Mental Health

Mental Health

Referral Points

Queensland wide

Qld Program of Assistance to Survivors of Torture and Trauma (QPASTT) 

Qld Transcultural Mental Health Centre Consultation Service

Brisbane South

Psychological Therapies Services (formerly known as ATAPS) – mild to moderate  – Intake through World Wellness Group

Refugee and Asylum Seeker Psychiatric Assessment Service at Mater Refugee Complex Care Clinic (MRCCC)

South East Qld

Mental Health Referral Pathway for patients from refugee backgrounds (South East Qld)

This Pathway was developed by the Refugee Health – SE Qld Partnership Advisory Mental Health Working Group.

(Updated Feb, 2017 – currently being redeveloped due to changes in ATAPS Programs).

 Resources for Health Professionals

Tips for Mental Health Services (working with people from CALD backgrounds) (QLD, 2015)

Refugees and asylum seekers: Supporting recovery from trauma (Trauma and Grief Network)

The Queensland Transcultural Mental Health Centre has an extensive range of books, articles, manuals, videos, DVDs and audio resources on a diverse range of transcultural mental issues. New additions to the library are posted on the website every month.

Cross-cultural Mental Health Care: A Resource Kit for GPs and Mental Health Professionals (NSW)

Refugees advice to physicians about how to ask about mental health 

Resources for Community Members


The Queensland Program of Assistance to Survivors of Torture and Trauma have developed a brochure for community leaders about mental health. Download the English brochure Information for Community Leaders about Mental Health and to download versions written in Tigrinya, Kirundi and Somali see the QPASTT website.


Translated mental health resources  

Beyondblue bring together a series of reputable translated resources covering a range of topics including pregnancy and new parents, information for families, general mental health information, and information for health professionals. Visit the page HERE

Queensland Health have translated fact sheets about the Mental Health Act.

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