The RFDS in QLD
Far North Mental Health and Wellbeing Service
Supporting people living in communities across Far North Queensland, this service provides culturally appropriate, evidence-based, psychological therapies to individuals who present with mild to moderate mental health needs. Comprising of mental health nurses, social workers and psychologists, our Far North team works alongside many key stakeholders using a Stepped Care approach. Our clinicians are specifically trained and available for individuals to engage in therapeutic sessions to explore solutions and strategies to assist in recovery. The Far North services are delivered in a variety of ways to meet the needs of each specific community, which is essential for improving individual outcomes. Examples of service delivery include individual and group sessions, couple sessions, mental health focused workshops, outreach services and supporting community events.
Funded by the North Queensland Primary Health Network
This free service engages individuals living in difficult-to-access areas of Cape York who present with mild to moderate mental health needs. This client-centred care is provided holistically through individual sessions and if required, with family and external service providers. The key role of these psychological therapy sessions is to engage effectively in assessing and treating clients, while promoting wellbeing through a trauma-informed and recovery-focused approach.
To arrange an appointment or talk to a clinician please contact your local RFDS team by calling (07) 4040 0444 or emailing MHadmin@rfdsqld.com.au. Referrals are not required.
Child and Parenting Support
Funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services
Delivered in Normanton, Croydon and Karumba, our free Child and Parenting Support Service allows children, parents or carers access to a specialised mental health clinician. Along with individual sessions, we provide psycho-educational sessions to teachers and other school staff around issues that impact children’s learning such as anxiety and trauma. The program also responds to emergent issues such as stress, self-harm, grief and loss.
To arrange an appointment or to talk with one of our mental health clinicians, please contact Anne Maree Taney, Senior Mental Health Clinician, via 0409 456 665.
NQ Connect: 1300 059 625
Beyond Blue: 1300 224 636
Lifeline: 13 11 14
MensLine: 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 via 0409154477 or email MHadmin@rfdsqld.com.au
The Far North Service is funded by the North Queensland Primary Health Network.