Private psychology now available through Mater Intellectual Disability and Autism Service (MIDAS)

Supporting a person with learning difficulties to lead a healthy and happy life can often be challenging. Our expert psychology support provides compassionate care to Mater Intellectual Disability and Autism Service (MIDAS) patients 16 years and over and their families, offering specialised assessment and intervention designed to meet their needs and address mental health concerns.

Many benefits have been gained from psychology interventions for people on the autism spectrum. These include targeted assessments to gain insight into areas of strength and areas where interventions could be helpful, targeting concerns around anxiety and depression, and learning skills and strategies to increase social interaction abilities and manage emotional distress.  

All MIDAS services are provided in a respectful, holistic manner where our team collaborate with others to support the best outcomes for families. These services are facilitated by a registered clinical psychologist from Mater’s Young Adult Health Centre Brisbane.

Services available through MIDAS

  • Cognitive and functional assessments.
  • Autism assessments (ADOS-2).
  • Management of anxiety, depression and other mental health difficulties.
  • Strategies for coping with stress, trauma and adjustment issues.
  • Promoting the development and improvement of social interaction skills.
  • Working to overcome relationship difficulties.
  • Skill building in time management, planning and organisation.
  • Individually targeted sessions for discrete issues such as sleep problems.
Private psychology sessions
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
Better Access to Mental Health Care plan

MIDAS does not provide crisis mental health support. If you are seeking urgent assistance and care, please speak to your local GP who can refer you to dedicated specialist support. Lifeline Australia is also available 24/7. You can call Lifeline on 13 11 14. In the event of an emergency, please call 000.