The Multicultural Psychological Therapies program is delivered to people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds in Brisbane North and South regions. It is supported with funding from the Brisbane North and Brisbane South Primary Health Networks.
The focus of this program is to offer culturally safe and tailored structured psychological interventions for people with mild to moderate mental illness.
Children, young people, adults and older people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds who experience language and cultural barriers to access mainstream psychological therapies who reside in the Brisbane South or North Region.
We provide a specialist culturally appropriate service model to help meet client needs who are experiencing mild to moderate mental illness with language and cultural barriers:
1. Our mental health practitioners are cross cultural experts and most come from diverse cultural backgrounds themselves. We are therefore able to ethnic match many clients.
2. We deliver a co-therapy model where we match clients with well-trained Multicultural Peer Support Workers (MPSWs) in therapy sessions to work with mental health practitioners to facilitate and strengthen therapeutic engagement to overcome language and cultural barriers. Our mental health practitioners and MPSWs speak over 50 languages other than English
3. Where we can’t match our practitioners and multicultural peer support workers by language and culture we will provide an accredited interpreter
We provide services at our clinic at Stones Corner and at outreach locations at:
Indooroopilly (at the Indooroopilly Hub Uniting Church)
Anyone can refer: you can contact us for yourself or for a friend or family member. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Community organisations and health service providers, including GPs can refer by completing the MHS Referral Form 2020 below and email to email@example.com