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At QCGP+, our mental health team primarily provides counselling and mental health support to LGBTIQ+ Sistergirl and Brotherboy people over the age of 18. Our team is made up of a range of mental health professionals with a broad range of experience in community and private mental health settings, and we have been working alongside folk from Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer, Sistergirl and Brotherboy communities experiencing mental health issues since 2015. 

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What our mental health team offers includes: 

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) 

  • Mindfulness-Based Therapy 

  • Solution Focused Therapy 

  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (somatic treatment approaches to trauma)

Underpinning these therapies is a commitment to recovery-oriented mental health, which recognises that while we may be meeting to discuss vulnerabilities and challenges, you also have strengths, you are the expert in your experience, and you deserve to live a rich, authentic, and meaningful life. 

 

The QCGP+ Mental Health team shares a passionate commitment to integrity, authenticity and transparency through ethical and purposeful practice. In our work, we commit to value people’s individuality and self-determination by honouring them as experts in their own lives, create a safe place for hope and healing, recovery and change;  advocate for and with people, support people to understand and deconstruct social systems, acknowledge our positions of power or privilege when working with our communities and practice with compassion to develop connections that enrich our work and our relationships with each other. 

 

Our team is made up of clinicians from a range of backgrounds, including counselling, mental health occupational therapy, social work, clinical psychology, and accredited mental health social work. 

 

With a Mental Health Care Plan from your GP, we can offer services under the Better Access to Mental Health Initiative, for which a Medicare rebate is available. 

 

We are also able to provide counselling services through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and the Wesley Mission Queensland Psychological Therapies program. 

 

Services can also be accessed free of charge and without the need for a GP referral under the National Suicide Prevention Trial (available to people throughout Queensland) and BMind for people who live, work and/or play in the Brisbane North catchment. 

 

Mental health consultations are available in-person, via phone and through telehealth. 

Mental Health Services

Come together for QC Group Art Therapy workshops!

Do you want to explore your creativity and connect with the community? Join art therapist Mikarla Teague at the New Farm Neighbourhood Centre for beginner-friendly guided art, light conversation and a safe group space. 

These workshops are free to attend for people over 18 years who identify as part of the LGBTIQA+ community. Bookings are essential as places are limited.

These activities are supported by funding from the Australian Government under the PHN program. 

Art Therapy

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