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 and Wellness Program (RWP) 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 RWP 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: RWP Team Leader — North
Jenson Lau: RWP Team Leader — South
RWP@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

Peer Based Group Support (PBGS) provides therapeutic, support and skill-building groups lead by Peers with a Lived Experience of their own mental health journey. All groups are facilitated by Peers who use the knowledge they teach in their everyday lives. All our groups are trauma informed, strength based and client centred. We focus on meeting the client where they are at and walking alongside them providing hope, empathy and encouragement.

If you are a client of RFQ’s Hospital to Home Program or Footprints Recovery and Wellness Program we would love to invite you to join any of the groups on the right.

For further information about any of our groups, please contact:
Karalee Busniak: Mental Health Peer Support Team Leader

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    These groups include:

  • Creative Arts

  • Hearing Voices

  • Mind and Body Awareness

  • SMART Recovery

  • Movement for Recovery

  • Working it Out

  • An Introduction to DBT

  • DBT Skills Group

  • Wellness Toolbox

  • Art Therapy

  • Social Anxiety Skill Building and Support Group

  • PeerZone

  • Drumbeat

  • Power of Stories

  • LGBTQIA+ Safe Space

This service is targeted at people over 65 (or Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander people over 55 years and over) living in the community within the Brisbane South region who are experiencing social isolation and/or loneliness as a result of the pandemic and who are at risk of, or have mental health needs. This program can assist you to:

  • • Provide information on the importance of physical and mental wellbeing. Including connecting to appropriate services and support.
  • • Restoring access to services that may have been disrupted by the pandemic that support social and health needs.
  • • Enabling early intervention through care coordination and mental health nursing and, where appropriate, providing access to free psychological evidence-based therapies to improve the mental health and wellbeing.

Referral Pathway

You can be referred to the SWP program through GP, self or carer, support networks and hospitals.


  • Support includes:

  • Advocacy and assistance in building and reconnecting with support networks.

  • Early intervention in the management of situational distress.

  • Specialised supports to mental health nurse and psychological supports.

  • Providing tailored management and support plan to meet your needs and work on your goals.

  • Offer services to carers of RACFs residents, or others who are experiencing distress or changes because of their disconnection from loved ones.

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