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Our work

Under the Queensland Mental Health Commission Act 2013, we have four core responsibilities and these are the priority areas for our projects.

1. Strategic planning     

We are required to prepare, monitor and report to the Minister on, and review a whole-of-government strategic plan.

2. Review, research and report

Research is vital to our work and will play a key role in helping us to identify and respond to current and emerging issues and trends in Queensland. We:

  • partner with leading researchers within Queensland, nationally and internationally
  • support a range of research initiatives and projects
  • collaborate with key data custodians in Queensland to share information and knowledge about key issues and trends.

Research underpins how we review and report on key issues and trends.

3. Promotion and awareness

We support and promote strategies that focus on prevention and early intervention. Emphasis is on the general health and wellbeing of people with a mental illness and people who misuse substances, their families, carers and support persons. We also focus on social inclusion and recovery.

Promoting community awareness and reducing stigma and discrimination are important aspects of our work.

4. Effective governance

Critical to our governance is the Mental Health and Drug Advisory Council.

Consumers, families and carers also have a vital role to play through partnerships and avenues to enhance engagement and participation. A Paid Participation Policy guides our engagement with consumers, family members and carers.

Last updated 16 September 2016

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