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Discussion paper submissions closed on Friday, 12 May 2017.

As part of the Strategic Plan renewal, we invited feedback on two discussion papers. The formal submission process has now closed but you can still share your views on the Strategic Plan by contacting us.

DISCUSSION PAPER 1: A renewed plan for Queensland

The discussion paper, A renewed plan for Queensland (PDF, 845KB): Reviewing the Queensland Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol Strategic Plan 2014–2019 sought feedback about reforms and actions that can:

  • improve the mental health and wellbeing of all Queenslanders
  • prevent and reduce the impact of mental illness
  • prevent and reduce the adverse effects of problematic alcohol and other drug use
  • prevent and reduce the impact of suicide.

It outlines steps taken to implement the 2014-2019 Strategic Plan to date and progress made towards achieving its six-long-term outcomes.

DISCUSSION PAPER 2: Engaging people with lived experience

The discussion paper Engaging people with a lived experience: Renewed priorities (PDF, 204KB) considers renewed priorities for meaningful, well-supported engagement of people with a lived experience their families, carers and support people as valued, equal partners in the reform journey.

The review particularly focuses on identifying ways to increase and improve engagement of people with a lived experience to influence policies, programs and service delivery.

Drawing on well-established evidence, policy and practice, and new research, this discussion paper sought your views about:

  • opportunities to increase meaningful engagement to influence policies, programs and services;
  • opportunities to increase peer work and peer networks
  • future priorities for lived experience engagement and leadership across Queensland
  • examples of good practice, including those that target people from diverse backgrounds.

Promoting lived experience

Promoting lived experience, including individuals, their families, carers and support people to have an active role in shaping policy, programs and services will deliver a more responsive system focused on delivering the best outcomes possible.

Learn more about the Commission’s work in promoting the value of those with a lived experience:

  • There are many ways to effectively engage people with a lived experience, their families and carers. The mapping engagement project maps and measures the level, type and range of engagement of service users, consumers, families and carers within mental health and alcohol and other drugs sectors. The project also identified areas of good practice.
  • Best practice principles have been developed to guide organisations to engage service users in the design and delivery of mental health, alcohol and other drugs services as a core business activity.

Last updated 21 August 2017

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