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:
permanent employees of Queensland Health
temporary contract employees within Queensland Health
casual staff who can demonstrate an ongoing commitment to Queensland Health and have written support from their Hospital and Health Services.
paid leave through the Study and Research Assistance Scheme (SARAS) (where required for course of study)
Courses that lead to credentialing in mental health nursing.
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.
Interested applicants should download the Mental Health Scholarship Application Form and familiarise themselves with the Guidelines for Applicants.
Potential applicants should also consult the Frequently Asked Questions. To access an overview of the Mental Health Scholarship Scheme you can download a copy of the Mental Health Scholarship brochure.
Mental Health Scholarship Coordinator
Queensland Centre for Mental Health Learning
Locked Bag 500
Sumner Park BC QLD 4074
Tel: (07) 3271 8838