Queensland’s Psychosocial Peak Body
As the Psychosocial Peak Body in Queensland, QAMH provides information about services in your area, training to boost inclusion and advocates directly to Government on issues affecting people experiencing psychosocial difficulties.
This program is funded by the Department of Seniors, Disability Services and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships.
For more information about the Queensland Disability Peak and Representative Body Program, including other funded Peak and Representative bodies click here.
The Term “Psychosocial disability”
Psychosocial disability is a term used commonly by the NDIS which provides the following definition:
Psychosocial disability is a term used to describe a disability that may arise from a mental health issue.
Not everyone who has a mental health condition will have a psychosocial disability, but for people who do, it can be severe, longstanding and impact on their recovery. People with a disability as a result of their mental health condition may qualify for the NDIS.
QAMH, as the Psychosocial Peak Body would like to acknowledge that, unlike some types of disability, mental health challenges can be episodic in nature and that ongoing recovery and improvement is possible. Recovery and wellbeing should always be a priority when receiving or providing support.
What we do
- Information and referral services – Online and phone support to find services and resources
- Education and training to influence community attitudes and remove barriers to inclusion.
- Expert feedback and advice to government on the NDIS and other matters impacting Queenslanders who are experiencing psychosocial challenges.
What we don’t do
- We don’t provide crisis support.
- We don’t help you directly with your NDIS application.
- We don’t provide direct mental health services or support to you.
- We don’t provide individual advocacy.
QAMH Members and the Role They Play
QAMH currently supports more than 100 member organisations across the state, that provide Community Mental Health Supports in their local communities. Learn more about the services our members provide.