White Cloud Foundation acts upon evidence-based research to develop, test and implement a multi-disciplinary approach in the treatment of depression. WCF believes in easy, early access to professional, proven clinical programs and individualised treatment plans that can either be delivered face-to-fact or via tele-health.
Since its inception, WCF has worked with clinicians, researchers and administrators at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and QUT Health Clinics to test a multidisciplinary model-of-care for mothers at risk of or living with perinatal depression and people with post-traumatic stress disorder.
Out of these successful clinical trials, WCF have developed and implemented its Meals for Mums and STRATUS Tele-Mental Health services.
The Meals for Mums service assisting mothers with perinatal depression has been successfully operating in Queensland and Tasmania since 2016 and now supports over 450 mothers and their families a year.
The STRATUS Tele-Mental Health Solution, launched on 4 August 2021, is available to all Queenslanders struggling with depression and anxiety in its many forms. Its particular focus is on rural, regional and remote communities that have limited access to mental health services, but it is also available to people living in Brisbane and other major cities. WCF’s aim is to make this service available nationally once sufficient funding is secured.
WCF is also developing other programs to provide practical support to people living with or at risk of developing depression.