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Mental Health Hubs
Who can access the Mental Health Hubs?
Our Mental Health Hubs offer programs, activities and support to provide an innovative recovery option to individuals in the Townsville and Mackay regions seeking support for mental health conditions.
The Mental Health Hubs have an open door policy, providing safe and welcoming spaces for self-help, advocacy and socialisation.
Because everyone's journey is different our programs allow you access for as long as you require.
Services are free-of-charge and you do not need a referral.
About the Hubs
The Mental Health Hub offers a structured program with focus on psychoeducation, community connection, and resilience building while promoting social inclusion and healthy relationships.
One of our main aims is to empower individuals to develop a greater sense of control over their mental wellbeing through psychoeducation. In simple terms this means providing education around the mental
health concerns an individual is experiencing to promote a greater understanding of their symptoms, emotions and behaviours.
This can help to remove some of the fear, shame and self-stigma being experienced with regard to an individual’s mental health.
Our programs draw on the knowledge of those with lived experience and include activities to suit a range of needs and interests including health and fitness, life skills, arts and crafts, and more.
The Mental Health Hubs are open to adults seeking support for their mental wellbeing – we accept referrals from all sources – you can even self-refer.
Note programs and activities differ in both locations.
What's on at the Mackay Mental Health Hub
Each year, people across Queensland come together during QMHW through local events, conversations and activities to raise awareness of the importance of positive mental health and wellbeing.
In 2021, QMHW will be from Saturday 9 October to Sunday 17 October, with the theme, 'Take time for mental health'.
The Mackay Mental Health Hub will be hosting/participating in the following events:
Listen to our new podcast Clubhouse or Mental Health Hub? Exploring different recovery options.
Listen to Your Art
Get creative in a fun, safe and friendly environment. Our art group will help you to develop, creative thinking skills, explore emotions and ideas through art and craft while building your confidence and overcoming the limitations of language.
This fun, safe and non-judgemental group will help you get active and explore healthy lifestyles. Walking in a group helps you stay motivated, meet new friends and connects you with your local community.
Become more independent and resilient in this practical life skills group. You will learn where and how to access vital community resources and pick up hints and tips for managing the demands of daily life.
Let's Get Moving
Designed for all skill levels, this group will get your body moving through a range of fun activities including dance and yoga. You'll also learn about healthy living and stress reduction techniques.
This informal discussion group allows you to check in with your peers and explore how to manage difficult emotions and topics. This peer-supported setting will empower you to resolve points of crisis and develop the tools to support your recovery.
This facilitated group session provides a safe and supportive environment to share experiences and build hope. Guest speakers from the community will be available to address the group on special interest areas as requested.
Mental Health Hub operating principles
- we accept referrals from all sources (including self-referrals)
- we partner with community organisations to ensure services are leveraged, not duplicated
- we offer services that are flexible, responsive and inclusive
- our programs and services are developed with input from those with lived experience
- our programs and services are tailored to the needs of the individual
59A Cambridge St, Vincent, QLD, 4814
07 478 12600
11 Wood Street, Mackay
07 4951 2973
Contact -Mental Health Hub (TSV)
Contact - Mental Health Hub (MKY)
selectability acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land on which we provide services and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. We acknowledge those with lived experience and those who support and partner with us to improve mental wellbeing and prevent suicide across regional Queensland.