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Central Queensland, Wide Bay, Sunshine Coast PHN strongly value the voices of our community. We understand the PHN catchment brims with diverse culture and history, coupled with complex and varied health needs.
Our organisation is committed to being responsive to our communities, partners and primary health care workers. Our vision is to create improved holistic health and happiness across Queensland. Open, safe consultation with our partners, stakeholders, health care workers and community allows us to effectively, map, plan and commission the right service, at the right time.
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Workforce Development Online Consultation – This consultation is now closed
The Central Queensland Wide Bay Sunshine Coast PHN aims to develop a continuum of primary mental health (MH) and alcohol and other drug (AOD) services across the region, using a person-centred, culturally appropriate, stepped care approach. Identifying relevant regional workforce development needs to develop and maximise the capacity of its MH and AOD workforce is central to this goal.
To this end, the PHN has commissioned the National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA) to undertake a consultation process to identify the catchment areas’ AOD and MH workforce development needs and how to meet these needs in an ongoing way.
This online consultation is being conducted in addition to face-to-face consultations and workshops with key stakeholders across the PHN’s catchment areas.
Your responses to the questions below will help inform the workforce development needs and gaps of AOD and MH workers in the three regions.
Workforce development aims to build the capacity of organisations and individuals to prevent and respond to AOD and MH-related problems and to promote evidence-based practice. It goes beyond the provision of education and training to include issues such as recruitment and retention, workforce planning, professional and career development and worker wellbeing.
When you work through the questions, consider not only your own individual workforce development needs but also the broader needs of the sector that you work in.
Everybody is encouraged to have their voice heard during the consultations.
NCETA has developed a consultation paper to inform and guide the consultation process.