Royal Flying Doctor Service: Accessible Mental Health Care For All Australians
Since 2004, the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) has worked to develop accessible mental health services for people living and working in rural and remote communities.
With a focus on meeting the psychological needs of some of the most isolated people in Australia, our mental health teams deliver comprehensive services to people suffering with mental health issues. Our mental health services reduce barriers to accessing services with a ‘no wrong door’ approach. All programs are free of charge and, on the few occasions where a referral is required, our mental health clinicians will support the client through this process.
Working closely with General Practitioners, our mental health clinicians provide a full range of services from low intensity interventions through to complex psychological therapies for people presenting with mild to moderate mental health needs. Operating from across the state, our mental health program consists of several services including the Drought Wellbeing Service, Wellbeing Out West, Remote Wellbeing Service, Far North Mental Health and Wellbeing Service, Central West Mental Health and Wellbeing Service and headspace Cairns.