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The Mental Health Scholarship Scheme 2014

The Mental Health Scholarship Scheme provides financial assistance for completion of approved postgraduate level university studies in mental health clinical practice that will enhance the capability of Queensland Health Mental Health staff.

Scholarships are awarded to Queensland Health clinicians, who are currently working closely with mental health consumers and are either:

Financial and Study Assistance

All scholarship recipients receive up to $1,000 per subject for study completed in 2014.

Scholarship recipients who will not complete their program of study in one year must reapply for a scholarship in the second year of study. Priority will be given to applications from previous scholarship recipients for their second year of study providing it is a continuation of the same program.

Scholarship holders at a local area level may negotiate with their line manager to access leave for course requirements.  At their discretion Hospital and Health Services may support scholarship holders to meet their course requirements by granting:

Eligible Courses

The scheme supports two broad categories of postgraduate courses.
  1. Courses that lead to credentialing in mental health nursing.

  2. Courses that assist allied health professionals in enhancing advanced clinical mental health practice with a holistic, recovery-oriented, consumer focussed service delivery and that are:

    • linked to national and state mental health policy, priorities and standards

    • directly relevant to recognised and supported clinical practice in mental health

    • focussed on clinical or direct service provision skills

    • focussed on addressing identified workforce priorities such as skill shortages or the development of competencies.

Closing Date

Applications for scholarships for study in 2014 have closed. Application for study in 2015 will open early September 2014 and close at the end of October 2014. 

How to Apply

Interested applicants should download the Mental Health Scholarship Application Formpdf and familiarise themselves with the Guidelines for Applicantspdf.
Potential applicants should also consult the Frequently Asked QuestionsFAQ. To access an overview of the Mental Health Scholarship Scheme you can download a copy of the Mental Health Scholarship brochurePDF.

Further Information:

Leisa Flanigan
Mental Health Scholarship Coordinator
Queensland Centre for Mental Health Learning
Locked Bag 500
Sumner Park BC QLD 4074
Tel: (07)  3271 8838
mhscholarships@health.qld.gov.au

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Last Updated: 30 August 2013
Last Reviewed: 30 August 2013