This site has been developed for members of the community, service providers, non-government organisations, consumers, carers and their families to provide information on:
The Queensland Government is on track to establish the Queensland Mental Health Commission (QMHC), with the latest Six Month Action Plan signalling this is a priority for Government in the first half of 2013.
Late last year, the Queensland Mental Health Commission Bill 2012 was introduced to Parliament by the Minister for Health, the Honourable Lawrence Springborg MP. Queensland Health officials briefed the Health and Community Services Parliamentary Committee about the Bill on 17 December 2012 and prior to the next hearing, you are encouraged to review the Bill and its explanatory notes, and take advantage of the opportunity to have your say.
Timetables for submissions:
The Bill and its expanatory notes are available on the Office of Queensland Parliamentary Counsel website.
For More information about how to make a submission visit the Queensland Parliament website, under the section Work of Committees.
Winners in the Queensland Mental Health Achievement Awards 2011 have now been decided.
The Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs Directorate hosted the Queensland Mental Health Achievement Awards 2011 on Friday 14 October at Hillstone St Lucia.
The Awards recognise outstanding individuals and organisations that have helped raise public awareness of the importance of mental wellbeing, improved the delivery of mental health services and promoted greater social inclusion of Queenslanders living with mental illness.
The theme of this year's Awards, 'from little things, big things grow', acknowledged the importance of each nominee's contribution, no matter how small or large.
Queensland Health proudly partnered with Open Minds in staging the Awards, with the annual Open Minds Earle Duus Award again incorporated into the program. The winners of each Awards category (other than the Media category) are eligible to receive this additional honour, in recognition of their valuable contribution to the mental health and wellbeing of Queenslanders.
Mental Health Week is an annual national awareness event held every year to coincide with World Mental Health Day, which is held on 10 October each year.
Mental Health Week aims to raise awareness of the importance of mental health and wellbeing in the wider community.
Local and regional Mental Health Week events organised by local groups and communities contribute to reducing the stigma associated with mental ill health and offer a platform to engage the community in dialogue regarding help-seeking behaviours and mental health promotion.
For further information or to get involved in Mental Health Week 2012, go to www.mentalhealthweek.com.au (external site).
For further information about World Mental Health Day, please visit the website of the World Federation for Mental Health.
For general health information, referral & teletriage services call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84) for the cost of a local call
This website does not provide crisis services or medical advice
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