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About Us

Who we are

The Queensland Transcultural Mental Health Centre (QTMHC) is a specialist service based in Brisbane with the Metro South Addiction and Mental Health Service.

We work with people of all ages from many different backgrounds and we are available to help, not just here in Brisbane, but right across Queensland.

We specialise in understanding culture and mental health and wellbeing and we work to ensure that people receive the right mental health care and support, and that multicultural communities increase their understanding about the help that is available to treat mental health problems.

Our workers represent more than 100 different language and cultural groups and we aim to have someone from your cultural background available to support your needs whether it is for individual care or for a group program in your community.

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Our Vision

Mental health services where cultural responsiveness is business as usual.

Our Purpose

To provide specialist state-wide services and programs for culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) individuals, families, groups, communities and organisations to facilitate culturally responsive mental health care with a focus on complex mental health problems across all age groups and the continuum of care

View our Strategic Plan Summary (PDF, 277.25 KB)

We provide


Our work is guided by the Plan for Transcultural Mental Health Services in Queensland Health 2018-2021. (PDF, 2.12 MB)

Our work is specifically aligned with Queensland Health's Connecting Care to Recovery Plan – A Plan for Queensland’s State funded mental health, alcohol and drug services 2016-2021.

Consumers and carers

Our team includes culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) consumer and carer consultants who are able to inform our work from a lived experience perspective. Our consumer consultants also support the peer workforce state-wide to work with consumers from CALD backgrounds

Last updated 29 April 2019
Last reviewed 7 June 2018