Client Resources

The Australian Clinical Psychological Association (ACPA)

The Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA) is the only national organisation solely representing clinical psychologists who hold post-graduate qualifications in clinical psychology and meet the criteria established by the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) for endorsement as clinical psychologists.

  

Australian Psychological Society (APS)

Is the largest professional association for psychologists in Australia, representing over 20,000 members.

 

Beyond Blue

Is a national, independent, not-for-profit organisation working to address issues associated with depression, anxiety and related disorders in Australia.

 

Black Dog Institute

Is a not-for-profit, educational, research, clinical and community-oriented facility offering specialist expertise in depression and bipolar disorder.

 

Medicare Fact Sheet

Medicare rebates are available for psychological treatment by registered psychologists under the Australian Government's Better Access to Mental Health Care initiative.  This scheme provides considerable assistance to people living with mental health problems, allowing them greater access to psychologists and providing more affordable mental healthcare.

 

Psychology Board of Australia

Is responsible for: registering psychologists and students; developing standards, codes and guidelines for the psychology profession; handling notifications, complaints, investigations and disciplinary hearings; assessing overseas trained practitioners who wish to practise in Australia; and approving accreditation standards and accredited courses of study.

 

WorkCover Queensland

Workers' compensation is a type of insurance that can pay the wages and medical costs of employees who have been injured due to their employment. WorkCover Queensland is the exclusive provider of accident insurance for work-related injuries in Queensland, with the exception of self-insurers.

 

 

Support Groups

Arafmi

Association of Relatives and Friends of the Mentally Ill (Arafmi) is a carer-based organisation formed by families who experience the loss, loneliness, stigma and isolation of caring for loved ones with serious mental illness.

 

Grow

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

 

The Mental Health Association

The Mental Health Association QLD is a non-government, not-for-profit organisation that has a list of support groups operating in the Brisbane and Gold Coast region.

  

Self Help Queensland

Self Help Queensland Inc (SHQ) is a not for profit community organisation formed to support people in taking responsibility for improving their own health and wellbeing. They do this by carrying out a range of activities that help establish, develop, promote and sustain Self Help and Support Groups in Queensland.

24 Hour Crisis Telephone Counselling Contact Numbers:

Bad times always pass
Do not let one situation control the rest of your life
Call a friend or a support line.

If you don’t feel that you can talk to friends or family, there are many services available in Australia to support you:

 

Lifeline - 13 11 14

Lifeline’s 24 hour telephone crisis support service is available to anyone needing emotional support on one national number


MensLine - 1300 78 99 78

MensLine Australia is a unique telephone and online support, information and referral service, helping men to deal with relationship problems in a practical and effective way.

 

Suicide Call Back Service - 1300 659 467

The Suicide Call Back Service provides free nationwide professional telephone and online counselling for anyone affected by suicide.

 

Kids Help Line- 1800 55 1800

Kids Helpline is a counselling service for Australian children and young people aged between 5 and 25 years.

 

13 HEALTH - 13 43 25 84

13 HEALTH provides qualified health advice; it is not a diagnostic service and should not replace medical consultation.

 

Poisons Information - 13 11 26

Poisons Information is a free service that provides prompt, up-to-date and evidence- based clinical information and advice to assist in the management of poisonings and suspected poisonings.

 

Emergency Contacts

  • Ipswich Hospital - Mental Health Unit. Phone: (07) 3810 1111
  • Princess Alexandra Hospital - Mental Health Services. Phone 1300 858 998
  • Royal Brisbane Hospital Psychiatric Emergency Centre - Phone (07) 3646 7256

In an emergency always dial  - 000