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Council welcomes new Mental Health Commissioner

The Queensland Mental Health and Drug Advisory Council has welcomed the appointment of the new Mental Health Commissioner. On behalf of council members, Professor David Kavanagh said the appointment... Read more >


Toowoomba has say on State mental health, drug and alcohol strategy

The Toowoomba community is being encouraged to comment on a high level plan which sets the direction of action to improve mental health and wellbeing. The Queensland Mental... Read more >


Support for better mental health tops $2 million

The Queensland Mental Health Commission’s financial support to local initiatives that improve mental health and wellbeing will top $2 million this year. Queensland Mental Health Commissioner Dr Lesley... Read more >


Mental health nurses: a voice to lead

Queensland nurses continue to play a vital role in bringing about practical changes to the state’s mental health care system. Marking International Nurses Day (12 May), Queensland Mental... Read more >


Cairns consultations 10 & 11 May

Cairns to have say on State-wide mental health, alcohol & drug strategies Cairns and Far North Queensland communities are encouraged to comment on a high level plan that sets... Read more >


Townsville consultations – 8 & 9 May

Townsville to have say on State mental health, alcohol & drug strategies Townsville and surrounding North Queensland communities are encouraged to comment on a high level plan that sets... Read more >


LOGAN to have say on State mental health, alcohol & drug strategies

Logan and surrounding communities are being encouraged to comment on a high level plan that sets the direction of action to improve mental health and wellbeing. The Queensland... Read more >


IPSWICH to have say on State mental health, alcohol & drug strategies

The Ipswich community is being encouraged to comment on a high level plan that sets the direction of action to improve mental health and wellbeing. The Queensland Mental... Read more >


Commission boosts grant funding

The Queensland Mental Health Commission has announced additional funding for community initiatives that improve the mental health and wellbeing of vulnerable Queenslanders. A further nine organisations will receive... Read more >


Community confidence in Mental Health Tribunal must be maintained

Community confidence in the Queensland Mental Health Review Tribunal is vital to ensuring effective oversight of decisions impacting on vulnerable Queenslanders. The Queensland Mental Health Commission supports the... Read more >



Last updated 27 February 2017


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QMHC eNews – Issue 42
Commissioner’s Update New mental health commissioner I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our readers for their support for the Commission in its first four... Read more >

Inaugural Commissioner’s final speech
Lesley van Schoubroeck, Queensland Mental Health Commissioner July 2013 to June 2017. It’s been a while. 1969 I started teaching, that makes almost 48 years working in the... Read more >

Expression of interest: Stigma and discrimination
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