An Introduction to QPASTT in your language
Watch an Introduction to QPASTT in your language:
QPASTT Brochures in-language
To download the QPASTT brochure, select a language below:
Information for carers supporting a person to access our services
Information for anyone to support people who are in distress
How can I talk to a person about making a referral for them?
It is essential that anyone you refer to QPASTT first consents to the referral and would like support. If necessary, ensure you use an accredited interpreter to seek consent.
If you are concerned about your client’s psychological wellbeing and you think this might be connected to past trauma you could ask the following questions to determine if a referral to QPASTT is appropriate – the questions only require a yes/no answer:
Provide information to the client about QPASTT as a service which can assist people with the problems / difficulties which people face when arriving in a new country. Some of those difficulties are the result of previous experiences. For example, you could say:
“QPASTT is a service which has worked for many years with people who had to leave their country due to war, conflict, persecution or other situations where it was no longer safe. They offer assistance for individuals and families to help them cope and recover from these difficult past experience which can continue to impact in the present.”
They can provide assistance for (choose the most suitable for the client’s situation of the following):
Consider giving the client a QPASTT brochure in their own language – see Resources for Survivors section above.
HEAL is Queensland’s school-based expressive arts therapy program for young people from refugee backgrounds.
HEAL programs are delivered in schools to support students who are experiencing the impacts of trauma. HEAL offers both individual and group sessions. Expressive arts therapies are evidence-based and delivered by qualified arts and music therapists. Expressive therapies are less stigmatising for young people accessing support and help ensure that trauma is not a barrier to learning.
QPASTT offers a school outreach service of counselling, group work and youth work.
Children and Youth Counsellors provide direct counselling and run therapeutic groups with children and young people on a needs basis, in partnership with school staff.
QPASTT Youth Workers deliver outreach services to a number of schools and provide support to students through referrals to relevant services, family inclusion and liaison between school and families. Youth Workers gain valuable insight through their work with students in schools and are therefore able to ensure the appropriate supports within the school environment can be put in place for students from refugee backgrounds.
Contact QPASTT to discuss our school-outreach service:
P: 07 3391 6677
Training for Schools
QPASTT offers a range of professional development training for school staff to improve their understanding of the refugee experience and the impact of torture and trauma on students and families. The workshops are offered to schools and tailored to meet the specific needs of schools and school staff.
To request training for your school, fill in the Training Request for Schools form below, or download a Training request for Schools form and email to Taryn McBurney
It may take up to 3-weeks from lodgment to assess a request.
For further information, contact QPASTT’s training Coordinator Taryn McBurney.
QPASTT Video Series for Schools:
A free set of video resources covering the following topics: