Living and Learning Centre - Ipswich

Ground Floor, Tenancy B, 45 East St, Ipswich, QLD 4305

Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Closed public holidays

Tamara Graham | Clinical Service Manager – Primary Support

Your mental health hub

The Living and Learning Centre offers support for people experiencing emerging, moderate or severe mental health concerns in the Ipswich, Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim and Somerset regions.

Get support, get connected

The Primary Support Team offer one-on-one up to six months of one-on-one and group support that can assist you in making positive changes to your mental health and wellbeing.

Support can help to:

  • Reduce distress and manage symptoms
  • Improve your confidence and build independence
  • Connect with family, friends and others
  • Improve your physical health
  • Participate in your community
  • Enjoy a full and vibrant quality of life.

One-on-one support

Brief Therapies

Short-term therapeutic programs that focus on your current circumstances and future goals. The programs can support you to find tools to manage stress and cope with life's challenges.

More about Brief Therapies

Peer Wellbeing Coaching

An experienced Peer Wellbeing Coach will support you for up to six months to manage your mental health and wellbeing by assisting you to:

  • Identify your strengths and values to help set
    goals to live a more enjoyable and meaningful life.
  • Recognise your available supports while finding new strategies to improve resilience and self-care.

Care Coordination

If you’re experiencing severe mental health concerns, a Mental Health Nurse is available to help you coordinate supports and access community-based physical and mental health services.

Group support

Group programs run at the Living and Learning Centre can help you build confidence, gain independence and develop skills.


For people who are looking to make improvements in their life and enhance wellbeing, this 12-week self-development program is facilitated by support workers with a lived experience of recovery.

Connect to Recovery

A space for people to connect with support and each other in their way.

 Focusing on the Collaborative Recovery Model, this group provides monthly themes ranging from creative activities to local speakers and themed content videos.

Wise Choices

Develop the skills to manage difficult thoughts and feelings leading to a healthy life and improve relationships in this 10-week Acceptance and Commitment Therapy-based program.

Shark Cage

A supportive and informative group for women who have experienced sexual assault or family violence.

The program focuses on improving women’s connection to self and self-worth, improving capacity to set boundaries and communicating assertively for building positive relationships.

Navigating My Way

Learn and discover practical life skills to navigate through life’s challenges whilst living with mental health.

Aimed at young people, the program provides support and guidance with opportunities to develop life skills to implement and use.

DBT Skills Training

Treat a variety of mental health concerns through mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation, and interpersonal skills using evidence-based psychotherapy Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT).

A four-part skills and strategies development program to manage emotions, work through crises and maintain effective relationships. 

Access the service

Anyone can make a referral to the Living and Learning Centre, including:

  • You
  • Your Doctor or General Practitioner
  • A family member or friend
  • Other mental health or health services.

To make a referral, you can contact Neami.


The Living and Learning Centre provides mental health support services for people:

  • 18 years and over
  • residing in the local government areas of Ipswich, Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim or Somerset
  • who have mental health concerns.

A new way to access support 

The Head to Health Phone Service offers support from 8.30am – 5pm Monday – Friday. Call 1800 595 212 to access the service.  

Head to Heath supports people of all ages who: 

  • are experiencing distress, feeling overwhelmed or are worried about themselves 
  • do not need urgent medical attention 

Refer someone you know 

If you’re unsure what supports are available for someone you care about, contact the Head to Health Phone Service on 1800 595 212 and we can navigate your query together.  

The Head to Health Phone Service also accepts referrals from GPs, mental health services, community services, carers, families, and individuals. 

Learn more