Host a Kitchen Table Discussion about

Closing date for applications: 4pm, Friday 19 February 2021

Health Consumers Queensland invites three consumers to host kitchen table discussions with their local community networks to provide feedback on the Access My Healthcare website and mobile application.

Access My Healthcare brings together all health and wellbeing services and providers into a single, integrated, easy to use website and app. It connects Queensland health and wellbeing services to consumers and carers, clinicians and the community.


Engagement Snack Pack for Dept of Health Staff


Workshops to help strengthen your consumer partnerships 

Grab your lunch and join us for quick consumer engagement workshops via Teams. These workshops will give you the practical advice you need to strengthen your partnerships with consumers.

Who can participate?

Only staff engaged in priority projects as identified by Queensland Health and Health Consumers Queensland.  Not sure if this is you? Ask your supervisor or contact us.

Session structure and delivery

  • 4 x 30-minute sessions.
  • Begins with a short presentation followed by questions from the participants.
  • Delivered via Microsoft Teams.
  • You will need to register to attend the session.


Training for Emerging Consumers

This training will be offered again in April. Details to come shortly.

  • Are you new to consumer partnerships in health?
  • Are you interested and ready to partner with a health organisation?
  • Are you ready to build your consumer partnership skills?
  • Would you like to connect with other emerging health consumers?

This series has been designed just for you.

This training has been created for health consumers who are very new to consumers partnerships. If you are just starting out or have about 1 to 2 years experience in consumer partnerships, this is the right training series for you.

Session structure and delivery

  • Introduction to Consumer Partnerships is a series of 4 x 1-hour training sessions.
  • Each session has a short presentation followed by discussion and your chance to ask questions.
  • Sessions will be delivered via Zoom video meeting.
  • You will need access to the internet and a device with a camera and mic to participate in online training.


Join the Rural and Remote Digital Healthcare Committee

Closing date for applications: 9am, Friday 26 February 2021

As digital healthcare is set to transform the way health care is delivered and experienced in rural and remote locations across Queensland, this is your opportunity to provide advice on the strategy and speak up for your communities about what matters most.


Participate in consumer and carer consultation for a national scheme to recognise civil involuntary mental health orders

Closing date for applications extended: 9am Wednesday 7 April 2021

Are you a consumer and carer with experience of moving between Queensland and other states and territories within Australia, or vice versa, whilst receiving civil involuntary mental health treatment?

The National Mutual Recognition Project

Queensland’s Health Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs Branch, is hosting the National Mutual Recognition Project on behalf of the Commonwealth Mental Health Principal Committee. The project team is developing a national legislative scheme for the mutual recognition of civil involuntary mental health orders across Australian states and territories. In effect, this will mean that a civil mental health order made in Queensland will be automatically recognised in another state or territory, and vice versa.


Host a kitchen table discussion to ‘TALK ABOUT’ mental health services and supports for people living in the Darling Downs and West Moreton region

Closing date for applications:  4pm,  Monday 15 February 2021

Health Consumers Queensland has been contracted by Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN to offer five consumers or carers the opportunity to host a kitchen table discussion with their community network to learn about their opinions and experiences of mental health services and supports in the region. These discussions can be held in-person or online.

Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN is funded by the Australian Government to improve primary health care services (services that sit outside of a hospital) in the Darling Downs and West Moreton region.

What is ‘TALK ABOUT’?

  • ‘TALK ABOUT’ is a way for Darling Downs and West Moreton PHN to ask you about your experience with health care in your community.
  • The PHN wants to ‘talk about’ what you think is working well and what you think could be done better in relation to Mental Health services.

What are kitchen table discussions?

Health Consumers Queensland provides opportunities for consumers to lead consultation with their own community.  We do this via Kitchen Table Discussions which are community engagement sessions led by local people for local people. They allow small groups to participate in discussions at a time of day that suits them. The discussions enable health consumers, carers and community members who do not ordinarily participate in healthcare consultation to have their say in a safe and supportive environment.

We are seeking five (5) Consumer Hosts with a strong community network who can bring together up to six community members each to have a discussion in-person or online via Zoom video conferencing between 19 February and 5 March 2021. If online the host will have up to five participants. The Host guides the discussion with a set of questions provided to them and provides the de-identified feedback to Health Consumers Queensland.

Find out more and apply >

Join the Youth Step Up Step Down Advisory Committee

Applications close at 9am on Monday, 8 February 2021

Are you a consumer with a lived experience of accessing a Youth SUSD service or other child and youth mental health service in Queensland Health? Are you a carer with a lived experience of caring for a person who has accessed a Youth SUSD service or other child and youth mental health service in Queensland Health.

The Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs Branch (MHAODB), Department of Health is seeking one consumer representative and one carer representative to participate as equal members on the Youth Step Up Step Down (Youth SUSD) Advisory Committee.


Join the Queensland Health Website Transformation Advisory Group

Closing date: 9am, Monday 8th February 2021

Queensland Health is seeking two consumer representatives to join its Website Transformation Advisory Group. The representatives will provide consumer perspectives on the transformation project, which includes the following website properties.

Department of Health Departmental information
Qld Government site Queensland Health public content
HHS sites Hospital and health Service sites
Campaign sites e.g. Dear Mind campaign
Co-branded sites e.g. BreastScreen Queensland



The purpose of the Website Transformation Project is to deliver a better public health website network for patients, the public, clinicians, staff and other stakeholders.

The purpose of the Website Transformation Advisory Group (“the Advisory Group” or “WebTAG”) is to provide governance, advice and guidance to the project team running the Project within Strategic Communications Branch (SCB).