Community Mental Health Services

Our continuing care teams (also known as Community Mental Health teams) provide mental health assessment and treatment services to people aged 18 years and over who are affected by mental illness.

Our services

We will help you to understand your illness and ways to reduce or cope with symptoms.

You and your support person (family, friend or carer) will be guided to groups in your community to enhance your quality of life. There are a number of specialist services available including healthy living groups, anxiety management and education forums. Our consumer and carer workforce have a lived experience of mental illness and can offer support on your recovery journey.

The multidisciplinary team includes a doctor and maybe a psychologist, nurse, social worker or occupational therapist.

Who we care for

A continuing care team provides a range of mental health interventions including information, assessment, case management, treatment, support, consultations and referral for adults from The Prince Charles Hospital catchment area.

We support people who:

  • have complex mental health disorders
  • experience moderate to severe impairment in functioning due to mental illness
  • have difficulty accessing and maintaining psychosocial support.

How to access this service

You can access this service by referral from our Acute Care Team, one of our inpatient services or another mental health service provider. We will assess the referral to determine whether the continuing care team is the most appropriate service for you. There is no waiting list to access this service.

If you have been referred for ongoing community case management, the continuing care team will review the referral. If accepted for ongoing care, we will contact you to explain the process of case management, if not accepted we will provide information on alternative services.

What to bring

Each time you visit us
  • Your Medicare card
  • Health Care Card and/or concession card (if you have one)
  • Recovery goals and plan
  • Medications you are currently taking, including any that you have bought without a prescription and herbal medicine
  • Private health insurance card (if you want to use it)
  • Glasses, hearing aid, walking frame
For an outpatient or clinic appointment
  • Your appointment letter
  • Any special items listed on your letter
  • Snacks, a drink or money to buy refreshments

Frequently asked questions

You will be seen by mental health clinicians in accordance with your identified needs.

We encourage you to involve your support person to give you extra support. Please let your mental health clinician know if you would prefer your support person to not be involved.

Medication can be an important part of your recovery. Talk to your doctor or mental health clinician if you have concerns about your treatment.

Your mental health clinician or doctor is happy to answer any questions you might have. Please feel free to ask them questions during your appointment.

Contact us

Chermside Community Mental Health Centre
Location: 490 Hamilton Road
Phone: (07) 3139 6778
Open: Monday-Friday 8.00am-4.30pm

Nundah Community Mental Health Centre
Location: 10 Nellie Street
Phone: (07) 3146 2310
Open: Monday-Friday 8.00am-4.30pm

Pine Rivers Community Mental Health Centre
Location: 568 Gympie Road
Phone: (07) 3817 6400
Open: Monday-Friday 8.00am-4.30pm

Need help outside hours?

Call 1300 MHCALL (1300 642 255).

In the case of an emergency call 000.

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