ATSICHS Brisbane Jimbelunga Foster Kinship Care IYHS

Social Health

No shame in talkin about it!

If you’re not feeling as good as you know you should, you may need to yarn to someone.

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If you or someone you know is experiencing some problems with their mental health, it’s really important that you get help early and talk to someone.

Ask your GP for a referral to our Social Health Team.

Talk with someone who understands

We all have good days and bad days. Our social health team are skilled and qualified to help you with a range of things. We can:

  • help you find information about your mental health
  • provide you with support and skills to get through the difficult times
  • support you to find a doctor who might give you medication that can help.

Is there a cost?

No, our social health and wellbeing program is FREE.

Do I need a referral?

Yes. Ask one of our GPs at our clinics for a referral to our Social Health Team.

When to seek counselling?

Most people struggle emotionally with problems at some stage in their life – this does not mean we are ‘weak’, ‘womba’ or ‘crazy’. Counsellors and psychologists helps us ‘weather the storm’ of life when we start to feel as though the sun will never come out.

What happens in the first session?

We will get an understanding of your story, your problems and the things you are doing well.  This helps to set goals for further sessions.

How many times will I need to go to notice an improvement?

Everyone is different – some people may have positive effects from one session.  Long-term change often requires commitment so many people need up to 6 sessions to experience benefits.

How do I access the Social Health team?

Talk with your GP, they can refer you to the Social Health team for counselling and support.   Your information is confidential and kept private.

Who are our staff?

Our team is made up of a number of professionals.

  • Psychologists – trained professionals who can provide treatment for conditions diagnosed by your doctors and for a range of problems affecting your social and emotional wellbeing.
  • Case Managers – a trained professional who helps individuals and families cope better with problems. Case managers work closely with clients and their families to identify their needs, goals, and the necessary resources to achieve these.
  • Counsellors – trained professionals who can provide help with a range of issues
  • Psychiatrists – a medical doctor that specialises in diagnosis and treatment of social and emotional wellbeing issues. They can also prescribe medication if you need it.

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