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Human rights

Parliamentary Inquiry

The Queensland Parliament’s Inquiry into whether Queensland should have a Human Rights Act… Read more

Perspectives of lived experience

People with lived experience give their perspective of mental illness treatment and rights protection… Watch the video

Mental health legislation

Mental health legislation aims to protect the human rights of people receiving or being assessed for involuntary treatment… Read more

Wolston Park

The reconciliation process for women placed in Wolston Park adult mental health facilities as children… Read more



Read our comments on Electroconvulsive Therapy… Read more

Our role

The Commission’s role is to drive ongoing reform towards a more integrated, evidence-based, recovery-oriented mental health and substance misuse system. In doing so our legislation requires that we promote the best interests of people with mental health or substance misuse issues, and their families, carers and support persons.

Respect for human rights is fundamental to supporting recovery of people living with mental illness, mental health problems and problematic alcohol and other drug use. It enables individuals to be socially included, have lives with purpose through participation in education, employment and access to services such as health and housing services.

The Commission is contributing to a number of initiatives that promote respect for the human rights of people with mental illness, drug and alcohol issues and those impacted by suicide.

Last updated 20 March 2017

QMHC latest news

QMHC eNews – Issue 44
Commissioner’s viewpoint Strategic Plan renewal: next steps Those who took part in consultations in recent months have given us valuable insight for renewing the mental health, alcohol and... Read more >

New grants boost to QMHW
MEDIA RELEASE Grants totalling $85,000 are available to communities across the State to host Queensland Mental Health Week (QMHW) community awareness events. Individual grants up to $2,500 are... Read more >

QMHC eNews – Issue 43
Commissioner’s viewpoint First impressions Two weeks into the Queensland Mental Health Commissioner role and I am overwhelmed by the level of commitment and motivation that has been expressed... Read more >