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 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.
Lifeline 13 11 14 Telephone Crisis Support
Suicide prevention and response
Disaster relief and community recovery
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?
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.