13 Jan 2014
Queensland’s Mental Health Commissioner has released a paper on achievements from the Commission’s first six months. Highlights include:
- more than 740 stakeholders participating in forums and meetings held during an initial round of consultation to inform the Queensland Mental Health and Drug Strategic Plan
- commencing work on the Commission’s first Ordinary Report, which will be on systemic issues in social housing
- responding to the review of the Mental Health Act 2002
- supporting Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Services to develop a costed options paper on the need to expand services for mothers with peri/post natal depression
- commissioning a review of EDLinQ, a program undertaken with schools to address the early detection and intervention of mental disorders in children and young people
- leading Queensland's response to strategic planning and coordination of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health and substance misuse issues at a national level
- funding seven Hospital and Health Services to provide dedicated clinical positions linked to managing people at risk of suicide
- funding beyondblue: the national depression initiative to provide a range of community awareness, education and stigma reduction activities
- supporting a range of organisations including MATES in Construction and Suicide Prevention Australia
- supporting activities relating to consumers, families and carers, including providing funding to the national consumers forum and recruiting for a dedicated project officer.
For more information, read the Commissioner's full report.