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Youth Mental Health
Youth Mental Health Forums
During May to June 2017, 12 Youth Mental Health Forums (Forums) were run across Queensland by the Department of Health Commission of Inquiry (COI) Implementation team in Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs Branch (MHAODB) in partnership with Health Consumers Queensland (HCQ) and the Department of Education and Training (DET).
The goals of the Forums were to:
- Update stakeholders on the implementation of the Government response to the six recommendations made by the Barrett Adolescent Centre (BAC) COI Report.
- Invite participants to contribute to the conversation about the model of service for the new state-wide Adolescent Extended Treatment Facility (AETF) and the continuum of services being developed for adolescents and young people with severe and complex mental health issues across Queensland.
- Enable stakeholders to learn about the role consumers and carers, and DET are playing in implementing the Government response.
The opportunity to participate in the Forums was widely advertised, open to any interested parties and was promoted via a wide range of networks. The Youth Mental Health Forums Thematic Analysis Report provides a summary of the feedback provided during the Forums and is intended to reflect the opinions of the participants and is not Government policy. It is recommended that this report is read in conjunction with viewing the presentations recorded from the Gold Coast Forum below.
Presentations and reports
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