Mental Health Services

We are dedicated to improving the health and well-being of our clients. We provide options, the choice is yours.

The Mental Health team provide a number of programs and support groups for you, wherever you are on your journey to wellness. We know that the journey is different for each person and we meet our clients where they are and support them to achieve their goals.

We have highly qualified staff who coordinate a number of mental health programs, many of which started as demonstration projects and are now run in partnership with other organisations, such as Headspace, Brisbane North PHN, Micah Project and Metro North Hospital and Health Service, Department of Housing and Public Works.

FOOTPRINTS GROUPS

We support our clients through

Assistance with Care and Housing

Social, Sporting and Recovery Orientated Groups

Disability Support

Information and Advocacy

Outreach Services and Specialist Response

Case Management and Support Coordination

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The Mental Health team provide a number of programs and support groups for you, wherever you are on your journey to wellness. We know that the journey is different for each person and we meet our clients where they are and support them to achieve their goals.

We have highly qualified staff who coordinate a number of mental health programs, many of which started as demonstration projects and are now run in partnership with other organisations, such as Headspace, Brisbane North PHN, Micah Project and Metro North Hospital and Health Service, Department of Housing and Public Works.

 

 

The ARC program provides medium – term support to individuals who may experience episodic or persistent mental health challenges. ARC provides psychosocial interventions that are complimentary to the individual’s recovery journey, and increases each person’s capacity to self – manage their lifestyle and health needs.

ARC has a range of recovery – orientated, skill building groups which are coordinated by accredited facilitators and peer supports. There is no cost involved in any of the ARC programs.

Eligibility
• Aged between 18 – 65
• Residing in Boarding Houses, Supported Accommodation, social, and community housing
• Experiencing severe and persistent Mental Health challenges
• Residing in Metropolitan Brisbane

  • Recovery Based Case Management with a Person Centred Approach to work with individuals to meet their needs and goal

  • Practical Supports to Develop or Improve Skills

  • Referral and Linkages to Community and Primary Health Care Professionals

Wellness Recovery Action Plan
Participants learn about and develop their own unique Wellness Recovery Action Plan
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SMART Recovery
A skills and support group for people with various addictive behaviours
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Hearing Voices
A support group for people who experience any unusual sensations that other people don’t see or experience
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Women of Wisdom
A supportive and fun health and wellbeing group specifically designed by women for women

DBT Skills Group (Mindfulness and Distress Tolerance)
Assists people to cope with distressing thoughts, emotions, impulses or urges to self-harm

Touch Football
A community development sports and recreation project which builds the capacity of participants
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Creative Art
A recreational group reducing social isolation and increasing sense of connection in the community

Buried in Treasures
A self-help & support group for people who have too much stuff and are ready to make a change in their life
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Mind and Body Awareness
Allows participants to increase their understanding of stress and self-soothing strategies to assist in distressing situations
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Wise Choices
Developed to address the treatment needs of people with Borderline Personality Disorder based on Acceptance & Commitment Therapy

Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) Skills All Modules.
Assists participants to change their own behaviours, emotions, and thoughts that are linked to problems in living and are causing misery and distress
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DBT Skills (Mindfulness and Emotional Regulation)
Assists people to develop better communication and collaboration skills

Art Therapy
An interactive group which uses art to find elements of healing to enable participants to become more present in the now
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The purpose of WTCC (formerly Frequent Presenters Response – FPR) is to look at a more coordinated approach to providing psychosocial support and care, along with assistance to people who present frequently to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital Emergency Department.
Our partners from Metro North Hospital and Health Service, Metro North Brisbane PHN, Micah Projects and Footprints work together to connect people toappropriate care.

With services such as the Footprints Working Together to Connect Care Team, we have been able to provide alternative options for people who need support and social connections rather than the option of presenting to an Emergency Department.

WTCC services are available to any person who presents at least five times in a single month, this can be current or in any of the previous six months.

 

Referral Pathways
Referrals through the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital Emergency Department, Working Together to Connect Care Program.

  • Recovery Based Case Management

  • Psychosocial Support in Collaboration with the Client and Current Services

  • Encourage and Assist Clients to Access the Right Combination of Services to Enhance Personal Responsibility and Self- Management of Mental and Physical Health

  • Offers Flexible Service Delivery.

  • Intentional Peer Support Available.

LRS can assist you if you are facing challenges due to the impact of hoarding and/or squalor.

Underpinned by person-centred values, the LRS formulates a tailored action plan when working with clients and through a holistic approach, assists in addressing needs and concerns relating to hoarding, as well as other psycho-social issues people may be facing. LRS is a fee-for-service program, and available to work throughout Metro Brisbane (North and South). and within other areas on application. The design of LRS is not to be time limited, allowing for a unique approach
to suit all needs.

LRS will provide a psycho-social response that will support client’s needs and goals, improving overall quality of life. The service will increase individual skills and knowledge to improve
independence and capacity to address both the causes and symptoms of hoarding behaviours.

To achieve this, LRS will coordinate and link with appropriate services and programs with the intention to support clients sustain their tenancy and increase overall functioning. The aim of LRS is to empower individuals to take control of their recovery and hoarding behaviours, as well as increase and encourage active participation within the community.

Referral Pathways
To make a referral please contact the LRS Team on 07 3252 3488 or email lrs@footprintsinc.org.au. Referral Form also available below.

Referral Form

  • Case Management

  • Support Workers

  • Peer Workers

  • Counselling

  • Groups

The primary focus of Brisbane MIND services within a stepped care approach to mental health services is people with mild to moderate mental illness who are not clinically suited to low intensity mental health services and who are underserviced through other arrangements, particularly Better Access services. When an individual is diagnosed with a severe mental illness, Brisbane MIND is only suitable if they are also assessed as likely to benefit from short-term intervention.

MHNiB supports people in Moreton Bay South and Brisbane North through partnerships with Brisbane North PHN, Morayfield Psychology Centre, Toowong Private Hospital.

Our team of mental health nurses provides a unique service designed to support people who have a severe mental illness and other complex health issues. We work with General Practitioners and community psychiatrists to provide clinical care co-ordination and treatment services. This may include referring clients to other support services, assisting with medications, developing a therapeutic relationship with clients and carers, helping with physical health issues or providing education.

Referrals
We require a mental health care plan and GP referral to start working with eligible individuals.
Questions about the MHNiB program can be answered by phoning 1300 522 822.

  • Referring clients to other support services

  • Assisting with medications

  • Developing a therapeutic relationship with clients and carers

  • Helping with physical health issues

  • Providing education

In partnership with other organisations, such as Aftercare, Communify, Institute for Urban Indigenous Health, Mental Illness Fellowship Queensland, Neami National, Open Minds and Richmond Fellowship Queensland, we form the North Brisbane
Partners in Recovery team.

North Brisbane Partners in Recovery works with adults who have long-term, severe problems with their mental health.

  • Planning and working towards recovery

  • Finding the right places to get help

  • Making sure that different services meet your needs

  • Coordinating different services to remove any confusion

  • Solving practical problems – like housing and health needs

  • Keep working towards recovery

Thank you for the opportunity. I appreciate the professionalism, formal interview process and training. It has been a very supportive, friendly and rewarding experience. I was telling my Mum recently I wake up happier and more motivated coming to Footprints than when I was going to my paid job.

Footprints Volunteer