Family Mental Health Program (RESP-ECCT)

The RESP-ECCT Program (Respite for Emerging Communities in Cultural Transition) focuses upon supporting individuals and families of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds that support a person with mental illness, or children and young people ‘at risk’ of mental illness and their families.

The program is delivered in partnership with Communify and Multicultural Development Association (MDA). We deliver a range of group activities and intensive support to families and children and young people at risk of Mental illness.

QPASTT is the lead agency in this consortium.

Our group work and intensive family support looks at ways to support families where there is a risk of developing mental illness and provide psycho-education and referrals to appropriate support services.

To be eligible for this program, clients must be;

  • Either an unpaid carer of someone with a mental illness (and their families) OR
  • a child or young person ‘at risk’ of mental illness (and their families – if they have one)
  • AND be from a CALD background
  • AND live in Brisbane.