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2015 Performance survey

During 2014-15, the Commission completed its second full year of operation. This allowed us to build on the achievements of our foundation year, expand our focus and make progress in a number of key areas.

While the Commission’s first year of operation focused on broad consultation and engagement across Queensland to support the development of the Queensland Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol Strategic Plan 2014-2019, the 2014-15 year saw the Commission not only release the Strategic Plan, but lead and facilitate a range of strategic initiatives.

Your feedback

In June 2015 the QMHC Annual Stakeholder Survey took place – the second survey to measure your satisfaction with the performance and effectiveness of the Commission.

Your input summarised:

  • The majority of 2015 survey respondents (a 10% increase from the 2014 survey) believe that overall there is positive reform underway in Queensland’s mental health, drug and alcohol system.
  • The majority of survey respondents agreed the Strategic Plan identifies priorities that are important to them and that, at least to some extent, it articulates a clear direction.
  • While most felt the Strategic Plan was comprehensive and well compiled, many respondents noted that concrete actions that can be readily implemented (for example, through Action or Operational Plan/s) are essential to its translation into practice.
  • Despite feeling positive it would effect change in the future; most felt it was too early to tell if the Strategic Plan would be effective and expect at least 3-5 years would be required for impacts to be observed.
  • There is an increase in the perception that people with mental health and/or substance misuse issues are benefitting from the Commission’s work.
  • The Commission is seen to be engaging a wide range of stakeholders, who report having had sufficient opportunity to provide input to the Commission’s work.
  • Respondents report an increase in engagement with stakeholders with lived experience; however would like to see increased engagement with stakeholders from multicultural backgrounds, rural and remote Queensland, and people with a disability.

Full report


  1. The full report of 2015 Survey Results (PDF, 3MB)
  2. Who responded (PDF, 402KB)
  3. Summary results (PDF, 275 KB)
  4. Recommendations (PDF, 282KB)

Last updated 20 February 2017

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