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Other stakeholders

We work collaboratively with a number of stakeholders to drive reform of the mental health, alcohol and other drug and suicide prevention sectors in Queensland.


The Commission supports the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Leadership in Mental Health group (NATSILMH) established in Sydney in November 2013. 

NATSILMH’s aim is to help restore, maintain and promote the social and emotional wellbeing and mental health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples by advocating and providing advice and leadership in these areas. It also aims to reduce the high rates of suicide among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. There is a strong foundation and commitment across community, non-government and government sectors to support and drive reform at the local and national level. Contact NATSILMH by email and read about NATSILMH activities.

Non-government sector leaders forum

We facilitate annual forums with leaders in the non-government mental health and alcohol and other drugs sectors.

These forums engage leaders in identifying priority issues for both sectors, and enable shared action to address reforms. Forum communiques for non-government sector leaders meetings outline key issues discussed.

Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (Qld)

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) is responsible for training, educating and representing psychiatrists in Australia and New Zealand.

Psychiatrists are medical doctors who are specialists in the treatment of mental illness. The College publishes guidelines and policy documents relating to reform. Read the College’s practice guidelines and position statements and submissions and reports. Contact the RANZCP Queensland Branch and read RANZCP (Qld) latest news.

Australian College of Mental Health Nurses (Qld)

The Australian College of Mental Health Nurses (ACMHN) is the peak professional mental health nursing organisation and the recognised credentialing body for mental health nurses in Australia.

It seeks to represent the profession at all levels of government and across all health service sectors. In addition, the ACMHN sets standards for practice, supports mental health nursing research and provides a forum for collegial support, networking and ongoing professional development for its members. Importantly, the ACMHN also works to promote public confidence in and professional recognition of mental health nursing. Contact the ACMHN Queensland Branch and read ACMHN (Qld) latest news.

Queensland Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies (QNADA)

The Queensland Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies (QNADA) is the peak organisation representing the views of the non-government alcohol and drug sector in Queensland.

QNADA actively engages with its member organisations to develop policy positions and submissions to inform state and national policy and advocacy deliberations on all aspects which intersect with the AOD sector. Contact QNADA and read QNADA latest news.

Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS)

The Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) is the state-wide peak body for individuals and organisations working in the social and community service sector.

QCOSS undertakes informed advocacy and supports a strong community service sector. QCOSS’ key activities focus on providing effective policy advice, working to strengthen responsive community services and having productive partnerships with the community sector, government, private sector, academia, media and the broader community. QCOSS provides advocacy in a broad number of areas including service practice and reform, homelessness and housing, early intervention and prevention and early childhood support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and culturally and linguistically diverse peoples. Contact QCOSS or read QCOSS papers and submissions and QCOSS latest news.

Queensland Alliance for Mental Health (QAMH)

Queensland Alliance for Mental Health is the peak body for the Queensland community mental health sector.

QAMH represents and supports more than 100 member service groups, the wider mental health community and individuals with lived experience. Contact QAMH.