com.au

To refer patients into this service, please login into our e-referral system refeRHEALTH here. If this if your first time logging in to refeRHEALTH, register for a user login here.

Lives Lived Well

Current Program

Mental Health Stepped Care - Low Intensity 

Communities Serviced

Communities in the Cherbourg, Goondiwindi, Lockyer Valley, Somerset, South Burnett, Southern Downs and Western Downs regions

Services Offered

The NewAccess Program is a free service developed by beyondblue that provides support in the form of a specially trained coach. Over six private sessions, individuals have access to a coach who will help them to set practical and effective goals, giving them the skills to manage the pressures of life so that they can get back to feeling their best. The NewAccess program is offered over the phone or face to face. 

Eligibility Criteria

18+ year olds living in the outlined region/s

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Referral Contact

Referrals can be made by GPs or self-referral

Website

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Referral Pathway

Contact Information:
Phone: 1300 971 309
Email: newaccess@liveslivedwell.org.au
Fax: 07 3539 9875

To refer patients into this service, please login into our e-referral system refeRHEALTH here. If this if your first time logging in to refeRHEALTH, register for a user login here.

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

Communities in the Goondiwindi, Southern Downs and 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

Referrals can be made by GPs, allied health professionals or self-referral

Referral Pathway

Contact Information: 
Phone: 07 4632 0338 
Email: hwb@goolburri.org.au 
Fax: 07 4632 0548

To refer patients into this service, please login into our e-referral system refeRHEALTH here. If this if your first time logging in to refeRHEALTH, register for a user login here

Barry Sheehan

Current Program

Mental Health Stepped Care – Targeted Psychological Therapies

Communities Serviced

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

Referrals must be made by GPs

Website

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Referral Pathway

Contact Person: Franki Treccase
Phone: 0417 752 768
Email: barry@barrysheehan.com.au 
Fax: 07 4632 4041
Medical Objects: Yes

To refer patients into this service, please login into our e-referral system refeRHEALTH here. If this if your first time logging in to refeRHEALTH, register for a user login here.

Mindware Psychology

Current Program

Mental Health Stepped Care – Targeted Psychological Therapies

Communities Serviced

Toowoomba, Crows Nest and Millmerran. Also accepts referrals from across 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.

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

Referrals must be made by GPs

Referral Pathway

Contact Person: Veronica McKeen
Phone: 07 4646 4953
Mobile: 0426 294 015
Email: contact@mindwarepsychology.com.au
Fax: 07 4646 2452

To refer patients into this service, please login into our e-referral system refeRHEALTH here. If this if your first time logging in to refeRHEALTH, register for a user login here.

Somerset Region

Richmond Fellowship Queensland

Current Program

Psychological services for people living in residential aged care facilities

Communities Serviced

All RACF residents in the Darling Downs and West Moreton region

Services Offered

The PHN is funding RFQ in a 6 month trial, to provide psychological treatment services to people living in residential aged care facilities who have mental health needs.

The psychological treatment services provided by RFQ include:

  • Low-intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (LiCBT) sessions through the NewAccess program
  • 1:1 Occupational Therapy (OT) mental health services, tailored to meet individual needs
  • Sensory modulation group interventions

For more information, click here.

Referral Contact

RACFs can express their interest in the project at the contact details below

Referral Pathway

Please fill out the SAGE Program Referral Form and send to Richmond Fellowship Queensland via sage@rfq.com.au

RHealth

Current Program

Mental Health Stepped Care - Health Service Navigators

Communities Serviced

Communities within the Goondiwindi, Southern Downs, Western Downs, South Burnett, Cherbourg and Somerset regions

Services Offered

Health Service Navigators assist GPs, service providers, consumers and carers to navigate the services available under stepped care in our region. The Health Service Navigators role is to:

  • Coordinate linkages to supports and services for patients and consumers;
  • Map and identify mental health service needs and gaps in communities at the local level; and
  • Provide information where appropriate for services offered by the PHN under Primary Mental Health Care and information for consumers on other PHN programs and supports as necessary.

Eligibility Criteria

All patients and clients across all levels of stepped care 

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Referral Contact

Referrals can be made by GPs, allied health professionals, self-referral or family members and carers

Website

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Referral Pathway

Contact Information: 
Phone: 1300 012 710 or contact RHealth direct on 07 4638 1377
Email: services@rhealth.com.au
Fax: 07 4151 0794

To refer patients into this service, please login into our e-referral system refeRHEALTH here. If this if your first time logging in to refeRHEALTH, register for a user login here.

Rural and Remote Mental Health

Current Program

Mental Health Stepped Care - Low Intensity 

Communities Serviced

Rural and Remote Health will provide at least one service (outlined below) in each LGA across the Darling Downs and West Moreton region

Services Offered

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

Eligibility Criteria

18+ year olds living in the outlined region/s. SafeTALK is open to 16+ year olds living in the outlined region/s.

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Website

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Referral Pathway

Contact Information: Debbie Smith
Mobile: 0428 983 011
Email: debbiesmith@rrmh.com.au

To refer patients into this service, please login into our e-referral system refeRHEALTH here. If this if your first time logging in to refeRHEALTH, register for a user login here.

Mi Mind Centre

Current Program

Mental Health Stepped Care - Mental Health Nurse Program

Communities Serviced

Communities in the Toowoomba, Ipswich, Goondiwindi, Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim, Somerset and Western Downs regions

Services Offered

Mental Health Nurse Care is for people who are diagnosed with a severe and complex mental illness in the Darling Downs and West Moreton region who are currently being managed in the primary care setting via a General Practitioner and/or Psychiatrist. 

People who are deemed eligible will receive mental health nurse services through a clinic setting or outreach model including clinical coordination of services by a mental health nurse.

Mental Health Nurse Care will be delivered through: 

• face-to-face sessions
• telephone or online to individuals either in private or general practice settings
• community locations or via home visits (where risk assessed as safe and appropriate)

Eligibility Criteria

People aged 12 and older, who: 

  • have a Metal Health Treatment Plan
  • are diagnosed with a severe and complex mental illness
  • have mental health issues that are significantly impacting on their social, personal and work life
  • are at risk of being admitted to hospital in the future if clinical care coordination is not provided, or has already had at least one admission due to their mental health in the past 12 months
  • are assessed as needing clinical care coordination for their ongoing treatment and management of their mental health for an extended episode of care
  • are currently under the care of a General Practitioner or psychiatrist for mental health care or will be linked with one as part of the program

A Mental Health Treatment Plan is mandatory for referral to this service. 

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Referral Contact

Referrals must be made by GPs or psychiatrists. A Mental Health Treatment Plan is mandatory for referral to this service.

Referral Pathway

Contact Information: Mi-Mind Centre
(Services Toowoomba, Goondiwindi, Western Downs and some of the Lockyer Valley region)
Phone: 07 4613 0922
Email: office@mi-mindtrust.com.au
Fax: 07 4613 0944

Contact Information: Our House Our Haven
(Services the Ipswich, Scenic Rim and Somerset region)
Mobile: 0416 826 203
Email: info@ohoh.org.au
Fax: 07 3496 1753

To refer patients into this service, please login into our e-referral system refeRHEALTH here. If this if your first time logging in to refeRHEALTH, register for a user login here.

Therapy Pro

Current Program

Mental Health Stepped Care – Targeted Psychological Therapies.

Communities Serviced

Communities in the Ipswich, Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim and Somerset regions. Also services 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

Referrals must be made by GPs

Website

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Referral Pathway

Contact Information: 
Phone: 1300 004 414
Email: info@therapypro.com.au
Fax: 07 3112 4203

To refer patients into this service, please login into our e-referral system refeRHEALTH here. If this if your first time logging in to refeRHEALTH, register for a user login here.

Neami National

Current Program

Mental Health Stepped Care - Low Intensity 

Communities Serviced

Communities in the Ipswich, Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim and Somerset regions, including the Boonah area

Services Offered

The Optimal Health Program is an eight-session (over a 6-8 week period) self-development program promoting hope, growth and partnership.

By the end of this program, individuals will have covered:

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

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

Eligibility Criteria

18+ year olds living in the outlined region/s

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Referral Contact

Referrals can be made by GPs or self-referral

Referral Pathway

Contact Information: Fiona Terry
Phone: 07 3375 7333
Mobile: 0434 335 207
Email: darra@neaminational.org.au
Fax: 07 3375 758

To refer patients into this service, please login into our e-referral system refeRHEALTH here. If this if your first time logging in to refeRHEALTH, register for a user login here.

Lives Lived Well

Current Program

Mental Health Stepped Care - Low Intensity 

Communities Serviced

Communities in the Cherbourg, Goondiwindi, Lockyer Valley, Somerset, South Burnett, Southern Downs and Western Downs regions

Services Offered

The NewAccess Program is a free service developed by beyondblue that provides support in the form of a specially trained coach. Over six private sessions, individuals have access to a coach who will help them to set practical and effective goals, giving them the skills to manage the pressures of life so that they can get back to feeling their best. The NewAccess program is offered over the phone or face to face. 

Eligibility Criteria

18+ year olds living in the outlined region/s

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Referral Contact

Referrals can be made by GPs or self-referral

Website

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Referral Pathway

Contact Information:
Phone: 1300 971 309
Email: newaccess@liveslivedwell.org.au
Fax: 07 3539 9875

To refer patients into this service, please login into our e-referral system refeRHEALTH here. If this if your first time logging in to refeRHEALTH, register for a user login here.

HealthWISE

Current Program

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

Communities Serviced

Communities in the Ipswich, Somerset, Cherbourg and South Burnett region, including 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

Referrals must be made by GPs, allied health professionals or self-referral

Website

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Referral Pathway

Contact Information:
Phone: 1800 931 540
Email: mentalhealth@healthwise.org.au
Fax: 1300 452 059
Medical Objects: Yes

To refer patients into this service, please fill out the HealthWISE Referral Form send via fax or Medical Objects.

Toowoomba Region

Richmond Fellowship Queensland

Current Program

Psychological services for people living in residential aged care facilities

Communities Serviced

All RACF residents in the Darling Downs and West Moreton region

Services Offered

The PHN is funding RFQ in a 6 month trial, to provide psychological treatment services to people living in residential aged care facilities who have mental health needs.

The psychological treatment services provided by RFQ include:

  • Low-intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (LiCBT) sessions through the NewAccess program
  • 1:1 Occupational Therapy (OT) mental health services, tailored to meet individual needs
  • Sensory modulation group interventions

For more information, click here.

Referral Contact

RACFs can express their interest in the project at the contact details below

Referral Pathway

Please fill out the SAGE Program Referral Form and send to Richmond Fellowship Queensland via sage@rfq.com.au

Lumsden Psychology

Current Program

Per- and Poly-Fluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Program

Communities Serviced

Toowoomba, Oakey and Kingsthorpe

Services Offered

Delivering specialised mental health psychological and counselling services to people who identify as being adversely affected by per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) exposure and who live or work or have lived or worked in the Oakey PFAS investigation area.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Live or work or have lived or worked in the Oakey PFAS investigation area; and
  • Identify as being adversely affected by per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) exposure.

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Referral Contact

Referrals must be made by GPs

Referral Pathway

Contact Person: Marguerite Lumseden
Phone: 0427 647 847
Email: therapy@myapollo.com.au
Medical Objects: Yes 

To refer patients into this service, please send the referral form via Medical Objects. 

Neami National

Current Program

Mental Health Stepped Care - Health Service Navigators

Communities Serviced

Communities in the Toowoomba, Ipswich, Lockyer Valley and Scenic Rim regions

Services Offered

Health Service Navigators assist GPs, service providers, consumers and carers to navigate the services available under stepped care in our region. The Health Service Navigators role is to:

  • Coordinate linkages to supports and services for patients and consumers;
  • Map and identify mental health service needs and gaps in communities at the local level; and
  • Provide information where appropriate for services offered by the PHN under Primary Mental Health Care and information for consumers on other PHN programs and supports as necessary.

Eligibility Criteria

All patients and clients across all levels of stepped care 

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Referral Contact

Referrals can be made by GPs, allied health professionals, self-referral or family members and carers

Website

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Referral Pathway

Contact Information
Phone: 1300 012 710
Email: navigator@neaminational.org.au
Fax: 07 3103 4634

To refer patients into this service, please login into our e-referral system refeRHEALTH here. If this if your first time logging in to refeRHEALTH, register for a user login here.

Rural and Remote Mental Health

Current Program

Mental Health Stepped Care - Low Intensity 

Communities Serviced

Rural and Remote Health will provide at least one service (outlined below) in each LGA across the Darling Downs and West Moreton region

Services Offered

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

Eligibility Criteria

18+ year olds living in the outlined region/s. SafeTALK is open to 16+ year olds living in the outlined region/s.

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Website

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Referral Pathway

Contact Information: Debbie Smith
Mobile: 0428 983 011
Email: debbiesmith@rrmh.com.au

To refer patients into this service, please login into our e-referral system refeRHEALTH here. If this if your first time logging in to refeRHEALTH, register for a user login here.

TOMNET (The Older Mens Network)

Current Program

Mental Health Stepped Care - Low Intensity 

Communities Serviced

Toowoomba

Services Offered

TOMNET (The Older Mens Network) offers specialised support services and peer programs for men over 50, especially those at risk.

This service includes up to twelve face to face or telephone sessions to help men manage anxiety and depression. The service aims to support men at risk plan a positive and meaningful retirement, facilitate engagement with community and health services, and positive ageing education. 

Eligibility Criteria

Men aged 50 and over living in the Toowoomba region  

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Referral Contact

Referrals can be made by GPs, community organisations or self-referral

Website

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Referral Pathway

Contact Information:
Phone: 07 4638 9080 
Email: admin@tomnet.org.au

To refer patients into this service, please login into our e-referral system refeRHEALTH here. If this if your first time logging in to refeRHEALTH, register for a user login here.

Mi Mind Centre

Current Program

Mental Health Stepped Care - Mental Health Nurse Program

Communities Serviced

Communities in the Toowoomba, Ipswich, Goondiwindi, Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim, Somerset and Western Downs regions

Services Offered

Mental Health Nurse Care is for people who are diagnosed with a severe and complex mental illness in the Darling Downs and West Moreton region who are currently being managed in the primary care setting via a General Practitioner and/or Psychiatrist. 

People who are deemed eligible will receive mental health nurse services through a clinic setting or outreach model including clinical coordination of services by a mental health nurse.

Mental Health Nurse Care will be delivered through: 

• face-to-face sessions
• telephone or online to individuals either in private or general practice settings
• community locations or via home visits (where risk assessed as safe and appropriate)

Eligibility Criteria

People aged 12 and older, who: 

  • have a Metal Health Treatment Plan
  • are diagnosed with a severe and complex mental illness
  • have mental health issues that are significantly impacting on their social, personal and work life
  • are at risk of being admitted to hospital in the future if clinical care coordination is not provided, or has already had at least one admission due to their mental health in the past 12 months
  • are assessed as needing clinical care coordination for their ongoing treatment and management of their mental health for an extended episode of care
  • are currently under the care of a General Practitioner or psychiatrist for mental health care or will be linked with one as part of the program

A Mental Health Treatment Plan is mandatory for referral to this service. 

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Referral Contact

Referrals must be made by GPs or psychiatrists. A Mental Health Treatment Plan is mandatory for referral to this service.

Referral Pathway

Contact Information: Mi-Mind Centre
(Services Toowoomba, Goondiwindi, Western Downs and some of the Lockyer Valley region)
Phone: 07 4613 0922
Email: office@mi-mindtrust.com.au
Fax: 07 4613 0944

Contact Information: Our House Our Haven
(Services the Ipswich, Scenic Rim and Somerset region)
Mobile: 0416 826 203
Email: info@ohoh.org.au
Fax: 07 3496 1753

To refer patients into this service, please login into our e-referral system refeRHEALTH here. If this if your first time logging in to refeRHEALTH, register for a user login here.

Centre for Healthy Living

Current Program

Mental Health Stepped Care – Targeted Psychological Therapies

Communities Serviced

Warwick, Clifton, Allora, Killarney, Stanthorpe, Inglewood and Wallangarra. Also accepts referrals from rural populations around these centres.

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

Referrals must be made by GPs

Website

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Referral Pathway

Contact Person: Gordana Sloss
Phone: 07 4661 3340 
Email: admin@centreforhealthyliving.com.au 
Fax: 07 4667 1333

To refer patients into this service, please login into our e-referral system refeRHEALTH here. If this if your first time logging in to refeRHEALTH, register for a user login here.

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

Referrals can be made by GPs or self-referral

Website

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Referral Pathway

Contact Information: 
Phone: 1300 379 558 
Email: rturnball@carbal.com.au (Toowoomba)
Email: doliver@carbal.com.au (Warwick) 
Fax: 07 4639 7450 (Toowoomba)
Fax: 07 4548 9550 (Warwick) 

To refer patients into this service, please login into our e-referral system refeRHEALTH here. If this if your first time logging in to refeRHEALTH, register for a user login here.

Mental Illness Fellowship Queensland (MIFQ)

Current Program

Mental Health Stepped Care - Low Intensity

Communities Serviced

Communities in the Toowoomba and Ipswich regions, and the Boonah area

Services Offered

The NewAccess Program is a free service developed by beyondblue that provides support in the form of a specially trained coach. Over six private sessions, individuals have access to a coach who will help them to set practical and effective goals, giving them the skills to manage the pressures of life so that they can get back to feeling their best. The NewAccess program is offered over the phone or face to face. 

Eligibility Criteria

18+ year olds living in the outlined region/s

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Referral Contact

Referrals can be made by GPs or self-referral

Website

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Referral Pathway

Contact Information: 
Phone: 1300 971 309
Email: newaccess@mifq.org.au

To refer patients into this service, please login into our e-referral system refeRHEALTH here. If this if your first time logging in to refeRHEALTH, register for a user login here.

Carbal Medical Services

Current Program

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

Communities Serviced

Communities in the 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

Referrals can be made by GPs, allied health professionals or self-referral

Website

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Referral Pathway

Contact Person: Cathy Habgood
Phone: 1300 379 558 
Email: chabgood@carbal.com.au 
Fax: 07 4633 9550

To refer patients into this service, please login into our e-referral system refeRHEALTH here. If this if your first time logging in to refeRHEALTH, register for a user login here.

Lifeline Darling Downs and South West

Current Program

Mental Health Stepped Care – Targeted Psychological Therapies

Communities Serviced

Toowoomba

Services Offered

Targeted Psychological Therapies (TPT) replaces the former Access to Allied 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.

Lifeline Darling Downs and South West delivers Targeted Psychological Therapies through their Creative Coping Group Therapy Program (a modified version of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy). This involves group therapy to support people with moderate mental health illness. 

Eligibility Criteria

Participants must reside in the Darling Downs region, and fulfill the following requirements:

  • be connected and engaged with a formal support service for the duration of the program (e.g. psychologist, counsellor, support worker)
  • availability to attend the majority of the 20 week course, as attendance and participation is highly important
  • have the ability and motivation to put the skills into practice in everyday life


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Referral Contact

Referrals must be made by GPs

Website

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Referral Pathway

Contact Person: Sarah Owens and Claire Whyte
Phone: 1300 991 443 
Email: lifeline@lifelinedarlingdowns.org.au
Fax: 07 4699 1610

To refer patients into this service, please login into our e-referral system refeRHEALTH here. If this if your first time logging in to refeRHEALTH, register for a user login here.

Richmond Fellowship Queensland

Current Program

Mental Health Stepped Care - Low Intensity 

Communities Serviced

Ipswich and Toowoomba

Services Offered

The New Sensations program offers a one-day workshop followed by up to four one-hour individual therapy sessions. The workshop will introduces participants to Sensory Modulation and the individual sessions tailor strategies to meet an individuals needs.

Sensory Modulation can be described simply as improving the way someone feels or functions by using their senses. Sensory Modulation can help people to self-regulate when facing challenging moods, emotions, thoughts and feelings, especially when talking or thinking may be difficult. Participants learn strategies to improve their mood, manage their stress, feel more calm and relaxed or more alert and focused, and more motivated to get things done. Sensory items will be provided to explore in the group and some small items will be provided to take home. 

Eligibility Criteria

18+ year olds living in the outlined region/s

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Referral Contact

Referrals can be made by GPs or self-referral

Website

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Referral Pathway

Contact Information: 
Phone: 07 3363 2555
Email: newsensations@rfq.com.au
Fax: 07 3363 2557 (Ipswich)
Fax: 07 3363 2598 (Toowoomba)

To refer patients into this service, please login into our e-referral system refeRHEALTH here. If this if your first time logging in to refeRHEALTH, register for a user login here.

Alexandra Bryant

Current Program

Mental Health Stepped Care – Targeted Psychological Therapies

Communities Serviced

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

Referrals must be made by GPs

Referral Pathway

Contact Person: Alexandra Bryant
Phone: 07 4637 9045
Mobile: 0438 840 782
Email: alexbryant@bigpond.com
Fax: 07 4642 1410

To refer patients into this service, please login into our e-referral system refeRHEALTH here. If this if your first time logging in to refeRHEALTH, register for a user login here.

Gillian Bensley

Current Program

Mental Health Stepped Care – Targeted Psychological Therapies

Communities Serviced

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

Referrals must be made by GPs

Referral Pathway

Contact Person: Gillian Bensley
Mobile: 0417 618 211 
Email: gillian.bensley@bigpond.com

To refer patients into this service, please login into our e-referral system refeRHEALTH here. If this if your first time logging in to refeRHEALTH, register for a user login here.

Headspace Toowoomba

Current Program

Headspace

Communities Serviced

Toowoomba

Services Offered

headspace Toowoomba offers early intervention services to young people aged 12 to 25 in one youth friendly location. Our  services includes mental, physical and sexual health, drug and alcohol support, vocational and educational assistance as well as Community engagement activities. You do not need a formal referral to get in touch.

Referral Contact

07 4639 9000

Website

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Referral Pathway

headspace.toowoomba@unitedsynergies.com.au

Illuminable Minds

Current Program

Mental Health Stepped Care – Targeted Psychological Therapies.

Communities Serviced

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

Referrals must be made by GPs

Referral Pathway

Contact Person: Nadja Jones
Phone: 0459 606 717
Email: nadjajones@me.com

To refer patients into this service, please login into our e-referral system refeRHEALTH here. If this if your first time logging in to refeRHEALTH, register for a user login here.

Lumsden Psychology

Current Program

Mental Health Stepped Care – Targeted Psychological Therapies.

Communities Serviced

Toowoomba, Oakey and Kingsthorpe

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.

Lumsden Pscyhology provides individual, adult and children, couple, and group psychological assistance. 

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

Referrals must be made by GPs

Referral Pathway

Contact Person: Marguerite Lumsden 
Mobile: 0427 647 847 
Email: therapy@myapollo.com.au
Medical Objects: Yes 

To refer patients into this service, please login into our e-referral system refeRHEALTH here. If this if your first time logging in to refeRHEALTH, register for a user login here.

Mindware Psychology

Current Program

Mental Health Stepped Care – Targeted Psychological Therapies

Communities Serviced

Toowoomba, Crows Nest and Millmerran. Also accepts referrals from across 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.

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

Referrals must be made by GPs

Referral Pathway

Contact Person: Veronica McKeen
Phone: 07 4646 4953
Mobile: 0426 294 015
Email: contact@mindwarepsychology.com.au
Fax: 07 4646 2452

To refer patients into this service, please login into our e-referral system refeRHEALTH here. If this if your first time logging in to refeRHEALTH, register for a user login here.

Lockyer Valley Region

Richmond Fellowship Queensland

Current Program

Psychological services for people living in residential aged care facilities

Communities Serviced

All RACF residents in the Darling Downs and West Moreton region

Services Offered

The PHN is funding RFQ in a 6 month trial, to provide psychological treatment services to people living in residential aged care facilities who have mental health needs.

The psychological treatment services provided by RFQ include:

  • Low-intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (LiCBT) sessions through the NewAccess program
  • 1:1 Occupational Therapy (OT) mental health services, tailored to meet individual needs
  • Sensory modulation group interventions

For more information, click here.

Referral Contact

RACFs can express their interest in the project at the contact details below

Referral Pathway

Please fill out the SAGE Program Referral Form and send to Richmond Fellowship Queensland via sage@rfq.com.au

Neami National

Current Program

Mental Health Stepped Care - Health Service Navigators

Communities Serviced

Communities in the Toowoomba, Ipswich, Lockyer Valley and Scenic Rim regions

Services Offered

Health Service Navigators assist GPs, service providers, consumers and carers to navigate the services available under stepped care in our region. The Health Service Navigators role is to:

  • Coordinate linkages to supports and services for patients and consumers;
  • Map and identify mental health service needs and gaps in communities at the local level; and
  • Provide information where appropriate for services offered by the PHN under Primary Mental Health Care and information for consumers on other PHN programs and supports as necessary.

Eligibility Criteria

All patients and clients across all levels of stepped care 

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Referral Contact

Referrals can be made by GPs, allied health professionals, self-referral or family members and carers

Website

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Referral Pathway

Contact Information
Phone: 1300 012 710
Email: navigator@neaminational.org.au
Fax: 07 3103 4634

To refer patients into this service, please login into our e-referral system refeRHEALTH here. If this if your first time logging in to refeRHEALTH, register for a user login here.

Rural and Remote Mental Health

Current Program

Mental Health Stepped Care - Low Intensity 

Communities Serviced

Rural and Remote Health will provide at least one service (outlined below) in each LGA across the Darling Downs and West Moreton region

Services Offered

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

Eligibility Criteria

18+ year olds living in the outlined region/s. SafeTALK is open to 16+ year olds living in the outlined region/s.

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Website

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Referral Pathway

Contact Information: Debbie Smith
Mobile: 0428 983 011
Email: debbiesmith@rrmh.com.au

To refer patients into this service, please login into our e-referral system refeRHEALTH here. If this if your first time logging in to refeRHEALTH, register for a user login here.

Mi Mind Centre

Current Program

Mental Health Stepped Care - Mental Health Nurse Program

Communities Serviced

Communities in the Toowoomba, Ipswich, Goondiwindi, Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim, Somerset and Western Downs regions

Services Offered

Mental Health Nurse Care is for people who are diagnosed with a severe and complex mental illness in the Darling Downs and West Moreton region who are currently being managed in the primary care setting via a General Practitioner and/or Psychiatrist. 

People who are deemed eligible will receive mental health nurse services through a clinic setting or outreach model including clinical coordination of services by a mental health nurse.

Mental Health Nurse Care will be delivered through: 

• face-to-face sessions
• telephone or online to individuals either in private or general practice settings
• community locations or via home visits (where risk assessed as safe and appropriate)

Eligibility Criteria

People aged 12 and older, who: 

  • have a Metal Health Treatment Plan
  • are diagnosed with a severe and complex mental illness
  • have mental health issues that are significantly impacting on their social, personal and work life
  • are at risk of being admitted to hospital in the future if clinical care coordination is not provided, or has already had at least one admission due to their mental health in the past 12 months
  • are assessed as needing clinical care coordination for their ongoing treatment and management of their mental health for an extended episode of care
  • are currently under the care of a General Practitioner or psychiatrist for mental health care or will be linked with one as part of the program

A Mental Health Treatment Plan is mandatory for referral to this service. 

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Referral Contact

Referrals must be made by GPs or psychiatrists. A Mental Health Treatment Plan is mandatory for referral to this service.

Referral Pathway

Contact Information: Mi-Mind Centre
(Services Toowoomba, Goondiwindi, Western Downs and some of the Lockyer Valley region)
Phone: 07 4613 0922
Email: office@mi-mindtrust.com.au
Fax: 07 4613 0944

Contact Information: Our House Our Haven
(Services the Ipswich, Scenic Rim and Somerset region)
Mobile: 0416 826 203
Email: info@ohoh.org.au
Fax: 07 3496 1753

To refer patients into this service, please login into our e-referral system refeRHEALTH here. If this if your first time logging in to refeRHEALTH, register for a user login here.

Therapy Pro

Current Program

Mental Health Stepped Care – Targeted Psychological Therapies.

Communities Serviced

Communities in the Ipswich, Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim and Somerset regions. Also services 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

Referrals must be made by GPs

Website

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Referral Pathway

Contact Information: 
Phone: 1300 004 414
Email: info@therapypro.com.au
Fax: 07 3112 4203

To refer patients into this service, please login into our e-referral system refeRHEALTH here. If this if your first time logging in to refeRHEALTH, register for a user login here.

Neami National

Current Program

Mental Health Stepped Care - Low Intensity 

Communities Serviced

Communities in the Ipswich, Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim and Somerset regions, including the Boonah area

Services Offered

The Optimal Health Program is an eight-session (over a 6-8 week period) self-development program promoting hope, growth and partnership.

By the end of this program, individuals will have covered:

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

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

Eligibility Criteria

18+ year olds living in the outlined region/s

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Referral Contact

Referrals can be made by GPs or self-referral

Referral Pathway

Contact Information: Fiona Terry
Phone: 07 3375 7333
Mobile: 0434 335 207
Email: darra@neaminational.org.au
Fax: 07 3375 758

To refer patients into this service, please login into our e-referral system refeRHEALTH here. If this if your first time logging in to refeRHEALTH, register for a user login here.

Lives Lived Well

Current Program

Mental Health Stepped Care - Low Intensity 

Communities Serviced

Communities in the Cherbourg, Goondiwindi, Lockyer Valley, Somerset, South Burnett, Southern Downs and Western Downs regions

Services Offered

The NewAccess Program is a free service developed by beyondblue that provides support in the form of a specially trained coach. Over six private sessions, individuals have access to a coach who will help them to set practical and effective goals, giving them the skills to manage the pressures of life so that they can get back to feeling their best. The NewAccess program is offered over the phone or face to face. 

Eligibility Criteria

18+ year olds living in the outlined region/s

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Referral Contact

Referrals can be made by GPs or self-referral

Website

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Referral Pathway

Contact Information:
Phone: 1300 971 309
Email: newaccess@liveslivedwell.org.au
Fax: 07 3539 9875

To refer patients into this service, please login into our e-referral system refeRHEALTH here. If this if your first time logging in to refeRHEALTH, register for a user login here.

Artius Health

Current Program

Mental Health Stepped Care – Targeted Psychological Therapies

Communities Serviced

Communities in the Ipswich and Lockyer Valley regions

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

Referrals must be made by a GP

Website

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Referral Pathway

Contact Person: Shayne Dearling
Phone: 1300 278 487
Email: WMReferrals@artius.com.au
Fax: 07 3282 9103

To refer patients into this service, please login into our e-referral system refeRHEALTH here. If this if your first time logging in to refeRHEALTH, register for a user login here.

Ipswich Region

Richmond Fellowship Queensland

Current Program

Psychological services for people living in residential aged care facilities

Communities Serviced

All RACF residents in the Darling Downs and West Moreton region

Services Offered

The PHN is funding RFQ in a 6 month trial, to provide psychological treatment services to people living in residential aged care facilities who have mental health needs.

The psychological treatment services provided by RFQ include:

  • Low-intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (LiCBT) sessions through the NewAccess program
  • 1:1 Occupational Therapy (OT) mental health services, tailored to meet individual needs
  • Sensory modulation group interventions

For more information, click here.

Referral Contact

RACFs can express their interest in the project at the contact details below

Referral Pathway

Please fill out the SAGE Program Referral Form and send to Richmond Fellowship Queensland via sage@rfq.com.au

Neami National

Current Program

Mental Health Stepped Care - Health Service Navigators

Communities Serviced

Communities in the Toowoomba, Ipswich, Lockyer Valley and Scenic Rim regions

Services Offered

Health Service Navigators assist GPs, service providers, consumers and carers to navigate the services available under stepped care in our region. The Health Service Navigators role is to:

  • Coordinate linkages to supports and services for patients and consumers;
  • Map and identify mental health service needs and gaps in communities at the local level; and
  • Provide information where appropriate for services offered by the PHN under Primary Mental Health Care and information for consumers on other PHN programs and supports as necessary.

Eligibility Criteria

All patients and clients across all levels of stepped care 

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Referral Contact

Referrals can be made by GPs, allied health professionals, self-referral or family members and carers

Website

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Referral Pathway

Contact Information
Phone: 1300 012 710
Email: navigator@neaminational.org.au
Fax: 07 3103 4634

To refer patients into this service, please login into our e-referral system refeRHEALTH here. If this if your first time logging in to refeRHEALTH, register for a user login here.

Rural and Remote Mental Health

Current Program

Mental Health Stepped Care - Low Intensity 

Communities Serviced

Rural and Remote Health will provide at least one service (outlined below) in each LGA across the Darling Downs and West Moreton region

Services Offered

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

Eligibility Criteria

18+ year olds living in the outlined region/s. SafeTALK is open to 16+ year olds living in the outlined region/s.

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Website

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Referral Pathway

Contact Information: Debbie Smith
Mobile: 0428 983 011
Email: debbiesmith@rrmh.com.au

To refer patients into this service, please login into our e-referral system refeRHEALTH here. If this if your first time logging in to refeRHEALTH, register for a user login here.

Mi Mind Centre

Current Program

Mental Health Stepped Care - Mental Health Nurse Program

Communities Serviced

Communities in the Toowoomba, Ipswich, Goondiwindi, Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim, Somerset and Western Downs regions

Services Offered

Mental Health Nurse Care is for people who are diagnosed with a severe and complex mental illness in the Darling Downs and West Moreton region who are currently being managed in the primary care setting via a General Practitioner and/or Psychiatrist. 

People who are deemed eligible will receive mental health nurse services through a clinic setting or outreach model including clinical coordination of services by a mental health nurse.

Mental Health Nurse Care will be delivered through: 

• face-to-face sessions
• telephone or online to individuals either in private or general practice settings
• community locations or via home visits (where risk assessed as safe and appropriate)

Eligibility Criteria

People aged 12 and older, who: 

  • have a Metal Health Treatment Plan
  • are diagnosed with a severe and complex mental illness
  • have mental health issues that are significantly impacting on their social, personal and work life
  • are at risk of being admitted to hospital in the future if clinical care coordination is not provided, or has already had at least one admission due to their mental health in the past 12 months
  • are assessed as needing clinical care coordination for their ongoing treatment and management of their mental health for an extended episode of care
  • are currently under the care of a General Practitioner or psychiatrist for mental health care or will be linked with one as part of the program

A Mental Health Treatment Plan is mandatory for referral to this service. 

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Referral Contact

Referrals must be made by GPs or psychiatrists. A Mental Health Treatment Plan is mandatory for referral to this service.

Referral Pathway

Contact Information: Mi-Mind Centre
(Services Toowoomba, Goondiwindi, Western Downs and some of the Lockyer Valley region)
Phone: 07 4613 0922
Email: office@mi-mindtrust.com.au
Fax: 07 4613 0944

Contact Information: Our House Our Haven
(Services the Ipswich, Scenic Rim and Somerset region)
Mobile: 0416 826 203
Email: info@ohoh.org.au
Fax: 07 3496 1753

To refer patients into this service, please login into our e-referral system refeRHEALTH here. If this if your first time logging in to refeRHEALTH, register for a user login here.

Therapy Pro

Current Program

Mental Health Stepped Care – Targeted Psychological Therapies.

Communities Serviced

Communities in the Ipswich, Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim and Somerset regions. Also services 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

Referrals must be made by GPs

Website

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Referral Pathway

Contact Information: 
Phone: 1300 004 414
Email: info@therapypro.com.au
Fax: 07 3112 4203

To refer patients into this service, please login into our e-referral system refeRHEALTH here. If this if your first time logging in to refeRHEALTH, register for a user login here.

Mental Illness Fellowship Queensland (MIFQ)

Current Program

Mental Health Stepped Care - Low Intensity

Communities Serviced

Communities in the Toowoomba and Ipswich regions, and the Boonah area

Services Offered

The NewAccess Program is a free service developed by beyondblue that provides support in the form of a specially trained coach. Over six private sessions, individuals have access to a coach who will help them to set practical and effective goals, giving them the skills to manage the pressures of life so that they can get back to feeling their best. The NewAccess program is offered over the phone or face to face. 

Eligibility Criteria

18+ year olds living in the outlined region/s

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Referral Contact

Referrals can be made by GPs or self-referral

Website

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Referral Pathway

Contact Information: 
Phone: 1300 971 309
Email: newaccess@mifq.org.au

To refer patients into this service, please login into our e-referral system refeRHEALTH here. If this if your first time logging in to refeRHEALTH, register for a user login here.

Neami National

Current Program

Mental Health Stepped Care - Low Intensity 

Communities Serviced

Communities in the Ipswich, Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim and Somerset regions, including the Boonah area

Services Offered

The Optimal Health Program is an eight-session (over a 6-8 week period) self-development program promoting hope, growth and partnership.

By the end of this program, individuals will have covered:

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

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

Eligibility Criteria

18+ year olds living in the outlined region/s

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Referral Contact

Referrals can be made by GPs or self-referral

Referral Pathway

Contact Information: Fiona Terry
Phone: 07 3375 7333
Mobile: 0434 335 207
Email: darra@neaminational.org.au
Fax: 07 3375 758

To refer patients into this service, please login into our e-referral system refeRHEALTH here. If this if your first time logging in to refeRHEALTH, register for a user login here.

HealthWISE

Current Program

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

Communities Serviced

Communities in the Ipswich, Somerset, Cherbourg and South Burnett region, including 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

Referrals must be made by GPs, allied health professionals or self-referral

Website

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Referral Pathway

Contact Information:
Phone: 1800 931 540
Email: mentalhealth@healthwise.org.au
Fax: 1300 452 059
Medical Objects: Yes

To refer patients into this service, please fill out the HealthWISE Referral Form send via fax or Medical Objects.

Richmond Fellowship Queensland

Current Program

Mental Health Stepped Care - Low Intensity 

Communities Serviced

Ipswich and Toowoomba

Services Offered

The New Sensations program offers a one-day workshop followed by up to four one-hour individual therapy sessions. The workshop will introduces participants to Sensory Modulation and the individual sessions tailor strategies to meet an individuals needs.

Sensory Modulation can be described simply as improving the way someone feels or functions by using their senses. Sensory Modulation can help people to self-regulate when facing challenging moods, emotions, thoughts and feelings, especially when talking or thinking may be difficult. Participants learn strategies to improve their mood, manage their stress, feel more calm and relaxed or more alert and focused, and more motivated to get things done. Sensory items will be provided to explore in the group and some small items will be provided to take home. 

Eligibility Criteria

18+ year olds living in the outlined region/s

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Referral Contact

Referrals can be made by GPs or self-referral

Website

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Referral Pathway

Contact Information: 
Phone: 07 3363 2555
Email: newsensations@rfq.com.au
Fax: 07 3363 2557 (Ipswich)
Fax: 07 3363 2598 (Toowoomba)

To refer patients into this service, please login into our e-referral system refeRHEALTH here. If this if your first time logging in to refeRHEALTH, register for a user login here.

Headspace Ipswich

Current Program

Headspace

Communities Serviced

Ipswich

Services Offered

Headspace Ipswich can assist young people aged 12 to 25 years with mental health, general health, drug, alcohol, education and employment issues.

Referral Contact

07 3280 7900

Website

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Referral Pathway

headspace.ipswich@aftercare.com.au

Artius Health

Current Program

Mental Health Stepped Care – Targeted Psychological Therapies

Communities Serviced

Communities in the Ipswich and Lockyer Valley regions

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

Referrals must be made by a GP

Website

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Referral Pathway

Contact Person: Shayne Dearling
Phone: 1300 278 487
Email: WMReferrals@artius.com.au
Fax: 07 3282 9103

To refer patients into this service, please login into our e-referral system refeRHEALTH here. If this if your first time logging in to refeRHEALTH, register for a user login here.

Scenic Rim Region

Richmond Fellowship Queensland

Current Program

Psychological services for people living in residential aged care facilities

Communities Serviced

All RACF residents in the Darling Downs and West Moreton region

Services Offered

The PHN is funding RFQ in a 6 month trial, to provide psychological treatment services to people living in residential aged care facilities who have mental health needs.

The psychological treatment services provided by RFQ include:

  • Low-intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (LiCBT) sessions through the NewAccess program
  • 1:1 Occupational Therapy (OT) mental health services, tailored to meet individual needs
  • Sensory modulation group interventions

For more information, click here.

Referral Contact

RACFs can express their interest in the project at the contact details below

Referral Pathway

Please fill out the SAGE Program Referral Form and send to Richmond Fellowship Queensland via sage@rfq.com.au

Neami National

Current Program

Mental Health Stepped Care - Health Service Navigators

Communities Serviced

Communities in the Toowoomba, Ipswich, Lockyer Valley and Scenic Rim regions

Services Offered

Health Service Navigators assist GPs, service providers, consumers and carers to navigate the services available under stepped care in our region. The Health Service Navigators role is to:

  • Coordinate linkages to supports and services for patients and consumers;
  • Map and identify mental health service needs and gaps in communities at the local level; and
  • Provide information where appropriate for services offered by the PHN under Primary Mental Health Care and information for consumers on other PHN programs and supports as necessary.

Eligibility Criteria

All patients and clients across all levels of stepped care 

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Referral Contact

Referrals can be made by GPs, allied health professionals, self-referral or family members and carers

Website

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Referral Pathway

Contact Information
Phone: 1300 012 710
Email: navigator@neaminational.org.au
Fax: 07 3103 4634

To refer patients into this service, please login into our e-referral system refeRHEALTH here. If this if your first time logging in to refeRHEALTH, register for a user login here.

Rural and Remote Mental Health

Current Program

Mental Health Stepped Care - Low Intensity 

Communities Serviced

Rural and Remote Health will provide at least one service (outlined below) in each LGA across the Darling Downs and West Moreton region

Services Offered

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

Eligibility Criteria

18+ year olds living in the outlined region/s. SafeTALK is open to 16+ year olds living in the outlined region/s.

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Website

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Referral Pathway

Contact Information: Debbie Smith
Mobile: 0428 983 011
Email: debbiesmith@rrmh.com.au

To refer patients into this service, please login into our e-referral system refeRHEALTH here. If this if your first time logging in to refeRHEALTH, register for a user login here.

Mi Mind Centre

Current Program

Mental Health Stepped Care - Mental Health Nurse Program

Communities Serviced

Communities in the Toowoomba, Ipswich, Goondiwindi, Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim, Somerset and Western Downs regions

Services Offered

Mental Health Nurse Care is for people who are diagnosed with a severe and complex mental illness in the Darling Downs and West Moreton region who are currently being managed in the primary care setting via a General Practitioner and/or Psychiatrist. 

People who are deemed eligible will receive mental health nurse services through a clinic setting or outreach model including clinical coordination of services by a mental health nurse.

Mental Health Nurse Care will be delivered through: 

• face-to-face sessions
• telephone or online to individuals either in private or general practice settings
• community locations or via home visits (where risk assessed as safe and appropriate)

Eligibility Criteria

People aged 12 and older, who: 

  • have a Metal Health Treatment Plan
  • are diagnosed with a severe and complex mental illness
  • have mental health issues that are significantly impacting on their social, personal and work life
  • are at risk of being admitted to hospital in the future if clinical care coordination is not provided, or has already had at least one admission due to their mental health in the past 12 months
  • are assessed as needing clinical care coordination for their ongoing treatment and management of their mental health for an extended episode of care
  • are currently under the care of a General Practitioner or psychiatrist for mental health care or will be linked with one as part of the program

A Mental Health Treatment Plan is mandatory for referral to this service. 

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Referral Contact

Referrals must be made by GPs or psychiatrists. A Mental Health Treatment Plan is mandatory for referral to this service.

Referral Pathway

Contact Information: Mi-Mind Centre
(Services Toowoomba, Goondiwindi, Western Downs and some of the Lockyer Valley region)
Phone: 07 4613 0922
Email: office@mi-mindtrust.com.au
Fax: 07 4613 0944

Contact Information: Our House Our Haven
(Services the Ipswich, Scenic Rim and Somerset region)
Mobile: 0416 826 203
Email: info@ohoh.org.au
Fax: 07 3496 1753

To refer patients into this service, please login into our e-referral system refeRHEALTH here. If this if your first time logging in to refeRHEALTH, register for a user login here.

Therapy Pro

Current Program

Mental Health Stepped Care – Targeted Psychological Therapies.

Communities Serviced

Communities in the Ipswich, Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim and Somerset regions. Also services 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

Referrals must be made by GPs

Website

Click to visit site

Referral Pathway

Contact Information: 
Phone: 1300 004 414
Email: info@therapypro.com.au
Fax: 07 3112 4203

To refer patients into this service, please login into our e-referral system refeRHEALTH here. If this if your first time logging in to refeRHEALTH, register for a user login here.

Mental Illness Fellowship Queensland (MIFQ)

Current Program

Mental Health Stepped Care - Low Intensity

Communities Serviced

Communities in the Toowoomba and Ipswich regions, and the Boonah area

Services Offered

The NewAccess Program is a free service developed by beyondblue that provides support in the form of a specially trained coach. Over six private sessions, individuals have access to a coach who will help them to set practical and effective goals, giving them the skills to manage the pressures of life so that they can get back to feeling their best. The NewAccess program is offered over the phone or face to face. 

Eligibility Criteria

18+ year olds living in the outlined region/s

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Referral Contact

Referrals can be made by GPs or self-referral

Website

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Referral Pathway

Contact Information: 
Phone: 1300 971 309
Email: newaccess@mifq.org.au

To refer patients into this service, please login into our e-referral system refeRHEALTH here. If this if your first time logging in to refeRHEALTH, register for a user login here.

Neami National

Current Program

Mental Health Stepped Care - Low Intensity 

Communities Serviced

Communities in the Ipswich, Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim and Somerset regions, including the Boonah area

Services Offered

The Optimal Health Program is an eight-session (over a 6-8 week period) self-development program promoting hope, growth and partnership.

By the end of this program, individuals will have covered:

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

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

Eligibility Criteria

18+ year olds living in the outlined region/s

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Referral Contact

Referrals can be made by GPs or self-referral

Referral Pathway

Contact Information: Fiona Terry
Phone: 07 3375 7333
Mobile: 0434 335 207
Email: darra@neaminational.org.au
Fax: 07 3375 758

To refer patients into this service, please login into our e-referral system refeRHEALTH here. If this if your first time logging in to refeRHEALTH, register for a user login here.

HealthWISE

Current Program

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

Communities Serviced

Communities in the Ipswich, Somerset, Cherbourg and South Burnett region, including 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

Referrals must be made by GPs, allied health professionals or self-referral

Website

Click to visit site

Referral Pathway

Contact Information:
Phone: 1800 931 540
Email: mentalhealth@healthwise.org.au
Fax: 1300 452 059
Medical Objects: Yes

To refer patients into this service, please fill out the HealthWISE Referral Form send via fax or Medical Objects.

Southern Downs Region

Richmond Fellowship Queensland

Current Program

Psychological services for people living in residential aged care facilities

Communities Serviced

All RACF residents in the Darling Downs and West Moreton region

Services Offered

The PHN is funding RFQ in a 6 month trial, to provide psychological treatment services to people living in residential aged care facilities who have mental health needs.

The psychological treatment services provided by RFQ include:

  • Low-intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (LiCBT) sessions through the NewAccess program
  • 1:1 Occupational Therapy (OT) mental health services, tailored to meet individual needs
  • Sensory modulation group interventions

For more information, click here.

Referral Contact

RACFs can express their interest in the project at the contact details below

Referral Pathway

Please fill out the SAGE Program Referral Form and send to Richmond Fellowship Queensland via sage@rfq.com.au

Community Development Services (CDS)

Current Program

Group Based Workshops

Communities Serviced

Services Stanthorpe

Services Offered

The group based workshops are designed to support senior and primary school aged students, parents within early childhood education and care or parents with primary/senior school aged children, carers of children /young adults with a disability.

The workshops will be delivered face - to face and cover topics such as building resilience, coping strategies, transition to senior school, peer group support, applied suicide prevention, resisting drug use, identifying mental health concerns, supporting young people who are at risk of mental health decline


Eligibility Criteria

Residents of the Southern Downs Local Government Area that are senior (or transitioning from primary to senior school) school aged students, parents within early childhood education and care or parents with primary/senior school aged children. Carers of young people.

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Referral Contact

To make a referral, please fax the referral form to 07 4681 1927

Website

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Referral Pathway

Contact Person: Anna Walker
Phone: 07 4671 3777
Email: admin@communityds.org.au
Fax: 07 4681 1927 

To refer patients into this service, please login into our e-referral system refeRHEALTH here. If this if your first time logging in to refeRHEALTH, register for a user login here.

RHealth

Current Program

Mental Health Stepped Care - Health Service Navigators

Communities Serviced

Communities within the Goondiwindi, Southern Downs, Western Downs, South Burnett, Cherbourg and Somerset regions

Services Offered

Health Service Navigators assist GPs, service providers, consumers and carers to navigate the services available under stepped care in our region. The Health Service Navigators role is to:

  • Coordinate linkages to supports and services for patients and consumers;
  • Map and identify mental health service needs and gaps in communities at the local level; and
  • Provide information where appropriate for services offered by the PHN under Primary Mental Health Care and information for consumers on other PHN programs and supports as necessary.

Eligibility Criteria

All patients and clients across all levels of stepped care 

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Referral Contact

Referrals can be made by GPs, allied health professionals, self-referral or family members and carers

Website

Click to visit site

Referral Pathway

Contact Information: 
Phone: 1300 012 710 or contact RHealth direct on 07 4638 1377
Email: services@rhealth.com.au
Fax: 07 4151 0794

To refer patients into this service, please login into our e-referral system refeRHEALTH here. If this if your first time logging in to refeRHEALTH, register for a user login here.

Rural and Remote Mental Health

Current Program

Mental Health Stepped Care - Low Intensity 

Communities Serviced

Rural and Remote Health will provide at least one service (outlined below) in each LGA across the Darling Downs and West Moreton region

Services Offered

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

Eligibility Criteria

18+ year olds living in the outlined region/s. SafeTALK is open to 16+ year olds living in the outlined region/s.

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Website

Click to visit site

Referral Pathway

Contact Information: Debbie Smith
Mobile: 0428 983 011
Email: debbiesmith@rrmh.com.au

To refer patients into this service, please login into our e-referral system refeRHEALTH here. If this if your first time logging in to refeRHEALTH, register for a user login here.

RHealth

Current Program

Mental Health Stepped Care - Mental Health Nurse Program

Communities Serviced

Communities in the Southern Downs, Cherbourg and South Burnett region

Services Offered

Mental Health Nurse Care is for people who are diagnosed with a severe and complex mental illness in the Darling Downs and West Moreton region who are currently being managed in the primary care setting via a General Practitioner and/or Psychiatrist. 

People who are deemed eligible will receive mental health nurse services through a clinic setting or outreach model including clinical coordination of services by a mental health nurse.

Mental Health Nurse Care will be delivered through: 

• face-to-face sessions
• telephone or online to individuals either in private or general practice settings
• community locations or via home visits (where risk assessed as safe and appropriate)

Eligibility Criteria

People aged 12 and older, who: 

  • have a Metal Health Treatment Plan
  • are diagnosed with a severe and complex mental illness
  • have mental health issues that are significantly impacting on their social, personal and work life
  • are at risk of being admitted to hospital in the future if clinical care coordination is not provided, or has already had at least one admission due to their mental health in the past 12 months
  • are assessed as needing clinical care coordination for their ongoing treatment and management of their mental health for an extended episode of care
  • are currently under the care of a General Practitioner or psychiatrist for mental health care or will be linked with one as part of the program

A Mental Health Treatment Plan is mandatory for referral to this service. 

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Referral Contact

Referrals must be made by GPs or psychiatrists. A Mental Health Treatment Plan is mandatory for referral to this service.

Website

Click to visit site

Referral Pathway

Contact Information: 
Phone: 07 4638 1377
Email: services@rhealth.com.au
Fax: 07 4151 079

To refer patients into this service, please login into our e-referral system refeRHEALTH here. If this if your first time logging in to refeRHEALTH, register for a user login here.

Centre for Healthy Living

Current Program

Mental Health Stepped Care – Targeted Psychological Therapies

Communities Serviced

Warwick, Clifton, Allora, Killarney, Stanthorpe, Inglewood and Wallangarra. Also accepts referrals from rural populations around these centres.

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

Referrals must be made by GPs

Website

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Referral Pathway

Contact Person: Gordana Sloss
Phone: 07 4661 3340 
Email: admin@centreforhealthyliving.com.au 
Fax: 07 4667 1333

To refer patients into this service, please login into our e-referral system refeRHEALTH here. If this if your first time logging in to refeRHEALTH, register for a user login here.

Mallow Wellbeing

Current Program

Mental Health Stepped Care - Low Intensity 

Communities Serviced

Stanthorpe

Services Offered

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an evidenced based 8 week group course. It involves 2.5hr sessions guided by an MBSR trained teacher each week with 45 min guided home practice. 

Developed by the Centre for Mindfulness, University of Massachusetts, it brings the principles of mindfulness meditation into everyday life by teaching specific skills and practices that can be incorporated into daily life to help break cycles of anxiety, stress, unhappiness and exhaustion.

Those who have taken this user-friendly course report feeling more engaged in their work and relationships, with fewer symptoms of stress and also an increased sense of authority in their lives. 

Eligibility Criteria

Resident to the area, aged between 18 and over.
Self-referral via referral form or via completion from GP or Allied Health Practitioner.
**Some exclusions do apply – not suited for those with moderate or severe mental health illness.

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Referral Contact

Referrals can be made by GPs or self-referral

Referral Pathway

Contact Person: Helen Ferrier
Phone: 0401 557 338
Email: wellbeing@mallow.net.au
Fax: 07 4683 624

To refer patients into this service, please login into our e-referral system refeRHEALTH here. If this if your first time logging in to refeRHEALTH, register for a user login here.

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

Referrals can be made by GPs or self-referral

Website

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Referral Pathway

Contact Information: 
Phone: 1300 379 558 
Email: rturnball@carbal.com.au (Toowoomba)
Email: doliver@carbal.com.au (Warwick) 
Fax: 07 4639 7450 (Toowoomba)
Fax: 07 4548 9550 (Warwick) 

To refer patients into this service, please login into our e-referral system refeRHEALTH here. If this if your first time logging in to refeRHEALTH, register for a user login here.

Lives Lived Well

Current Program

Mental Health Stepped Care - Low Intensity 

Communities Serviced

Communities in the Cherbourg, Goondiwindi, Lockyer Valley, Somerset, South Burnett, Southern Downs and Western Downs regions

Services Offered

The NewAccess Program is a free service developed by beyondblue that provides support in the form of a specially trained coach. Over six private sessions, individuals have access to a coach who will help them to set practical and effective goals, giving them the skills to manage the pressures of life so that they can get back to feeling their best. The NewAccess program is offered over the phone or face to face. 

Eligibility Criteria

18+ year olds living in the outlined region/s

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Referral Contact

Referrals can be made by GPs or self-referral

Website

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Referral Pathway

Contact Information:
Phone: 1300 971 309
Email: newaccess@liveslivedwell.org.au
Fax: 07 3539 9875

To refer patients into this service, please login into our e-referral system refeRHEALTH here. If this if your first time logging in to refeRHEALTH, register for a user login here.

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

Communities in the Goondiwindi, Southern Downs and 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

Referrals can be made by GPs, allied health professionals or self-referral

Referral Pathway

Contact Information: 
Phone: 07 4632 0338 
Email: hwb@goolburri.org.au 
Fax: 07 4632 0548

To refer patients into this service, please login into our e-referral system refeRHEALTH here. If this if your first time logging in to refeRHEALTH, register for a user login here

Headspace Warwick

Current Program

Headspace

Communities Serviced

Warwick

Services Offered

headspace Warwick can assist young people aged 12 to 25 years with mental health, general health, drug, alcohol, education and employment issues.

Referral Contact

For referrals, please call 07 4661 1999 or email headspace@rhealth.com.au

Website

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Referral Pathway

GP, school, parent, self refer, agency referral, community referral

Mindware Psychology

Current Program

Mental Health Stepped Care – Targeted Psychological Therapies

Communities Serviced

Toowoomba, Crows Nest and Millmerran. Also accepts referrals from across 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.

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

Referrals must be made by GPs

Referral Pathway

Contact Person: Veronica McKeen
Phone: 07 4646 4953
Mobile: 0426 294 015
Email: contact@mindwarepsychology.com.au
Fax: 07 4646 2452

To refer patients into this service, please login into our e-referral system refeRHEALTH here. If this if your first time logging in to refeRHEALTH, register for a user login here.

Searle Psychology and Mediation

Current Program

Mental Health Stepped Care – Targeted Psychological Therapies.

Communities Serviced

Stanthorpe

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

Referrals must be made by GPs

Referral Pathway

Contact Person: Elizabeth Searle
Phone: 07 4681 4434
Email: searlepsychologymediation@gmail.com 
Fax: 07 4681 3309

To refer patients into this service, please login into our e-referral system refeRHEALTH here. If this if your first time logging in to refeRHEALTH, register for a user login here.

Goondiwindi Region

Richmond Fellowship Queensland

Current Program

Psychological services for people living in residential aged care facilities

Communities Serviced

All RACF residents in the Darling Downs and West Moreton region

Services Offered

The PHN is funding RFQ in a 6 month trial, to provide psychological treatment services to people living in residential aged care facilities who have mental health needs.

The psychological treatment services provided by RFQ include:

  • Low-intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (LiCBT) sessions through the NewAccess program
  • 1:1 Occupational Therapy (OT) mental health services, tailored to meet individual needs
  • Sensory modulation group interventions

For more information, click here.

Referral Contact

RACFs can express their interest in the project at the contact details below

Referral Pathway

Please fill out the SAGE Program Referral Form and send to Richmond Fellowship Queensland via sage@rfq.com.au

Goolburri Aboriginal Health Advancement Co

Current Program

Mental Health Stepped Care – Targeted Psychological Therapies

Communities Serviced

Services Texas

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

Referrals must be made by GPs

Referral Pathway

Contact Person: Wade Collinson
Phone: 
07 4632 0338 
Email: hwb@goolburri.org.au
Fax: 07 4632 0548

To refer patients into this service, please login into our e-referral system refeRHEALTH here. If this if your first time logging in to refeRHEALTH, register for a user login here.

RHealth

Current Program

Mental Health Stepped Care - Health Service Navigators

Communities Serviced

Communities within the Goondiwindi, Southern Downs, Western Downs, South Burnett, Cherbourg and Somerset regions

Services Offered

Health Service Navigators assist GPs, service providers, consumers and carers to navigate the services available under stepped care in our region. The Health Service Navigators role is to:

  • Coordinate linkages to supports and services for patients and consumers;
  • Map and identify mental health service needs and gaps in communities at the local level; and
  • Provide information where appropriate for services offered by the PHN under Primary Mental Health Care and information for consumers on other PHN programs and supports as necessary.

Eligibility Criteria

All patients and clients across all levels of stepped care 

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Referral Contact

Referrals can be made by GPs, allied health professionals, self-referral or family members and carers

Website

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Referral Pathway

Contact Information: 
Phone: 1300 012 710 or contact RHealth direct on 07 4638 1377
Email: services@rhealth.com.au
Fax: 07 4151 0794

To refer patients into this service, please login into our e-referral system refeRHEALTH here. If this if your first time logging in to refeRHEALTH, register for a user login here.

Rural and Remote Mental Health

Current Program

Mental Health Stepped Care - Low Intensity 

Communities Serviced

Rural and Remote Health will provide at least one service (outlined below) in each LGA across the Darling Downs and West Moreton region

Services Offered

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

Eligibility Criteria

18+ year olds living in the outlined region/s. SafeTALK is open to 16+ year olds living in the outlined region/s.

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Website

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Referral Pathway

Contact Information: Debbie Smith
Mobile: 0428 983 011
Email: debbiesmith@rrmh.com.au

To refer patients into this service, please login into our e-referral system refeRHEALTH here. If this if your first time logging in to refeRHEALTH, register for a user login here.

Mi Mind Centre

Current Program

Mental Health Stepped Care - Mental Health Nurse Program

Communities Serviced

Communities in the Toowoomba, Ipswich, Goondiwindi, Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim, Somerset and Western Downs regions

Services Offered

Mental Health Nurse Care is for people who are diagnosed with a severe and complex mental illness in the Darling Downs and West Moreton region who are currently being managed in the primary care setting via a General Practitioner and/or Psychiatrist. 

People who are deemed eligible will receive mental health nurse services through a clinic setting or outreach model including clinical coordination of services by a mental health nurse.

Mental Health Nurse Care will be delivered through: 

• face-to-face sessions
• telephone or online to individuals either in private or general practice settings
• community locations or via home visits (where risk assessed as safe and appropriate)

Eligibility Criteria

People aged 12 and older, who: 

  • have a Metal Health Treatment Plan
  • are diagnosed with a severe and complex mental illness
  • have mental health issues that are significantly impacting on their social, personal and work life
  • are at risk of being admitted to hospital in the future if clinical care coordination is not provided, or has already had at least one admission due to their mental health in the past 12 months
  • are assessed as needing clinical care coordination for their ongoing treatment and management of their mental health for an extended episode of care
  • are currently under the care of a General Practitioner or psychiatrist for mental health care or will be linked with one as part of the program

A Mental Health Treatment Plan is mandatory for referral to this service. 

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Referral Contact

Referrals must be made by GPs or psychiatrists. A Mental Health Treatment Plan is mandatory for referral to this service.

Referral Pathway

Contact Information: Mi-Mind Centre
(Services Toowoomba, Goondiwindi, Western Downs and some of the Lockyer Valley region)
Phone: 07 4613 0922
Email: office@mi-mindtrust.com.au
Fax: 07 4613 0944

Contact Information: Our House Our Haven
(Services the Ipswich, Scenic Rim and Somerset region)
Mobile: 0416 826 203
Email: info@ohoh.org.au
Fax: 07 3496 1753

To refer patients into this service, please login into our e-referral system refeRHEALTH here. If this if your first time logging in to refeRHEALTH, register for a user login here.

Rural Sky

Current Program

Mental Health Stepped Care – Targeted Psychological Therapies.

Communities Serviced

Goondiwindi 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

Referrals must be made by GPs

Referral Pathway

Contact Person: Katherine Johnstone and Suzie Collins
Mobile: 0475 391 260 (Katherine) or 0438 711 500 (Suzie)
Email: referral@ruralsky.com.au

To refer patients into this service, please login into our e-referral system refeRHEALTH here. If this if your first time logging in to refeRHEALTH, register for a user login here.

Centre for Healthy Living

Current Program

Mental Health Stepped Care – Targeted Psychological Therapies

Communities Serviced

Warwick, Clifton, Allora, Killarney, Stanthorpe, Inglewood and Wallangarra. Also accepts referrals from rural populations around these centres.

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

Referrals must be made by GPs

Website

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Referral Pathway

Contact Person: Gordana Sloss
Phone: 07 4661 3340 
Email: admin@centreforhealthyliving.com.au 
Fax: 07 4667 1333

To refer patients into this service, please login into our e-referral system refeRHEALTH here. If this if your first time logging in to refeRHEALTH, register for a user login here.

Lives Lived Well

Current Program

Mental Health Stepped Care - Low Intensity 

Communities Serviced

Communities in the Cherbourg, Goondiwindi, Lockyer Valley, Somerset, South Burnett, Southern Downs and Western Downs regions

Services Offered

The NewAccess Program is a free service developed by beyondblue that provides support in the form of a specially trained coach. Over six private sessions, individuals have access to a coach who will help them to set practical and effective goals, giving them the skills to manage the pressures of life so that they can get back to feeling their best. The NewAccess program is offered over the phone or face to face. 

Eligibility Criteria

18+ year olds living in the outlined region/s

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Referral Contact

Referrals can be made by GPs or self-referral

Website

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Referral Pathway

Contact Information:
Phone: 1300 971 309
Email: newaccess@liveslivedwell.org.au
Fax: 07 3539 9875

To refer patients into this service, please login into our e-referral system refeRHEALTH here. If this if your first time logging in to refeRHEALTH, register for a user login here.

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

Communities in the Goondiwindi, Southern Downs and 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

Referrals can be made by GPs, allied health professionals or self-referral

Referral Pathway

Contact Information: 
Phone: 07 4632 0338 
Email: hwb@goolburri.org.au 
Fax: 07 4632 0548

To refer patients into this service, please login into our e-referral system refeRHEALTH here. If this if your first time logging in to refeRHEALTH, register for a user login here

Gillian Bensley

Current Program

Mental Health Stepped Care – Targeted Psychological Therapies

Communities Serviced

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

Referrals must be made by GPs

Referral Pathway

Contact Person: Gillian Bensley
Mobile: 0417 618 211 
Email: gillian.bensley@bigpond.com

To refer patients into this service, please login into our e-referral system refeRHEALTH here. If this if your first time logging in to refeRHEALTH, register for a user login here.

Mindware Psychology

Current Program

Mental Health Stepped Care – Targeted Psychological Therapies

Communities Serviced

Toowoomba, Crows Nest and Millmerran. Also accepts referrals from across 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.

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

Referrals must be made by GPs

Referral Pathway

Contact Person: Veronica McKeen
Phone: 07 4646 4953
Mobile: 0426 294 015
Email: contact@mindwarepsychology.com.au
Fax: 07 4646 2452

To refer patients into this service, please login into our e-referral system refeRHEALTH here. If this if your first time logging in to refeRHEALTH, register for a user login here.

Cherbourg Region

Richmond Fellowship Queensland

Current Program

Psychological services for people living in residential aged care facilities

Communities Serviced

All RACF residents in the Darling Downs and West Moreton region

Services Offered

The PHN is funding RFQ in a 6 month trial, to provide psychological treatment services to people living in residential aged care facilities who have mental health needs.

The psychological treatment services provided by RFQ include:

  • Low-intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (LiCBT) sessions through the NewAccess program
  • 1:1 Occupational Therapy (OT) mental health services, tailored to meet individual needs
  • Sensory modulation group interventions

For more information, click here.

Referral Contact

RACFs can express their interest in the project at the contact details below

Referral Pathway

Please fill out the SAGE Program Referral Form and send to Richmond Fellowship Queensland via sage@rfq.com.au

RHealth

Current Program

Mental Health Stepped Care - Health Service Navigators

Communities Serviced

Communities within the Goondiwindi, Southern Downs, Western Downs, South Burnett, Cherbourg and Somerset regions

Services Offered

Health Service Navigators assist GPs, service providers, consumers and carers to navigate the services available under stepped care in our region. The Health Service Navigators role is to:

  • Coordinate linkages to supports and services for patients and consumers;
  • Map and identify mental health service needs and gaps in communities at the local level; and
  • Provide information where appropriate for services offered by the PHN under Primary Mental Health Care and information for consumers on other PHN programs and supports as necessary.

Eligibility Criteria

All patients and clients across all levels of stepped care 

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Referral Contact

Referrals can be made by GPs, allied health professionals, self-referral or family members and carers

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Referral Pathway

Contact Information: 
Phone: 1300 012 710 or contact RHealth direct on 07 4638 1377
Email: services@rhealth.com.au
Fax: 07 4151 0794

To refer patients into this service, please login into our e-referral system refeRHEALTH here. If this if your first time logging in to refeRHEALTH, register for a user login here.

Rural and Remote Mental Health

Current Program

Mental Health Stepped Care - Low Intensity 

Communities Serviced

Rural and Remote Health will provide at least one service (outlined below) in each LGA across the Darling Downs and West Moreton region

Services Offered

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

Eligibility Criteria

18+ year olds living in the outlined region/s. SafeTALK is open to 16+ year olds living in the outlined region/s.

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Referral Pathway

Contact Information: Debbie Smith
Mobile: 0428 983 011
Email: debbiesmith@rrmh.com.au

To refer patients into this service, please login into our e-referral system refeRHEALTH here. If this if your first time logging in to refeRHEALTH, register for a user login here.

RHealth

Current Program

Mental Health Stepped Care - Mental Health Nurse Program

Communities Serviced

Communities in the Southern Downs, Cherbourg and South Burnett region

Services Offered

Mental Health Nurse Care is for people who are diagnosed with a severe and complex mental illness in the Darling Downs and West Moreton region who are currently being managed in the primary care setting via a General Practitioner and/or Psychiatrist. 

People who are deemed eligible will receive mental health nurse services through a clinic setting or outreach model including clinical coordination of services by a mental health nurse.

Mental Health Nurse Care will be delivered through: 

• face-to-face sessions
• telephone or online to individuals either in private or general practice settings
• community locations or via home visits (where risk assessed as safe and appropriate)

Eligibility Criteria

People aged 12 and older, who: 

  • have a Metal Health Treatment Plan
  • are diagnosed with a severe and complex mental illness
  • have mental health issues that are significantly impacting on their social, personal and work life
  • are at risk of being admitted to hospital in the future if clinical care coordination is not provided, or has already had at least one admission due to their mental health in the past 12 months
  • are assessed as needing clinical care coordination for their ongoing treatment and management of their mental health for an extended episode of care
  • are currently under the care of a General Practitioner or psychiatrist for mental health care or will be linked with one as part of the program

A Mental Health Treatment Plan is mandatory for referral to this service. 

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Referral Contact

Referrals must be made by GPs or psychiatrists. A Mental Health Treatment Plan is mandatory for referral to this service.

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Referral Pathway

Contact Information: 
Phone: 07 4638 1377
Email: services@rhealth.com.au
Fax: 07 4151 079

To refer patients into this service, please login into our e-referral system refeRHEALTH here. If this if your first time logging in to refeRHEALTH, register for a user login here.

Lives Lived Well

Current Program

Mental Health Stepped Care - Low Intensity 

Communities Serviced

Communities in the Cherbourg, Goondiwindi, Lockyer Valley, Somerset, South Burnett, Southern Downs and Western Downs regions

Services Offered

The NewAccess Program is a free service developed by beyondblue that provides support in the form of a specially trained coach. Over six private sessions, individuals have access to a coach who will help them to set practical and effective goals, giving them the skills to manage the pressures of life so that they can get back to feeling their best. The NewAccess program is offered over the phone or face to face. 

Eligibility Criteria

18+ year olds living in the outlined region/s

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Referral Contact

Referrals can be made by GPs or self-referral

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Referral Pathway

Contact Information:
Phone: 1300 971 309
Email: newaccess@liveslivedwell.org.au
Fax: 07 3539 9875

To refer patients into this service, please login into our e-referral system refeRHEALTH here. If this if your first time logging in to refeRHEALTH, register for a user login here.

HealthWISE

Current Program

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

Communities Serviced

Communities in the Ipswich, Somerset, Cherbourg and South Burnett region, including 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

Referrals must be made by GPs, allied health professionals or self-referral

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Referral Pathway

Contact Information:
Phone: 1800 931 540
Email: mentalhealth@healthwise.org.au
Fax: 1300 452 059
Medical Objects: Yes

To refer patients into this service, please fill out the HealthWISE Referral Form send via fax or Medical Objects.

Boonah Area

There are no service providers currently listed in this region. Please check back again later.

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