Welcome to the

Mental Illness Fellowship North Queensland

What we do

If you have a mental illness and need support we can help you with rehabilitation and managing your recovery. You are not alone. One in five people will experience mental illness at some point in their lives and that means many more people will be affected by it. If you are the carer of a loved one with mental illness we can help you with support services, referral and respite.

Education & Support

Our Educare program can help family members and carers of individuals with mental illness. 

Information Hub

At MIFNQ we can help you with up to date information on mental illness diagnoses and treatments; we can also help individuals and families to access services including mainstream health and welfare services in the community. For people living in rural and remote areas of Queensland, MIFNQ offers a free telephone service for information and counselling. We also have a well-stocked library based in our Townsville office.

Our Fellowship

We are part of a national alliance of mental health service providers – the Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia (MIFA). MIFA is a not-for-profit, grassroots, self-help, support and advocacy organisation of people with serious mental illnesses, their families and friends.

Connect with MIFNQ

Follow @mifnq on twitter.

Carers Carers

At MIFNQ we understand that when a person is diagnosed with mental illness they are not the only ones affected by the diagnosis; carers, families and friends are all involved and need help and support.

Our education program, Educare is designed for carers and families of people with mental illness.

We can also help with counselling for carers, family respite and support groups.

Support Groups Support Groups
Support Groups

MIFNQ helps establish and maintain support groups for family, friends and carers of people impacted by mental illness. Please contact us for more information.

Community Community
An important way of reducing the stigma around mental illness is to educate the community.  At MIFNQ we run a range of community education programs for the general public as well as people with a special interest in mental health, such as support workers, service providers, families and emergency workers.

The Story of a Carer

Mental Illness Fellowship of North Queensland Established
Estimated Australian's diagnosed with Schizophrenia
Of Australians suffer from some form of anxiety
Of Australians will Experience a Mental Illness

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