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.

The Queensland Government has launched a new campaign to target the growing issue of elder abuse in Queensland. In a media statement Seniors Minister Coralee O’Rourke said the campaign ‘There’s no excuse for elder abuse’ was being launched in the lead up to World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, to...
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HESTA community Sector Awards recognise Australia's outstanding contributors to the community sector. The awards are an opportunity to publicly acknowledge the inspirational work individuals and organisations provide to the broader community, supporting those who need it most. If you know a...
The Queensland Government is providing $20 million in funding to community-based organisations to provide respite care for Queenslanders living with dementia or neurodegenerative conditions. Seven community-based organisations with services from Toowoomba to Mareeba will receive funding over three...
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. QCOSS’ Queensland’s wellbeing 2016...
The 2016 National Council of Women Queensland Bursary Applications are now open, with 26 bursaries on offer. Applications open Monday 15th February, and will close on Monday 4th April. Bursaries are available for those enrolled in secondary or tertiary study, with $1,000 to $1,100 awarded to each...
Mental Health Resources 4 Carers Mental Health Resources 4 Carers is a website that aims to answer questions and provide coping support for those who are new to the mental health system in Queensland; have had a loved one unexpectedly diagnosed with mental illness or are in doubt in a caring...
Government, business and Not for Profits need to do more to address the medium and long-term economic cost and social impact of natural disasters, according to a new report by the Australian Business Roundtable for Disaster Resilience and Safer Communities. The Roundtable report said the annual...
The Mental Health Bill 2015 was passed by Queensland Parliament last Thursday 18 February 2016, enacting the Mental Health Act 2016. Passage of this Bill has cleared the way for Queensland to undertake its biggest mental health reform in 15 years. The Act represents a major step forward for patient...
The Voicebox Project is an innovative program provided by PIR Gold Coast and Gold Coast Primary Health Network empowering a group of Gold Coast residents to share their stories and to help improve access to health and community services. The project consists of local Gold Coast people, with first...
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The New Roots smartphone app provides information, tips and tools to help with starting a new life in Australia. The app was developed to promote health and wellbeing, to assist with participating in community life and to access community and government services. It is available in English, Arabic...

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