About QAMH

In the early 1990s a unified voice for the Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Sector gained momentum with more than 50 organisations and groups across Queensland forming an alliance.

Today the Queensland Alliance for Mental Health (QAMH) represents more than 100 Queensland organisations and individual members involved in the quality delivery of community mental health and wellbeing services across the state.

Our role as the peak body for the Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Sector is to reform, promote and drive community mental health and wellbeing service delivery for all Queenslanders, through our influence and collaboration with our members and strategic partners.

We bring people and organisations together to drive change and ensure innovative and quality mental health services are delivered to people in our community.

A word from our CEO, Jennifer Black

QAMH are Committed to:

  • Supporting our members and the wider mental health community in meeting the needs of Queenslanders who seek support for their mental health issues.

  • Working hard to advocate on behalf of our members, facilitating connections with stakeholders and other service providers and providing training with events that add valuable knowledge and skills within the community mental health and wellbeing workforce.

  • Collaborating and seeking insights from our members, and partners to ensure sector challenges and reforms are part of a broader state and national agenda.

Learn more about our advocacy, member initiatives and how we build knowledge and foster innovation within the Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Sector.

Annual Report 2021
Strategic Plan 2022 – 24

Our Vision, Mission and Values

Our Mission, Vision and Values
Our Mission, Vision and Values

Our History

1980s

1980’s A Need to Work Together

QAMH has our origins in the 1980s when non-government organisations and groups working in the sector identified a need of a State-wide body to represent their common interests.

1995

1995 A State-wide Alliance

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

1999

1999 Incorporated

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.

2007

2007 National Peak Body Established

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.

2016

2016 A Distinct Legal Entity

QAMH becomes a company limited by guarantee

2021

2021 Brand Refresh

QAMH brand refresh to reflect a united contemporary voice for the Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Sector. Organisational redesign and created a team better prepared to advocate for the sector.

Today

Continuing to Lead Reform and Drive Innovation

QAMH, as it’s now known, continues to be a fearless advocate, representing the interests of its members and the broader community mental health sector.