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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A new resource to help people experiencing mental health issues to self-advocate for what they need under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has been produced. The workbook was developed following a co-design process, in partnership with VMIAC and Tandem . It covers the following...
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Queensland Alliance for Mental Health (QAMH) is holding it's 2019 conference Altering States - Evidence and Effect , in Cairns, next month. Be inspired by leading practitioners, peers and advocates to: create powerful messages to counter stigma use evidence to strategically drive reform and...
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Queensland Mental Health Week (QMHW) is an annual event that aims to shine a spotlight on what all of us can do to look after our mental health and reach out to those who need support. The event is linked to National Mental Health Week and World Mental Health Day, which is held on 10 October every...
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Queensland Government media release Queensland has a new plan for improving the mental health and wellbeing of all Queenslanders. Shifting minds: Queensland Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs Strategic Plan 2018-2023 sets the five-year direction for reforming Queensland’s mental health and...
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TRE is a paradigm-changing approach to occupational stress prevention and vicarious-trauma resilience training. Using simple muscle fatigue and without having to recall or talk about past events TRE invokes the human body's natural neurogenic tremor reflex in a safe and controlled way to physically...
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The National Indigenous Women's Wellbeing Conference 2018 is hosted by Indigenous Conference Services (Australia) 13-15 June, in Cairns. The aim of the conference is to provide a platform for Indigenous women’s wellbeing, bringing together health professionals to exchange knowledge and information...
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Legal Aid Queensland has published a series of captioned recordings about their services on their YouTube channel . Videos for community, health and education workers can be found here and include their published community legal education webinars. The next webinar is Child Protection - the law and...
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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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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...

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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 Australian Government has launched a new website of resources and information about mental health. The website includes: practical advice, information on specific mental health conditions and disorders, advice for specific populations and at risk groups, advice on self-care while supporting...
Legal Aid have a series of captioned recordings about Legal Aid Queensland services on their YouTube channel . Videos for community, health and education workers can be found here and include their published community legal education webinars. Upcoming webinars can be found on the Information for...
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...
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...
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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Author: 
Louise Mullins, Queensland Council of Social Service

Would it surprise you to know that poverty and severe hardship affects more than a million Australians? And around the world more than a billion are desperately poor?

Anti-Poverty Week 2017 encourages all Australians to highlight issues of poverty and hardship here, at home, and overseas...

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Author: 
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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