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Supporting Minds Girl - Mental Health Services

Struggling with life? Mental health matters.

Supporting Minds is a FREE clinical mental health service on the Gold Coast which includes a dedicated stream for the LGBTIQAP+ community.

Nearly half

of Australians aged 16 to 85 have experienced a mental illness*.

Only 1 in 10

seeks professional support from a psychologist*.

Supporting Minds offers fully-funded short-term clinical support for people with mild to moderate symptoms, with a special program for the LGBTIQAP+ community. You do not need an ID, an Medicare Care, a GP referral or Mental Health plan to access the service.

When you contact us, you’ll be paired with a qualified and experienced mental health worker who will assist you in developing a personalised health care plan.

You must meet the Supporting Minds eligibility criteria to access the program:

  • Experiencing mild to moderate symptoms and would benefit from short-term limited service of up to 3 months
  • People experiencing their environment as highly stressful. Life circumstances to be considered when assessing situational distress include:

- 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.

Note: It is desirable (not essential) for people to have a Health Care Card. You must live in the Gold Coast Primary Health Network (GCPHN) region.
  • People aged 12-65 who identify as LGBTIQAP+, or are questioning sexuality or gender identity and require culturally specific support.
  • Experiencing mild to moderate mental distress and would benefit from short-term limited service for up to 3 months.
  • Have a health care card or do not have the financial means to access other services.

Note: you must live in the Gold Coast Primary Health Network (GCPHN) region.


Whatever you're going through,
Supporting Minds will face it with you.

Mental health services

Supporting Minds can connect individuals to a wellbeing consultant, mental health clinicians (social workers, counsellors, psychologists, occupational therapists and nurses ) and a range of group support programs.

To check if you or your loved one is eligible, please call us on07 3151 3828. If you are not eligible, our team will provide recommendations for alternative forms of support.


Supporting hundreds of clients on the Gold Coast


Safe and caring environment


Over 50 years of combined expertise

The Supporting Minds service provides:

  • A brief assessment to identify an individual’s goals and mental health needs, and develop a plan to meet these
  • Qualified and experienced mental health workers
  • Up to 3 months of support
  • Up to 6 sessions of one-to-one therapy using a range of evidence-based therapeutic interventions
  • Peer group support
  • Access to user-friendly digital resources Support and guidance, if long-term support is required.

Free clinical mental health services on the Gold Coast  - Supporting Minds

Self-refer today. We're waiting for your call.

You don't need a referral from your GP. Simply call Supporting Minds. We will listen and work with you to find the best ways to get you the help you need.

07 3151 3828Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5pm

Who we can help

Supporting Minds was created to help individuals with mild to moderate symptoms who would benefit from short-term service of up to 3 months.

If you are unsure, call us on 07 3151 3828 and we can guide you.

Adults
Aged 16 to 65

(in situational distress, experiencing mild to moderate symptoms)

Free clinical mental health services on the Gold Coast  - Supporting Minds
Download

Download Supporting Minds flyer

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LGBTIQAP+
Aged 12 to 65 years

(or if you are questioning sexuality or gender identity)

Image represents the LGBTIQAP+ community for Supporting Minds mental health program
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Download the LGBTIQAP+ flyer

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Frequently Asked Questions

Our main centres are in Upper Coomera, Arundel, Labrador, Robina and Kirra, however, we offer services in the entire Gold Coast region.

Services delivered under the Supporting Minds Program are provided by qualified and experienced mental health workers. The clinical service is delivered by:

  • Social Workers
  • Counsellors
  • Psychologists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Face-to-face
  • Phone or web-based consultations
  • Group therapy
When you call, an experienced mental health professional will listen and work with you to find the best ways to get you the help you need. They will make an assessment and refer you (or your client) to the appropriate type of service, with your consent.
Once the referral has been accepted, Wesley Mission Queensland aims to see the person within 14 days or in the case of suicide prevention, within 7 days. Any delays in the commencement of the service will be communicated to the referrer. Any allocation delays will be communicated to the referrer. Clinical responsibility for clients referred will remain with the referrer until seen by the Supporting Minds service.
No, anyone can call 07 3151 3828, whether they already have a GP mental health treatment plan or not. If they believe you require a mental health treatment plan, they can discuss that with your GP with your consent.
“As someone with lived experience, I understand how difficult it can be attending services and not knowing if they are safe. The team here goes above and beyond making sure you feel connected and supported.”
Kehlan Chabau-Gibson Supporting Minds Wellbeing Consultant LGBTIQAP+ stream

Kehlan Chabau-Gibson

Supporting Minds Wellbeing Consultant (LGBTIQAP+ stream)

This is not a crisis service

If you or a loved one are in crisis, please call one of these services for help.

Whatever you're going through, Supporting Minds will face it with you.

Call us today on 1800 595 212, Monday to Friday, from 8.30am to 5pm, or reach out via the form below. 

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