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Central Queensland, Wide Bay, Sunshine Coast PHN strongly values the voices of our community. We understand our region brims with diverse culture and history, coupled with complex and varied health needs.
We are 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.
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.
The PHN 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. Responses will help inform the workforce development needs and gaps of AOD and MH workers in the region.
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.
NCETA developed a consultation paper to inform and guide the consultation process.