What is it?
A comprehensive program to reduce the impact of mental health issues.
Who is it for?
Young people aged to 18 years who are at risk of poor mental health outcomes, and their families.
Family Mental Health Support Service
Starfish is a service that works with families to support children and young people aged up to 18 years who may be experiencing challenges relating to their emotional health and wellbeing.
Are you concerned about how a child or young person is coping with a challenging situation or ongoing issues with family, school, friendships, stress?
The program works to raise awareness of issues that may lead to poor mental health outcomes and reduce the stigma associated with mental health issues.
The program works to raise awareness and knowledge within the community of how families can support their children to maintain positive emotional wellbeing and to strengthen skills to improve mental health and reduce stigma.
We offer free services that focus on valuing children, young people and families.
The Starfish Program is funded by the Federal Government and is offered in the Logan and Moreton Bay regions of Queensland. In Brisbane North and the Logan-Beaudesert regions of Queensland, we run the Starfish Program specifically for humanitarian entrant children, young people and families.
Our services include:
- One-off information and support
- Short term case management (up to 6 sessions)
- Long term case management (up to 12 months)
- Therapeutic group work
- Community education.
"Thanks to you and your team for the support of our kids, their families and, therefore, our society."