Queensland Mental Health Commission

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COVID-19: Mental health system responses

COVID-19: Mental health system responses

Australian Government 

COVID-19 Mental health package

The Australian Government is providing a package of measures to support the mental health and wellbeing of Australians as we face the challenges of the Coronavirus pandemic, including $74 million to support mental health services.

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Qld Govt $28 million boost

For community mental health

Mental health, drug and alcohol services and culturally appropriate health care will get a $28 million boost to help Queensland continue through the tough but necessary measures to tackle COVID-19. (NOW CLOSED)

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National pandemic response plan 

Mental health and wellbeing

The plan focuses on three priority areas: data and modelling of the mental health impact of COVID-19, service outreach and service linkage and coordination. The plan is supported by $48.1 million from the Commonwealth.

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Global impact on mental health

COVID-19 Online seminar series

ConNetica and ANU seminars to support countries across the globe to learn from one another and adopt practices to minimise the adverse impact of Covid-19 on mental health.

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Portable Long Service Leave

For community service workers

The Queensland Government has introduced legislation for a new portable long service leave scheme to be available for community service workers, to start from 1 July 2020.

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Adaptive strategies

New ways of delivering essential services

The Centre for Social Impact and Uniting Vic.Tas have collated strategies to protect consumers and staff during COVID-19. The most effective strategy is a range of things.

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Immediate housing response

Homeless and other vulnerable people

As COVID-19 places additional pressure on community service providers, the Queensland Government has established an Immediate Response Fund of $24.7 million to deliver enhanced housing support. 

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Leading in crisis

Advice for leaders and service providers

ConNetica Director Marion Wands shares insights for leaders and service providers for communicating during crisis with compassion and addressing workforce and client concerns around COVID-19.

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