The state-wide strategic plan sets out a shared vision, principles and pillars of reform, and outcomes for reform.
The shared vision in the Queensland Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol Strategic Plan 2014-2019 is:
A healthy and inclusive community where people living with mental health difficulties or issues related to substance use have a life with purpose and access to quality care and support focused on wellness and recovery in an understanding, empathic and compassionate society.
Under the 2014-2019 Strategic Plan, seven principles guide our work to reform the mental health, drug and alcohol system and improve outcomes for Queenslanders.
Engaging individuals, families and communities as valued partners in guiding reform
Working together increases our collective impact
Rights and dignity
The right of individuals, families and communities to be treated fairly, with respect and dignity
Quality of life
Leading purposeful lives through community participation, education and employment, and access to quality support and treatment
Responsive and effective
Innovative and recovery-oriented services, based on best practice, addressing whole of life needs
Diversity and respect
All social and cultural backgrounds are acknowledged, respected and valued, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, traditions and customs
Fair, accessible and equitable
Programs and services must be effective, accessible and affordable, and priorities and resources allocated based on need
The strategic plan aims to improve the mental health and wellbeing of Queenslanders by working towards six-long-term outcomes.
The targets were informed by the National Targets and Indicators for Mental Health Reform developed by the Council of Australian Governments’ Expert Reference Group in 2013, and the National Drug Strategy 2010-15.
The strategic plan is supported by an annual performance indicators report of Queensland statistics that measure progress towards improving the mental health and wellbeing of Queenslanders.
Critical to the reform process is the need to monitor, review and report on annual implementation progress. We report on implementation through our annual implementation reports and implementation dashboard.
The six outcomes are: