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Commissioner’s Diary


Queensland’s Mental Health Commissioner Dr Lesley van Schoubroeck provides regular updates on the Commission’s key activities and is asked to speak at a range of events. 



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 >


Address to the 4th Annual National Mental Health Conference

Can we define the system we are reforming? Mental Health Commissioner Dr Lesley van Schoubroeck had the opportunity to address the 4th Annual National Mental Health Conference in... Read more >


Leadership and innovation in times of change and uncertainty

During 2016 Queensland Mental Health Week, Mental Health Commissioner Dr Lesley van Schoubroeck had the opportunity to address the Neami National Queensland AGM Briefing Breakfast. In her presentation... 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 >


Brisbane South PHN – Mental Health Forum

Queensland’s mental health system, like the larger health system, is complex with many different components. As we embark on a mission to create an integrated mental health, alcohol... Read more >


Nursing leadership – International Mental Health Nurses Conference 2015

I would like to acknowledge the significant contribution mental health nurses make in supporting the recovery of people with mental health and substance use challenges. I also thank... Read more >


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 >


Launching the Queensland Suicide Prevention Action Plan

This morning I was pleased to launch the Queensland Suicide Prevention Action Plan with The Honourable Cameron Dick MP, Minister for Health and Minister for Ambulance Services, at... Read more >


Statewide Maternity and Neonatal Clinical Network Forum

This morning I had the opportunity to speak briefly at the Statewide Maternity and Neonatal Clinical Network Forum. In my presentation, titled ‘Perinatal Mental Health – The Impetus for Change’, I... Read more >


Supporting Indigenous Leadership in Mental Health

Supporting Indigenous Leadership in Mental Health

Proud spirit declaration launched The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Leadership in Mental Health (NATSILMH) Chair and National Mental Health Commissioner Professor Pat Dudgeon launched the Gayaa Dhuwi... Read more >



Last updated 11 September 2015


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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
We are seeking proposals to undertake research into the impact of stigma and discrimination related to problematic alcohol and other drug use and perceptions of use on Aboriginal... Read more >