IMPACT Community Service's Peer Recovery Support Program is for those aged 18 years and over experiencing a severe mental health illness (either episodic or persistent) and who have had contact with mental health services within the past three months. Access to the group is prioritised for people who are not NDIS eligible.

Available in Discovery Coast, North Burnett & Bundaberg

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The integrated approach between Individual Recovery Support Program (IRSP) and Peer Recovery Support Program allows for the delivery of wrap-around supports at different levels of intensity and frequency that align to the individual's needs.

Group-based, client-led peer activities aim to assist clients to increase connection with community and others, increase social supports, decrease social isolation and support skill development and achievement of individual goals through group processes.

The program is offered in Bundaberg, Hervey Bay, Agnes Water, Gin Gin, Childers and the Burnett (Monto, Eidsvold).

Groups can be held in different spaces, such as parks, gardens, coffee shops or community venues.

The Peer Support Worker Role aims to help clients achieve their individual recovery goals formulated with their IRSP worker, by creating and leading client focused group activities.  A willingness to share their lived experience with mental health can assist clients to focus on recovery, engagement and social connection by working through group processes.

  • Client driven one-off meetings to support awareness and education
  • Client Driven short groups, six to eight weeks, to support socialisation and implementation of approaches to manage mental wellness in the company of others
  • Ongoing groups to sustain friendships and develop networks to manage crisis situations

Other Support Helplines

You don’t have to be physically abused to be a victim of domestic violence.  If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence call:

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)

How to report a DFV incident https://www.police.qld.gov.au/domestic-violence or for all other domestic violence related matters, phone us on 131 444, 24 hours, 7 days a week

Concerns with families and children’s safety

  • Child Safety Central Queensland Regional Intake Service (business hours): 1300 703 762
  • Child Safety (after hours): 1800 177 135
  • Family and Child Connect (FACC) 13 32 64 to share your concerns for families in your community

Parenting/mental health support

  • Parentline: 1300 30 1300
  • Lifeline: 13 11 14
  • Beyond Blue: 1300 224 636

Support for young people

  • Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800
  • Headspace: 1800 650 890