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We support our members and the wider mental health community in meeting the needs of people who have lived experience with mental health issues.
At QAMH, we champion the values and professionalism of mental health providers and their vital role in the broader health system. We’re committed to supporting our community as they deliver quality mental health services in Queensland.
Strong, inclusive and resilient communities.
Advocacy, Trust, Relevance & Responsiveness, Leadership, Diversity.
To be the voice of mental health communities in Queensland, creating connections, providing leadership and supporting better outcomes.
QAMH supports service providers and organisations through strategic partnerships, learning and development, and systemic advocacy. By strengthening the capacity of the mental health sector, we can create better outcomes for people with mental health issues, their friends, family and carers.
Our work is underpinned by the valued support of our members. Members play a key role in assisting us to address structural challenges and drive positive change.
We’ve stood with our members through significant changes to funding agreements and policies, and we continue to advocate on their behalf for reforms in the delivery of mental health services.
QAMH has our origins in the 1980’s when non-government organisations and groups working in the sector identified a need of a State-wide body to represent their common interests.
A forum is held to share ideas, develop common goals and create a unified voice for sector advocacy. Carers and service providers from across the state unanimously endorse the establishment of a state-wide alliance. In 1996, more than 50 organisations and groups across Queensland join the alliance.
Following a referendum of members and a special general meeting, the group is incorporated as the Qld Alliance of Mental Health and Psychiatric Disability Groups Inc.
The peak community mental health organisations from every state and territory form a coalition and establish Community Mental Health Australia, which provides a unified voice for community mental health and recovery services across Australia.
Queensland Alliance for Mental Health, as it’s now known, continues to be a fearless advocate, representing the interests of its members and the broader community mental health sector.