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Queensland calls for release of National Mental Health Commission report

15 Apr 2015

Queensland Mental Health Commissioner Dr Lesley van Schoubroeck has welcomed recommendations by the National Mental Health Commission to “rebalance” funding towards community-based prevention and early intervention services.

“This shouldn’t be done by taking money out of the existing system but growth must be directed towards the community sector, and to local communities and to programs in schools, housing and justice to sustain and improve mental health and wellbeing.”

Dr van Schoubroeck said it was important for the community to now see the full details behind the recommendations and said she looked forward to the Federal Government’s release of the NMHC report and its response.

“The Commission has heard from many families who are frustrated by being kept waiting, by being ignored,” she said.

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