IMPACT launches Kingaroy mental health drop-in centre

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Last updated: 14/09/2022

Having access to mental health support services can be lifechanging, and just because you live in a rural area, shouldn’t mean you are without access to help.

IMPACT is dedicated to improving lives and one of the ways we strive to do this is via our mental health support services.

We have been present in the community for the past 10 years, delivering different styles of mental health support. Our commitment to supporting locals is solidified with the opening of our own drop-in centre on 6/119 Youngman Street, Kingaroy.

The center will enable IMPACT to deliver our mental health program and give locals a safe place to share their lived experiences, meet people and a place to have a coffee and a chat if they are having bad day.

“Mental health support needs to be delivered in a way that connects with people in a rural setting,” IMPACT’s Mental Health Manager Jannene Thorn said.

“There needs to be flexibility in service delivery.”

The Commonwealth Psychosocial Support service is a recovery focused, strengths based mental health support program.

It aims to strengthen the capacity of participants to live independently, safely and productively in their community by focusing on capacity building via phone, virtual or individual and group settings.

CPS is for participants over the age of 16 with severe mental illness not accessing the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

The centre will be open from Monday to Friday, 8am-4pm with our Peer Support Workers eager to meet and help out those who need it.

To find out more about IMPACT’s mental health support services head to https://impact.org.au/support-and-wellbeing/

To contact the team, phone 0488 534 222 or email larnold@impact.org.au.

If you need help now, please see the parenting/mental health support contacts below:

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