The first statewide strategic plan, the Queensland Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol Strategic Plan 2014-2019 was published in October 2014, providing the foundation for ongoing reform across a wide range of sectors.
Approval of Shifting minds: Queensland Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs Strategic Plan 2018-2023 marks the finalisation of the Strategic Plan 2014–2019 and associated action plans.
About the plan
The 2014-2019 Strategic Plan sought to improve the mental health and wellbeing of all Queenslanders, including those with mental illness, problematic alcohol and other drugs use and those affected by suicide. The plan was supported by a strategic plan summary.
The plan drew on:
- evidence about the prevalence of mental illness and substance use disorders
- research about what works
- what we heard from people across Queensland including people mental illness, problematic alcohol or other drugs use, or those affected by suicide, as well as their families, carers and supporters.
Shared commitments to action
Under the 2014-2019 Strategic Plan, eight shared commitments to action addressed the immediate priorities and sought to strengthen partnerships and capacity for collective action over the life of the plan.
The 2014-2019 Strategic Plan resulted in five Action Plans that address priorities outlined under the shared commitments to action.
Reporting and reviewing the plan
We measured the progress of the Strategic Plan towards achieving its vision and outcomes, and monitored implementation of commitments under each action plan.
- Annual performance indicator reports to track statistical indicators that influence the mental health and wellbeing of all Queenslanders, including those with mental illness and problematic alcohol and other drugs use.
- Annual implementation reports to track implementation of Action plan commitments.