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Our work

Our role and functions are prescribed in our legislation, and are supported by our strategic framework and operational plans.

We drive reform of the mental health and alcohol and other drugs systems in Queensland.

To achieve reform we work in partnership with others. This includes people who have lived experience, their families, carers and supporters, as well as decision-makers, funders, advocates, frontline workers and service providers, in both government and non-government sectors.

We identify issues and priorities, advise on reform options, support the efforts of others to implement change and check progress.

Our functions for supporting reform are to:

  • develop, support and report on a whole-of-government strategic plan
  • research and report on issues relevant to Queenslanders
  • deliver and support promotion, awareness and early intervention activities
  • engage and enable people to foster an inclusive and responsive system.

We were established on 1 July 2013 by the Queensland Mental Health Commission Act 2013 (the Act).

Our work contributes to the Queensland Government’s objectives for the community – delivering quality frontline services, creating jobs and a diverse economy and building safe, caring and connected communities with a focus on mental health issues and alcohol and other drug problems.