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Latest NDIS and mental health news

26 May 2017

Hello valued members and friends,

Our long awaited May events were a resounding success last Thursday and Friday with many people across the community mental health sector attending.

Overall participants commended the event for:

  • sessions being valuable and highly relevant
  • providing the opportunity to share knowledge with colleagues
  • being able to hear from others in regards to their NDIS experiences
  • being a valuable networking opportunity
  • the calibre of speakers. 

I wish to commend our excellent speakers and thank all participants for the attendance and contribution to the conversations. 

Kris Trott

Chief Executive Officer
Survey Examining Relationship Between Gratitude and Caregiver Burden
Queensland Alliance for Mental Health.

National Disability Insurance Scheme(NDIS)

Call for Submissions:
NDIS Code of Conduct Discussion Paper

The Department of Social Services is calling for feedback on the recently released discussion paper on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Code of Conduct. > learn more

National Mental Health Sector Reference Group Communique Released

The National Mental Health Sector Reference Group (NMHSRG) has released its Communique from the 6th March 2017 meeting. > learn more

Have Your Voice Heard at the NDIS Mental Health Conference

You are invited to submit content to present at the National NDIS Mental Health Conference 2017. Sessions that are interactive and feature the voices of those with lived experience are particularly sought after. > learn more

Calls to Action

Call for Expressions of Interest: Scholarships for Consumer & Carer Participation Training

The Brisbane North Primary Health Network (PHN) is seeking expressions of interest for 10 scholarship opportunities to undertake 'Launching Pad' - Consumer and Carer Participation Training. > learn more

Share Your Story:
beyondblue Seeks Gay Men's Stories of Support to Gay Friends & Partners

beyondblue is developing a website to help Australian gay men support the mental health of their gay friends and partners. > learn more

Call for Participants:
Survey Examining Relationship Between Gratitude and Caregiver Burden

Murdoch University is conducting a study to establish whether feelings of gratitude influence the burden experienced by carers of people with severe mental illnesses. > learn more


Dr Peggy Brown Announced As Speaker For Metro North Health Forum

National Mental Health Commission Chief Executive Officer Dr Peggy Brown will be presenting at the fourth Metro North Health Forum on Wednesday 31 May 2017. > learn more

Funding News

Stronger Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Grants Program 2017–18

Stronger Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Grants Program 2017–18 are available through the Queensland Mental Health Commission to support evidence-based initiatives that promote social inclusion and reduce stigma and discrimination. > learn more


Member Activities

Communify's Seeking Donations for its Free Clothes and Books Event

QAMH member, Communify Queensland, is inviting all community members, staff, students and volunteers to declutter their wardrobes and donate any unwanted clean clothes, shoes, books and accessories for its Wrap Up For Winter event. > learn more

Training and Events

Northern Queensland myPHN Conference

You are invited to join Northern Queensland Primary Health Network (NQPHN) to its second Annual National myPHN Conference on 8th and 9th July with the theme Transforming Healthcare Together. > learn more

2017 Family Connections Leaders Training 

This training, in partnership with Queensland Health, represents one of the last opportunities for mental health professionals and carers to be trained for NEA.BPDAustralia's, evidence-based Family Connections program. > learn more

Critical Incident Management in Human & Community Services  

This half day workshop is specifically designed to assist workers in support roles to improve their knowledge and understanding of risk and how risk is addressed. > learn more


List of Independent Patient Rights Advisors Now Available

A list of Independent Patient Rights Advisors (IPRA) within the Hospital and Heath Services has now been made available. > learn more

Reform, Revolution and Disruption in Mental Health Care

We encourage you to read an insightful article entitled Reform, revolution and disruption in mental health care: A consumer's perspective by Jackie Crowe, New South Wales National Mental Health Commissioner. > learn more


QAMH represents over 110 organisations in the Queensland mental health sector.

As the peak body for mental health in Queensland, QAMH is committed to representing its members and advocating on the issues that affect them at the state and national level. 

If you are interested in becoming a member, contact Sue Pope, Manager, Engagement and Partnerships via email to or phone 3252 9411.

> Find out more about the benefits of membership with QAMH