New Mental Health Bill enhancing treatment

A draft Mental Health Bill will be introduced to parliament soon, promising to enhance the way people with mental illness are treated, improve access to support, and ensure the involvement of families.

It’s intended for this Bill to improve upon the previous state government’s mental health legislation. Among the submissions to the draft was one from the Queensland Mental Health Commission.

I spoke to Queensland Mental Health Commissioner Dr Lesley van Schoubroeck about the new Bill, and why its reforms are important.

If you need someone to talk to, call Lifeline on 13 11 14, or go to their website.

2 thoughts on “New Mental Health Bill enhancing treatment

  1. Today, I went to the beach front with my kids. I found
    a sea shell and gave it to my 4 year old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She put
    the shell to her ear and screamed. There was a hermit crab inside and
    it pinched her ear. She never wants to go back! LoL I know
    this is totally off topic but I had to tell someone!