In October 2016, the Minister for Health and Minister for Ambulance Services released Connecting care to recovery 2016-2021: A plan for Queensland's State-funded mental health, alcohol and other drug services (PDF 3.32MB).

Connecting care to recovery 2016-2021 builds on the vision of My health, Queensland's future: Advancing health 2026 through supporting our mental health, alcohol and other drug system to work better for individuals, their families and communities by strengthening collaboration and more effective integration.  In this way, our aim is for those with the most severe illness or problematic substance misuse to be better connected to care and to recovery oriented services and their families and communities.

Under the plan, funding is being allocated to expand mental health, alcohol and other drug services across a range of initiatives aimed at optimising the level and mix of services across the care continuum.  The plan focuses on the continued expansion of care and treatment, rehabilitation and support delivered in the community.

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