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Suicide prevention panel – 612 ABC Afternoons Program

World Suicide Prevention Day Queensland’s Mental Health Commissioner, Dr Lesley van Schoubroeck; Jorgen Gullestrup, the CEO of Mates in Construction Queensland; and Bronwen Edwards, the Founder of Roses... Read more >


Commissioner discusses the five year plan for mental health services in Queensland

Commissioner discusses the five year plan for mental health services in Queensland

Queensland Mental Health Commissioner Dr Lesley van Schoubroeck joined Mornings with Steve Austin on ABC612 Brisbane to discuss the Queensland Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol Strategic Plan 2014-2019. Disjointed... Read more >


Queensland Mental Health Commissioner says not enough being spent to give those with mental illnesses a purpose in life

Queensland Mental Health Commissioner Dr Lesley van Schoubroeck spoke to The Courier Mail’s Janelle Miles about the launch of the five-year mental health plan for Queenslanders which is... Read more >


Commissioner on Lateline

Commissioner on Lateline

The Commissioner  spoke to ABC Lateline’s John Stewart about the calls to overhaul Queensland laws to allow magistrates to consider the mental capacity, due to mental illness or... Read more >


Queensland Mental Health Commissioner Dr Lesley van Schoubroeck speaks to The Courier Mail about perinatal mental health

Queensland Mental Health Commissioner Dr Lesley van Schoubroeck has spoken to The Courier Mail’s Janelle Miles about how the state is  failing women at one of the most... Read more >


Commissioner discusses the Mental Health Act 2000 review on the 7:30 report

Commissioner discusses the Mental Health Act 2000 review on the 7:30 report

Queensland’s Mental Health Commissioner Dr Lesley van Schoubroeck spoke to Matt Wordsworth on the ABC’s 7:30 Report about the closure of the Barrett Centre, the review of the... Read more >


Mental Health Powers Queried

18 May 2014, Sunday Mail Brisbane, Page 13 By Renee Viellaris MAGISTRATES and justices of the peace face being stripped of their power to force people to be... Read more >


Commissioner discusses reducing stigma and Schizophrenia Awareness week on 612 ABC Brisbane

Commissioner discusses reducing stigma and Schizophrenia Awareness week on 612 ABC Brisbane

Queensland Mental Health Commissioner Dr Lesley van Schoubroeck joined Mornings with Steve Austin on ABC612 Brisbane to talk about stigma reduction and Schizophrenia Awareness Week. Dr van Schoubroeck... Read more >


Commissioner discusses reported rise in attempted farmer suicides on ABC Radio National

Commissioner discusses reported rise in attempted farmer suicides on ABC Radio National

Queensland Mental Health Commissioner Dr Lesley van Schoubroeck joined Cathy Van Extel on ABC Radio National Breakfast to talk about ongoing concerns about the mental health of farmers... Read more >


Queensland, R U ok?

Brisbane is playing its part in improving the mental wellbeing of the sunshine state. Queensland’s Mental Health Commissioner Lesley van Schoubroeck spoke to Steve Austin about working to make... Read more >



Last updated 16 May 2014


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