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Wellbeing Mental Health Service

About the Wellbeing Mental Health Service

The Wellbeing Mental Health Service is a fully funded service to support people in the Brisbane South region who are currently experiencing, or are caring for someone who is experiencing distress, anxiety or other generalised mental health concerns, but who do not necessarily have, or require, a mental health care plan (MHCP).  

The Wellbeing Mental Health Service provides short-term therapeutic support in line with your individual goals, and is delivered by a highly skilled workforce, some of whom have their own lived experience of recovery.

What do therapeutic supports look like in the Wellbeing Mental Health Service?

  • Peer support and psycho-education (individual and group-based)
  • Individual coaching sessions
  • Carer-directed education and support
  • Assistance with developing practical supports, life skills and building capacity
  • Guidance accessing services to support your mental health care journey.

Is this service for me?

The Wellbeing Mental Health Service is designed to provide short term (1-4 sessions), community based support for people who are over the age of 16 and who might:

  • benefit from support managing stress
  • need support for grief and loss
  • want help gaining skills to deal with anxiety
  • want help building self-confidence
  • want to discuss addressing difficulties with alcohol and other drugs, gambling, or other addictions
  • be navigating a domestic family violence situation
  • benefit from developing coping skills.

These are just some examples of why you might wish to access this service. Wesley Mission Queensland truly believe there is no wrong door when it comes to helping our community. If you are not sure if this program would benefit you, and you would like more information please call our team on 3717 7006.

If you find this service is not right for you we can refer you to other support services or assist you in accessing more intensive service like our Psychological Therapies Program or care coordination as appropriate.

 

Accessing the service

There is no formal referral process to access the Wellbeing Mental Health Service. We accept:

  • self-referrals
  • referrals from carers, friends, family and other supports (i.e. community based workers such as youth workers, GP’s, counsellors, etc.), with consent from the individual.
 Ways to access the service

We currently have face-to-face and phone sessions available by appointment only. You can schedule an appointment by calling us directly on 3717 7006 or complete the form below. 

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    FAQs

    What does the Wellbeing Mental Health Service cost?

    The program is completely free. You do not need a medicare card to access this service.

    What are the wait times like?

    The program aims to have no waitlist to access the service. However, at times you may need to leave a message with your Wellbeing Consultant, and you may experience small queues at times if you choose to drop-in to a centre. Please keep in mind that our program does not operate to support crisis or emergency situations. If you feel that your matter is urgent, or if you are experiencing a mental health crisis please consider these options:

    Lifeline Australia – 13 11 14
    Suicide Call back service – 1300 659 467
    If you are in immediate danger, call emergency services on 000.

    What qualifications do “peer-based” workers have?

    Peer based workers have a minimum of a Certificate IV in Mental Health and have lived experience of a mental health issue, either directly or as a carer/support person. Utilising their own recovery journey can offer a different style of support to the traditional allied health professional.

    Can I access this service alongside other services?

    Yes, as long as the service you are already receiving is not the same as what is offered under this program. For example you can access Psychological Therapies at the same time as the Wellbeing Mental Health Service as each service offers support in different ways.

    What if I am under 16 years of age?

    Unfortunately the Wellbeing Mental Health Service is designed for people 16+. Headspace may be a suitable alternative if you are over 12 years of age. Information about this alternative is available through the Mental Health services page of Brisbane South PHN website.

     What is a mental health care plan and do I need one?

    A mental health care plan is a plan your doctor writes with you about treating a mental health condition. It helps you to access eligible allied health professionals like psychologists, social workers or occupational therapists. You do not need a mental health care plan to access the Wellbeing Mental Health Service. 

     

    We currently have face-to-face and phone sessions available by appointment only. Call our team on 3717 7006 to make an appointment or find out more. 

     

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