Consumer groups

Our consumer groups

Children’s Health Queensland is committed to partnering with consumers and the wider community. We have a wide range of consumer groups and opportunities for engagement.

CHQ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Consumer Advisory Committee

Partnering with us to hear from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander consumers to help make sure that the way we work with children, young people and families is culturally safe and appropriate.

CHQ Research Consumers

CHQ Research supports meaningful consumer involvement in the development and implementation of research involving children. We are seeking people to help better inform us on the way we present and conduct our research.

Child and Youth Mental Health Parent Carer Advisory Group

Child and Youth Mental Health The Child and Youth Mental Health Service (CYMHS) Parent Carer Advisory Group (PCAG) is a formal mechanism for parents, carers, grandparents, and foster carers to improve our services by sharing their experience, knowledge and wisdom of supporting infants, children and young people who have attended CYMHS. The group meets five times a year and is important as it ensures carers voices are heard to support CYMHS meet the needs of families into the future.

Child and Youth Mental Health Youth Advisory Group (Beautiful Minds)

The Beautiful Minds Youth Advisory Group is an important part of the Child and Youth Mental Health Service (CYMHS). Members of Beautiful Minds are young people, aged 16 to 25, who have previous experience with mental health difficulties and have attended CYMHS. The group is important as it ensures the voices and needs of young people are heard. Beautiful Minds meets most months and members reflect on their own experiences of attending CYMHS and offer their unique expertise on how to better meet the needs of young people who are currently accessing the service.

Family Advisory Council

Family Advisory Council: partnering with us to provide overarching consumer advice on the implementation of family-centred care. The Family Advisory Council aims to represent the interests of all families using Children’s Health Queensland and aim to support our services to meet the needs of our patients and families.

Family Centred Care Committee

The Family Centred Care Committee meets monthly, and its role is to provide expert advice and support for the implementation of family centred care initiatives and prioritise and oversee the family-centred care agenda across Children’s Health Queensland.

Oncology Patients, Family and Carer Network

Oncology Patient, Family and Carer Network: partnering with us to improve the oncology and haematology services for patients, families and carers across Queensland.

Online Community of Interest

The CHQ Online Community of Interest is group in which information regarding opportunities, education and resources are distributed to Consumer Representatives via emails throughout. It is an opportunity to stay in the know with upcoming Consumer Representative activities as well as have an chance to provide feedback on information that we provide to public.

Patient Safety and Quality Committee

The role of the Patient Safety and Quality Committee is to ensure that CHQ maintains a high standard of care, minimises risks to patients and continuously improves the quality of its clinical services.


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