Brisbane MIND

The primary focus of Brisbane MIND services within a stepped care approach to mental health services is people with mild to moderate mental illness who are not clinically suited to low intensity mental health services and who are underserviced through other arrangements, particularly Better Access services.  When an individual is diagnosed with a severe mental illness, Brisbane MIND is only suitable if they are also assessed as likely to benefit from short-term intervention.

Following a comprehensive needs analysis, Brisbane North PHN has identified the following priority groups:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • people who are experiencing or are at risk of homelessness
  • people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
  • people at risk of suicide
  • people who have experienced trauma and abuse.
  • people who have had contact with the criminal justice system
  • people who reside in the Morton Bay North region
  • lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex people (LGBTI)

Brisbane MIND and Brisbane MIND Suicide Prevention Program


  • In addition to the eligibility criteria, referring GPs have a limited number of referrals to the Brisbane MIND program each financial year.

  • Accessing the Brisbane MIND Suicide Prevention Program does not impact on a persons ability to access sessions under the Brisbane MIND program or Better Access initiative in the same calendar year.


Brisbane MIND Program#

Brisbane MIND Suicide Prevention Program*

Eligibility Criteria:

Person meets the criteria of a diagnosed mental illness.

Person is at moderate risk of suicide and is suitable to be managed in a primary care setting.

Resides in the Brisbane North PHN region

Aged 12 years and older

Person is vulnerable, disadvantaged, experiencing genuine financial hardship and unable to access other services

Person will benefit from structured short term psychological therapy

A Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP) is completed by referring the GP.

Exclusion Criteria:


Person has already been referred to or is accessing treatment under the Better Access to Mental Health Care Initiative (Medicare Funded) in the current Calendar year.

Person is at acute or immediate risk of suicide/self harm – please contact emergency services or local hospital.

Person has persistent/recurrent thoughts of self harm for months or years.

Number of Sessions per calendar year:


A client is eligible for up to 12 sessions in a calendar year.

A referrer can request further sessions under ‘Exceptional Circumstances’ where the clients care circumstances make it appropriate and necessary. Approval for ‘Exceptional Circumstances’ is at the discretion of Brisbane MIND.

Intensive treatment for two months. 8 sessions approved initially, additional sessions may be approved by Brisbane MIND.

Brisbane MIND Referral Templates

Brisbane MIND referral templates can be downloaded below.

Importing instructions for medical software (PDF - 612 KB)

Brisbane MIND referral - MD  |  Best Practice  | Print and Write PDF

Brisbane MIND additional sessions -  MD  |  Best Practice  |  Print and Write PDF

All Hours Suicide Support Service (AHS – 1800 859 585)

The national All Hours Suicide Support Line is a specialised service designed to support allied health professionals working with people at risk of suicide, providing their clients with access to dedicated professional telephone counselling 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Clients who are referred into the Brisbane MIND Suicide Prevention Program are eligible to access this service‚Äč.

For more information: 1800 859 585, or

Brisbane MIND Directory

The Brisbane North PHN has created a Listing of Brisbane MIND Providers (updated August 2017) to assist with locating providers in North Brisbane and Moreton Bay. 

For information on Brisbane MIND providers, please contact the Brisbane MIND team on 07 3630 7339.

Brisbane MIND group therapy services

Brisbane North PHN has identified a gap in the availability of group therapy services for Brisbane MIND clients. To address this need, the PHN has commissioned a number of current Brisbane MIND providers to deliver these services within the current Brisbane MIND program.

Any client referred to Brisbane MIND during the 2015/16 financial year will be eligible to attend both individual and group therapy services.

A listing of available group therapy services are available here: Brisbane MIND group therapy services 2016/17

Brisbane MIND Resources - GPs

For hard copy versions of these resources, please contact your Primary Care Liaison Officer or the Brisbane MIND team.

Brisbane MIND Quick Guide for GPs

Brisbane MIND Client Information Brochure

Brisbane MIND Resources - Providers

Service provider guidelines

The Service provider guidelines are now available.

Session Data Upload

The link to the session data upload form has been disabled and is no longer available.  A new process for obtaining the session data information will be available in the new Redicase data system and further information regarding this new process will be available shortly.

Provider Forms

All forms to be used for Brisbane MIND can be accessed below.  Please note when you access these word documents they will appear at the bottom of your screen as a downloaded document.

  • Referral for Additional Sessions
    Up to 12 sessions (or 16 sessions for the suicide prevention program) can now be requested via the Redicase system. The client is required to return to their GP to request additional sessions at the completion of 12 sessions (or 16 sessions for SPP). In limited circumstances, we will approve ongoing sessions without paperwork from a GP. Where applicable, the provider must complete FORM 1 - Brisbane MIND/MIND4KiDS AHP Request for Additional Sessions, including citing the reason for the client being unable to return to their GP.
  • Application for Group Therapy Program
    Contractor Representatives are able to apply to deliver group programs at any stage during the financial year by completing FORM 2 – Application for Group Therapy Program.
  • Referral to Group Therapy Progam
    Any provider is able to refer any client into any group program by completing FORM 3 – Approved Clinician Referral to Group Therapy Program.
  • Clinician Withdrawing from Program
    When a clinician is withdrawing from the Brisbane MIND/MIND4KiDS program, please complete and submit FORM 5a – Brisbane MIND/MIND5KiDS: Clinician Withdrawing from Program.
  • New Approved Clinician Form
    When a new clinician is joining the practice, please complete and submit FORM 5b – Brisbane MIND/MIND4KiDs New Approved Clinician Form.  Please Note: The Brisbane MIND program is currently at capacity with a network of over 300 clinicians.  We will only accept new clinicians to the program where they are replacing a clinician that has left the organisation.
  • Incident Report Form
    Brisbane North PHN require formal notification of any complaint or incident involving a Brisbane MIND client. Contractor Representatives are to advise Brisbane MIND at the earliest opportunity using FORM 6 - Incident Report.

Please email completed forms to  

Contact the Brisbane MIND Team at Brisbane North PHN

Phone: 07 3630 7339
Fax: 07 3630 7839

Event Information
  • 05 June, 2015
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  • Brisbane North PHN Event
  • Online
  • Conference or forum

Contact Information