• Health Workforce Strategy Submission

    In mental health, we suggest that there is significant opportunity to maximise and grow our community-based mental health workforce which will not only complement and support the acute end of the system, but also provide early intervention opportunities in local communities that take pressure off the hospital system. In this submission to Queensland Health on the Health Workforce Strategy for Queensland to 2032, QAMH provided an approved draft copy of the Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Workforce Strategy 2024-2029 (the Strategy) to guide workforce planning, policy direction and funding priorities over the next five years.

  • 2024 State Budget Submission

    Queensland is meeting just 29.6 per cent of need for NGO-delivered psychosocial supports for people experiencing severe and complex mental distress. In this joint submission, QAMH, Arafmi Ltd and MHLEPQ call for an urgent minimum increase in recurrent funding of $151.3 million for the sector. Other priorities include investment to develop the capacity of the Community Mental Health and Wellbeing workforce, expanding social prescribing initiatives, more support for Specialist Homelessness Services and clarifying how mental health funding decisions are made.

  • A Stronger More Diverse and Independent Community Sector Submission

    The Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Services funding landscape has seen many changes over the past decade, not least with the introduction of the NDIS, which has drastically concentrated funding for mental health services at the severe end of possible interventions for mental distress. In this submission, QAMH provides recommendations to assist the Department of Social Services to review grants funding processes and consider evidence-based approaches which can maximise mental health and wellbeing outcomes for all Australians.

  • Unleashing the Potential of the Health Workforce Submission

    This submission offers achievable solutions which will ease the burden on clinical primary care and provide more sustainable outcomes for those currently missing out on care. We suggest that the large cohort of people experiencing mild-moderate mental illness who are reliant on access to primary care can be better supported by effectively resourcing and expanding contracting through Primary Health Networks, and shifting to a new model of care that utilises social prescribing by Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Sector link workers, in order to complement primary care services and reduce demand on General Practitioners (GPs) and Allied Health practitioners.

  • NSQMH Standards Guide for CMOs Submission

    QAMH welcomes the opportunity to provide a submission to the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission) on the consultation draft of the National Safety and Quality Mental Health Standards for Community Managed Organisations Guide for Service Providers (the Guide). Having purpose-built standards for our sector is an important development that means services will no longer need to adapt or retrofit other standards to meet their needs or aspirations. Read our submission including areas of concern for our members.

  • Queensland’s Vocational Education and Training Strategy Submission

    QAMH welcomes the opportunity to provide a submission to the Department of Youth Justice, Employment, Small Business and Training (DYJESBT) on the development of a Queensland Vocational Education and Training (VET) Strategy. With the number of new jobs in the health care and social assistance industry projected to rise by 63,111 in 2024-25 alone, this work comes at an important time, and we look forward to a strategy which will deliver priority and future skills, ensure access for all Queenslanders, better connect employers and industry and support VET pathways and transitions.

  • Response to COVID-19 Inquiry
  • Response Paper NDIA Support Coordination Discussion Paper
  • November 2019 QAMH Submission to the Queensland Renting Reform
  • November 2019: Review of the NDIS Act and the new NDIS Participant Service Guarantee – submission response
  • September 2019: Health Transparency Bill 2019 – submission response
  • May 2019: NDIS Thin Market Consultation – submission response
  • April 2019: Inquiry into aged care, end-of-life and palliative care and voluntary assisted dying – submission response
  • October 2018: Inquiry into Imprisonment and Recidivism – submission response
  • May 2018: Joint Submission to Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs Accessibility and Quality of Mental Health Services in Rural and Remote Australia
  • 2018-19 State Budget Submission
  • February 2018: Market Readiness for the National Disability Insurance Scheme
  • February 2017: The Provision of Services under the NDIS for People with Psychosocial Disabilities Related to Mental Health Conditions