The RFDS in QLD
Far North Mental Health & Wellbeing Service
Since 2000 the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) has been providing mental health service across difficult to access parts of Far North Queensland.
This program provides free confidential mental health support to people experiencing mild to moderate mental health concerns using a stepped care model.
Our Mental Health Clinicians are specifically trained and available to assist people with a range of health and wellbeing issues. The Far North service offers a free confidential service in a safe environment for individuals to express their concerns and, more importantly, to help explore solutions and strategies to assist in recovery.
This service supports clients with a wide range of needs, including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, domestic violence, drug and alcohol, and more.
The Far North team provides service to the Northern Peninsula Area, Mapoon, Napranum, Weipa, Kowanyama, Pormpuraaw, Lockhart River, Laura, Wujal Wujal and Cooktown.
To arrange an appointment or talk to a clinician please contact your local RFDS team by calling (07) 4040 0444 or you can email MHadmin@rfdsqld.com.au.
Access to our free service is as easy as picking up the phone and a formal referral is not required.
The Far North Service is funded by the North Queensland Primary Health Network.
Children and Parenting Program
This program was launched in March 2015. The program places a Senior Mental Health Clinician in Normanton, Croydon and Karumba.
Through this program, parents or carers can access specialised mental health service for themselves and/or their children. Education can be provided to teachers and other school staff around issues that impact on children’s learning such as FASD, ASD, ADHD, anxiety and trauma. The program also responds to emergent issues such as self-harm, grief and loss in the community etc.
Anne Maree Taney is a Senior Mental Health Clinician who delivers this program for Normanton, Croydon and Karumba.
One of the modalities Anne Maree implements when working with children to allow them to process events in their lives is Sandplay Therapy.
Access to our FREE Children and Parenting Program is as easy as picking up the phone.
To arrange an appointment or talk things through with one of our Mental Health Clinicians, contact your local RFDS team through the details below.
- Anne Maree Taney, Senior Mental Health Clinician - 0409 456 665
The Children and Parenting Program is funded by the Australian Government Dept Social Services.
NQ connect 1300 059 625
Beyond Blue 1300 224 636
Lifeline 13 11 14
Men’s line 1300 78 99 78
Headspace 1800 650 890
For further information regarding mental health services in the Far North, please contact Clinical Team Leader Jos Middleton 0409154477 or email MHadmin@rfdsqld.com.au
The Far North Service is funded by the North Queensland Primary Health Network