Mental Health Team

Oh! I do hate the term mental health .. but it is the term under which most people understand what to expect so, here goes!

We have an awesome partnership with a sister organisation SOLAS (link is on the home page) to provide a respite service to the families or carers who are supporting a person who experiences periods of being unwell. For those interested, our service is based on the best practive Recovery Model.

Our service helps people who live with depression, anxiety, panic attacks and other clinical conditions that effect the way they can enjoy life.There really isn’t much we cannot do to support the person to achieve – from shopping, to participating in sporting and social activities by themselves or in a group.

We have a self contained unit that can be used as a quiet place for someone who just needs to get away for a little while.

All the Team have or are working towards their Certificate IV in Mental Health so talk to the Team Leader rebecca@bflexi.com or susan@bflexi.com and see what we might be able to do to help.

One response to “Mental Health Team

  1. i SAW A NOTICE IN THE CM OF 26 NOVEMBER ASKING FOR VIEWS ON THE PROPOSED INDEPENDENT QLD. MENTAL HEALTH COMMISSION. IS THIS WHERE I GIVE A COMMENT?
    MY FIRST EXPERIENCE WITH THE MENTAL HEALTH SYSTEM IN QUEENSLAND WAS IN 1974 AS A 24 YEAR OLD.
    MY EXPERIENCE WAS OF ‘THE REVOLVING DOOR’. MY CONDITION WAS NEVER PROPERLY DIAGNOSED AND ESPECIALLY NOT TREATED EFFECTIVELY.
    I THINK MENTAL HEALTH NURSES ARE A GOOD IDEA. TREATMENT FOR DEPRESSION, IN PARTICULAR, IS NOT JUST ABOUT DISHING OUT TABLETS. THERE NEEDS TO BE AN EXAMINATION OF THE SUFFERER’S WHOLE LIFE. THIS CANNOT BE FOUND IN A TABLET.
    I MADE AN APPOINTMENT THROUGH MY DR WITH A MENTAL HEALTH NURSE. IT WAS CANCELLED WITH NO REFERRAL TO AN ALTERNATE SOURCE OF SUPPORT. I MADE A SECOND APPOINTMENT AND IT TOO WAS CANCELLED. I WAITED TWO WEEKS FOR AN APPOINTMENT WITH MY DR. BECAUSE I WAS LATE FOR THE APPPOINTMENT, IT WAS CANCELLED WITH ANOTHER APPOINTMENT OFFERED FOR SIX DAYS’ TIME. I FELT SO REJECTED AND DEPRESSED THAT DAY. THERE IS VERY LITTLE EMPATHY AND SUPPORT IN OUR COMMUNITY FOR PEOPLE SUFFERING FROM MENTAL ILLNESS.
    I WOULD LOVE SOME PART-TIME PAID WORK SO THAT I CAN FEEL AS THOUGH I AM VALUABLE AND USEFUL AND CONTRIBUTING.
    THIS IS MY SPECIAL CHRISTMAS WISH.

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