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Health alert: COVID-19

COVID-19 Alert: We are currently at GREEN traffic light level - there is no restriction for coming to hospital to receive healthcare. Visitors are currently welcome at Metro South Health facilities, and are asked to help keep patients safe by maintaining physical distancing where possible and practising hand hygiene. See visitor restrictions and the latest Queensland Government information. [18 January 2023].

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Social Inclusion and Recovery

The insights and perspectives of people with mental health experiences are vital to the way we deliver our services at Metro South Addiction and Mental Health Service (MSAMHS).  We are committed to ensuring these voices are heard and valued in all aspects of the service.

People with mental health issues have improved outcomes in relation to housing, employment, income and overall health when they are supported by their communities. Consumers, their carers and families tell us that they feel more valued when they have opportunities to access housing, health services, meaningful activities/employment, and connection to others and their community, which are all important aspects of recovery and self-determination.

MSAMHS employs consumers and carers in a range of roles to as a way of offering hope and sharing knowledge with others to promote wellness and recovery.

Our workforce includes:

  • Director of Social Inclusion and Recovery – this position provides strategic advice to the Executive Team and leadership and direction to the Social Inclusion and Recovery workforce.
  • Team Leader who manages and supports our consumer and carer consultants.
  • Consumer and carer consultants who are positioned across the service to embed the Social Inclusion and Recovery perspective.
  • Peer Recovery Support Workers who work with consumers, carers and families within the inpatient units and community settings offering support and information.

For more information on our consumer/carer workforce please contact the Director of Social Inclusion and Recovery at

Community Engagement Forum

MSAMHS host a quarterly Community Engagement Forum: an information sharing event where community stakeholders are invited to develop partnerships and deliver solutions to improve services for those who live on Brisbane’s Southside.

Our next Community Engagement Forum will be a breakfast meeting and is scheduled for 5 October at Logan. For further information please contact Gabrielle Vilic, Director of Social Inclusion and Recovery at

Last updated 19 August 2021
Last reviewed 26 May 2017