Mental Health

Guidelines and Resources

Referrals

Interactive referral pathways for primary health care professionals to use with patients from refugee backgrounds (Updated March, 2020)

Queensland wide

Brisbane

Refugee & Asylum Seeker Psychiatric Assessment Service at Mater Refugee Complex Care Clinic (MRCCC) (June 2019)

Culture in Mind – a community-based service that supports the social, emotional and mental well-being of migrants, refugees, and people seeking asylum in the greater Brisbane area.
Harmony Place – a community-based multicultural organisation that provides culturally responsive services to strengthen the mental health and well-being of people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds.

Brisbane South

Multicultural Psychological Therapies Services (formerly known as ATAPS) – Intake through World Wellness Group
NOTE: Contact Brisbane South PHN regarding the availability of free interpreting services for Allied Health Professionals. More information here.
Harmony Place at Access Community Services Ltd are funded to provide National Psychosocial Support (NPS) and Continuation of Support (CoS).

Brisbane North

Low Intensity Psychological Therapies – Problem management Plus – Culture in Mind – A CALD specific mental health support program.
Brisbane North PHN – Brisbane MIND for people with moderate mental illness
NOTE: Contact Brisbane North PHN regarding the availability of free interpreting services for Allied Health Professionals. More information here.

Darling Downs & West Moreton

PHN – Mental Health Programs
NOTE: Contact Darling Downs West Moreton PHN regarding the availability of free interpreting services for Allied Health Professionals. More information here.

Gold Coast

GCPHN Psychological Services Program 
Way Back Support Service (Beyond Blue) supports people in the critical weeks and months following a suicide attempt.

South East Queensland

Mental Health Referral Pathway for patients from refugee backgrounds March 2020  – This online interactive Referral Tool is designed for Health Professionals to find mental health referral options for children and adults of a refugee background in SE Qld (Updated March 2020) . This list is not exhaustive and is to be used only as a Guide. 

Resources for Health Professionals

 

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  

EMBRACE Mental Health

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.