A mental health program on the Gold Coast
Supporting Minds provides up to 3 months moderate-intensity mental health support for people experiencing mild to moderate symptoms. We have programs for:
To access Supporting Minds, please call Head to Health on 1800 595 212Call 1800 595 212
Supporting Minds is an initiative funded by Gold Coast PHN and delivered by Wesley Mission Queensland. It provides up to 3 months (short-term) clinical and non-clinical recovery-focused psychosocial support services, in individual and group settings.
Supporting Minds operates under a capped budget, and is intended to provide services only to those with the greatest need, that cannot be appropriately met by other services.
To check if you, your loved one or your patient is eligible, please call Head to Health on 1800 595 212.Call 1800 595 212
Supporting Minds was created to support two groups:
Adults aged 16 to 65 who are experiencing mild to moderate symptoms (meeting criteria for a mental health diagnosis, IAR Level 3) due to situational distress, such as:
The Supporting Minds service provides:
- significant transitions (e.g., job loss, relationship breakdown, sudden or unexpected death of loved one)
- trauma (e.g., physical, psychological, or sexual abuse, witnessing or being a victim of an extremely violent incident, natural disaster)
- experiencing harm from others (including violence, vulnerability, exploitation)
- interpersonal or social difficulties (e.g., conflict with friend or colleague, loneliness, social isolation, bullying, relationship difficulties)
- performance related pressure (e.g., work, school, exam stress)
- ability to or difficulty having basic physical, emotional, environmental, or material needs met (such as homelessness, unsafe living environment, poverty) and
- legal issues.
Head to Health service is available to ALL Queenslanders, with or without a Medicare card. You do not need an ID or Mental Health plan to access the service. This is a FREE service. You must meet the Supporting Minds eligibility criteria to access the program.
Head to Health phone service offers guidance for people who are unsure of where to seek appropriate support, for themselves or someone they care for.
GPs, psychiatrists, and other health professionals can also use the phone service to find care options for their patients.
If you (or your patient) are not eligible for Supporting Minds, Head to Health intake team will provide recommendations for alternative forms of support.
o Up to 6 sessions of 1:1 structured psychological therapy from a tertiary qualified mental health clinician
o Evidence-based therapeutic interventions including (but not limited to);
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical Behaviour therapy (DBT)
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Insight-oriented therapy
- Supportive psychotherapy
- Interpersonal psychotherapy
- Narrative therapy
Supporting Minds accepts referrals from GPs, psychiatrists, community-based organizations, tertiary health services, and self-referrals.
Referrals must be made through Head to Health by calling 1800 595 212 or sending a completed referral form.Call 1800 595 212 Referral form (PDF 744kb)
Step 1 - Complete the Referral Form ensuring the client meets the core eligibility requirements:
Step 2 - Fax the referral
Send the Referral form to Head to Health via:
When you send a referral, Head to Health will contact your client and keep you informed of the allocation of that referral.
Step 3a - If the referral is approved
After the client's request is accepted, they will be assigned to WMQ and informed about when they can start.
Step 3b - If the client is not eligible
If the client is found to be ineligible, our intake team will reach out to the referrer and provide recommendations for alternative forms of support.
Refer your client to Head to Health for an assessment by one of their mental health clinicians. They will determine the most suitable referral option to help your client. The client can contact Head to Health at a convenient time on 1800 595 212 (Monday to Friday, 8.30 am - 5pm).