Living and Learning Centre – Ipswich

  • Community connection and wellbeing
  • Integrated mental health support
  • Mental health and wellbeing
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Ground Floor, Tenancy B, 45 East St, Ipswich, QLD 4305
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About the Living and Learning Centre

The Living and learning centre offers clinical care coordination and mental health and wellbeing coaching to people living in theIpswich, Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim or Somerset area experiencing severe mental health distress.

The team can offer a combination on place-based and outreach individual support, in addition to a number of self-development and therapeutic group programs.

Who is this service for?

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
  • Have mental health concern significantly impacting life
  • Not accessing a similar services

What to expect

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You will be assigned a key worker (clinical workers or wellbeing/peer coach)that will work with you collaboratively over a 6 -12 month period, to assist with making positive changes to your mental health and wellbeing in one to one support sessions. You will also have access to a variety of self-development and therapy based group programs that can support your wellbeing goals.

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

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 clinician is available to help you coordinate supports and access community-based physical and mental health services.

Group support

Wise Choices

An Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) based program that will give you the skills to lead a healthy, meaningful life and improve relationships with yourself and others.

You will learn new skills to help with difficult thoughts and feelings, develop a healthier way to relate to our thoughts and discover more about yourself and what is important to you.

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.

DBT Skills Training

Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based therapy being used to treat a variety of mental health concerns.

Its core skill components include:

  • Mindfulness*
  • Distress Tolerance (7 weeks)
  • Emotion Regulation (9 weeks) and;
  • Interpersonal Skills (8 weeks).

By completing all four modules individuals will have developed skills & strategies to manage emotions, work through crises & maintain effective relationships.

*The Mindfulness component of DBT is incorporated into each of the other 3 modules.

Group based – low intensity support

If you are experiencing mental health challenges for the first time or feel as though group support would assist you to improve your mental health, you can access some of our group based programs. Please call and discuss any upcoming groups in your regions. Anyone adults living in our catchment region can participate.

We deliver programs across the Ipswich, Locker Valley, scenic Rim and Somerset regions across the year.

How to access this 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.
Call us

You can also call our service during opening hours. Your call with our staff will be confidential.

Call us on 07 3493 6750
Send us a message

You may also send us a message online.

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Ground Floor, Tenancy B, 45 East St, Ipswich, QLD 4305
Yagara country
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Living and Learning Centre – Ipswich is operated by Neami National and funded by Darling Downs West Moreton Primary Health Network

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