Royal Flying Doctor Serivce – Drought Wellbeing Service

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Royal Flying Doctor Serivce – Drought Wellbeing Service

Since April 2015, RFDS (Queensland Section) has been leading the Drought Wellbeing Service across Queensland. This program offers counselling and support to people living and working in areas impacted by drought. Through the Drought Wellbeing Service, qualified Mental Health Clinicians work alongside existing RFDS Clinicians and attend established RFDS primary health care clinics. Mental Health Clinicians are also available via telehealth or outreach sessions providing strategies that can help in tough times, or an ear to listen to wellbeing concerns.

Our Mental Health Clinicians are specifically trained to help people with a range of health and wellbeing issues including:

  • Sleep difficulties
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Grief and Loss
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Stress management
  • Work-related issues
  • Building resilience through change
  • Links to appropriate support within the community

Our Services

We can offer:

  • Individual counselling sessions
  • Talks, presentations and training
  • Pit Stop Health Checks

DWS services are free of charge, and referrals can be made by individuals, family members, GP’s or community support agencies.

More information: Drought Wellbeing Service


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Safe Connections Program – Lifeline

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The Safe Connections domestic and family violence program is available in Charleville, Cunnamulla, Roma and St George.

The program provides counselling to women and children affected by domestic violence as well as court based support and information to aggrieved respondents who attend court for domestic and family violence.

Safe Connections program works with victims and perpetrators to ensure a holistic approach.

This program is funded by the Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women.

For further details or to make an appointment please call 1300 991 443.

Address:  16 McDowall Street Roma

Website: Lifeline Darling Downs & South West Queensland Ltd

 

 

 


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CatholicCare Social Services

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E-mail:                enquiries@catholiccare.services

Telephone:         1300 477 433

Website:             Catholic Care Services

About CatholicCare:

We help people change their lives…

 

CatholicCare Social Services provides a range of services to individuals, families and communities to meet the challenges of life and relationships. From humble beginnings in 1983, we now service an area of nearly 500,000km2.

 

Services include:

  • Family Support Services (Counselling, Education and Family Dispute Resolution) see more information below
  • Future Families (see below for more information)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Toowoomba Refugee and Migrant Support (TRAMS)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Service
  • Mental Health Services (including Partners in Recovery – see below for more information)

 

Programs available in Roma and surrounding area include:

Family Relationship Centre:

The Family Relationship Centre enables families to access information for families at all stages: overcoming relationship difficulties and dealing with separation.

The Family Dispute Resolution service helps parents create a Parenting Plan that puts the best interests of their children first. The service is conducted in an environment supported by fully qualified Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners.

 

Future Families:

Working with culturally and linguistically diverse, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families. This program offers culturally appropriate supports to separated or separating families to enable better Family Dispute Resolution outcomes.

 

Partners In Recovery (PIR):

PIR offers support to those who live with a severe and persistent mental illness with complex needs.  We cover the Maranoa Region – Roma, Injune, Mitchell, Surat, Wallumbilla & Yuleba.  A support facilitator can assist to identify an individual’s needs, develop an action plan and work toward meeting those needs to improve quality of life. A support facilitator will also work with and support family and carers of a person who is suffering with a mental illness.

 

EAP:

CatholicCare works with employers and local businesses and their staff who care about the wellbeing of their staff. Appointments with fully qualified counselling staff are guaranteed within 2 business days of the employee requesting assistance.

  • Offices in Roma, St George and Charleville
  • Clients can self-refer or other community service providers can refer
  • Office hours:  Monday to Thursday 8.30am – 5.00pm, Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm

 

 

 


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