Your mental health is important and there are numerous services available throughout Queensland and Australia.
Qld Health has Older Persons Mental Health Units throughout the different health regions.
1300 MH CALL: Mental health access line (1300 642255) is a confidential mental health telephone triage service that provides the first point of contact to public mental health services to Queenslanders.
1300 MH CALL is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and will link to the caller’s nearest Queensland Public Mental Health service.
If you feel that you may be in need of mental health support and have never accessed a mental health service before, please contact your general practitioner or phone our mental health access line 1300 MH CALL (1300 642255).
The 1300 MH CALL service:
- is the main point of access into public mental health services
- can provide support, information, advice and referral
- can provide advice and information in a mental health emergency or crisis
- is staffed by trained and experienced professional mental health clinicians
- will provide a mental health triage and refer to acute care teams where appropriate.
In an emergency always dial Triple Zero (000)
Mental Health Treatment Plans A Mental Health Treatment Plan (previously known as a ‘mental health care plan’) is a plan for people with a mental health disorder. If you have mental health issues, your doctor can write a plan for you. The plan identifies what type of health care you need and spells out what you and your doctor have agreed you are aiming to achieve. It may also refer you to local mental health services.
Beyond Blue (Women) Women are known for putting others first. But when it comes to your health it is important to prioritise your own needs and speak up when you need support. While good mental health is essential to the overall health of both men and women, women experience some mental health conditions at higher rates than men.
Head to Health can help you find digital mental health services from some of Australia’s most trusted mental health organisations.
Provided by the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care, Head to Health brings together apps, online programs, online forums, and phone services, as well as a range of digital information resources.
Whether you are trying to improve your own sense of wellbeing, looking for help with something that is bothering you, or helping someone you care about—Head to Health is a good place to start.
Older Women and Mental Health Getting older brings its share of challenges, and at times you may find it difficult to stay mentally healthy and strong. If feelings like sadness or worry are preventing you from getting the most out of life, help and support is available.
Mood Gym is an interactive program designed to help you identify whether you are having problems with emotions like anxiety and depression. Learn skills that can help you cope with these emotions. moodgym is based on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Interpersonal Therapy which have been shown to be successful in preventing and treating depression and anxiety. There is broad evidence supporting the effectiveness of moodgym in improving wellbeing and reducing depression and anxiety symptoms in users.
Mental Health First Aid Having mental health first aid skills means that you can assist someone developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis and make a real difference to your community.
The Womens Butterfly Project is a digital hub for mature women in Australia experiencing a change of circumstance. At the Women’s Butterfly Project (an initiative of Queensland University of Technology and Griffith University) we believe that change begins with a single leap of faith. Inspired by this vision, we were driven to develop a digital hub to help mature women break free from their cocoons and take flight. So whether you are seeking a new direction, looking for tools to be better equipped for life’s challenges, or maybe just want to have a little more fun, the first step in your evolution starts here.