Queensland Alliance for Mental Health is holding a series of three NDIS readiness workshops in Rockhampton – the first one being on 18 -19 Feb at Rydges.
The workshops – NDIS – Ready Set Go – are being held in regional centres in Queensland to provide an opportunity for organisations working in mental health service delivery to get up to speed with the NDIS. A lot of investment has been made in readying the disability sector and as a result issues raised by that sector are finding a way back into strategic and policy discussions.
QAMH, with this series of workshops, aims to offer our sector the same type of information as the disability sector but importantly use the workshops to identify key issues specific to mental health and NDIS implementation. We are already actively involved in a number of high level strategic working groups with regard to the NDIS rollout and believe we will be able to take information from our sector to these groups to ensure the community managed mental health has a voice. We recognise that our regionally-based colleagues do not always have access to this type of development support or that regional-specific issues are not sufficiently captured when discussing broad sector issues which is why QAMH is only delivering these workshops in regional Queensland.
Here is a link to our website with details of the workshops http://qldalliance.org.au/qamh-activities/ .