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Multicultural Psychological Therapies Program  

The Multicultural Psychological Therapies program is delivered to people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds in Brisbane North and South regions. It is provided under the Brisbane North and South Primary Health Networks.

The focus of this program is to offer culturally safe and sensitive structured psychological interventions for people with mild to moderate mental illness.

Referrals

There is one referral process for all our mental health programs. Referral info is found on the Mental Health Program page.

Eligibility criteria

To access the Multicultural Psychological Therapies, you will need to meet the following key criteria:

-Identified as from under-serviced population – culturally and linguistically diverse populations

-Evidence of experiencing cultural barriers to access mental health services

-Have nil Medicare, socially isolated

-Refugees / people seeking asylum/ refugee experience, migration and acculturation stressors, minority ethnic status, intergenerational conflict and concerns with multiple identity issues

-Presenting with high level of vulnerability/complexity

-Experiencing financial hardship with nil medical services available

-Experiencing  mild to moderate mental health issues requiring urgent intervention.

Service model

-We offer a culturally appropriate service model to help meet client needs who are experiencing mild to moderate mental illness

-Our mental health practitioners are cross cultural experts and most come from diverse cultural backgrounds

-We match clients and practitioners who speak the similar languages “ ethnically matched “

-We also match clients with well trained Multicultural Peer Support Workers ( MPSWs) in therapy sessions to work with mental health practitioners in therapeutic engagement to overcome language and cultural barriers

-We also work with accredited interpreters

-Our mental health practitioner & MPSW workforce speak over 50 languages other than English.

Outreach locations 

Stones Corner

Logan Central

Strathpine

Caboolture

Springwood

Indooroopilly Hub ( Uniting Church)

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