Harmony Place is the only non-government community-based organisation in Queensland to offer mental health and well-being services specifically for people and communities from diverse cultural and language backgrounds.

We opened our doors in 1995 as the Multicultural Centre for Mental Health and Wellbeing and became known as Harmony Place. We became an incorporated organisation in 2002.

Our staff are committed professionals with qualifications in social work, psychology and counselling. Many are bilingual and came to Australia as refugees and migrants and have experienced the mental health challenges associated with settlement, identity and acculturation. As they share this experience with the people who use our services, our staff are in a unique position to offer peer support as well as professional counselling. 

Between staff and board members a variety of languages are spoken including Afrikaans, Amharic, Arabic, Burmese, Chin, Creole, French, German, Gujarati, Hindi, Italian, Malay, Polish, Russian, Singhalese, Spanish, Swahili, Tagalog, Thai and Tigrinya.

Hear about what we do at an information session on the 2nd Friday of the month from 10am to 11.30am at Harmony Place. Staff from community and government organisations are welcome to attend, no rsvp required.  Contact Beatriz @harmonyplace.org.au  for more details.

What we do

Harmony Place is a multicultural community-based organisation providing culturally sensitive services that promote mental health and wellbeing for people from diverse cultural and language backgrounds.

We offer case management and short term counselling services that:

  • support people experiencing emotional distress
  • empower people to recover from a mental illness

We offer early intervention and prevention programs that:

  • increase mental health awareness in the multicultural community
  • identify coping strategies for people at risk of emotional distress
  • reduce the stigma and risk factors associated with mental illness.

We educate and connect with multicultural communities to:

  • reduce social isolation
  • strengthen and support resilience
  • raise awareness of emotional distress and its impact on the person, family and community
  • assist people to connect with the general community

We work with service providers and health practitioners to promote mental health practices that are:

  • sensitive to diverse  worldviews and experiences
  • focused on recovery
  • evidence-based
  • client-centred and inclusive

We partner with multicultural communities, service providers, government agencies and the private sector to empower people from diverse cultural and language backgrounds to proactively care for their mental health and wellbeing.



 
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contact details

Street Address
30 Shottery Street
Yeronga Qld

Postal Address
PO Box 3135
Yeronga Qld 4104

Telephone (07) 3848 1600
Facsimile (07) 3848 1699

Working hours from Monday to Friday, from 8:00am to 5:00pm, except Public holidays

Email
admin@harmonyplace.org.au

 


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