Our program is run by Ed-LinQ Coordinators who are senior mental health clinicians.
We work with child and youth mental health services (CYMHS), community mental health support services and all State, Catholic and Independent schools across Queensland. This includes primary and high schools.
Our coordinators help school staff support their students who are experiencing, or at risk of mental illness by:
- offering consultation, accessing mental health services and referrals if needed
- providing mental health education and training to school staff
- supporting different services, such as Health, Education and non-government organisations, to work together to address the mental health needs of students.
We don’t work directly with children, young people or their families.
For more information read our Statewide Ed-LinQ Program Visual Model.
If you’re worried about your child’s mental health or you’re looking for mental health services, please contact your local child and youth mental health service.
If your child's life is in danger call Triple Zero (000) or go to your nearest emergency department.
If it’s not urgent, talk to your GP, local child and youth mental health service or your child’s school about your concerns. They’ll be able to contact an Ed-LinQ Coordinator for you.
Using our service
We have coordinators in the following hospital and health services. Most are based in child and youth mental health service locations.
Cairns and Hinterland
Karina Stevenson and Toma Hartley
Phone: 07 4226 2700
Danielle Mayer (Mackay CYMHS)
Phone: 07 4968 3893
Rebecca Atkinson (Redcliffe CYMHS)
Georgia Grattan (Caboolture CYMHS)
Phone: 07 5316 3100
North West TBA
Phone: 07 4744 7103 (Mt Isa CYMHS)
South West HHS
Angie Gorry (South West CYMHS)
Phone: 07 4624 2700
Phone: 07 4433 9004
Caron Cahill (Goodna CYMHS)
Jodi Clayton (Ipswich CYMHS)
Phone: 07 3817 2360
Do I need a referral?
You don’t need a referral to use our service.
If you work in a school or with school aged children or young people, you can contact your local Ed-LinQ Coordinator directly. They’ll be able give you more information about our services and how they may be able to support you.
About our program
The Ed-LinQ Program was created to make it easier for schools and healthcare providers to work together. It helps identify and care for school aged children and young people who are at risk of or experiencing mental health problems or mental illness.
Training and development
We deliver training and professional development workshops across Queensland for educators. This includes a statewide online training calendar, as well as developing targeted training packages and working with individual schools where needed.
You can contact our Statewide Ed-LinQ Coordinators, Clea Headley or Ally Barrington, by either:
We’re open Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.