Queensland Alliance for Mental Health (QAMH) is leading a key workforce project – and needs your involvement today!

As part of a new project in the mental health sector QAMH is working in collaboration with members and stakeholders from across Community Services to understand unique workforce challenges.

The project seeks to build on the mental health sector’s current understanding of its workforce in Queensland by looking at current and emerging challenges.

To date interviews with member services have identified some preliminary findings which include:

• A lack of qualified and/or experienced staff, uncompetitive wage and the inability to offer staff long-term or permanent roles are common staff recruitment and retention issues

• Time taken way from staff to deliver services is a major barrier to the provision of training and professional development opportunities as this directly impacts on the organisation’s revenue

• Trauma informed care, responding to complex and/or co-existing needs and the provision of culturally appropriate services are cited as training priorities/gaps relating to the provision of recovery-based person-centred services by service managers

If you, or a colleague is providing community mental health services and are interested in participating in this project please contact Hidy Chan (Project Lead) on 3394 8480, or hchan@qamh.org.au

Audience
Community Organisation or ACCHO, Employee, Employer or Self-Managed Participant
Date published
March 12, 2021