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Youth and Family Wellbeing Team

Our young people deserve the best care. The Youth and Family Wellbeing Team work with young people and their families to provide support and help address multiple and/or complex mental health needs.

In addition, our team specialises on youth and families with a focus on engaging with children and families in the community to link you to the right support, at the right time at a place suited to the consumer, their family and carer.

We work together on a recovery plan and can help both youth and their families:

  • Work with clinicians and peer workers to begin the steps in the journey to recovery
  • Improve access to youth and family specific support in health care, including education and social support services
  • Provide information, advice and support to consumers and their families/carers and other health service providers to help find the support they need
  • Increase stability, general wellbeing and provide opportunities for personal fulfilment, including education and employment via community linkages.
  • Support/uphold the rights of people to make informed decisions and to actively participate in their recovery

Our Service

The Youth and Family Wellbeing Team works in partnership with families and community networks to support children and young people, aged 12 – 21 years (suffering from a mental illness) who are living in Logan-Beaudesert area.

Like our Adult and Peer Team, the Youth and Family Wellbeing team aim to connect people and their families to local services that can support them in times of mental health crisis. We also have a strong emphasis on providing support in the community, reaching out to families and young people who may have difficulty coping.

We often work with children and youth who have complex needs and have presented frequently to Emergency Departments. We want to make sure children and youth have the support they need to help avoid reaching a crisis point and needing hospitalisation.

Our child and youth specialist team includes:

  • child and youth psychiatrists
  • child psychologists
  • child social workers
  • child mental health nurses
  • dietician
  • peer recovery support workers
  • We all work together, along with general practice, non-government youth support agencies and key stakeholders like education, child safety, housing, police, youth justice, and drug and alcohol services.

Referral process

Patients can access the Wellbeing via referral from one of MSAMHS’ teams such as CYMHS, mood, psychosis or the inpatient team. As recovery is an individual journey, the support offered to each patient will be an individualised agreement made between the patient and family/carers, the referral team and the wellbeing team.

Contact Us

Youth & Family Wellbeing Team

Headspace Offices

260 Loganlea Road

Meadowbrook QLD 4131

Ph: (07) 32007087

Email: MSAMHS_C&Y_Wellbeing@health.qld.gov.au

Last updated 22 September 2017
Last reviewed 12 September 2017

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