Recovery and Clinical Programs Prospectus - January - June 2019 Metro North Mental Health - My Mental Health

 
Recovery and Clinical Programs Prospectus - January - June 2019 Metro North Mental Health - My Mental Health
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                                 Metro North Mental Health

Recovery and Clinical Programs

Prospectus
January – June 2019
Recovery and Clinical Programs Prospectus - January - June 2019 Metro North Mental Health - My Mental Health
The front cover artwork was created by Carrie Davies.

                                                 “Serenity”

   I love to express myself, portraits are fun, and lately landscapes like this been on the easel. This recent
 landscape was inspired by reminiscing about my past, having once lived there overlooking the mountains.
My art has helped me feel better and improved my self-esteem, I also enjoy showing others how to paint and
                                       develop their creative skills.

If you are interested in Carrie’s art or you would like to find out more information on art programs, check out
   page 13 or contact Peta Mitchell on 3139 3205 or email recovery_support_services@health.qld.gov.au.

                                 The Prospectus is compiled and created by

                              The Metro North Mental Health Resource Team

                                    Chermside Community Health Centre

                                   490 Hamilton Road, Chermside, 4034

                                           Phone: (07) 3139 3205

                           Email: Recovery_Support_Services@health.qld.gov.au
Recovery and Clinical Programs Prospectus - January - June 2019 Metro North Mental Health - My Mental Health
Welcome to the Prospectus: January – July 2019

This booklet contains a wide range of recovery focused courses and programs aimed at supporting people to
    deal with the mental health challenges they experience and achieve the things they want out of life. A
            personally meaningful and satisfying life is possible despite mental health challenges.
                        The Prospectus is also available on the following website

                                      www.mymentalhealth.org.au

 This website contains information about other mental health services, as well as community services and
                                               resources.
Recovery and Clinical Programs Prospectus - January - June 2019 Metro North Mental Health - My Mental Health
How do I register for a course?
                                  Phoning the contact number to directly apply
                                                        OR
                 Fill in the form attached to the back of this prospectus and sending it via:
                                                      Email:
                                Recovery_Support_Services@health.qld.gov.au
                                                       Post:
                                      Recovery and Clinical Programs Team
                                     490 Hamilton Road, Chermside, Q 4032
                                                        OR
                            Fill in the form online at www.mymentalhealth.org.au

If you have general questions about registering or any content in the prospectus please call (07) 3139 3205
                                           for more information.

                                         Referral only Icon

                         Some items are marked with this icon.
  These programs can only be accessed by referral.
  This means you must be a consumer of the following Mental Health Services in order to be eligible.

  • Royal Brisbane
  • The Prince Charles
  • Redcliffe or Caboolture
  • Participating NGO service

  If you are interested in accessing these services or would like to know more details, please speak to
  your doctor or mental health clinician to discuss eligibility. Once a referral is made a staff member will
  contact you directly with further details.

                             Are you Nervous about participating?
           Or do you have any concerns about coming along to the programs?
       Many participants are nervous about joining a program for the first time. Some
   people find it difficult talking in a group or being in a group, due to factors like loss of
  confidence. Some people find it difficult to concentrate because of the difficulties they
  are experiencing and are worried that they won’t be able to follow the entire program.
    It’s quite normal for participants to be nervous or worried about attending a course.
                        All program facilitators are there to support you.
        If you would like extra support or to discuss your concerns, please contact the
                      Program co-coordinators on the numbers provided.
Recovery and Clinical Programs Prospectus - January - June 2019 Metro North Mental Health - My Mental Health
Course Contents
Section 1: Understanding the experience of mental health challenges and their
treatment
These information courses are open to everybody: people experiencing mental health issues, carers and
families, mental health workers and members of the community.
The Benefits of Art Therapy – Herston                                                       1
Sensory Approaches for Dealing with Trauma, Anxiety, Depression and Psychosis               1
Learn About the Mental Health Act and Meet the Independent Patient Rights Advisors          2
Why a Recovery Plan?                                                                        2
Forum: Managing Anxiety                                                                     3

Section 2: Peer programs and how to get involved in our service
These courses and programs are open to people who are experiencing mental illness, who want to support
each other on their journey, or get involved in the Companion and Volunteer Programs.

Consumer and Carer Individual Support Services                                              4
Redcliffe-Caboolture                                                                        4
Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital                                                           4
The Prince Charles Hospital                                                                 4

Peer Support and Participation Groups                                                       4
Aftercare - Peer Support Group – Redcliffe                                                  4
Eating Disorders Queensland (EDQ) Peer Mentor Program –Toowong                              4
Footprints – Hearing Voices Peer Support                                                    5
Grow Recovery Groups                                                                        5
Grow Support Groups                                                                         6
Metro North Mental Health Volunteer Program                                                 6
Neami - Peer Support                                                                        7
RFQ Hearing Voices – Herston                                                                7
The Connection Crew - Peer Support Group –Northlakes                                        7
The Connection Crew - Peer Support Group – Annerley                                         8
QLD Health - Caboolture Peer Support                                                        8
QLD Health – Nundah Peer Support Group                                                      9
QLD Health – Pine Rivers Peer Support Group                                                 9
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Research & Clinical Trials                                                   9
Cadence Clinical Trial                                                       9

Section 3: Carer Support Programs
Arafmi Carer Support Groups                                                  10
Arafmi Education Sessions and Workshops                                      11
Eating Disorders Queensland (EDQ) Carer Peer Mentor Program –Toowong         12
QLD Health and Carers QLD – Peer Support                                     12

Section 4: Rebuilding Your Life

Art and Groups for Creative Expression                                       13
Footprints - Creative Arts                                                   13
Metro North Creative Arts Program                                            13
RFQ - Art Group                                                              13
Upbeat Arts - Absolutely Everybody Brisbane Choir                            14
Upbeat Arts - Word on the Street – Creative Writing                          14
Upbeat Arts - Rhythm of Life Music Theatre Group                             15

Health Living Exercise and Lifestyle                                         15
Eat Plant Learn Program – Neami                                              15
Footprints -Thomas Street Community Gardening Health Growing                 16
Footprints - Touch Football                                                  16
Heal Program                                                                 16
NEXT STEPS – Neami                                                           17
SNAP Fitness Action Group                                                    17
Weekly Soccer Games                                                          17
(See also activities in the Social Connection Section Starting on Page 32)

Programs for the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse                       18
Brita Futures Program – Brisbane Northside                                   18
Problem Management Plus – Brisbane Northside                                 19
QPASTT Homework Club                                                         19

Programs for Older Persons
STEPPING ON Building Confidence and Reducing Falls                           20
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Programs for Younger Persons                                   21
CYMHS COPMI KIDZ CLUB                                          20
Speak Teen! Being Successful                                   21
Speak Teen! Mindset Mood and Motivation                        22
Speak Teen! Raising Successful Teens                           22
Speak Teen! Starting Work                                      23
Speak Teen! Teen Camps                                         23
Speak Teen! Free Speak School Community Talks                  23
Tedd Noffs Foundation - Street University Creative Workshops   24

LGBTI Friendly Programs                                        24
Aftercare - Peninsula Pride Support Group                      24
Ted Noffs Foundation - Breakfree LGBTI Support Group           24

Recovery and Wellbeing Mentoring Programs                      25
Eating Disorders Queensland (EDQ) Wellbeing Program            25
Eating Disorders Queensland (EDQ) Group Therapy                25
Footprints – WRAP                                              25
Flourish Australia - Transitional Recovery Program             26
Metro North Mental Health - The Creative Network               27
Neami - Flourish Express                                       27
Neami - Flourish Program                                       27
Neami - Optimal Health Program                                 28
Open Minds - Residential Services                              28
Open Minds - Living Well Workshops                             28
Open Minds - Lifestyle Support                                 29
Open Minds - Specialist Services                               29
Open Minds – Personal Helpers and Mentors (PHaMs)              30
Open Minds - Community links in Caboolture (CLIC)              30
Open Minds - Partners In Recovery (PIR)                        30

Sensory Modulation                                             31
Footprints – Comfort Box                                       31
RFQ – New Sensations                                           31
RFQ – Making Sense                                             31
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Social Connection & Life Skills                                      32
Aftercare – Music and Coffee (MaC)                                   32
Footprints – Working It Out (Employment Skills                       32
Footprints – Successful Living                                       33
Open Minds – Partners In Recovery (PIR)                              33
RFQ – Wise Choices Series 2 – Relationships                          34
RFQ – Redcliffe Recovery Centre                                      34
RFQ – Various Group/Individual Support Programs                      34
RFQ – MI Hub Connect                                                 35
RFQ – Caboolture Recovery Centre                                     35
Wesley Mission QLD – Group61                                         35
Volunteering Queensland                                              36

Substance Support (alcohol, drugs and tobacco)                       36
Communify Queensland – Springboard                                   36
Lives Lived Well- Outpatient Medical Withdrawal Program              37
Lives Lived Well – Outpatient Day Rehabilitation                     37
Lives Lived Well – Counselling and Case Management                   37
Metro North Mental Health – Smoke Free “Kick Butts” Program          38

Symptom Management & Therapy-based Programs                          38
Aftercare – Safe Space                                               38
Footprints – DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy) Life Skills Group   39
Footprints – SMART Recovery West End                                 39
Footprints – SMART Recovery Strathpine                               39
Footprints – Buried In Treasures                                     40
Footprints – Mind & Body Awareness                                   40
Footprints – Art Therapy                                             40
Neami – WISE CHOICES Series 1                                        41
RFQ – Safe Space                                                     41
RFQ – Healthy Bodies Healthy Minds Wise Choices Series 1             41
RFQ – Wise Choices in Relationships Series 2                         42
RFQ – MI Hub Connect Sandgate                                        42
RFQ – NewAccess                                                      43
The Prince Charles Hospital – DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy)    43
QuEDS Day Program for Eating Disorder Recovery                       44
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Section 1: Understanding the experience of mental health challenges and their treatment
 MNMH RBWH                   The Benefits of Art Therapy
 Name                        Position                 Phone                Email
 Imani Gunasekara            Consumer Consultant      3646 1183            mnmh.consumer.carer.services@
                                                                           health.qld.gov.au

                             Date                     Time                 Venue

                             28/02/2019               1 pm – 3 pm          RBWH Education Centre

 Art as therapy? Find out how art, and in the process of using art materials, people can gain control and
 confidence. For some the art becomes more about relaxation or a social link, for others they find an inner
 passion and go on to pursue goals as emerging artists. Overall, it’s the process and the actual art that
 provide a voice and allow expression and some find this therapeutic. So, art can be therapy.

 Peta Mitchell is the artist in residence at Metro North Mental Health. She has been working with adults in
 the community and on the wards for the last 11 years. She is passionate about Recovery and assisting
 people to use art as their medium on their recovery journey.
 How to Register             Phone 3646 1183 and speak to a member of the Consumer and Carer
                             Services Team

 MNMH RBWH                   Sensory Approaches for Dealing with Trauma, Anxiety, Depression and
                             Psychosis
 Name                        Position                 Phone                Email
 Imani Gunasekara            Consumer Consultant      3646 1183            mnmh.consumer.carer.services@
                                                                           health.qld.gov.au

                             Date                     Time                 Venue
                             21/03/19                 1 pm – 2 pm          RBWH Education Centre
 This presentation will explore how using sensory input in our everyday lives can be an effective way to
 manage in times of stress & to improve our mood in the moment. By doing so, we can increase feelings of
 confidence and the ability to participate in activities and routines that are importance to us, thereby
 improving our quality of life.

 The application of sensory approaches will be discussed with reference to a number of mental health
 issues, including depression, anxiety, psychosis & the experience of stressful & traumatic events.

 Sally Mercier is an Occupational Therapist. She has recently completed a five-month project on the acute
 mental health wards at RBWH, to assist consumers in using sensory approaches to manage their
 mood/stress. During the project, Sally also provided training to staff in sensory modulation.

 Sally has been at Metro North Mental Health Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital since 2008. During this
 time, she has had the opportunity to work with people in areas including community & inpatient clinical
 services, psychoeducation, and supervision.

 Sally is interested in the benefits of utilising sensory based interventions and techniques in all phases of
 an individual’s recovery, and actively supports people to develop their knowledge and skills in this
 inervention area.
Recovery and Clinical Programs Prospectus - January - June 2019 Metro North Mental Health - My Mental Health
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How to Register            Call 3646 1183 and speak to a member of the Consumer and Carer Services
                           team

MNMH RBWH                   Learn About the Mental Health Act and Meet the Independent Patient Rights
                            Advisors
Name                        Position          Phone              Email
Imani Gunasekara            Consumer          3646 1183          mnmh.consumer.carer.services@health.qld
                            Consultant                           .gov.au

Date                        Time                                 Venue

18/04/19                    1:00pm-2:30pm                        RBWH Education Centre

Learn About the New Mental Health Act
Major changes to the Mental Health Act (MHA) have occurred. Corey Fulcher will provide an update on
these changes. Corey has worked for Metro North Mental Health – RBWH for over 10 years as the MHA
Administrator Delegate. He has a vast acquired knowledge of the MHA and its application within the
service.

Meet the Independent Patient Rights Advisors (IPRAs)
Ruth and Jason currently work as Independent Patient Rights Advisers at the Mental Health Centre at the
Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital. This is a new role which was initiated as a result of the Mental
Health Act 2016.

Ruth completed her social work training in the UK and has had many years’ experience working as a
social worker in mental health services, older adults and adults with disabilities. Ruth has worked within a
Community Care Unit located in Brisbane, using a recovery based framework.

Jason's background is in psychology and justice (criminology) research. Prior to becoming an Independent
Patient Rights Adviser, Jason completed a research project in collaboration with the Department of
Justice. This investigated capacity and consent for people with impaired decision-making capacity within
the Criminal Code 1899 (QLD).

The IPRAs will discuss:
 1. Preparation and information related to the Mental Health Review Tribunal
 2. The role and responsibilities of Nominated Support Persons, family, carers and other support
     persons
 3. The process for obtaining a second opinion for treatment and care
 4. Facilitating communication with the treating team regarding the views, wishes and preferences of a
     patient
 5. Advance Health Directives
 6. Creating links with other services
How to Register             Call 3646 1183 and speak to the Consumer and Carer Services Team

MNMH RBWH                  Why a Recovery Plan?
Name                       Position                  Phone               Email
Imani Gunasekara           Consumer Consultant       3646 1183           mnmh.consumer.carer.services@
                                                                         health.qld.gov.au
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                             Date                     Time                  Venue

                             16/05/19                 1pm-2pm               RBWH Education Centre

Developing a recovery plan is an essential thing to do for anyone with a mental health challenge. A
recovery plan is about capturing in words the simple & practical things that contribute to living a healthy,
balanced, and meaningful life. It makes clear all of the things that need to happen on a daily basis to stay
well. It helps us to recognise our triggers and warning signs; and to develop tools that actually work when
dealing with challenges. It is also a plan of what needs to happen building up to a crisis and post crisis.
This session will explore the elements that make a useful recovery plan and will provide a springboard for
you to begin your own recovery plan.
How to Register              Call 3646 1183 and speak to a member of the Consumer and Carer Services
                             team

MNMH RBWH                        Forum: Managing Anxiety
Name                             Position             Phone                 Email
Imani Gunasekara                 Consumer             3646 1183             mnmh.consumer.carer.services@
                                 Consultant                                 health.qld.gov.au

                                 Date                 Time                  Venue

                                 27/06/19             1:00pm-4:30pm         RBWH Education Centre

12:45 – 1:00      Registration

1:00 – 1:45       What is Anxiety? Presenter TBA
                  This session will help you to better understand your anxiety symptoms, their purpose,
                  their causes, and the role of thoughts, actions and physical/biological systems in the
                  development and maintenance of common anxiety disorders.

1:45 – 2:30       Practical strategies for coping with anxiety. Presented by Dr Lena Zhang
                  This session covers some hands-on, practical strategies that we can use to cope when
                  anxiety strikes. Lena is a mental health clinician with the RBWH. She has a doctorate in
                  Clinical Psychology and she is interested in evidence based treatments to deal with mood
                  and anxiety disorders.

2:30 – 2:55       Tea and coffee break

2:55 – 3:40       Challenging negative thinking. Presented by Mary Boles
                  This session will help you understand what negative thinking styles are, how
                  they can impact on your anxiety as well as ways of challenging these negative thoughts to
                  better manage anxiety. Mary is a psychologist and mental health clinician working in
                  community mental health. She has completed her Masters in Clinical Psychology and also
                  has an interest in evidence based treatments for the management of anxiety and mood
                  disorders.

3:40 – 4:25       Sensory approaches for managing anxiety. Presenter TBA
                  This session will introduce you to an emerging evidence-based intervention in mental
                  health -Sensory Approaches. Sensory Approaches can assist people to regulate their
                  feelings and ability to cope in challenging situations by providing alternatives for reducing
                  distress that focus on the senses.
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 4:25 – 4:30       Feedback
 How to Register                Call 3646 1183 and speak to a member of the Consumer and Carer
                                Services Team

Section 2: Peer programs and how to get involved in our service
Consumer and Carer Individual Support Services

 Metro North Mental Health employs Consumer/Carer Consultants, Recovery Support Workers and
 Consumer Companions who have a lived experience of recovery of mental illness or caring for someone
 with a mental illness. The purpose of these roles is to provide professional peer support and promote
 consumer, carer and family participation in the planning, delivery and evaluation of services.

 For more information about Consumer and Carer Services and individual support please see contacts
 below. Email: mnmh.consumer.carer.services@health.qld.gov
 Redcliffe-Caboolture                                         Ph. 5433 8775
 Consumer/Carer Consultant
 Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital                            Ph. 3114 0803
 Consumer Consultants
 Carer Consultant
 The Prince Charles Hospital                                  Ph. 3139 4561
 Consumer/Carer Consultant

Peer Support and Participation Groups

 Aftercare                    Peer Support Group
 Name                         Position               Phone               Email
 Adam Hoffmann                Peer Support Worker    3448 7120           Admin.redcliffe@aftercare.com.au

                              Date                   Time                Venue
                              Friday’s (excluding    10:00am-            Aftercare Redcliffe
                              public holidays)       11:30am             5/180 Anzac Avenue, Kippa Ring

 Aftercare Redcliffe invites you to attend our weekly Peer Support Group.

 Peer support is about sharing stories and strategies to build a supportive, positive and recovery
 focused network based on mutual respect and empowerment for people who identify as living with
 mental health concerns.
 How to Register              No need to register. The group is open to community members.

 Eating Disorders             Peer Mentor Program for Eating Disorders
 Queensland (EDQ)
 Name                         Position               Phone               Email
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Emma Trappett              Senior Eating Issues     3844 6055           snrprac@edq.org.au
                           Practitioner

Date                       Time                    Venue

TBA, 2019                                          89 Sherwood Road, Toowong, QLD, 4066

The EDQ Mentoring Program supports people who are recovering from an eating disorder by partnering
mentees with mentors who have recovered from an eating disorder. The program runs over a 6-month
timeframe and mentors undertake EDQ training to be involved in the program.
How to Register            Please contact Eating Disorders Queensland on 07 3844 6055 or
                           admin@edq.org.au

Footprints in          Hearing Voices
Brisbane
                       Date                    Time             Venue

                       Tuesdays                10.30am –        Footprints Downstairs Group Room
                       commencing              12pm             31 Thomas Street
                       08/01/19                                 West End
                       Runs every week
                       excluding public
                       holidays
The Hearing Voices Group is based on the Hearing Voices approach. The group is run by peers with lived
experience. Each week we come together to share our experiences of hearing voices to help, support and
learn from each other.
How to Register        Phone: 07 3252 3488 Email: arc@footprintsinc.org.au

Grow                       Grow Recovery Groups
Name                       Position                 Phone               Email
Irene Clelland             QLD Manager              0422 123 029        Irene.Clelland@Grow.org.au

                           Date                     Time                Venue

                           Mon-Thurs                AM & PM             Across Brisbane and QLD,
                                                                        including Video Conferencing
                                                                        Groups. See website for details
                                                                        www.grow.org.au

Grow is a community-based organisation that has helped tens of thousands of Australians recover from
mental illness through a unique program of mutual support and personal development.

Grow Groups meet weekly and vary in size from three to over ten members, and are run by peers who
have taken a voluntary leadership role within the Group.
Over the course of each meeting, the group engages in a series of group discussions, interactions, and
readings that follow a structure and timetable to ensure everyone has an opportunity to participate, and
meetings finish on time.

Meetings usually last for 2 hours and can be face to face or via video conferencing.
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In addition to weekly meetings, participants can connect with others through planned social activities,
personal development sessions and volunteer opportunities.

There is no cost to attend weekly groups.
How to Register            Contact the Grow office or look online to find out where the closest group
                           meets. No referrals are necessary and all meetings respect participants
                           anonymity. https://www.grow.org.au/join-a-grow-group/

Grow                       Grow Support Group Meetings
Name                       Position                 Phone                Email
Robyn Deakin               Branch Secretary         3394 4344            qld@grow.org.au

                           Date                     Time                 Venue
                           Every Monday             6:30 pm              Chermside-Kedron Community
                                                                         Church, Cnr Gympie & Rode
                                                                         Roads, Chermside

                           Every Thursday           10:00 am             Church of the Resurrection, 30
                                                                         Ridley Road, Bridgeman Downs

                           Every Monday             10:00 am             Pine Rivers Neighbourhood
                                                                         Centre
                                                                         865 Gympie Road, Lawnton
Grow offers a unique 12 Step Program to improve and maintain your mental wellbeing. Grow provides
mutual help support groups, personal development using Grow literature, social activities, training,
community building activities and much more.
How to Register            07 3394 4344 or qld@grow.org.au

Metro North Mental Health-     Mental Health Volunteer Program
TPCH
Name                           Position             Phone               Email
Jeff Owen                      Nurse Unit           3881 6500           Jeff.owen@health.qld.gov.au
                               Manager

Nathalie Batol                 Administration                           Nathalie.Batol@health.qld.gov.au
                               Officer

Date                           Time                 Venue

1 July 2018 – 30 June 2019     N/A                  Various

The Mental Health Volunteer Program has been an essential part of the service and well over 120 people
have been part of the program since its inception in 2005.
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 Our volunteers come from a variety of backgrounds. For example, people with a lived experience, carers,
professional students, and people who just want to help.
Volunteers are invited to be involved in many areas within the service primarily the Acute Inpatient Units,
the Secure Mental Health Rehabilitation Units, and the Community Care Units. Volunteers visit usually
once or twice a week for a few hours, helping around the facilities, offering support and companionship to
consumers of the service.
To become a volunteer, you need to contact the above number or email for an application. Once we
receive your application we then contact you to organise an interview. If you are successful you are then
placed on a list for the next Volunteer orientation day. Once this is completed you can start. We generally
have two to three orientation days a year depending on demand.
How to Register                Call the above numbers to obtain an application.

Neami National             Peer Support Group
                           Date                     Time                 Venue
                           Wednesdays starting      1pm to 2pm           TBC closer to the date
                           09/01/19 - 27/03/19

A weekly Support Group led by Peer Support Workers with lived experience. We offer a mutually
supportive and understanding environment where people can feel comfortable to talk through their
feelings and experiences, to help and support each other, to exchange information and to learn from each
other. There will be opportunities to explore different ways of managing and coping with mental health
issues, and access to information and resources to enhance the recovery journey. There is an opportunity
for this group to be self-managed by consumers.
How to Register            Please contact the Neami National Outreach Team on 07 3205 6622 for further
                           information.

Richmond Fellowship        Hearing Voices Group
Queensland
Name                       Position                  Phone               Email
Tamarra Rosman             Program Coordinator       3358 4424           tamarra.rosman@rfq.com.au

Date                       Time                      Venue
Every Monday               3:00pm-4:00pm             Herston Hub
(excluding public                                    298 Gilchrist Avenue, Herston
holidays and selected
closures)

This is a confidential, safe space to explore the experience of hearing voices. The group is open to anyone
who hears voices or has other sensory experiences that other people do not.
How to Register            No registration necessary. Please contact the Herston office if you would like
                           further information.

Open Minds                 The Connection Crew -Peer Support Group
Name                       Position                 Phone                Email
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Liz Kakogiannis            Peer Worker             0419 601 446         Elizabeth.kakogiannis@openmind
                                                                        s.org.au

                           Date                    Time                 Venue

                           Every Second            12.30pm-2.30pm       Northlakes Community Centre
                           Tuesday                                      10 The Corso
                           Commencing 12th
                                                                        Northlakes
                           February 2019

Our peer support group is peer led and open to the community. Our aim is to bring together people who
experience mental distress with those that have similar challenges and diagnoses. You will have the
opportunity to share your journey in a safe and confidential space (should you choose too). As a group,
we will focus on different ways of coping with our mental health challenges whilst supporting each other
and building connections along the way.

No group during school / public holidays.
How to Register            RSVP to Liz at participate@openminds.org.au

Open Minds                 The Connection Crew -Peer Support Group
Name                       Position                Phone                Email
Liz Kakogiannis            Peer Worker             0419 601 446         Elizabeth.kakogiannis@openmind
                                                                        s.org.au

                           Date                    Time                 Venue
                           The first and third     10.30am – 12pm       Annerley Community Hall
                           Monday of every                              Waldheim St, Annerley
                           month.
                           Commencing Mon 4th
                           February 2019
Our peer support group is peer led and open to the community. Our aim is to bring together people who
experience mental distress with those that have similar challenges and diagnoses. You will have the
opportunity to share your journey in a safe and confidential space (should you choose too). As a group,
we will focus on different ways of coping with our mental health challenges whilst supporting each other
and building connections along the way.

No group during school / public holidays.
How to Register            RSVP to Liz at participate@openminds.org.au

Qld Health                 Peer Support Group Caboolture
Name                       Position                Phone                Email
Consumer & Carer           Consumer/Carer          54338775             Mnmh.consumer.carer.services@
Services                   Consultant                                   health.qld.gov.au

                           Date                    Time                 Venue

                           Every Thursday          1:00pm – 2:30pm      Connections, Suite 32, 8-22 King
                                                                        St, Caboolture
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 A peer group run by consumers for consumers - Support is a must with recovery and time has shown that
 peer support/groups work well in aiding recovery. Allowing time to recover is important. Anyone is
 welcome to join our groups to support you in your recovery process.
 How to Register             Drop in OR phone Consumer and Carer Services on 5433 8775 for more
                             information OR email mnmh.consumer.carer.services@health.gld.gov.au

 Qld Health                  Nundah Peer Support Group
 Name                        Position               Phone             Email
 Tricia Carter               Consumer Carer         3139 4561         tricia.carter@health.qld.gov.au
                             Consultant

                             Date                   Time              Venue
                             Every Thursday         9.30am -11.00am   HELP Employment
                             (commencing 10                           Nundah Central
                             January 2019)                            1176 Sandgate Rd Nundah
 A peer group run by consumers for consumers - Support is a must with recovery and time has shown that
 peer support/groups work well in aiding recovery. Allowing time to recover is important. Anyone is
 welcome to join our groups.
 How to Register             Drop in OR phone Consumer Carer Services on 31140803 for more
                             information.

 Qld Health                  Pine Rivers Peer Support Group
 Name                        Position               Phone             Email
 Tricia Carter               Consumer Carer         3139 4561         tricia.carter@health.qld.gov.au
                             Consultant
                             Date                   Time              Venue
                             Every Tuesday          1pm – 2.30pm      Pine Rivers Community Health
                             (commencing 8                            Centre
                             January 2019)                            Room 103
                                                                      568 Gympie Rd
                                                                      Strathpine
 A peer group run by consumers for consumers - Support is a must with recovery and time has shown that
 peer support/groups work well in aiding recovery. Allowing time to recover is important. Anyone is
 welcome to join our groups.
 How to Register             Drop in OR phone Consumer Carer Services on 31140803 for more
                             information.

Research & Clinical Trials
 The Park Centre for Mental Health      Cadence Clinical Trials (Cadence CoMET)
 – Queensland Centre for Mental
 Health Research
 Name                                   Position       Phone           Email
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Andrea Baker                             Research           0439088922         andrea_baker@qcmhr.uq.edu.au
                                         Manager

Clare Gamble                             Research           3271 8661          c.gamble@qcmhr.uq.edu.au
                                         Coordinator

Date                                     Time                                  Venue

2018 until 2021                          Recruitment ongoing until 2021        Participants can be seen
                                                                               wherever they feel most
                                                                               comfortable (e.g. local Mental
                                                                               Health Clinic or in their own home
                                                                               environment
The Cadence Research Team is looking for better treatments for people with psychosis. We want
sustained recovery for everyone who experiences serious mental illness, with no harmful side
effects.
Cadence CoMET (metformin)
We are looking for volunteers to determine if receiving metformin medication on initiation of
clozapine treatment assists with minimising weight gain in people who experience
schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder.
Metformin is commonly used in the management of diabetes and has been shown to assist
with mild weight loss in people without diabetes.
The trial is a randomised placebo-controlled trial. The term randomised indicates that you will be selected
into either the metformin or placebo group completely by chance. A placebo is a medication with no
active ingredients. It looks like the real thing but is not. This clinical trial will randomise participants in a 1:1
design, which means there is an equal chance of being in either the metformin or the placebo group.
Study details:
     • 24-week double blind clinical trial
     • Physical health measures and assessment of adverse drug reactions will be conducted weekly for
         the first 4 weeks whilst titration of trial medication occurs and then monthly for duration of trial
     • Battery of validated clinical measures, physical health measures (blood pressure and BMI will be
         conducted at baseline, weeks, 4 ,8,12 ,16,20 and 24)
     • Mandatory blood collection x3 (baseline, week 12 and 24)
     • All assessments completed by the Cadence Team, no on-going burden to clinicians
     • Adjunct treatment; no restrictions / impact on current treatment regime
     • Metformin / Placebo trial medication provided at no cost
     • Reimbursement; $140 in Coles / Myer gift-cards ($20 at baseline, weeks 4,8,12,16,20 and week
         24)

Inclusion Criteria
    •   Aged 18 - 64 years (inclusive)
    •   Effective use of contraception (females only)
    •   Diagnosis of schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder, based on the Diagnostic Interview for
        Psychosis (DIP)
    •   Fasting Blood Glucose level ≤6.0 mmols
    •   About to start oral clozapine or have received clozapine for a period of no more than 2 weeks
    •   BMI ≥18 and ≤40
    •   Participant must have the capacity to consent and be able to follow the study instructions and
        procedures
    •   Must be current clients of local public mental health services
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 How to Register                     Contact your Mental Health Clinician, your treating Psychiatrist or
                                     directly to the research staff to register your interest in these trials

Section 3: Carer Support Programs
 Arafmi                              Arafmi Carer Support Groups
 Date                                Time                           Venue

 Last Saturday of each month         10:00am-12:00pm                New Farm: Arafmi House, 76 Merthyr
                                                                    Rd, New Farm

 First Thursday of each month        1:30pm-3:30pm                  Indooroopilly: Indooroopilly Library,
                                                                    Westfield Shopping Centre

 Third Friday of each month          10:00am-12:00pm                Redcliffe: Encircle Redcliffe
                                                                    Neighbourhood Centre, 1 Lamington
                                                                    Drive, Redcliffe
 These groups provide emotional support for carers/family and friends of people with mental illness and
 helps them cope with demands and pressures of caregiving. Come along to connect with others who may
 be experiencing similar issues and to learn from and support each other.
 Contact details &                   Drop in to one of the groups or contact ph. 32541881 or email:
 How to Register                     supportgroups@arafimiqld.org for more information.

 Arafmi                              Arafmi Education Sessions and Workshops
 Name of                             Date                               Time                  Venue
 Program/Workshop/Course

 Coping Skills for Carers            Monday 14 January                  9:30am-1:00pm         Arafmi House,
                                                                                              76 Merthyr Rd,
 Effective Communication             Tuesday 22 January                 9:30am-1:00pm
                                                                                              New Farm
 The Power of Personal Boundaries    Wednesday 30 January               9:30am-1:00pm

 Dual Diagnosis                      Saturday 9 February                9:00am-
                                                                        12:30pm
 Grief and Beyond                    Tuesday 19 February                9:30am-1:00pm

 Bouncing Back – Building            Wednesday 27 February               9:30am-1:00pm
 Resilience

 Let’s Talk about Suicide            Tuesday 5 March                     9:00am-
                                                                         12:30pm
 Fit for Caring                      Monday 11 March                    9:30am-
                                                                        13:00pm
 Understanding and Supporting        Wednesday 20 March                  9:30am-1:00pm
 Recovery
 Coping Skills for Carers            Tuesday 2 April                    9:30am-1:00pm
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Effective Communication               Monday 8 April                  9:30am-1:00pm

The Power of Personal Boundaries      Wednesday 17 April              9:00am-
                                                                      12:30pm
Grief and Beyond                      Saturday 4 May                  9:30am-1:00pm

Dual Diagnosis – Mental Illness       Tuesday 14 May                  9:30am-1:00pm
and Substance use
Bouncing Back – Building              Monday 27 May                   9:30am-1:00pm
Resilience
Let’s Talk about Suicide              Tuesday 4 June                  9:30am-
                                                                      13:00pm
Fit for Caring                        Monday 10 June                  9:30am-1:00pm

Understanding and Supporting          Wednesday 19 June               9:30am-1:00pm
Recovery
There is a broad range of issues that are faced by family and friends who care for people with mental
illness. The Arafmi workshops provide practical and useful information to help cope with the demands of
caregiving. Carers are welcome to come to as many or as few of the workshops as they choose.
(Morning tea provided)
Contact Details &                     To RSVP or for more information: contact 3254 1881 or email
How to Register                       carereducation@arafmiqld.org

Eating Disorders           Carer Peer Mentor Program (for carers, families and loved ones caring for
Queensland (EDQ)           someone with an eating disorder)
Name                       Position                Phone               Email
Emma Trapoett              Senior Eating Issues    3844 6055           snrprac@edq.org.au
                           Practitioner

Date                       Time                   Venue
TBA, 2019                                         89 Sherwood Road, Toowong, QLD, 4066

The EDQ Carer Peer Mentor Program connects Queensland carers to be mentored by carers who have
supported a loved one in their eating disorder recovery. All carer mentors are extensively trained to
provide non-clinical, additional support.
How to Register            Please contact Eating Disorders Queensland on 07 3844 6055 or
                           admin@edq.org.au

Qld Health and Carers      Carer Peer Support Group
Qld
Name                       Position                Phone               Email
Tricia Carter              Consumer Carer          3139 4561           tricia.carter@health.qld.gov.au
                           Consultant
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 Andrew Mayes                Counsellor                 3624 1700            amayes@carersqld.com.au

                             Date                       Time                 Venue

                             First Friday of each       10.00 – 12.00        Carers Qld - Lutwyche Office,
                             month (commencing                               Level 4, Lutwyche Shopping
                             Feb 2019)                                       Centre, 543 Lutwyche Road,
                                                                             Lutwyche
 Carer peer support group with educational component. A supportive environment facilitated by Carers Qld
 and Qld Health.
 How to Register             No registration required

Section 4: Rebuilding your life
Art and Groups for Creative Expression
 Footprints in          Creative Arts
 Brisbane
                        Date                     Time               Venue

                        Mondays                  10am –             Footprints Downstairs Group Room
                        commencing weekly        12pm               31 Thomas Street
                        from 04/03/19            1pm – 3pm          West End
                        through to September
                        2019.
 Creative Arts is a safe and supportive space where you can come and create! Footprints provides the
 space and the materials, all you need to bring is yourself.

 Artwork created will be displayed in the Footprints Annual Art Exhibition.
 How to Register        Phone: 07 3252 3488 Email: arc@footprintsinc.org.au

 Metro North Mental Health          Metro North Creative Arts Program
 Name of                            Date            Time             Venue
 Program/Workshop/Course
 MIFQ/RFQ                           Wednesdays      10:00am–         MIFQ – MI Hub, 298 Gilchrist Ave,
                                                    12:00pm          Herston
 Pine Rivers Art 4 Arts Sake        Friday          10.30am–         The Pine Rivers Art Gallery, 7/199 Gympie
 (A4AS)                                             1:00pm           Rd, Strathpine

 Caboolture Community Arts          Friday          1:00pm–          Caboolture Neighbourhood Centre, 9
 (CCA)                                              3:00pm           George St, Caboolture
 This weekly creative arts program aims to introduce art and an opportunity for clients to experience art
 making and the creative outlet this can provide to allow expression, as well as social interaction and
 inclusion. The sessions are perfect for those wanting to try art materials in a safe environment and can
 assist participants to develop basic skills in a variety of media. Participants can also source and develop
 connections to other community based art groups and programs that may assist them in further achieving
 their goals in art.
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Cost: Gold coin donation
Contact Details &                 Contact Peta Mitchell Ph: 3139 3205 or 0405 505 926 OR
How to Register                   Email: Recovery_Support_Services@health.qld.gov.au

Richmond Fellowship        Art Group
Queensland
Name                       Position                 Phone                 Email
Tamarra Rosman             Program Coordinator      3358 4424             tamarra.rosman@rfq.com.au

                           Date                     Time                  Venue
                           Every Wednesday          10:00am-              Herston Hub
                           (excluding public        12:00pm               298 Gilchrist Avenue, Herston
                           holidays and selected
                           closures)
Our art group meets at MI Hub to get creative! No matter what your level of experience come along and
get arty.
Cost: Gold coin donation
How to Register            Please contact the Herston office if you would like to register and for further
                           information.

Upbeat Arts (formerly      Absolutely Everybody Brisbane Choir
School of Hard Knocks
Ltd)
Name                       Position                 Phone                 Email
Susan Gilmartin            Operations Manager,      0417 075 053          Susan.gilmartin@upbeatarts.org.a
                           Qld                                            u

                           Date                     Time                  Venue

                           Friday’s weekly – 4      10am – 1pm            Common Ground Queensland,
                           terms per year                                 South Brisbane
                           Commencing 1
                           February 2019
Upbeat Arts engages, educates and empowers marginalised communities via tailored arts and cultural
programs, creating pathways to well-being, education and employment.
The Absolutely Everybody Brisbane Choir provides an environment where participants may set and
achieve their own personal goals. It provides a new identity, new hope and a sense of achievement and
enhanced self-esteem.
Choir is the perfect opportunity to connect with the community, thereby breaking the cycles of social
exclusion and regaining independence.
How to Register            Complete an online application at upbeatarts.org.au
                           Prior registration is required to confirm your place
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 Upbeat Arts (formerly     Word on the Street – creative writing
 School of Hard Knocks
 Ltd)
 Name                      Position                 Phone               Email
 Susan Gilmartin           Operations Manager,      0417 075 053        Susan.gilmartin@upbeatarts.org.a
                           Qld                                          u

                           Date                     Time                Venue

                           Tuesday’s weekly         2 – 3:30pm          State Library of Queensland,
                           4 terms per year                             South Brisbane
                           Commencing 29
                           January 2019
 Upbeat Arts engages, educates and empowers marginalised communities via tailored arts and cultural
 programs, creating pathways to well-being, education and employment.

 Members have the opportunity to put pen to paper and learn new writing skills from a professional teacher.
 Each weekly workshop, is an independent session designed to increase the skills of the individual writer.
 How to Register           Complete an online application at upbeatarts.org.au
                           Prior registration is required to confirm your place

 Upbeat Arts (formerly     Rhythm of Life – music theatre group
 School of Hard Knocks
 Ltd)
 Name                      Position                 Phone               Email
 Susan Gilmartin           Operations Manager,      0417 075 053        Susan.gilmartin@upbeatarts.org.a
                           Qld                                          u

                           Date                     Time                Venue

                           Friday’s weekly – 4      1 – 3pm             Common Ground Queensland,
                           terms per year                               South Brisbane
                           Commencing 1
                           February 2019
 Upbeat Arts engages, educates and empowers marginalised communities via tailored arts and cultural
 programs, creating pathways to well-being, education and employment.
 Rhythm of Life Music Theatre is where the singing, the movement and the drama all come together.

 Music Theatre will assist in gaining greater confidence and self-esteem through workshops and
 performance.
 How to Register           Complete an online application at upbeatarts.org.au
                           Prior registration is required to confirm your place

Healthy Living, Exercise and Lifestyle
 Neami National            Eat Plant Learn Program
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                           Date                     Time                Venue

                           Thursdays starting       10am to 12pm        Venue: TBC closer to the date.
                           24/01/19 - 14/03/19

                           Thursdays starting       10am to 12pm        Venue: TBC closer to the date.
                           28/03/19 – 23/05/19

A program about gardening and healthy eating for wellbeing
Eat Plant Learn offers people affordable ways to improve their health, wellbeing and social inclusion
through supportive workshops on topics including:
Healthy and seasonal eating; meal planning; eating well on a budget; healthy cooking sessions and
making mini home gardens to increase access to fresh food.
How to Register            Please contact the Neami National Outreach Team on 07 3205 6622 for further
                           information.

Footprints in          Thomas Street Community Gardening
Brisbane               ‘Healthy Growing’
                       Date                      Time          Venue
                       Tuesdays                  9am – 11pm    Footprints Downstairs Group Room
                       commencing                              31 Thomas Street
                       08/01/19                                West End
                       Runs every week
                       excluding public
                       holidays
Thomas St Community Gardening is run from the Bunyapa Park at West End, bringing together a passion
for gardening and caring for the local environment. Come along for a cup of tea, chat and getting your
hands in the dirt. No experience is required, all equipment provided.
How to Register        Phone: 07 3252 3488 Email: arc@footprintsinc.org.au

Footprints in          Touch Football
Brisbane
                       Date                      Time          Venue

                       Tuesdays                  10am –        New Farm Park – Soccer Fields (next to
                       commencing                12pm          New Farm Library)
                       08/01/19
                       Runs every week excluding public holidays
The Touch Football program is a casual and social game of touch football that promotes healthy lifestyles
and physical activity through social inclusion and community development. Bring friendly and fun-loving
attitude! Everyone is welcomed to participate regardless of skill level.
How to Register        Phone: 07 3252 3488 Email: arc@footprintsinc.org.au
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Metro North Mental         HEALTM program
Health

Name                       Position                 Phone               Email
Sean Dunstan               HEALTM Facilitator -     3897 6329           sean.dunstan@health.qld.gov.au
                           Redcliffe/Caboolture
                           Hospitals

Neil Woodroffe             HEALTM Facilitator -     3139 3201           neil.woodroffe@health.qld.gov.au
                           The Prince Charles
                           Hospital

                           Date                     Time                Venue

HEALTM program             End of February 2019     TBC                 PCYC, 170 Klinger Rd, Kippa
                                                                        Ring

HEALTM program             20/02/2019 to            10:00am -           Chermside Community Health
                           10/04/2019               12:00noon           Centre, 490 Hamilton Rd,
                           (Wednesdays only)                            Chermside
The Healthy Eating Activity and Lifestyle (HEAL™) program is a lifestyle modification program that
supports people to develop lifelong healthy eating and physical activity habits.
HEAL™ offers 8 group sessions of lifestyle education and exercise.
One-on-one health consultations are also provided to assess current fitness levels, plan an appropriate
exercise program, measure and assist your ongoing progress.
How to Register            Phone or email: your name, DOB and contact phone number to Sean Dunstan
                           (Redcliffe) or Neil Woodroffe (Chermside) – see contacts details above.

Neami National             NEXT STEPS

                           Date                     Time                Venue

                           Fridays 05/04/19 -       10.30 - 11.30am     Venue: Outdoors area/region tbc.
                           10/05/19
Eat Plant Learn (EPL) is part of Neami Nationals Sustainable Living Program for consumers and aims to
promote healthy and sustainable eating. EPL provides resources to support consumer engagement in
activities such as healthy cooking sessions; learning about healthy eating; the benefits of eating ‘in-
season’ foods; meal planning; eating well on a budget; workshops on making a self-watering and mini
garden box to take home and grow their own herbs and salad greens.
How to Register            Please contact the Neami National Outreach Team on 07 3205 6622 for further
                           information.

SNAP Fitness Chermside            SNAP Fitness Action Group
Date                              Time                                      Venue

Thursdays                         12:00pm-12:30pm                           SNAP Fitness Chermside,
                                                                            831 Gympie Rd, Chermside
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 The SNAP Action Group is designed specifically for people with a mental health condition that would like
 to engage in a physical fitness program and improve their health in a safe, friendly and encouraging
 environment.
 Facilitated by a qualified personal trainer with a lived experience, these sessions are self-paced and aim
 to improve strength, stability and balance through body-weight exercises.
 Support will also be available to group members with an interest in working out independently in the gym.

 Cost: $5.00 per class
 How to Register                   Contact Tom on 0412 166 705 to register your interest or just show up.

 Reclink and Metro North    Weekly Soccer Games
 Mental Health
 Name                       Position                  Phone            Email
 Karen-Anne Morris          Occupational              3146 2310        karen-
                            Therapist                                  anne.morris@health.qld.gov.au

                            Date                      Time             Venue
                            Every Thursday            10am – 11am      Toombul Indoor Sports Centre
                                                                       137 Bage St, Nundah QLD 4012

 Friendly indoor weekly soccer games.

 All genders and abilities are encouraged to come down to watch or join in!
 It is a weekly event and is open to anyone interested.

 WHAT TO BRING:
 -     Water bottle
 -     $2.00 (First game free)
 How to Register            Contact Karen-Anne Morris

Programs for the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse

 World Wellness Group –     Brita Futures program
 Culture in Mind

 Name                       Position                 Phone               Email
 Sameera Suleman            Program Manager          3333 2100           support@cultureinmind.org.au

                            Date                     Time                Venue

                            TBA                      2hr sessions        TBA - North Brisbane
                            8 session program

 The BRiTA Futures program is aimed at strengthening resilience and life-skills when dealing with
 acculturation stress in adults and parents from a culturally and linguistically diverse background. It
 supports people to learn ways to live harmoniously within their families and in the community and society.
 Topics discussed in the program include:
 • Health and wellbeing
 • The migratory process
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• The meeting of cultures
• Resilience or inner strength to cope
• Social connections
• Communications skills
• The evolving gender and family roles
• Intergenerational relationships
This resiliency building program utilises creative and interactive activities, discussion questions and take-
home activities to facilitate learning.
How to Register             Telephone or email the organisation
                            Culture in Mind: support@cultureinmind.org.au or 07 3333 2100

World Wellness Group –      Problem Management Plus
Culture in Mind
Name                        Position                 Phone                Email
Sameera Suleman             Program Manager          3333 2100            support@cultureinmind.org.au

                            Date                     Time                 Venue

                            TBA                      90-minute            In home or group sessions can be
                            7 session program        sessions             arranged as required

PM+ is a program designed by the World Health Organization (WHO) for individuals 18+ from culturally
and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
PM+ is a brief and free low-intensity psychological intervention.
It’s called ‘problem management’ because the program uses problem solving counselling or problem-
solving therapy and includes other behavioural strategies too. The program aims to address both
psychological problems such as stress, fear, feelings of helplessness, loneliness, and where possible,
practical problems such as financial stress, family conflict, visa concerns, and health issues.
The program uses cultural support workers (individuals who may come from the same country/ethnic
group as the participant) who are also trained in the WHO PM+ program. Participants can pick up to three
concerns and, with the support and guidance of the trained peer support worker, learn and identify
strategies to solve and manage the issues. This will equip the participant with new tools and techniques to
use if ever a new problem was to arise in the future after PM+ involvement, such as learning deep
breathing for relaxation.
How to Register             Telephone or email the organisation
                            Culture in Mind: support@cultureinmind.org.au or 07 3333 2100

QPASTT                      QPASTT Homework Club
Name                        Position                 Phone                Email
Naomi Brown                 Child & Youth Team       33916677             admin@qpastt.org.au
                            Coordinator
                            Date                     Time                 Venue

                            Ongoing during           3.00pm – 5.30pm      QPASTT
                            school term time                              28 Dibley Street, Woolloongabba
                            Monday, Tuesday
                            and Wednesday
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 Volunteer tutors provide support for young people from refugee backgrounds with high school homework/
 TAFE courses. Students aged 12 – 24 years.
 How to Register              Show up on operating days. Must have consent from parent/guardian to
                             continue attending space after first visit.

Programs for Older Persons
 Royal Brisbane              STEPPING ON: Building Confidence and Reducing Falls
 Women’s Hospital
 (RBWH) Older Person’s
 Mental Health Service
 (OPMHS)
 Name                        Position                 Phone                 Email
 Jamie Boulton               Occupational             (07) 3646 1148        jamie.boulton@health.qld.gov.au
                             Therapist

 Monika Seaton               Occupational             (07) 3646 4982        monika.seaton@health.qld.gov.au
                             Therapist

 Amelia Grimmer              Occupational             (07) 3646 1148        amelia.grimmer@health.qld.gov.a
                             Therapist                                      u
                             Date                     Time                  Venue

                             2019 dates TBC           Every Friday from     E floor, Mental Health Centre
                             2 hour session once      10.30am-              Royal Brisbane and Women’s
                             a week for 7 weeks       12.30pm               Hospital

 Stepping On is an evidence-based falls prevention group program designed for adults aged 65+ with a
 severe and enduring mental health concern who have experienced a fall or are concerned about falling.
 Stepping On is a seven week program developed by Occupational Therapists that aims to address the
 major risk factors for falls and support older adults to improve their self-efficacy, explore different coping
 strategies and encourage behavioural change to reduce their risk of falls. The program is designed to
 challenge individuals to realistically appraise their falls risk and provide a forum for developing knowledge
 of safety practices.
 The program incorporates exercise and education to reduce falls and fear of falling as well as improving
 quality of life and daily functioning for consumers. It uses a set of 6 practical exercises specifically
 designed to improve strength and balance and covers a range of falls education topics including home
 and environmental hazards, vision, medications, community safety, bone health and footwear.
 The Stepping On program follows a closed group format in which participants attend a 2 hour session
 each week for a period of 7 weeks. There is also a post-completion phone call or home visit and a two
 month booster session.
 Scientific research and evaluation of the Stepping On Program has reported a 31% reduction in participant
 falls (Clemson et al., 2004)
 How to Register             Jamie Boulton, Amelia Grimmer (Occupational Therapist) (07) 3646 1148
                             or Monika Seaton (Occupational Therapist) (07) 3646 4982
                             NOTE: the program is only open to Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital
                             Mental Health older adult clients
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Programs for Younger Persons
 CHQ-CYMHS COPMI            CYMHS COPMI KIDZ CLUB
 (Children of Parents       Groups run four times/year at various locations.
 with Mental Illness)
 Name                       Position                 Phone                Email
 Rebecca Reuter             COPMI coordinator        33109444             Rebecca.Reuter@health.qld.gov.
                                                                          au

                            Date                     Time                 Venue
                            9.7.19 and 10.7.19       10.00-2.30pm         Pine Rivers CYMHS,
                                                                          568 Gympie Road Strathpine.
                                                                          Ph:38176380

                            2.7.19 and 3.7.19        10.00-2.30pm         Nundah CYMHS,
                                                                          10 Nellie St Nundah.
                                                                          Ph:31462693
                            24.9.19 and 25.9.19      10.00-2.30pm         The Queensland Children’s
                                                                          Hospital
                                                                          Day Program South, level 8B.
                                                                          Ph:30682650
                            17.12.19 and             10.00-2.30pm         North West CYMHS,
                            18.12.19                                      49 Corrigan St, Keperra.
                                                                          Ph:33358888

 Kidz Club is a free two-day group program for primary school-aged children who have a parent or relative
 living with a diagnosed mental illness. During the group, children learn ways of coping with the stressors
 that can occur for themselves and their family. Kidz Club has been found to improve the attitudes,
 knowledge and coping skills of participating children.
 Parents and carers of children attending the group are invited to a parent support group at the end of the
 second day. This group is facilitated by an Adult Mental Health Clinician.
 How to Register            Participants must be referred to Children’s Health Queensland Child and Youth
                            Mental Health Service (CYMHS) to access Kidz Club. Referrals can be made
                            by any professionals working with the family (General practitioners, Adult
                            Mental Health, Education staff, NGO’s and private practitioners).

                            For further information, please contact Rebecca Reuter (CHQ CYMHS COPMI
                            Coordinator) on 3310 9444.

 Speak Teen!                Being successful! (3-hr workshop for Teens)

 Name                       Position                 Phone                Email
 Davina Donovan             Owner/Psychologist       0423 304 216         hello@speakteen.com.au

                            Date                     Time                 Venue
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                          31 January 2019         4-7pm               Redcliffe Library – 476 Oxley Dr
                          28 March 2019                               Redcliffe
                          23 May 2019
                          25 June 2019
Being Successful is a 3 hour workshop for Teens and Pre-Teens. Teens and Pre-Teens can expect to
acquire an understanding of what it takes to succeed at school and in life, empowering them to take
ownership and control over their thoughts, feelings and actions. Teens and Pre-Teens are encouraged to
bring a sibling or friend to the workshop free of charge.
How to Register           Successful Teens: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8G5DNLT

Speak Teen!               Mindset, Mood and Motivation (1-day workshop for Teens)
Name                      Position                Phone               Email
Davina Donovan            Owner/Psychologist      042 330 4216        hello@speakteen.com.au
                          Date                    Time                Venue
                          Monday 9 April 2019     930-430pm           Strathpine Library – 1 Station Rd
                          (school holidays)                           Strathpine

                          Monday 16 April 2019    930-430pm           Strathpine Library – 1 Station Rd
                          (school holidays)                           Strathpine

Mindset, Mood and Motivation is a one day workshop for Teenagers and Pre-Teens. Teens and Pre
Teens can expect to navigate and understand that mindset, mood and motivation can be changed and the
power of positive thinking! Teens and Pre-Teens are encouraged to bring a sibling or friend to the
workshop free of charge.
How to Register           MMM: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8GQYQYY

Speak Teen!               Raising Successful Teens (1-day workshop for Parents)
Name                      Position                Phone               Email
Davina Donovan            Owner/Psychologist      0423 304 216        hello@speakteen.com.au

                          Date                    Time                Venue

                          Saturday 2 February     930am-430pm         Strathpine Library - 1 Station Rd,
                          2019                                        Strathpine

                          Saturday 6 April 2019   930am-430pm         Strathpine Library - 1 Station Rd,
                                                                      Strathpine

                          Saturday 1 June         930am-430pm         Strathpine Library - 1 Station Rd,
                          2019                                        Strathpine

Raising Successful Teens is a one day workshop for parents and carers of Teens and Pre-Teens.
Parents and carers can expect to better: understand Teenage behaviour and emotions, how to manage
Teenage moods, how to negotiate and set boundaries with Teens and how to empower their Teen to live
a successful life. Parents and carers are added to a closed facebook group, for three months after the
workshop, where they will have access to further training and development, unlimited Q & As with an
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experienced Teen Coach and support from other parents/carers. Parents and Carers are encouraged to
bring a partner or friend to the workshop free of charge.
How to Register            Raising Successful Teens: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8BQH5VM

Speak Teen!                Starting work? Job seeking and work support package
Name                       Position                Phone                Email
Davina Donovan             Owner/Psychologist      0423 304 216         hello@speakteen.com.au

                           Date                    Time                 Venue

                           23 February 2019        9.30am-3pm           Redcliffe Library – 476 Oxley Dr
                           29 June 2019                                 Redcliffe

Starting work? Job seeking and work support package is a full day package for teenagers to assist with
starting work. The workshop covers resume writing, cover letters, interview techniques, where to find
work, strength and confidence building exercises to help with starting work, and succeeding in the
workforce. Teenagers are encouraged to bring a sibling or friend to the workshop free of charge.
How to Register            Starting work? Job seeking and work support package
                           https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8PDK2BZ

Speak Teen!                Teen Camps
Name                       Position                Phone                Email
Davina Donovan             Owner/Psychologist      0423 304 216         hello@speakteen.com.au

                           Date                    Time                 Venue

                           12-14 April 2019        Friday afternoon     TBC
                                                   to Sunday
                                                   morning
Speak Teen will be conducted quarterly teen camps for adolescents from Friday afternoon to Sunday
morning, with a range of adventure and relaxation planned. Teenagers are encouraged to bring a sibling
or friend to the camp free of charge.
How to Register            Teen Camps:
                           https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8NFDRMY

Speak Teen!                Free Speak Teen School Community Talks
Name                       Position                 Phone               Email
Davina Donovan             Owner/Psychologist       0423 304 216        hello@speakteen.com.au
                           Date                     Time                Venue
                           Expression of            EOI                 School Locations
                           Interests

Speak Teen is able to attend your school to speak on a variety of issues facing Teenagers and their
families. Please follow the registration link to express your interest today. We conduct school community
talks on alcohol and drugs, self-confidence and self-acceptance, bullying, social media and gaming
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 addiction, speaking teen, healthy relationships, and much more. Inquire through our registration link to
 organise a free community school talk today.
 How to Register            Free Speak Teen School Community Talks:
                            https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8FF99TK

 Ted Noffs Foundation       Street University Creative Workshops

 Name                       Position                 Phone                Email
 Stephen Flanagan           Clinical Team Leader     0429 610 073         flanagans@noffs.org.au
                            Date                     Time                 Venue

                            Monday to Friday         3pm-6pm              Caboolture Street University: 29-
                                                                          31 King Street, Caboolture
 Daily workshops focusing on creative expression; building self-confidence and forming pro-social
 relationships. Street Art (graffiti); Dance (hip-hop, break, krump) and Music Production workshops are
 available. Program available for youth only: 12-25 years old. No costs associated.
 How to Register            No formal registration required. Drop in or call 1800 753 300 for more
                            information

LGBTI Friendly Programs

 Aftercare                  Peninsula Pride Support Group
 Name                       Position                 Phone                Email
                                                     3448 7130            Admin.redcliffe@aftercare.com.au

                            Date                     Time                 Venue
                            Friday’s fortnightly     2:30pm-3:30pm        Redcliffe Library
                                                                          476 Oxley Ave, Redcliffe
                            Please phone to confirm the date of the group’s commencement in January

 Open discussions for LGBTIQPA+ Community and Allies in a safe social space.

 Acceptance & Relationships
 Cyber Safety & Forming Identity
 Self-care & Suicide Prevention
 Mental & Physical Health Betterment
 How to Register            No need to register. The group is open to community members.

 The Ted Noffs              Breakfree LGBTI Support Group
 Foundation

 Name                       Position                 Phone                Email
 Stephen Flanagan           Clinical Team Leader     0429 610 073         flanagans@noffs.org.au
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