The Commission has set out an ambitious reform agenda to redesign Victoria’s mental health and wellbeing system. These reforms will benefit the whole Victorian community.
The Commission has made 65 recommendations for change in its final report, which build on the nine recommendations in its interim report.
The flagship reform of the Commission is the design of a future mental health and wellbeing system based in the community. The future system will include 50-60 new Local Mental Health and Wellbeing Services providing treatment, care and support, for adults and older adults.
The Victorian Government has committed to implementing all of the recommendations made by the Commission. The new Mental Health and Wellbeing Division in the Department of Health will manage the mental health and wellbeing system and have responsibility for implementing the Commission’s recommendations.
The Commission’s recommendations represent a large-scale system change, and it will take time to implement these reforms.
Some recommendations from the interim report (such as expanding the Hospital Outreach Post-suicidal after Engagement (HOPE) program) are already under way, while others will take more time.
The Commission has outlined a 10-year reform agenda that includes three waves:
Accessible Word versions of the final report and summary and recommendation are available here.
You can also access Easy Read and Plain Language versions of the summary and recommendations here.
Information about the final report translated into languages other than English will be available on the website soon.
The Royal Commission is committed to reducing its environmental footprint. As such, the Commission encourages people to read the final report and summary and recommendations at here.
If you don’t have access to the internet at home you could try your local library to read the report online. You can find your local library here.
The Royal Commission has now concluded and therefore cannot accept further contributions.
During its work the Commission received more than 12,500 contributions from individuals and organisations. This included more than 3,200 submissions, 1,650 people who attended community consultation sessions, more than 250 witnesses, more than 3,000 responses to a community sentiment survey and almost 3,000 responses to a workforce survey.