Centacare Mental Health & Wellbeing Coaching Service is funded through the Northern Queensland Primary Health Network (NQPHN) to deliver the Cairns National Psychosocial Support Measure (NPSM). The NPSM provides free, psychosocial non-clinical support to individuals with severe episodic mental health challenges.
For our NDIS participants we offer two line items under the category of Increased social and community participation for skills development and training both individually and in group settings.
We practice resiliency coaching which we believe is a great way to hold hope, stay curious whilst encouraging personal responsibility in the moving forward. We deliver programs in Cairns, Yarrabah, Innisfail, Tablelands, Mareeba and Mossman
Who do we work with?
We work in partnership with friends and families, clinicians, GP's, local government and existing services to assist adults who experience severe episodic mental health challenges, to negotiate the best possible outcomes for their future.
Our service delivery model is innovative, best practice and evidence-based, and is regularly evaluated to be responsive to community needs. Centacare FNQ has assisted hundreds of people to reclaim lives, reconnect with families, live well and find their place in community.
Our Services & Clients
We work collaboratively with clinicians, adults experiencing severe and persistent mental illness and their families or carers to develop a coaching plan that assists people to reclaim a meaningful and contributing life, beyond the impacts of mental illness.
The work is voluntary, practical, collaborative, intentional and individually tailored to each person.
The 12-week individual and group coaching programs have been developed in recognition that people are the experts and masters of their own lives, and that experiencing a mental illness does not necessarily limit people in their aspirations of living a good life.
The Coaching Program
Centacare FNQ's Resilience Coaching Program challenges people through its Learn, Try, Stretch model to:
Our multi-disciplinary team of trained professionals have the qualifications and lived-experience to coach people as they strive for mastery of their lives. The work complements clinical and medical treatments, working with clinicians to reduce the need for acute care.