Have your say: Inquiry into the opportunities to improve mental health outcomes for Queenslanders

In December 2021, the Mental Health Select Committee was established to conduct an inquiry into the opportunities to improve mental health outcomes for Queenslanders and report back to the House by Tuesday, 31 May 2022.

The Terms of Reference for the Inquiry can be found on the committee’s webpage and will consider:

  1. the economic and societal impact of mental illness in Queensland;
  2. the current needs of and impacts on the mental health service system in Queensland;
  3. opportunities to improve economic and social participation of people with mental illness through comprehensive, coordinated, and integrated mental health services (including alcohol and other drugs and suicide prevention):
  1. across the care continuum from prevention, crisis response, harm reduction, treatment and recovery;
  2. across sectors, including Commonwealth funded primary care and private specialist services, state funded specialist mental health services, non-government services and services funded by the NDIS;
    1. the experiences and leadership of people with lived experience of mental illness, problematic substance use and suicidality and their families and carers;
    2. the mental health needs of people at greater risk of poor mental health;
    3. how investment by the Queensland government and other levels of government can enhance outcomes for Queenslanders requiring mental health treatment and support;
    4. service safety and quality, workforce improvement and digital capability;
    5. mental health funding models in Australia; and
    6. relevant national and state policies, reports and recent inquiries including the Productivity Commission Mental Health Inquiry Report.


How can you help?

  1. Review the terms of reference on the committee’s website here
  2. Contribute to OTA’s submission by sending your feedback to brooke.carter@otaus.com.au by 28 January 2022
  3. And/or contribute a direct submission by the closing day 12pm Friday 4 February 2022.

We appreciate you taking the time to help improve our mental health system for all Queenslanders

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