Need a little help with your mental health?

Our staff at IMPACT Community Services understand and genuinely care about the mental health of our clients. We take a multi-faceted approach to supporting people with mental health conditions, and we can talk to carers if required. Everyone experiences mental health differently, so our support focuses on each person's individual experience, their strengths and what is needed for a better recovery.

Our mental health services support you and your family (including children), carers and friends. We offer personalised support, after-school activities, community education and referral to local support services through our programs.

Talk to us, we can help

Family Mental Health Support Services

FMHSS aims to improve mental health outcomes for children and young people, and their families. FMHSS provides early intervention support to assist vulnerable families with children and young people who are at risk of, or affected by, mental illness.  These services support parents to reduce stress and enable young people to reach their potential.

FMHSS provides flexible, responsive options for children and young people up to the age of 18 who are affected by, or at risk of mental illness, and their families. Participants can expect services to offer the support outlines below:

  • Intensive, long-term, early intervention support for children, young people and their families which may include: assessment and identification of needs; practical assistance and home-based support; linking with other relevant services; and, targeted therapeutic groups.
  • Short-term immediate assistance for families which may include assessment of needs, information or referrals, and limited support.
  • Community outreach, mental health education and community development activities which may include: organisation of and participation in community events; and, general group work in the community.

Highest priority is given to vulnerable children, young people and their families including those from Indigenous or culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, children and families in contact with the child protection system, and young people transitioning from out-of-home care. Services will accept referrals of children and young people from any source, including self-referrals, and conduct an initial brief screening process to ensure Family Mental Health Support Services is the appropriate service for them.

A formal diagnosis of mental illness is not required to access FMHSS.


A.D.H.D

Take my hand and come with me,
I want to teach you about ADHD.
I need you to know, I want to explain,
I have a very different brain.
Sights, sounds, and thoughts collide.
What to do first? I can't decide.
Please understand I'm not to blame,
I just can't process things the same.
Take my hand and walk with me,
Let me show you about ADHD.

I try to behave, I want to be good,
But I sometimes forget to do as I should.
Walk with me and wear my shoes,
You'll see its not the way I'd choose.
Take my hand and talk with me,
I want to tell you about ADHD.

I rarely think before I talk,
I often run when I should walk.
It's hard to sit still and behave at school,
My thoughts are outside breaking the rules.
I never know just where to start,
I think with my feelings and see with my heart.
Take my hand and stand by me,
I need you to know about ADHD.

It's hard to explain but I want you to know,
I can't help letting my feelings show.
Sometimes I'm angry, jealous, or sad.
I feel overwhelmed, frustrated, and mad.
I can't concentrate and I lose all my stuff.
I try really hard but it's never enough.
Take my hand and learn with me,
We need to know more about ADHD.

I worry a lot about getting things wrong,
I have anxiety and the days are very long.
Everyday is exhausting for me...
Looking through the fog of ADHD.

I'm often so misunderstood,
I would change in a heartbeat if I could.
Take my hand and listen to me,
I want to share a secret about ADHD.

I want you to know there is more to me.
I'm not defined by it, you see.
I'm sensitive, kind and lots of fun.
I'm blamed for things I haven't done.
I'm the loyalist friend you'll ever know,
I just need a chance to let it show.
Take my hand and look at me,
Just forget about the ADHD.

I have real feelings just like you.
The love in my heart is just as true.
I may have a brain that can never rest,
But please understand I'm trying my best.
I want you to know, I need you to see,
I'm more than the label, I am still me!!!!

By Andrea Chesterman-Smith


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

Enquire here