Governance

Queensland Centre for Perinatal and Infant Mental Health delivers locally and leads state-wide.

The work of enhancing the perinatal and infant mental health service system across Queensland is guided by a number of key documents.

The work of the Queensland Centre for Perinatal and Infant Mental Health (QCPIMH) is supported locally and statewide by three governance bodies.

Governance Structure

The Statewide Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Steering Committee represents all Hospital and Health Services (HHS) in Queensland and Mater Health Services, as well as Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs Branch.

The group aims to provide information, advice, and advocacy, and engage in business planning, to support the five key strategic areas for development of the perinatal and infant mental health service system in Queensland:

  • service development and implementation
  • workforce development
  • mental health promotion and prevention
  • research and evaluation
  • advocacy
Membership of the QCPIMH Reference Group is by invitation and Expression of Interest. The group brings together a diverse range of organisations and individuals working in perinatal and infant mental health. Membership includes but is not limited to:

  • consumers and carers
  • peer support and advocacy organisations
  • Indigenous health services
  • transcultural health services
  • general practitioners
  • healthcare professionals working in public, private or community sectors
  • non-government organisations
  • the Queensland Mental Health Commission
  • Department of Health services
  • other state and commonwealth government departments and agencies
  • research bodies
  • tertiary education institutions

The group aims to provide informed advice, advocacy, and leadership to support the development of the perinatal and infant mental health service system in Queensland.

The State-wide Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Consumer and Carer Network represents parents and carers with lived experience of perinatal and infant mental health issues, and consumer-led organisations working in this area. The network seeks to engage a range of representative consumer and carer voices in perinatal and infant mental health through various communication channels.