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Strategic Plan renewal

Under our legislation, we are required to develop an evidence-based whole-of-government Strategic Plan, and review that plan at least once every five years, or sooner, if requested by the Minister for Health.

Improving mental health and wellbeing takes time and it is important that our collective efforts are continually reviewed.

The renewal process is aimed at continuing sustainable reform and progress towards improving the mental health and wellbeing of all Queenslanders. This includes achieving better outcomes for people living with mental illness, problematic alcohol and other drug use, and people affected by suicide.

It is vital that we hear your views to better understand and shape a renewed Strategic Plan.

Get involved

It is vital we hear your views to better understand and shape a renewed Strategic Plan. To have your say:

  1. Participate in a consultation forum
    Consultation forums will be held across Queensland between March and June 2017.


  1. Respond to the discussion papers
    Submissions closed at 5.00pm on Friday, 12 May 2017.

More information about how you can be involved is provided in the public consultation timeline and the following renewal factsheets:

Consultation forums

The Strategic Plan renewal project will involve extensive consultation across Queensland, between March and June 2017. The forums offer the opportunity for people with a lived experience, families and carers, front-line service providers and the broader community to have a say in the renewed plan for Queensland.

Dates and locations for consultation forums, are published on this site. Please register to let us know you are attending a forum.

Discussion papers

Your feedback is invited on two discussion papers released as part of the consultation process for the Strategic plan renewal.

Keeping reform on track

The 2014-2019 Strategic Plan was released in October 2014, which outlined eight Shared Commitments to Action, and set a platform for reform to be implemented over three to five years.

Since its release, significant reform has occurred or is planned at the state and national levels. We are reviewing the Strategic Plan to ensure it aligns with recent reforms and continues to meet the changing needs of Queenslanders.

The review will take into account:

  • implementation and progress made to date under the current Strategic Plan
  • changes in the policy and service delivery environment
  • new evidence about what works
  • stakeholder views.

Updating Action Plans

As part of implementing the shared commitments to action, the Commission, in partnership with a wide range of stakeholders developed whole-of-government Action Plans. Each action plan, approved by the Queensland Government, provides a policy framework and specific actions to achieve better outcomes.

As part of the Strategic Plan renewal we will also update three Action Plans released in 2015:

  • Early Action Plan
  • Alcohol and Other Drugs Plan
  • Suicide Prevention Plan

The Rural and Remote Plan and Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Plan will be updated in 2018.

Implementation to date

The progress of reforms to date influence priorities under a renewed strategic plan. We measure and report on progress through:

Last updated 16 May 2017

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