The Queensland Program of Assistance to Survivors of Torture and Trauma (QPASTT) provides a range of services to people from refugee backgrounds, including asylum seekers, who have survived torture or war related trauma to help them to recover from their experiences.
We do this by providing direct services to individuals and families in the form of counselling, advocacy, group work, psycho-education, information sessions and recreational programs. Direct services to clients are coupled with referral, training, community development and capacity building aimed at developing and strengthening the resources of various communities and service providers.
We are a not-for-profit, community organisation working across Queensland with our main office located in the suburb of Woolloongabba in Brisbane and a smaller office in Logan. We provide services from these offices, and conduct outreach services in the Gold Coast, Goodna and Inala. We also provide counselling services across regional Queensland including: Toowoomba, Rockhampton, Townsville and Cairns.
QPASTT is a member of the Forum of Australian Services for Survivors of Torture and Trauma (FASSTT) – a network of eight specialist rehabilitation agencies that respond to the needs of survivors of torture and trauma who have come to Australia from overseas. There is a FASSTT member agency in each state and territory of Australia.
QPASTT thanks its patron, the Governor of Queensland, His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC, for his generous support of our organisation.