The Floresco Centre provides a safe environment for people between the ages of 18-64, who experience mental illness, and their families and carers. Floresco helps people to learn how to deal with life challenges through group support, mutual support and self-help, personalised support and family and carer support.
Floresco Centre works with individuals, families and carers, at home and in the community, to provide tailored and holistic support to allow them to lead functional and fulfilling lives.
Floresco encourages individuals to participate in structured group activities that will provide social connections and recreational opportunities.
Interaction with peers through groups provides mutual support through the sharing of experiences and coping strategies. Floresco also provides support, information and education to families and carers around local services as well as skills development opportunities to enhance the resilience of everyone in the family impacted by mental illness.
Floresco is a multi-agency service providing a ‘one stop shop’ for people with mental illness and their carers and family members where people can access a range of community mental health support services; clinical mental health services, employment and housing services, and drug and alcohol services.
Headspace is Australia’s National Youth Mental Health Foundation. headspace works to reduce the impact of mental health issues and drug and alcohol use on young people. headspace is about making a difference to the lives of young people, offering support for social and emotional wellbeing, to help people get support quickly.
The centres are governed by a number of organisations who all work in partnership to deliver a variety of services. Aftercare is the lead agency for four centres in Ipswich, Meadowbrook, Nundah and Woolloongabba.
All centres offer a ‘one stop shop’ for young people aged between 12 – 25 who may have concerns about their physical health, mental health, or about using alcohol or other drugs. All services are free and confidential and are intended to provide a place where young people can go to talk to someone about any of these issues.
Our friendly staff are available if you have any questions about our Health & Wellbeing centres services. Get in touch with us today by submitting the below form.