About Us

Worklink Employment Support Group Inc. (Worklink) is a diverse organisation that provides employment assistance, psychological, counselling and professional support to people with a mental health condition and other disadvantaged groups in the community. In addition Worklink provides educational programs to employers and the general public.

Worklink is a non-profit organisation, funded by the Australian Government, and administered by a voluntary board. Founded in 1996 with a staff of two, Worklink has now grown to a staff of 50, reflecting the ever increasing need for its services in the Cairns Employment Services Area (ESA).

Worklink’s head office is in Cairns and covers the Cairns ESA South to Cardwell, North to Mossman, West to Atherton and East to Yarrabah.


Worklink’s vision is that people who experience mental health issues have the opportunity for employment, improved economic and social well being and acceptance in the community.


To facilitate improved employment opportunities and related economic and social outcomes for people with mental health issues in the community.