The Queensland Acute Mental Health System

The provision of targeted, timely and high-quality mental health services to all who need them is a hallmark of a society that values its citizens.

In Queensland, there is much to do to improve the mental health services that we offer; whether that be services for people in acute situations, better early intervention, improvements to community-based support, or measures to prevent the deterioration in people’s mental health.

From mid-2021 to mid-2022, the Public Advocate, in collaboration with consultant psychiatrist Dr Neeraj Gill, researched and prepared a report that identifies potential improvements to the acute mental health system.

The report makes 21 carefully considered and feasible recommendations. The Public Advocate looks forward to working with the various parties to whom these recommendations are addressed in seeing them realised.

Better Pathways: Improving Queensland’s delivery of acute mental health services is available here (PDF, 944.1 KB).