Mental Health

The teams at Footprints’ mental health and community services provides tailored support to an individual’s mental health and their recovery journey. Footprints holds the value of empowering individuals with hope and optimism through a person centred and recovery based approach. Here at Footprints we have a wide range of professionals dedicated to supporting adults with a mental health illness.

 

We support our clients through

Assistance with housing and skill building

Recovery orientated peer based groups

Psychosocial support and education

Information and Advocacy

Outreach services and tailored supports

Case management and peer support

Access to NDIS

Care Coordination

Need help?

Please contact Footprints to speak to someone within our team who can discuss the options available to you in your local area and to discuss the services we provide.

The Recovery, Wellness and Housing Service (RWHS) is a psychosocial support program that provides psychoeducation and practical interventions to support individuals who reside in boarding houses, supported accommodations, hostels and crisis accommodations. The program offers recovery based support that will increase an individual’s capacity for self-management of lifestyle, and to support individuals in developing their own skills and resources to strengthen their community connections and increase positive relationships. The RWHS program works in partnership with the Metro North and Metro South Hospital and Health Services. All program participants are referred by clinicians through Queensland Health’s Mental Health Services.

For further inquiries please contact:
Naoko Hansen: RWHS Team Leader — North
Jenson Lau: RWHS Team Leader — South
RWHS@footprintsinc.org.au

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

  • Practical Supports to Develop or Improve Skills

  • Access to Peer based groups

The Peer Based Group Support (PBGS) provides psycho educational groups to individuals that are supported by RWHS Metro North Team or RFQ H2H Metro North program. The groups are either therapeutically designed or written from a lived experience knowledge and delivered by our team of skilled Peer Support Facilitator’s.

These groups include:

• Creative Arts
• Hearing Voices
• Mind and Body Awareness
• SMART Recovery
• Touch Football
• Working it Out
• An Introduction to DBT
• Wellness Toolbox
• Art Therapy
• Social Anxiety Support Group
• Buried in Treasures
• Peer Zone

For further inquiries please contact:
Karalee Busniak: PBGS Senior Peer Facilitator
Naomi Overton: PBGS Team Leader

The Working Together To Connect Care (WTTCC) program provides recovery-orientated, strengths-based supports to individuals to increase their independence, resilience whilst reducing presentations and admissions to Emergency Departments at the Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital and The Prince Charles Hospital. The team works alongside the individual developing a personal recovery case plan, focusing on targeted strategies and providing care coordination in the community. The WTTCC team collaborates with medical treating teams, emergency services and other community providers to ensure the individuals needs and goals are achieved.

For further inquiries please contact:
Jenson Lau: WTTCC Team Leader

  • Encourage and assist clients to access the right combination of services to enhance personal responsibility and self-management of mental and physical health

  • Coordinated approach to providing psychosocial support and care, along with assistance to people who present frequently to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and The Prince Charles Emergency Department.

  • Recovery Based Case Management

The NPS Transition program is one that was introduced to help participants transition from the previous Partners in Recovery program onto the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). This program offers case management for up to 12 months of support starting from 1st July 2019, to support participants to develop and submit an NDIS application and timely transition into NDIS supports. In addition, NPS Transition provide additional support to achieve other psychosocial goals. We collaborate with medical and therapeutic professionals to achieve NDIS eligibility decisions for program participants.

For further inquiries please contact:
Jenson Lau: National Psychosocial Transition Team Leader

  • Support and guidance to access NDIS

  • Psychosocial supports

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