Queensland Mental Health Commission Leading Reform Summit 2022



The Queensland Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drugs, and Suicide Prevention Leaders' Summit

23-25 November 2022, Hotel Grand Chancellor Brisbane

Leading Reform Summit 2022

Frequently asked questions

Summit FAQs

What is Summit 2022?

The Leading reform summit is the Queensland Mental Commission’s annual two-day forum for leaders in Queensland’s mental health, alcohol and other drugs, suicide prevention and associated human services sectors.

The summit is intended to be a powerful catalyst to align leaders, develop solutions to problems, introduce new strategies, fuel collaboration, harness the collective knowledge of sector leaders and drive the reform agenda forward.

Essentially, the summit engages leaders in leading and delivering the essential reforms necessary to deliver better outcomes for individuals, the broader population and the system. It’s an opportunity to develop a collective position around reform priorities for the next 1-5 years, grounded in best practice and contemporary evidence.

When is Summit 2022 being held?

The Summit is being held over two-and-a-half days as follows:

  • Wednesday 23 November - Leading reform Summit followed by evening networking/refreshments
  • Thursday 24 November - Leading reform Summit
  • Friday 25 November - Leading reform Workforce Summit (half day)

The Commission is also supporting a Lived Experience Peer Workforce Day hosted by Brook RED and QLEWN on Tuesday 22 November 2022. 

What time is Summit 2022 on?
  • Wednesday 23 November - 8.45am to 5.00pm, plus evening networking/refreshments to 6.15pm
  • Thursday 24 November - 8.45am to 5.00pm
  • Friday 25 November - Workforce Summit (half day) - 9.00am - 1.30pm (includes lunch)
Who can attend Summit 2022?

The Summit is relevant to a range of leaders in their fields, including:

  • Lived experience, family and carer representatives
  • Peak body representatives
  • Policy developers
  • Academics
  • Clinicians and frontline workers from government and non-government service providers
  • Leaders, decision-makers and funders
Who is organising Summit 2022?

The Queensland Mental Health Commission is the event organiser.

The Commission has partnered with BrookRED and QLEWN (Queensland Lived Experience Workforce Network) to coordinate the Lived Experience Workforce Day on Tuesday 22 November 2022.

What measures will be taken to ensure the event is COVID safe?

The Queensland Mental Health Commission will follow any health direction of the Queensland Government relevant at the time of the Summit. Hand sanitiser and masks will be available to all delegates.

In the unlikely event the Summit needs to be postponed to a later date or cancelled, delegates will be advised as soon as possible.

Is there a dress code?

Business attire.

Is the venue wheelchair accessible?

The venue is fully accessible to wheelchairs and to people experiencing mobility challenges. This includes ramps and lifts within the venue.

Are there medical facilities available?

No. In the event of a medical emergency an ambulance will be called. The venue's Spring Hill location is a short distance from the Royal Brisbane Hospital.

Is there support if I feel distressed?

Yes. A lived experience support worker will be available in a private area away from the plenary room for anyone who feels distressed or would like time out.

Is there a Code of Conduct?

The following behaviors are expected and requested of all delegates and participants:

  • Participate in an authentic and active way. In doing so, you contribute to the discussion about reform priorities and directions.
  • Exercise consideration and respect in your speech and actions.
  • Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behavior and speech.
  • Be mindful of your fellow participants. Alert the summit organisers if you notice a dangerous situation, someone in distress, or inappropriate behaviour, even if they seem inconsequential.

If a delegate or participant engages in unacceptable behavior, the summit organisers may take any action they deem appropriate: this could include giving a warning to the offending party and/or removing the offending party from the event.

Ticketing FAQs

How much are tickets to attend Summit 2022?

Tickets to the Summit are free.

What is included in my ticket/registration?

Your ticket includes:

  • Attendance at all of the days you have registered for the Summit
  • Meals - Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
  • Networking drinks on Wednesday 23 November 2022
  • Any conference papers
How do I buy tickets?

Because tickets are in demand, they are initially offered by invitation only. You can express your interest in attending and receive an invitation when general admission ticketing opens.

Can I prebook sessions at Summit 2022?

No. Because tickets are in demand, they are initially offered by invitation only. You can express your interest in attending and receive an invitation when general admission ticketing opens.

Can I express my interest in attending?

Yes. You can express your interest in attending and receive an invitation when general admission ticketing opens.

Can I change the name on my ticket to give it to a colleague? 

Yes. If you wish to nominate someone to attend on your behalf, please contact the event organisers at the following email: qmhc@mbsquared.com.au

Is there a resale facility?

If you are unable to attend, you are requested to advise the event organisers, so your ticket can be re-issued to someone on the expression of interest / wait list.

If you wish to nominate someone to attend on your behalf, please contact the event organisers at the following email: qmhc@mbsquared.com.au

Is Summit 2022 an over 18 event? Why?

The Summit is only for people aged 18 and over due to the content discussed, which includes mental illness, alcohol and other drugs, and suicide.

What happens if COVID impacts the event ?

The Commission will adhere to public health directions and will advise you as soon as possible regarding the Summit's postponement or cancellation.

Will ID be required?

You will be required to bring your event registration/ticket with you for scanning as a delegate.

How can I register for the Lived Experience Workforce Day?

Registrations for the Lived Experience Workforce Day on 22 November 2022 are being managed by the event hosts BrookRED and QLEWN.

Tickets will initially be by invitation, and opened to general admission at a later date. 

The Leading Reform Summit is sold out.

Please click the WAITLIST button above to register for the waitlist.