Renewal of the Queensland Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol Strategic Plan 2014-19

Discussion paper feedback closes: 12 May 2017

Various forum dates

The Queensland Mental health Commission is reviewing the Queensland Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol Strategic Plan 2014-2019 (the Strategic Plan).

The Strategic Plan set a platform for change over three to five years to improve the mental health and wellbeing of Queenslanders.

Much has been achieved by many agencies across many sectors over the last two years. However reform is continuous and there is a need to ensure our collective efforts are making a difference. The Strategic Plan review will focus on how we can continue to make progress towards achieving better outcomes for Queenslanders. The Commission is also updating the:

  • Early Action: Queensland Mental Health Promotion, Prevention and Early Intervention Action 2015–17
  • Queensland Suicide Prevention Action Plan 2015-17 
  • Queensland Alcohol and other Drugs Action Plan 2015-17.

You can play a significant role in the review by:

  • Providing feedback to two discussion papers published by the Commission with feedback due on 12 May 2017.
  • Attending community forums being held throughout Queensland.

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eNews – February 2017

eNews – February 2017

In this issue:

  • Partnering with Consumers
  • 2017 Annual Forum update
  • 2015-16 Annual Report
  • Consumer Networking Sessions
  • Consumer Training
  • How do you make your ward the most popular in the hospital?
  • Asking the right healthcare questions

…and more.


Barrett Adolescent Centre Commission of Inquiry Recommendation 6 – Reference Group


Queensland Health is seeking Expressions of Interest from Consumers and Carers to sit on a Reference Group focused on the Barrett Adolescent Centre Commission of Inquiry Recommendation 6.  The Reference Group will be involved in the development of a revised collaborative practice framework to meet the needs of children and young people with dual diagnosis of Intellectual Disability and Mental Illness (DD).

The Queensland Department of Health is leading implementation of the Government response to the six recommendations made in the BAC COI Report and a COI Implementation Team commenced in the Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs Branch in August 2016 to progress this work and engage with a broad range of stakeholders. An Implementation Steering Committee is overseeing implementation of the Queensland Government response.