Mental health services provide a lifeline

Lifeline community recovery

The Isaac community are offered a mental health lifeline, as Lifeline Community Recovery have taken residence at the Moranbah Community Centre with counsellors on hand for anyone wanting to talk.


The Isaac community are offered a mental health lifeline, as Lifeline Community Recovery have taken residence at the Moranbah Community Centre with counsellors on hand for anyone wanting to talk.

Mayor Anne Baker said recent traumatic events can be a challenge for many in the community and having added mental health support is a great step to aiding those who may need it.

“As a region, we continue to face our share of tragedy and adversity, and when disaster strikes, it is ok to ask for help,” Mayor Baker said.

“When people are hurting and struggling emotionally, we can’t ignore that. Mental health and physical health go hand and hand with our overall wellbeing.”

Lifeline Community Recovery counsellors arrived in Moranbah on Friday to boost the mental health support services and provide residents and workers with free, expert help.

“We are a predominant mining region, so when something happens in one of our mines it doesn’t just impact those directly affected, the emotional waves of the incident spread far and wide across the community,” Mayor Baker said.

“Having experienced counsellors from Lifeline Community Recovery will give our residents and workforce powerful skills to add to their toolbox of mental health growth.

“It is with a heartfelt thank you to Lifeline, proudly supported by Uniting Care Queensland, for their quick response to provide added mental health services for our community.

“I would also like to thank the Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy, Dr Anthony Lynham, for his timely and valuable support of this initiative.”

Mayor Baker said it was evident from the community to the coalface that there is a willingness to engage in a genuine conversation about our state of mind.

“That is what makes us the resilient community we are; the understanding that even during the difficult times we can be there for each other and have the courage to ask for help.”

Anyone in the Isaac community are able to access Lifeline Community Recovery counsellors from the Moranbah Community Centre.

Lifeline Community Recovery General Manager Luke Lindsay said help was available for anyone wanting to talk.

“Our counsellors are experienced, confidential and are ready in Moranbah to work with the community and make a difference to those in need,” Luke said.

“We understand that no matter how close to an incident you may be, the ripple effect can be large. We are here to work with you, and for the community to know you are not alone.”

The Lifeline Community Recovery Support Centre is in the Chapel at the Moranbah Community Centre, open from 8am to 5pm every day.

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