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Capacity building

Improving the capacity of organisations and individuals to use evidence-based tools for promoting positive mental health and wellbeing is a key focus of the Commission.

The Mental Health and Wellbeing Capacity Building Project, in partnership with Maudsley International, aims to give key stakeholders across community, non-government and government sectors the awareness, knowledge and skills to increase the mental health and wellbeing of individuals and groups.

The Capacity Building Project utilises two key tools:

  1. the Wheel of Wellbeing
  2. Mental Wellbeing Impact Assessment.

Wheel of Wellbeing

Developed by Maudsley International, the Wheel of Wellbeing—or WoW—is a flexible framework that represents the six universal themes that contribute to mental health and wellbeing: body, mind, spirit, people, place and planet. Using positive psychology, WoW links each of the six themes to positive action to promote mental wellbeing.  

Read how one school principal is using WoW to support mental wellbeing across the school community.

See how WoW is being implemented in innovative ways across Queensland

To learn more, visit the Wheel of Wellbeing.

Mental Wellbeing Impact Assessment

The Mental Wellbeing Impact Assessment (MWIA) is a systematic approach to promote wellbeing, minimise risks to wellbeing, and identify ways to measure success in achieving wellbeing.  

It can be applied to the workplace, programs, proposals, services, and projects to capitalise on opportunities for mental health and wellbeing.

  • a sense of control over one’s life including having choices and skills
  • communities that are capable and resilient
  • opportunities to participate, for example in making decisions or through work
  • being included and connected.

The MWIA toolkit, guidance and reports are available on the Health Impact Assessment Gateway.

The update of the capacity building  project outlines the mental health and wellbeing events and training delivered in 2016.