Collaborative groups


Mental Health Collaborative Group

Mental Health Collaborative Group

Our newest collaborative group is the cross-institutional and multi-disciplinary Mental Health Collaborative Group. This group was established by HTQ in 2023 after HTQ’s Health Research Needs Assessment identified mental health as a priority area.

The inaugural meeting was held in September 2023, with representation from across our partnership and beyond. Their goal is to provide better outcomes for Queenslanders experiencing mental health challenges.

Current activity

The group’s first collaborative project is the HTQ-led Queensland Mental Health Workforce Hub, an online platform for health professionals and researchers.

While there is an abundance of consumer and primary care focused platforms in mental health, this hub will serve as a centralised resource for mental health training, education and research for the mental health workforce in Queensland.

The group has also provided feedback and input into the feasibility and value of an HTQ-led mental health funding analysis for Queensland.

Group members

  • Timothy Leow, Townsville Hospital and Health Service (HHS)
  • Jessica Pulis, Mackay HHS
  • Zoe Cunningham, Queensland Mental Health Commission
  • Kate Gadenne, Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research (QCMHR)
  • Sonja March, University of South Queensland
  • Nicola Warren, The University of Queensland (UQ)
  • Zephanie Tyack, Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
  • Dhanisha Jhaveri, UQ/Mater Research
  • Alyse Trueman, Queensland Health (CEQ - MAHOD)
  • Carla Meurk, UQ /QCMHR
  • James Kesby, UQ /QCMHR
  • Lara Farrell, Griffith University
  • Sarah Medland, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute
  • Marianne Wyder, Addiction and Mental Health Services, Metro South Health
  • Selena Bartlett, QUT
  • Samuel McArdle, Children's Health Queensland - Child and Youth Mental Health Service
  • Loretta Wharburton, Addiction and Mental Health Services, Metro South HHS
  • Emma Bell, Institute for Urban Indigenous Health
  • Claire McCafferty, CSIRO AeHRC
  • Colin Robinson, Gold Coast Health

Further information

If you are interested in more information about the Mental Health Collaborative Group please contact:

Sarah Scott, Project Manager, Health Translation Queensland
Email: sarah.scott@healthtranslationqld.org.au

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