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The Mater Emotional Health Unit is a private service with a range of mental health professionals who treat children, adolescents, adults, couples and families for a broad range of mental health issues.
The consult suites have a dedicated reception area with private billing facilities and comfortable waiting areas, the Emotional Health Unit has been purposefully designed to promote privacy and confidentiality.
Lead by experienced mental health practitioners, the Emotional Health Unit provides a range of services for patients of all ages who require mental health assessment, treatment and follow-up for depression, anxiety, and other mental health conditions.
Dr Bill Bor is an experienced child and adolescent psychiatrist who treats a range of mental health difficulties.
Dr Paul Pun is an experiences psychiatrist in the sub-specialty of consultation-liaison psychiatry (the interface of medicine and mental illness).
Our psychologists can assist with diagnosis and treatment of a range of mental health conditions in children, adolescents and adults. The therapy offered may assist with management of stress, depression, mood and anxiety and relationship difficulties including family based relationships.
View a list of psychologists at the Emotional health Unit.
Mental health social work
Our accredited mental health social workers provide assessment, diagnosis and treatment services to individuals, couples, families and groups who are experiencing a range of mental health issues. They help clients to resolve their presenting psychological problems, and associated social and environmental issues, with the aim of improving their quality of life.
View list of social workers at the Emotional Health Unit.
Kate Palmer is an accredited Mental Health Social Worker and Art Therapist with experience in working across most chronic and acute health conditions, paediatric oncology and mental health. Kate's specialty areas include young adult health and mental health/ bereavement and grief/ loss/ significant life transitions.
The fees charged by health professionals in the Emotional Health Unit are set by the individual practitioners and are payable to them at the time of consultation. EFTPOS facilities are available at the Emotional Health Unit reception.
Medicare or health fund rebates may be claimed if eligible. Your Medicare claim can be forwarded online. Additional fees may apply for longer appointments and report writing however your health professional will inform you if this is likely to occur.
To see one of our Emotional Health Unit psychiatrists you will need a referral from a General Practitioner or other treating doctor.
You can see one of our psychologists or social workers without a referral however you will not be eligible for a Medicare rebate.
To access the Medicare rebate for your treatment, your General Practitioner will need to complete a Mental Health Care Plan as part of their referral process.
It is important that you bring your referral to your first appointment.
Lifeline Australia: 13 11 14 is a confidential 24hr telephone crisis support service available from a landline, payphone or mobile.
Level 7, Salmon Building
South Brisbane QLD 4101
If you have any questions about the Emotional Health Unit, please call us on 07 3163 6102. Alternatively, you can email us on EHU.Private@mater.org.au.