The Regional Mental Health and Wellbeing Hubs Initiative contributes to connected and inclusive communities, where individuals and groups are supported to build good mental health and wellbeing and reduce the risk factors for poor mental health.
About the mental health and wellbeing hubs
The Queensland Mental Health Commission has invested in regional community mental health and wellbeing hubs to pilot locally-led approaches to building and embedding awareness, knowledge and capacity for improved mental health and wellbeing.
The Initiative recognises the central role communities play in supporting and protecting good mental health and wellbeing, including through fostering social inclusion, connectedness, and enabling access to resources and services.
This includes raising awareness among services, key groups and the broader community about what they can do to support better mental health and wellbeing and equipping them with information, resources and connections with others.
The Hubs will work with individuals, community members and groups, networks, industry and government across their regions to pinpoint community needs and facilitate better access to mental health and wellbeing training and resources.
- Central Highlands
CentacareCQ, supported by the Central Highlands Regional Council and CQ Rural Health, is focusing on the establishment of the Central Highlands Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub in the first phase, and is planning to extend to the Banana Shire.
- Logan and Southern Moreton Bay Islands
In the south-east, Relationships Australia Queensland is leading the establishment of a Hub for the diverse communities of Logan City that will also cater for the Southern Moreton Bay Islands.
- Far North Queensland
From January 2018, CentacareFNQ is leading the establishment of a Hub in Far North Queensland, with a focus on the Cooktown and Tablelands regions.
- In September 2017, selectability, a merger between Supported Options in Lifestyle and Access Services Inc. (SOLAS) and Mental Illness Fellowship North Queensland (MIFNQ), advised the Commission it could no longer participate in the Northern and Western Queensland Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub. This Hub is no longer in operation.