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Mental Health and Specialised Services

Mental Health and Specialised Services (MHSS) provides a range of specialist health assessment and interventions across mental health, prison health and alcohol and other drug services. MHSS has four streams; Service Development and Performance, Prison Health Services, Community and Acute Services, and Forensic and Secure Services as well as being responsible for state-wide research, training and specialised services including the Queensland Centre for Mental Health Learning, Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research and Queensland Mental Health Benchmarking Unit.

Our primary goal is to meet the needs of people and their families/carers on their mental health journey and to reduce the symptoms and impact of mental illness, drugs and alcohol misuse. Multidisciplinary teams deliver mental health assessments, clinical interventions, rehabilitation and referral services to people of all ages who are experiencing severe mental health problems.

MHSS delivers primary health care services to correctional facilities throughout the West Moreton region including; Wolston Correctional Centre, Brisbane Correctional Centre, Brisbane Women’s Correctional Centre, Brisbane Youth Detention Centre and Borallon Training and Correctional Centre.

Our division is led by Dr Leanne Geppert, Executive Director, MHSS who has over 20 years' experience in planning, delivery and improvement of mental health and drug and alcohol services. Dr Geppert is an experienced clinician and holds a Masters of Clinical Psychology, Doctorate of Clinical Psychology (PhD) and is a member of the Griffith University School of Applied Psychology Advisory Board.

Last updated: Tuesday, August 7, 2018


Mental Health and Specialised Services
Postal address: Locked Bag 500, Archerfield QLD 4108
Phone: (07) 3271 8222

Do you need help?
In a crisis or emergency call triple zero (000) or you can take the person to the emergency department of your nearest hospital.

24 hour specialist mental health care
Phone: 1300 MHCALL (1300 64 22 55)
This number will put you in contact with a mental health professional that will provide you with immediate support and refer you to the nearest mental health service.

Your GP can assist you to access support services and treatment if you or your loved ones are experiencing or are at risk of developing a mental illness.