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Clinical documents, frameworks and MoUs

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Agreements and Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)

Key Mental Health Documents

Clinical frameworks

Agreements, Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and other supporting documents

Interstate Agreements

The Queensland Health Office of the Chief Psychiatrist has been working closely with our interstate colleagues to draft Memorandum of Agreement on Interstate Application of Mental Health Laws. These are available on the Mental Health Act 2016 page under 'Patient transport and movement'.

Key mental health documents

The following key documents are recommended by the Chief Psychiatrist to support best practice in Queensland mental health services.

Under the transitional provisions of the Mental Health Act 2016, all documents referencing the Mental Health Act 2000 remain in place until such time as the document has been reviewed.

Clinical frameworks

Consumer, Carer and Family Participation Framework

The Consumer, Carer and Family Participation Framework provides a guide to adopting a consumer-driven, recovery-oriented, and carer and family inclusive mental health service model. The framework provides direction to mental health services across the state regarding enhancing consumer and carer participation at a local level.

Queensland MIND Essentials

Nurses and midwives may treat people who have issues related to mental health and wellbeing. Queensland MIND Essentials gives reliable and up-to-date information about:

  • Common mental illnesses
  • How to respond to a person experiencing a mental illness
  • Treatment options
  • Referral pathways

Download the full Queensland MIND Essentials resource guide (PDF 2097 kB)


Caring for a person experiencing...

Find out more about signs of mental illness.

Last updated: 16 November 2022