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Welcome to QSMA


The Queensland Self-Management Alliance (QSMA) is the peak body for self-management and self-management support in Queensland.

QSMA is dedicated to promoting the adoption of effective self-management strategies and does this by:

  • undertaking advocacy and policy development in self-management and self-management support
  • disseminating evidence-based education, resources, programs, and tools

  • actively participating in research partnerships

  • engaging with a broad cross-section of stakeholders locally, nationally and internationally.

Whilst the primary focus of QSMA is chronic disease self-management, QSMA is also actively engaged in other areas of self-management, including workforce, early intervention, prevention and e-health.

QSMA Update



For several years, The Queensland Self Management Alliance (QSMA) has been funded by Queensland Health. Sadly this contract has not been renewed so QSMA has now closed. Our thanks go to staff members, especially those who have made a wonderful commitment in the recent past – Beth Hunter, Beth Cullen, Melissa Ram, Malathi Kanagasabapathy, and Sharon Hinton.

A pared down QSMA website has been linked to for a limited time and QSMA products are available through Helene Frayne, General Manager, Arthritis Queensland, also for a limited time. There will be a charge for postage and handling for QSMA products which you order.

The resources which area available for distribution are as follows:


  • “Live With It – By Young People for Young People!”  This resource can be accessed through the QSMA logo on the front page of or by emailing Helene Frayne.  There are limited hard copies of the resource and also some cards which can be given to the public which give the online location of the resource.
  • ‘Take Charge of Your Health – Understanding Self-Management:  A Community Presentation.’  This is a powerpoint presentation for health professionals to use when presenting about self-management
  • Quality Assurance Framework:  Strengthening Chronic Disease Self-Management Support 2012
  • A3 posters – ‘Strengthening Self-Management Support in Your Practice.


The Keeping It R.E.A.L Train the Trainer workshop can still be presented by those people who attended the workshop series in 2012.  There are manuals available for distribution.  They are free of charge but again, there will be a postage and handling charge.

Thank you for your support of and involvement with QSMA and we hope you continue to use the principles of self-management to educate your clients and patients to ‘take charge of their conditions.’

If you wish to discuss this email or order any of these resources, please contact Helene Frayne on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (07) 3857 4200.