Low intensity mental health services

Low intensity services are structured, evidence-based psychological therapies that are suitable for people who might be going through difficult life events or experiencing mild depression or anxiety.

People don’t need a diagnosis to access low intensity services. Brisbane North PHN has funded five organisations to deliver low intensity psychological services across the North Brisbane and Moreton Bay region.

Services in this section:


Caring for Residents of Aged Care program - Change Futures

Intensity: low intensity
Sub region(s): Brisbane West

Introduction to the service provider
Change Futures works with people of all ages to help find positive solutions to their emotional and psychological issues. Staffed by psychologists and counsellors, Change Futures works across the life span and cross culturally including with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and adults.

Introduction to the service
The Caring for Residents of Aged Care Program examines the impacts of grievances and other life events on quality of life and reframes these experiences to improve functioning and wellbeing for people living in aged care. Supportive counselling or structured intervention is delivered by provisional psychologists and focuses on resolving the past and improving quality of life.

Delivery mode
Group, Face-to-face individual sessions

Eligibility criteria
This service supports residents of St Vincent's Aged Care (Mitchelton and Bardon) and Regis Aged Care (The Gap). The service will be available in additional facilities in the future.

Referral information
Self-referral or professional referral (GP or other health provider).

Service access
The Caring for Residents of Aged Care program is commissioned by Brisbane North PHN and there is no cost to the client.

Contact information
Changes Futures
71 Khartoum Street, Gordon Park QLD 4031
t 07 3857 0847
e info@changefutures.org.au
w www.changefutures.org.au


Daybreak program - Hello Sunday Morning

Intensity: low intensity
Sub region(s): ALL

Introduction to the service provider
Hello Sunday Morning has a mission to change Australia’s relationship with alcohol.

Introduction to the service
The Daybreak program supports individuals to reduce their alcohol consumption and create healthier habits. Daybreak is a 16-week program, accessible via a mobile app, which provides peer support, daily messages and activities, and access to trained health coaches and referral as needed. Complex cases can also be escalated to clinical psychologists.

Delivery mode
Online (mobile apps and online chatrooms and forums)

Eligibility criteria
This service supports adults in the North Brisbane and Moreton Bay region who are experiencing minimal to mild symptoms of
distress and harmful alcohol consumption.

Referral information
Self-referral or professional referral (GP or other health provider).

Service access
Daybreak is commissioned by Brisbane North PHN and there is no cost to the client. The Daybreak app can be downloaded from the Apple and Android app stores.

Contact information
Hello Sunday Morning
Jamie Moore
e jamie@hellosundaymorning.org
w www.hellosundaymorning.org
w www.daybreakapp.io


NewAccess program - Mental Illness Fellowship Queensland

Intensity: low intensity
Sub region(s): ALL

Introduction to the service provider
Mental Illness Fellowship Queensland (MIFQ) provides specialised programs and services for people living with mental illness and their families and carers.

Introduction to the service
NewAccess is a program developed by beyondblue that provides free and confidential support to people to help them tackle day-to-day pressures. A NewAccess coach, specially trained and experienced, supports people in setting practical goals that help get them back on track.

The program includes six free sessions with a NewAccess coach. The sessions include one assessment session, four 30 minute sessions and one final session.

Delivery mode
Phone and Face-to-face individual sessions

Eligibility criteria
This service supports adults in the North Brisbane and Moreton Bay region who are experiencing mild to moderate symptoms of
anxiety and/or depression.

Referral information
Self-referral or professional referral (GP or other health provider).

Service access
NewAccess program is commissioned by Brisbane North PHN and there is no cost to the client. Coaches are available across the region to support people close to their home.

Contact information
Mental Illness Fellowship Queensland (MIFQ)
298 Gilchrist Ave, Herston QLD 4006
t 07 3358 4424
e newaccess@mifq.org.au
w www.mifq.org.au


Optimal Health program – Neami National

Intensity: low intensity
Sub region(s): ALL

Introduction to the service provider
Neami National is a community mental health service supporting people living with mental health issues to improve their health, live independently and pursue a life based on their own strengths, values and goals.

Introduction to the service
The Optimal Health program is an eight-week group face-to-face self-development program designed to build self-efficacy. The program supports people to achieve key principles of personal recovery, acknowledging that optimal health is self-defined and self-directed. The program helps participants understand stress, vulnerability, strengths and strategies, identify collaborative partners and support networks and the tools to manage effective change.

Delivery mode
Group and Phone coaching between group sessions

Eligibility criteria
This service supports adults in the North Brisbane and Moreton Bay region who are experiencing minimal to moderate symptoms of distress.

Referral information
Self-referral or professional referral (GP or other health provider).

Service access
The Optimal Health program is commissioned by Brisbane North PHN and there is no cost to the client. Groups are available across the region in community settings during the day and evening.

Contact information
Neami National
Unit 2, 356 Gympie Road,
Strathpine QLD 4500
t 07 3205 6622
e strathpine@neaminational.org.au
w www.neaminational.org.au


Problem Management Plus program - MDA Ltd

Intensity: low intensity
Sub region(s): Brisbane North

Introduction to the service provider
MDA Ltd works in partnership with our clients, other service providers, government agencies and the private sector, to achieve quality service delivery through advocacy, client service delivery, community development and multicultural sector development.

Introduction to the service
Problem Management Plus (PM+) is a structured, low intensity, brief therapeutic intervention for adults from culturally and linguistically
diverse backgrounds who are experiencing mood or anxiety disorders, stress and a range of psychological stressors, particularly in situations of adversity. PM+ helps people develop coping strategies for managing stress, managing problems, how to get going and keep doing, strengthen
social supports and staying well.

Delivery mode
Group, Phone, Face-to-face individual sessions

Eligibility criteria
This service supports adults who identify as culturally and linguistically diverse in the Brisbane North region who are experiencing minimal to mild symptoms of distress. For more information on suburbs within the Brisbane North sub region, see page 5 of the services magazine.

Target population groups
This service targets people who meet the eligibility criteria and who are experiencing mood or anxiety disorders, stress and a range of psychological stressors, particularly in situations of adversity.

Referral information
Self-referral or professional referral (GP or other health provider).

Contact information
MDA Ltd (Culture in Mind)
8-9/416 Logan Road, Stones Corner QLD 4102
t 07 3333 2100
e support@cultureinmind.org.au
w www.cultureinmind.org.au