Take part in the renewal of the mental health, drug and alcohol strategic plan

The high level plan which sets the direction to improve the mental health and wellbeing of Queenslanders is being renewed.
People with lived experience of mental illness, problematic alcohol and other drug use and those affected by suicide, along with families, carers and supporters are being encouraged to take part in a state-wide review.

The Queensland Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol Strategic Plan 2014-2019 is a whole of government plan for all Queenslanders.
First developed in 2014, many additional commitments have been made towards achieving the six long-term outcomes described in the plan.

Queensland Mental Health Commissioner Dr Lesley van Schoubroeck said the time was right to renew the plan to ensure that efforts continue to focus on the needs of Queenslanders.

“Improving mental health and wellbeing takes time and it is important that our efforts are continually reviewed to ensure they meet the changing needs of Queenslanders and align with recent reforms,” Dr van Schoubroeck said.

“It is important that the voices of all Queenslanders, from all sectors, are heard during the renewal process.

“It is particularly important that the voices of people with a lived experience of mental illness, mental health difficulties, suicide and alcohol and other drug issues are heard.”

Remaining Queensland Mental Health Commission forums on the Strategic Plan are:

  • Logan — 29 & 30 June

Submissions close on Friday 12 May 2017.

Continue the discussion

Find out more

Further information on the Strategic Plan review, including discussion papers, is available at www.qmhc.qld.gov.au