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Queensland Mental Health Commission Act 2013

Austrailia Government of Queensland Country Resources Mental Health Legislation, Regulations and Implementation Guides Queensland 31 December 2013 Legislation/regulation advocacy, mental health system

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The object of this Act is to establish the Queensland Mental Health Commission to drive ongoing reform towards a more integrated, evidence-based, recovery-oriented mental health and substance misuse system.

Under the Act, the Queensland Mental Health Commission (QMHC) purpose is to drive ongoing reform towards a more integrated, evidence-based, recovery-oriented mental health and substance misuse system.

In line with legislation, the purposes are to:

- Develop a whole of government strategic plan by working together with consumers, families, carers, government and non-government stakeholders. Our role is to then facilitate, support and report on our work and the work of others who put the Strategic Plan into action
- Carry out, support and contribute to reviews, research and evaluation
- Facilitate and promote awareness, prevention and early intervention strategies
- Establish and support mechanisms to improve system governance, such as the Mental Health and Drug Advisory Council and promoting consumer, family and carer engagement and leadership.

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