Our growing Mental Health services in Queensland
Mental health services in Queensland Australia, are experiencing unprecedented growth thanks to record levels of funding that reflects the Queensland Government's deep commitment to delivering better quality of life for people who live with mental illness, their families and carers.
This is reflected in the Queensland Plan for Mental Health 2007-2017 which is driving the reform, improvement and development of mental health services in Queensland.
In 2007, to support this plan, the Queensland Government announced a record increase of $528.8 million in funding for mental health and further develop and grow mental health services in Queensland.
As a result over the last three years Queensland Health has added an additional 396 clinical jobs within our community mental health services.
In addition to growth within the community mental health sector, over 140 new acute and extended treatment beds witll be opened across Queensland in 2011.
The growth in mental health services provides an excellent opportunity for experienced mental health professionals to be involved in supporting consumers with acute and ongoing mental illness towards recovery.
Please click here for a full Statewide list of Mental Health Services.
Queensland Health's mental health services offer holistic treatment and support through multi-disciplinary teams made up of health professionals from various disciplines and may include:
Queensland Health Australia, provides public mental health services in each of the 15 Health Service Districts across the state in a variety of urban, regional and rural settings. Queensland Health currently employs over 5,000 mental health professionals across the state. Services provide intergrated care in community, acute inpatient and extended treatment service settings through delivery specialised assessment, clinical treatment and rehabilitation services to reduce symptoms of mental illness and facilitate recovery.
Our services are focused primarily on providing care to Queenslanders who experience the most severe forms of mental illness and behaviour disturbance, including those who fall under the Mental Health Act 2000. Our rural services provide fantastic opportunities in a friendly, varied and at times complex service environment and make use of available information technologies including tele-health.
Our services work in collaboration with other key stakeholders within the community including primary health, private providers and non-government organisations to provide a continuum of care for consumers and their families.
Mental health services within Queensland Health provide clinical services in both inpatient and community settings to specific target groups and include: