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Royal Commission into Victoria's Mental Health System

EDV Submissions

Outcomes

The final report from the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System is now available.

The Commissioners made 65 recommendations in the final report and the 9 recommendations in the interim report. You can view the final report and the recommendations here.

You can read EDV’s response to the final report here.

Next steps

Reform and implementation

The Victorian Government is now responsible for the implementation of the recommendations in the final report. Community consultation will continue to be an important part of the reform process. As per the Victorian Government website:

“The Victorian Government is committed to engagement with the community and key stakeholders on the significant reform journey ahead. This includes people with lived experience of mental illness or psychological distress, and their families, carers and supporters.

For more information about opportunities to contribute to our reform work please contact mentalhealth@dhhs.vic.gov.au.”

Consumer and Carer Consultation

Consumers and Carers/Families/Friends wishing to contribute to the reform process are encouraged to sign up to the Lived Experience Participation Registers through the Victorian Mental Illness Awareness Council (VMIAC) and Tandem.

The Lived Experience Participation Registers allow those with lived experience to engage in activities arising from the implementation of the Royal Commission recommendations. Opportunities to contribute may be through:

  • focus groups
  • committees
  • advisory groups
  • project development working groups and evaluations, and
  • at conferences and events.
VMIAC

VMIAC are the peak non-government organisation for people with direct lived experience of mental health issues or emotional distress. VMIAC administer a Consumer Register, an avenue where people with lived experience of mental or emotional distress can be part of policy and service development in the mental health sector.

Sign up to the VMIAC Consumer Register here.

Tandem

Tandem is the peak body representing family and friends supporting people living with mental health issues. Tandem administer the Participation Register those who have previously or are currently supporting someone with mental health challenges. Participants use their lived experience as a carer/family member to improve the Mental Health and Wellbeing System and the experience of families and carers within it.

Sign up to Tandem’s Participation Register here.

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