Mental Health Services

Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) - Longreach Base

Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section)

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About Us

Since 2004, the RFDS Longreach Base has been providing mental health support to people in the town and surrounding communities. The service operates on a hub and spoke basis, with the Longreach office being the primary base for clinicians offering services in surrounding communities. The multi-disciplinary team consists of clinicians with qualifications in Psychology, Social Work, Mental Health Nursing, and Occupational Therapy.

Communities we service: 

  • Longreach
  • Aramac
  • Barcaldine
  • Jericho
  • Alpha
  • Blackall
  • Tambo
  • Ilfracombe
  • Isisford
  • Jundah
  • Winton
  • Muttaburra

Services provided:

Psychological Therapies
Funded by the Western Queensland Primary Health Network

The Psychological Therapies program works with clients who are experiencing moderate to severe levels of psychological distress.  Our mental health clinicians provide a range of individual, family and group interventions. Comprehensive assessment and screening tools assist our clinicians to plan, implement and monitor appropriate evidence-based interventions. The service sees both children and adults for counselling. Access to this service requires a referral by a general practitioner, psychiatrist or paediatrician and up to six sessions of psychological therapy are provided. Additional sessions may be allocated following review.

Low Intensity Mental Health Program
Funded by the Western Queensland Primary Health Network

This early intervention, low intensity, counselling program aims to reduce stress, provide psychological education and prevent relapse for clients with mild levels of mental health problems, including stress, anxiety, grief and mood disturbance. This program sees young people aged 12 years and over and adults for counselling for a maximum of six sessions. Access to this service is through self-referral from the client. Referrals are also accepted from other health professionals and non-government organisations as well as from family members, friends and carers, if consent has been obtained from the client.  

Child and Parenting Support
Funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services

Our Child and Parenting Support Service allows children, parents or carers to access a specialised mental health clinician. Along with individual sessions, we provide psycho-educational sessions to teachers and other school staff around issues that impact children’s learning such as anxiety and trauma. The program also responds to emergent issues such as stress, self-harm, grief and loss.

Outback Mental Health

Our Outback Mental Health Services provide early intervention mental health services across Outback Queensland, offering free face-to-face and telephone counselling and tailored presentations and workshops. To access this service, please phone: 1300 010 174 or email [email protected]

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Quick Facts About The Region

Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) - Longreach Base is located in the suburb of Longreach, the council of Longreach, the state electorate of Gregory and the federal electorate of Maranoa.