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.

Consumers and carers will work together with other members of the Reference Group to produce a Queensland operational guide for collaborative practices when services work with children and young people with a Dual Diagnosis of Intellectual Disability and Mental Illness.

Consumers and carers should have experience of young people with a Dual Diagnosis and must be available to meet in person in Brisbane on the following dates:

  1. Tuesday 7 March, 2017. 9:00-2:00pm
  2. Tuesday 21 March, 2017. 9:00-2:00pm

Please complete this Expression of Interest and return to Leonie Sanderson via:  by Wednesday 8 February 2017.

For more information about this opportunity please contact Leonie Sanderson on: 07 3012 9090