Welcome to Community Door's information portal about mental health.

Mental disorders are a leading cause of disability in the population. They comprise conditions such as dementia, depression, substance use and anxiety disorders. In 2007 they were the largest cause of disability burden in Queensland, causing 24.3% of the total disability burden. Mental and behavioural conditions continue to be more common amongst women than men. 

In this section you will find current news, resources and other information on the topic of mental health.

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Physical health is important for everyone, but can be a particular challenge for people experiencing mental illness. Queenslanders with a mental health problem are twice as likely to be diagnosed with cardiovascular disease and more likely to experience other long-term health problems such as...
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Queensland Mental Health Week, 8-14 October 2017, is an important opportunity to promote mental health and wellbeing, create understanding of mental health and celebrate the lives of people living with mental illness. Here’s a few ways to get involved during the week: register a QMHW event and help...
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Funding of up to $50,000 is available under our Stronger Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Grants Program. The grants support innovative, locally-led initiatives that promote social inclusion and reduce stigma and discrimination by encouraging community participation for people experiencing...
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Queensland Health will be updating progress on implementing the Government response to the Barrett Adolescent Centre Commission of Inquiry report by hosting several Youth Mental Health Forums, throughout May 2017. At the forums you can: Be updated on the implementation of the Government response to...
Media Statement Minister for Communities, Women and Youth, Minister for Child Safety and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence The Honourable Shannon Fentiman Financial assistance is now available for south-east Queensland’s not-for-profit organisations that have been affected...
The Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services' (DCCDS) Community Recovery section is encouraging individuals, carers and service providers in the DCCSDS North and Far North Queensland area to be prepared in relation to Tropical Cyclone Debbie. The likely impacts of a tropical...
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The Mental Health Collaboration Project aims to increase access to justice for clients with mental illness by providing community lawyers with skills and resources to work effectively and collaboratively with this client group, to meet all their legal needs . These resources are based on extensive...
Christmas and the holiday season can be a challenging time of year for many people. A number of services are available to help those in need during this time. 13Family (13 32 64) hotline Mums and Dads across Queensland are urged to call 13Family (13 32 64) for extra support if times are tough this...
Not-for-profit Law has updated its guide to 'The laws of advertising and your community organisation'. The resource provides practical tips to help organisations comply with the laws of advertising and marketing in Australia. Importantly, these laws apply to many fundraising activities of charities...
The 2016 Boyer Lecture Series titled Fair Australia: Social Justice and the Health Gap, were delivered by Professor Sir Michael Marmot , President of the World Medical Association, Director of the Institute of Health Equity and a leading researcher on health inequality issues for more than three...

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Are you looking for support in Queensland, or trying to find a service that meets your needs? Now you can search oneplace , the service directory hosted by the Queensland Family and Child Commission. oneplace is an easily accessible directory of community services to help Queensland families to get...
Queensland’s non-profit mental health community sector meets the needs of people with mental illness or psychiatric disability, including consumer groups, family and carer groups and non-government community-based service providers across Queensland. The peak body for mental health in Queensland is...
The Queensland Disaster Management website and the Get Ready website have a range of information and useful resources that can assist you to plan and prepare for an emergency. As part of your preparedness and planning for weather events, access regular weather forecast updates from the Bureau of...
SANE Australia's Aged Care Project focuses on solutions for a growing area of concern, the increasing number of Australians living with mental illness facing the challenges of growing older. The SANE guide to ageing well has been developed for older people who live with mental illness, their family...
The Community Resource Handbooks were launched by Volunteering Queensland on 12 May 2015. They consolidate the knowledge gained through Volunteering Queensland's community leadership work with more than 2,000 community groups over the past fifteen years. The handbooks are aimed at small to medium...
beyondblue , with the Hunter Institute of Mental Health, has developed resources for people who have attempted suicide and their close family and friends. These resources were developed with major input from many people who have attempted suicide and their family and friends. They have been...
Did you know that there are approximately two young carers in every classroom? Many young carers find that their overwhelming responsibilities at home affect their ability to keep on track at school. Young carers are less likely to complete high school if they do not receive any support, which...
Youth and Family Service (Logan City) Inc – have developed their YFS Service Delivery Handbook , published in 2012, which they would like to share with the Sector. Youth and Family Service (Logan City) Inc. (YFS) is a community based, not-for-profit organisation, providing planned, innovative...
Power of Attorney A power of attorney is a formal document allowing someone else to make decisions on your behalf; both personl and financial. This person can apply for a Domestic Violence Order on the behalf of someone experiencing domestic and family violence. The Powers of Attorney Act 1998...
There are a range of legal structures which may be suitable for Queensland not-for-profit community groups. The four main options are: an incorporated association: Associations Incorporation Act 1981 (QLD) and Associations Incorporation Regulation 1999 (QLD) a company limited by guarantee:...
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Queensland Council of Social Service

The Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) recently released a new report revealing the interrelated nature of poverty and disadvantage, highlighting key areas in Queensland which need to be addressed with better targeted programs, policies and investment.

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Michael Greco, Care Opinion Australia

Care Opinion is an independent, not-for-profit new web site which enables people to post their experiences of local social care services online, and in public (eg aged care, youth and disability care). ...

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Candice Bool, Open Minds

Open Minds recently participated in a research project called The Blue Portraits Project.  This project  proved to be a fantastic opportunity for the organisation to not only  increase its understanding of...

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