Brief therapy services
Did you know that 65,000 adults living in the Brisbane North region will experience mild levels of psychological distress and could benefit from accessing a brief therapy psychological service?
Brief therapy services are an evidence-based first option for people who:
- need help managing stress
- are experiencing a difficult event or transition (i.e. new parents, retirement, leaving school, new job, stressful life event)
- are experiencing minimal levels of distress but would not meet the criteria for a diagnosis of mental illness (indicative of a K10 score 10-19)
- are experiencing mild levels of distress consistent with a diagnosis of mild depression and/or anxiety (indicative of K10 score 20-24) .
- Referring to brief therapy services as a first option to support people experiencing minimal or mild anxiety and or depression can help:
- people access free or affordable mental health services (PHN-commissioned brief therapy psychological services are free of charge for the person)
- people from escalating to more moderate and severe mental health conditions
- reduce waiting lists for more moderate to severe mental health services.
Brisbane North PHN has funded six free brief therapy services in the North Brisbane and Moreton Bay region. See information about these services below or download the Brief therapy psychological services flyer (PDF - 166KB).
Richmond Fellowship Queensland – NewAccess
- beyondblue telephone coaching program
- supports people tackle day-to-day pressures and set practical goals.
Neami – Optimal Health Program
- self-development to build self efficacy
- 8 week face to face group program.
World Wellness Group – Problem Management Plus
- for people who identify as culturally and linguistically diverse
- help people manage stress and adverse situations.
Peach Tree Perinatal Wellness – Sunshine Parenting Program
- for mothers who have infants (aged between 0–12 months) experiencing mild postnatal depression and/or anxiety symptoms
- 6 week face to face group program.
Change Futures – Psychology in Aged Care Well-being Program
- wellbeing for people living in set aged care facilities.
For more information about other evidence-based low intensity services, please visit www.mymentalhealth.org.au.
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