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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 >


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 >


See the person, not the drug

Queensland will take part in a campaign to end the shame and stigma often experienced by families of people living with problematic alcohol or other drug use. National... Read more >


A story of personal experience and recovery

Dr Louise Byrne, keynote speaker at the Queensland Mental Health Week Achievement Awards, gave a moving account of her personal experience with mental illness and journey to recovery.... Read more >


Families and carers must be more involved in mental health discussion

Families and carers are often the most informed about the mental health of their loved ones. Skilled clinicians play an important role, but it is the families and... Read more >


AISRAP World Suicide Prevention Day Forum

  “Suicide is tragic. And it’s personal. Approximately 650 Queenslanders lose their lives to suicide each year. Three-quarters are male. For every suicide, at least six other people’s... Read more >


Central Highlands Regional Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub launched

Queensland’s Mental Health Commissioner today officially launched the Central Highlands Regional Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub, based in Emerald. One of three Queensland regional hubs supported by the... Read more >


Alcohol and other drugs on the agenda

Alcohol and other drugs on the agenda

The Commission hosted a meeting for the Minister for Health and Minister for Ambulance Services Cameron Dick MP with representatives from Queensland’s alcohol and other drugs sector on... Read more >


Rural mental health and wellbeing plan focuses on community strengths and local solutions

Cohesion and a strong sense of community in rural and remote Queensland provide the backdrop for a new mental health and wellbeing action plan. Released in Mount Isa... Read more >



Last updated 23 August 2016


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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 >

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Expression of interest: Stigma and discrimination
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