Supporting good mental health

Wellbeing is more than physical — it is emotional and mental. Every day we see people tackling adversity for all manner of reasons, any one of which can take a toll on mental health.

 

UnitingCare is here for you, through Lifeline’s 24-hour crisis support and suicide prevention services; specialised programs for children who are affected by mental illness and their families; and a dedicated mental health service at two of our hospitals.

 

If you are struggling or in crisis — please, reach out to us.

In a crisis, call Lifeline

In Queensland, UnitingCare operates Lifeline services, including the 24-hour 13 11 14 Lifeline Crisis Line; suicide bereavement and prevention individual and group support; and Lifeline’s disaster recovery program, Community Recovery.

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Lifeline 13 11 14 Telephone Crisis Support
The 24-hour Lifeline 13 11 14 Crisis Support Line is a confidential telephone crisis support service available seven days a week from a landline, payphone or mobile. Anyone in crisis or thinking of suicide can call.
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Suicide prevention and response
UnitingCare operates programs dedicated to supporting people and communities in Queensland who are at risk of suicide or who are bereaved or affected by suicide. They are open to anyone who has been affected by suicide.
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Disaster relief and community recovery
We’re committed to helping Queenslanders recover from traumatic events such as natural disasters, acts of terrorism, major health emergencies, or other incidents such as road accidents or isolated community incidents.

Minds Alive

 

Minds Alive is an inclusive support service on the Sunshine Coast that offers face-to-face holistic support to vulnerable children and young people up to 18 who are affected by or at risk of mental illness, and their families.

 

We will help explore the areas of your life where you feel support is needed; work with you to build on your strengths and create a goals plan; review your plan every three months and offer community education, group work or activities to suit your needs. We can support you for a short time, just a couple of visits, or for the longer term.

 

Child and Adolescent Support Program Access Service (CASPAS)

 

CASPAS is a voluntary, two-year program in Townsville designed to support young people aged seven to 18, who have a parent with a diagnosed mental illness. We run weekly group activities throughout the school term to help young people connect with other young people, build social skills, have fun, and learn more about their parent’s mental illness. They can also work one-on-one with a counsellor.


  • How much does it cost?

    It doesn’t cost anything to be part of the CASPAS program — all activities and outings are free. All transport is also provided.

  • How do I contact you?

    Referrals can be made by other services, or parents can self-refer.

    Address: 59–69 Patrick St, Aitkenvale

    Ph: 1300 096 203 or E: caspas.tsv@uccommunity.org.au

Medical help for mental health

The Cooinda Mental Health Service helps you recover and return to leading a successful, happy and fulfilled life through partnership, planning, support and treatment with the expert mental health teams at two of our hospitals — Buderim Private Hospital on the Sunshine Coast, and St Stephen’s Hospital at Hervey Bay.

 

Hospital services

 

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Buderim Private Hospital, Sunshine Coast
We treat a range of mental health issues, including anxiety, mood disorder, post-natal depression, alcohol and drug dependency, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Our expert medical team can help you return to leading a successful, happy and fulfilled life.
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St Stephen’s Hospital, Hervey Bay
We’re committed to helping those with mental health conditions to feel better and overcome life’s challenges. We offer a range of treatment services, including group therapy sessions, through our outpatient/day mental health service.