Shifting minds: Queensland Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drugs Strategic Plan 2018–2023 sets the direction for a whole-of-government, whole-of-person, and whole-of-community approach to improve the mental health and wellbeing of all Queenslanders, as well as prevent and reduce the impact of mental ill-health, problematic alcohol and other drug use, and suicide.
Shifting minds is supported by two sub-plans:
As the current Shifting minds reaches completion in 2023, the Queensland Mental Health Commission is working to develop a renewed strategic plan for the next five years.
Renewing Shifting minds will involve a review and renewal of the directions and priority systemic actions and approaches for the next phase of mental health, alcohol and other drug and suicide prevention reform in Queensland.
At the same time, we are developing phase two of the Every life suicide prevention plan.
Through a robust and participatory development process, the Commission will be informed by input from:
There will be several opportunities for cross-sector and cross-government agencies and organisations to provide input, including through:
An integrated policy and planning approach is the foundation of Shifting minds. Reform cannot be achieved through any one agency, sector, or tier of government working alone.
Take the opportunity to be a part of developing the next phase of mental health, alcohol and other drug and suicide prevention reform in Queensland.
You can participate in the renewal of Shifting minds by:
For further information or any queries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
To support your thinking about the renewal of Shifting minds, we ask you to read the Consultation paper and the overview of Shifting minds. The survey closes on 25 January 2023.
Do the Shifting minds survey.
Who should participate?
These sessions are for anybody interested in learning more about the proposed draft vision and priorities for Queensland's renewed mental health, alcohol and other drugs strategic plan.
People with lived experience, carers, supporters and advocates, cross-sector service providers, specialists, experts, representative organisations and government stakeholders have participated in consultations so far. To date, we have hosted consultations as follows: