With each other, our partners and the people who need our services.
A community where mental illness is understood and accepted and mental wellbeing is made possible...
Together, we can make it happen...
To make decisions that empower others to act, and work in the best interests of people who need our services.
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.
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.
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.
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.
MIFNQ helps establish and maintain support groups for family, friends and carers of people impacted by mental illness. Please contact us for more information.
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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We are a specialist mental health services provider in the North Queensland region – from Sarina in the south, Mt Isa and the border in the west and Torres Strait Islands in the north. We have offices in Townsville, Cairns, Charters Towers and Mackay.