Book of Proceedings: Featured Symposium: Mental Health Commissioners and Commissions – different models, same direction

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Authors: Lesley Van Schoubroeck, QLD

Year: 2016

Event: 2016 TheMHS Conference

Subject: Book of Proceedings 2016, conference papers, proceedings papers, Queensland Mental Health Commission, leadership, leaders

Type of resource: Conference Presentations and Papers

ISBN: 978-0-9945702-1-5

Abstract: Paper from TheMHS Conference 2016 Book of Proceedings: People. Authenticity Starts in the Heart. The Conference was held in Auckland, New Zealand 23 - 26 August 2016.

For a number of years at TheMHS Conference, there has been a regular featured symposium on the role of Mental Health Commissioners and Commissions. New Zealand led the way with the first Mental Health Commission in 1996, with Western Australia being the first Australian jurisdiction to set up a Mental Health Commission. This year TheMHS has invited the speakers to reflect on this year’s conference topic: People. Authenticity starts in the heart. How can Mental Health Commissioners and Commissions connect authentically with service users and service providers; what are the expectations and what is the reality; what role in planning and delivering services; what are the challenges and what are the achievements? The following is the presentation given by Lesley Van Schoubroeck for the Queensland Mental Health Commission.

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