Richmond Fellowship of Queensland
Richmond Fellowship Queensland (RFQ) is a non-profit company and registered charity that has been supporting people with a mental illness since 1974. It is renowned for its quality recovery oriented services and its stable governance and management. RFQ is the most experienced provider of non-government psychiatric disability support and rehabilitation services in Queensland.
We have programs operating in the Brisbane metropolitan area, Redlands, Redcliffe, Caboolture, Ipswich and Logan shires and Toowoomba and districts. While our services are presently localised to the southeast corner of the State, our residential program receives referrals from throughout Queensland and northern New South Wales.
RFQ's programs include a number of home-based outreach services, a residential rehabilitation program, a prison transition service and a consumer partnered activity and drop-in day centre.
RFQ is part of an international family of Richmond Fellowships operating in over 30 countries.
The Richmond Fellowship movement was first established in England in 1959 to provide community rehabilitation and support for people with a mental illness.
The Vision of Richmond Fellowship Queensland
RFQ serves the community as a leader in recovery oriented and early intervention services for people with mental illness or psychiatric disability.
Our vision for success is that people experience hope and recovery.
Our values include:
- Social justice and human dignity in an environment that empowers people and promotes responsibility for self
- Relationship values of Respect, trust, reliability, challenge and safety
- Collaboration through establishing effective working alliances
- Professionalism, reflected in ethical and evidence-based practices
- and standing in the community as a reputable service provider
Our Eliza Street Community & Ryan's Place programs are the only programs that we can accept direct referrals for because of funding environments. The other programs listed here are our outreach programs and referrals are received via Disability Services Queensland or the local Mental Health Service.
In each of our programs, staff develop strong working alliances with people,
providing assistance in areas such as:
- Finding hope, meaning and direction in life
- Setting and achieving personal goals
- Personal and emotional support
- Daily living and life skills
- Linking and coordinating with other agencies and resources
- Accessing the community
Eliza Street Community
The Eliza Street Community is a transitional residential rehabilitation program that provides a friendly and safe place where people can build the skills and confidence they need to live independently. The Eliza Street Community aims to provide a supportive yet challenging living and learning environment for up to fourteen young adults.
People are supported to move at their own pace within a flexible time period of between 12 to 18 months.