Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Workforce

1 March 2023

Category: Projects

QAMH is in partnership with Queensland Health to develop a Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Workforce Strategy. The purpose of the Strategy is to articulate the distinctive workforce issues unique to the sector, as opposed to the mental health system more broadly, and detail the specific actions that will be required to address them.

Challenges such as complex funding streams, a diversity of qualifications and training pathways, and greater representation of lived experience workers are explored in detail in this Issues Paper, which will form the basis of QAMH’s state-wide consultations with the sector in 2023. Centred around three pillars (Qualifications and Training, Attraction and Retention, and System Enablers), this paper sets out the workforce challenges facing the sector and puts forward possible solutions.

Thank you to those who provided submissions on the content of the Issues Paper. Many of these comments have been incorporated into the final version published here.

Read our Issues Paper here

Any queries about the Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Workforce Project can be directed to Sally McLeod, Project Manager – Workforce Strategy at or Ph: (07) 3394 8480

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