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.