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New grants boost to QMHW

New grants boost to QMHW

MEDIA RELEASE Grants totalling $85,000 are available to communities across the State to host Queensland Mental Health Week (QMHW) community awareness events. Individual grants up to $2,500 are... Read more >


Renewed focus on physical wellbeing to improve mental health

Renewed focus on physical wellbeing to improve mental health

The Queensland Mental Health Commission has pledged support to an initiative focused on promoting the physical health of people living with mental illness. As part of a national... Read more >


Wheel of Wellbeing rolls on

A capacity building project to enhance Queenslanders’ mental health and wellbeing awareness and knowledge continues to roll out this month. The project is funded by the Queensland Mental... Read more >


Nine vital actions we must take following Royal Commission

Nine vital actions we must take following Royal Commission

The winding-up of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse provides an unprecedented opportunity for Governments across Australia to rise to the challenge posed by... Read more >


Council welcomes new Mental Health Commissioner

The Queensland Mental Health and Drug Advisory Council has welcomed the appointment of the new Mental Health Commissioner. On behalf of council members, Professor David Kavanagh said the appointment... Read more >


Toowoomba has say on State mental health, drug and alcohol strategy

The Toowoomba community is being encouraged to comment on a high level plan which sets the direction of action to improve mental health and wellbeing. The Queensland Mental... Read more >


Support for better mental health tops $2 million

The Queensland Mental Health Commission’s financial support to local initiatives that improve mental health and wellbeing will top $2 million this year. Queensland Mental Health Commissioner Dr Lesley... Read more >


Mental health nurses: a voice to lead

Queensland nurses continue to play a vital role in bringing about practical changes to the state’s mental health care system. Marking International Nurses Day (12 May), Queensland Mental... Read more >


Cairns consultations 10 & 11 May

Cairns to have say on State-wide mental health, alcohol & drug strategies Cairns and Far North Queensland communities are encouraged to comment on a high level plan that sets... Read more >


Townsville consultations – 8 & 9 May

Townsville to have say on State mental health, alcohol & drug strategies Townsville and surrounding North Queensland communities are encouraged to comment on a high level plan that sets... Read more >



Last updated 3 May 2017


QMHC latest news

QMHC eNews – Issue 44
Commissioner’s viewpoint Strategic Plan renewal: next steps Those who took part in consultations in recent months have given us valuable insight for renewing the mental health, alcohol and... Read more >

New grants boost to QMHW
MEDIA RELEASE Grants totalling $85,000 are available to communities across the State to host Queensland Mental Health Week (QMHW) community awareness events. Individual grants up to $2,500 are... Read more >

QMHC eNews – Issue 43
Commissioner’s viewpoint First impressions Two weeks into the Queensland Mental Health Commissioner role and I am overwhelmed by the level of commitment and motivation that has been expressed... Read more >