Acknowledgement of Country

In the spirit of reconciliation, CheckUP acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples should be aware that this website contains images or names of people who have passed away.




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Queensland Primary Health Care Network

CheckUP is proud to continue to support the Queensland Primary Health Care Network (QPHCN) by hosting a series of events for the health sector.

Join CheckUP at our quarterly QPHCN events! These dynamic gatherings bring together healthcare professionals, industry leaders and community stakeholders to explore the latest advancements, challenges, and opportunities in the health sector.

With engaging presentations, our events offer valuable insights and foster collaboration for improving the health and wellbeing of Queenslanders. Following each event, face-to-face attendees have the opportunity to network while enjoying light refreshments.

Don’t miss out on these informative and inspiring occasions – mark your calendars for our upcoming QPHCN events.

Thursday November 30

At the fourth QPHCN event of 2023, we will hear from leaders in the disability sector discussing current services and programs, accessibility, inclusion, purpose, and the power of working in partnership. There will be presentations and discussions on accessibility, inclusion and workforce diversity.

Following the event, attendees will have the opportunity to network while enjoying light refreshments.


Thursday 30 November 2023

In person: 12:30pm – 2:30pm (light lunch to be provided)
Webinar: 1:00pm – 2:30pm


Online via webinar or in-person at:
Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (QAIHC) training rooms, Level 1/36 Russell Street, South Brisbane

Ticket options and prices

  • CheckUP Members and Outreach Providers – Free!
  • Non-members General Admission (Face-to-face) – $50
  • Non-members Virtual Attendance – $20

Thank you to our sponsor

We are grateful to HESTA for their long-standing support of our events. HESTA is the principal sponsor of the QPHCN events for 2022-2023.


Register for our next QPHCN event: Disability Action Week

2023 events

Thursday 28 September – Mental health and wellbeing

Our third QPHCN of 2023 focused on mental health and wellbeing. Good mental health and wellbeing is the foundation for thriving individuals, families and communities.

There were updates about programs and initiatives taking place in the sector, including Queensland Mental Health Week 2023, coordinated by CheckUP.


View the webinar via YouTube

Speaker presentations 

Additional resources

Queensland Mental Health Commission

  • Shifting minds: The Queensland Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drugs, and Suicide Prevention Strategic Plan 2023–2028.
  • Every life: The Queensland Suicide Prevention Plan 2019-2029.
  • Achieving balance: The Queensland Alcohol and Other Drugs Plan.

Queensland Alliance for Mental Health


Thursday 1 June – Reconciliation

Reconciliation was the focus of CheckUP’s QPHCN event in quarter two, held during National Reconciliation Week.

The event commenced with a cultural performance from the Nunukul Yuggera Aboriginal Dance Company. Attendees then heard from guest speakers on the work their organisations are undertaking in relation to reconciliation and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing.


Thursday 9 March – Health Workforce

The first QPHCN event for 2023 focused on skills and training to grow the future health workforce.


  • Dr Joseph Occhino, Assistant Deputy Director-General, Workforce Strategy, Clinical Planning and Service Strategy Division, Queensland Health | Download slides
  • Giovanna Castellani, A/Director, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Division, Queensland Health
  • Brett Hall, A/Executive Director – Workforce Strategy, Department of Employment, Small Business and Training | Download slides
  • Sabrina Kerr, Health Gateway Schools Manager, CheckUP | Download slides
  • Vicky Meyer, Industry Workforce Advisor – Health, CheckUP | Download slides
  • Karen Lavery, Employer Liaison Officer (ELO), Australian Government Department of Employment and Workplace Relations | Download slides
  • Anastasia Woolmer, Business Relationship Manager, HESTA
  • Ann Maree Liddy, CEO, CheckUP

Additional resources

2022 events

Wednesday 30 November – Disability Action Week

The final event of 2022 was held during Disability Action Week, discussing accessibility, inclusion, and workforce diversity.



  • Dr Dinesh Palipana OAM
  • Tony Burns OAM, General Manager Employment, Multicap | Download slides
  • Sandi Rodiger, Manager, Living Well, Epilepsy Queensland | Download slides
  • Huy Nguyen, CEO and Founder of Enabler Interactive | Download slides
  • Amanda Frier, Access for All Manager at CheckUP | Download slides
  • Brad Tyley, Business Development Manager, HESTA.


Wednesday 31 August – Creating mentally healthy communities

Mental health and wellbeing was the focus of CheckUP’s third Queensland Primary Health Care Network (QPHCN) event of the year.


  • Ivan Frkovic, Queensland Mental Health Commissioner – Opening address | Watch video
  • Kingsley Bedwell, Chief Executive of Richmond Fellowship Queensland (RFQ) andAlex Couley, Chief Leadership Officer of RFQ – Brief interventions
  • Megan Keily, Principal Advisor, Registered Psychologist, Psychological Health Unit, Workplace Health and Safety Queensland – WHSQ Psychological Health Unit update | Download slides
  • Toniele Williams, Service Manager, Accoras – Update from Accoras | Download slides
  • Rachel Green, CEO, SANE – SANE – Free Digital & Telehealth Complex Mental Health Support | Download slides
  • Lisa Maynard, Marketing and Communications Manager, CheckUP – Queensland Mental Health Week | Download slides


Wednesday 1 June – National Reconciliation Week

The National Reconciliation Week theme for 2022, ‘Be Brave. Make Change,’ is a challenge to all Australians – individuals, families, communities, organisations and government – to be brave and tackle the unfinished business of reconciliation so we can make change for the benefit of all Australians. CheckUP’s Queensland Primary Health Care (QPHCN ) event explored how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia. Attendees heard from guest speakers on the work their organisations are undertaking in relation to reconciliation.



  • CheckUP Board Director Kieran Chilcott who is the CEO of Kalwun Development Corporation Ltd
  • Haylene Grogan, Chief Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Officer and Deputy Director-General, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Division at Queensland Health
  • Erin Lang, CEO of Reconciliation Queensland
  • CheckUP CEO Ann Maree Liddy
  • Brad Tyley, Business Development Manager – QLD, HESTA.


Wednesday 17 March – Focus on Skills and Training to Grow the Future Health Workforce



  • Haylene Grogan, Chief Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Officer and Deputy Director-General, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health | Download slides
  • Gavin Leckenby, Department of Education, Small Business and Training | Download slides
  • Tammy Denniss, Department of Education, Skills and Employment | Download slides
  • Amanda Hammer, Queensland Health and CheckUP | Download slides

Also discussed during the webinar was the 2022 Close the Gap Report.

2021 events

Wednesday 24 November – Improving the health and wellbeing of Queenslanders




Wednesday 26 August – Take time for mental health




Wednesday 26 May – More than a word. Reconciliation takes action.


  • Steven Coghill Senior, Welcome to Country
  • Cleveland Fagan, QAIHC and Haylene Grogan, Queensland Health
  • Donna Burns, Healing Foundation


Wednesday 24 February – Workforce



Queensland Primary Health Care Network origins

Originally established as a network in 2010, the Queensland Primary Health Care Network (QPHCN) traces its roots back to late 2009 when a series of Primary Health Care Round Tables were organised to foster connections between organisations and facilitate the exchang of information concerning the national health reform agenda. As these gatherings continued, the participating organisations recognised the value of the partnerships being formed and the insightful discussions that were taking place, leading to a decision to formalise the network. Over time, the QPHCN grew to encompass a group of almost 80 state-level primary health and community care related organisations who came together with a common interest in networking, information sharing, and gaining a collective understanding of the opportunities and challenges prevalent in Queensland’s primary healthcare sector. Today, CheckUP proudly hosts quarterly events for the health sector, building upon the foundation laid by the QPHCN.