Our Networks and Committees

At QAMH, we build strong networks with our 100 plus members and other sector stakeholders, to keep us connected with emerging community issues and to inform our policy work and advocacy campaigns.

Through our partnerships, we take action to drive reform and improved access to quality mental health and wellbeing services for all Queenslanders.

The Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Sector is strengthened through collaboration and connections. QAMH are involved in a range of committees and networks to drive both local and national change and reform.

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Our National Network

At a national level we work with Community Mental Health Australia (CMHA), Mental Health Australia (MHA) and the National Mental Health Commission (NMHC) on a range of issues. The QAMH team are also involved in regularly meetings with the other peak bodies in each state and territory and have been instrumental in setting up a policy officer network and communication network to collaborate on relevant issues and opportunities.

Our Local Network

Locally we participate in a range of committees and working groups bringing the voice of the sector to the table. The QAMH CEO has regular meetings with the Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs Branch of Queensland Health and the Queensland Mental Health Commissioner. We have also engaged with members of state cabinet and will continue to do so around the important role of community mental health services and our vision for the sector as outlined in the Wellbeing First report.

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Our Committee Involvement:

Key committees that QAMH has been involved in recently and in some instances continue to have representation include:

  • Systemic Analysis of the Mental Health Non-Government Community Mental Health Services Sector Governing Partnership and Reference Network

  • COVID-19 impact on Mental Health Stakeholder Forums

  • PHN regional planning across multiple PHNs in the state

  • National Safety Priorities in Mental Health Working Group
  • Queensland Community Peaks CEO Network
  • Mental Health Community Support Services Evaluation Steering Committee
  • Crisis System Reform Implementation Steering Committee
  • North Queensland Alliance Meetings
  • Far North Queensland Alliance Meetings
  • Multicultural Mental Health Working Group
  • Make Renting Fair Alliance
  • Partners in Prevention
  • Public Trustee Customer Reference Group
  • Health Industry Skills Advisory
  • All Abilities Working Group
  • Peer Participation in Mental Health Services Network
  • Mental Health Week Steering and Working Groups
  • Family Matters Queensland
  • Collaboration in Mind
  • Peer Work Qualifications Working Group
  • QUT Enhanced Head of School Advisory Committee
  • Workability QLD
  • Community Services Gateway to Industry Project: QLD Advisory
  • NDIS Psychosocial Disability Workforce Micro-Credential Project Steering Committee