Mental Health Service

Netball Queensland has recently partnered with tele-mental health service White Cloud Foundation. This partnership enables White Cloud's services to be made available to Netball Queensland's community, including its staff and representative players, Netball Queensland Member Associations and their member clubs and participants, associated family members and other affiliations.

White Cloud Tele-Mental Health Service

 


Launched in August 2021, this novel telehealth service provides holistic clinical and practical care to treat and support a person's depression and/or anxiety from multiple fronts. 

The service is operated by a Brisbane-based team of mental health clinicians including psychologists, exercise physiologists, dieticians and social workers. This team of specialists work together to develop individualised treatment plans that address a client's specific needs and symptoms, and arm them with strategies to better manage their mental and emotional health. 

We specialise in preventing depression from developing or worsening, restoring wellness and quality of life, and building resilience for the future. 

This service is currently available free-of-charge to all Queenslanders with all appointments being conducted via phone or video conferencing. 

A client can either self-refer (just pick up the phone and call us direct) or they can be referred to the service through their GP, local hospital, workplace or other community group/facility. A White Cloud Tele-Mental Health client does not require a mental health plan from their GP. 


The White Cloud Team can help with: 

  • Anxiety, stress, depression 
  • Grief/loss 
  • Relationships or family issues 
  • Coping with change 
  • Dealing with financial or other life pressures 
  • Living with serious injury or illness 
  • Improving wellness and quality of life

White Cloud Foundation

About WCF

White Cloud Foundation (WCF) is a Queensland-based not-for-profit organisation founded in 2011 by Professor Adam Scott. Its mission is to provide practical support, easy access to treatment, and early intervention programs for people living with or at risk of developing depression and anxiety in its many forms.

Professor Scott particularly recognised there was a significant gap in mental health services in regional, rural, and remote areas of Australia. He saw this first-hand when touring regional Queensland to establish his Tele-Cardiac Investigations program.

With this in mind, he developed a the White Cloud Tele-Mental Health Service which is based on the principles and operating model which have made the Tele-Cardiac Investigations program a resounding success.

WCF has also developed and implemented other programs, including the Australia-first Meals for Mums which provides practical support for mothers at risk of or struggling with perinatal depression.

Services

WCF has acted upon evidence-based research to develop, test, and implement a multi-disciplinary approach in the treatment of depression. WCF believes in removing barriers to provide easy, early access to professional, clinically proven services and individualised treatment plans that can either be delivered face-to-face or via tele-health.

Since its inception, WCF has worked with clinicians, researchers, and administrators at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and QUT Health Clinics to test a multidisciplinary model-of-care for mothers at risk of or living with perinatal depression and people with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Out of these successful clinical trials, WCF has developed and implemented its Meals for Mums and White Cloud Tele-Mental Health services.

The Meals for Mums service assisting mothers with perinatal depression has been successfully operating in Queensland and Tasmania since 2016 and now supports around 800 mothers and their families a year.

The White Cloud Tele-Mental Health Service, launched on 4 August 2021 and is available to all Queenslanders struggling with depression and anxiety in its many forms, no matter where you live.  Its particular focus is on rural, regional, and remote communities that have limited access to mental health services, but it is also available to people living in Brisbane and other major cities.  WCF’s aim is to make this service available nationally once sufficient funding is secured.

White Cloud Sport provides the opportunity for sporting associations to partner with White Cloud Foundation in the delivery of mental health treatment and support services.

WCF is developing other programs to provide practical support to people living with or at risk of developing depression and has some volunteer-led programs including Steaks with Mates.

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