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Forensic Mental Health - Indigenous - Welcome
Resources targeting Indigenous people, which relate to the Queensland forensic mental health system have been developed to implement recommendations in the report - Promoting balance in the forensic mental health system - Final Report - Review of the Queensland Mental Health Act 2000.

These resources aim to increase awareness amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people about the Queensland forensic mental health system.  Consultations across the state informed the design and content of the material.

The resource kit contains the following formats:
  • DVD:   The DVD tracks the path of Steven, a young Indigenous male charged with an offence when mentally unwell.  We follow his journey through the forensic mental health system looking at the process and how it affects him, his family and his community. 
    For a copy of the DVD resource Click here. When the search page displays type in the words ' forensic mental health' and click on the search button
  • Fact sheets: The five fact sheets complement the DVD and provide more detail about the Queensland forensic mental health system.
  • Flow charts: The flow charts provide a visual map of forensic mental health processes in  Queensland.  These provide details on:
    • entry into the forensic mental health system
    • Mental Health Court decisions
    • limited community treatment.
  • Poster: The poster entitled 'A Journey into the Queensland forensic mental health system' is a promotional tool designed by an Indigenous artist.
  • Suggestions sheet: The suggestions sheet provides ideas on how to use the kit for people who are helping others to learn about the forensic mental health process in this state.

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Last Updated: 20 October 2016
Last Reviewed: 20 October 2016