QLD’s first Mental Health Commissioner working to improve services

Queensland’s first Mental Health Commissioner, Dr Lesley van Schoubroeck, has begun work to improve frontline mental health services across the state.

Underlying her plans to drive sector reform is a whole-of-government approach. This includes greater coordination of different agencies to better support people accessing services and addressing the impact of substance abuse in communities.

In a media statement released this week, Queensland’s Minister for Health, Lawrence Springborg, said the new Commissioner (along with the Queensland Mental Health Commission) has been tasked with developing a Strategic Plan which will form the guideline for government and non-government organisations working together across the sector.

The Commissioner has taken a holistic approach aimed at developing and consolidating partnership across the community, government and other sectors, with a focus on placing responsibility for improving outcomes across a number of key areas including health, education, housing, employment and justice.

Click here to read the full media statement.

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