A Bundaberg mother and former victim of domestic violence is in support of a new program that aims to tackle DV from a community bystander approach.
Child & Youth program
The Child and Youth Enhanced Primary Mental Health Program (CYCC) at IMPACT Community Services specialises in helping children and young people aged between 12-25 years of age who are suffering from mental illness in the Central Queensland, Wide Bay, Sunshine Coast PHN areas of Bundaberg, Agnes Water and North Burnett.
We are inclusive and individualised
Our approach to treatment and recovery considers a person’s life story or pathway that has led them to the current experience or predicament. Our programs and treatments are relevant to the individual and designed with their input. We are accountable for the services and treatments we offer and deliver and ensure follow up is appropriate. We are considerate of the distress and trauma experienced by many parents, carers and persons experiencing mental health problems and approach our work with compassion.
We are collaborative
Our work with parents, caregivers and families is integral and, in some cases, the primary intervention recommended. Our responsibility in shared partnerships sees us as one partner in the network of professionals involving care and including non- health partners when required. Our treatments and programs are delivered by skilled professionals from many disciplines who are connected and who take a shared approach to care. We link with young people and families and include them in decisions about treatment.
We take a community first approach
Wherever possible, young people receive care in the community setting. If hospital admission is required, follow up care is planned and delivered in the community. In keeping with our recovery orientation, we aim to enhance the capacity of young people and their carers to cope and thrive without ongoing need for professional assistance. We meet our responsibility to provide service as close to home as possible in communities across our region; within our resource and funding limitations.
Contact Impact Support Services
Adult Mental Health, CYMHS & Headspace referrals are welcome at IMPACT, for all other referrals please contact PHN.
Need help now?
Domestic Violence Services
- DV Connect: 1800 811 811
- Edon Place: 4153 6820
- Men’s Line: 1300 78 99 78
- National Sexual Assault, Domestic Family Violence Counselling Service 1800 737 732 (1800 RESPECT).