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Improving the mental health and wellbeing of Queenslanders requires the Commission to work with many individuals and organisations. As an agent of change, we get our achievements through the achievements of others.

This requires formal and informal partnerships. To date we have currently signed statements of our partnership with:

Mental Health Commissions

In 2014, the National Mental Health Commission and Commissions in New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia and New Zealand signed a Memorandum of Understanding which set out the commitment of all parties for a collaborative relationship and recognises the parties’ complementary roles and shared commitment to improving mental health and wellbeing.  In 2017, a renewed Memorandum of Understanding was agreed and expanded to include South Australia and Victoria. Annual communiques reflect progress.

Queensland Hospital and Health Boards

In October 2016, the Mental Health Commissioner, the Chair of the Board Chairs Forum and the Chief Executive with the Mental Health portfolio signed a protocol supporting collaboration.

This protocol recognises that the Queensland Mental Health Commission and Queensland’s 16 Hospital and Health Services seek a collaborative relationship that reflects their complementary roles and mutual interests in the areas of mental health, substance misuse and suicide prevention in Queensland.

It also provides a framework for all parties to work together – collectively and on discrete pieces of work – to improve outcomes while pursuing their own functions and priorities.

Last updated 24 March 2017

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