Collaboration • Knowledge • Leadership
This event will be an opportunity to hear from services who are developing their Lived & Living Experience workforce and those working alongside them. What is working well, what challenges and opportunities are arising, and how are these initiatives contributing to a better, more sustainable and more person-centred mental health system.
Mental Health Victoria is concerned at proposed changes to legislation currently before Parliament to alter the WorkCover scheme in circumstances of workplace mental injury which may create inequities in the support and management available to people with mental injury as opposed to physical injury.
There is often a misconception that the Mental Health Act or soon to be Mental Health and Wellbeing Act (MH&WA) come September 1, is for Area-based Mental Health services only. This is not the case. Particularly as we move toward a Mental Health and Wellbeing system that endeavours to create accessibility to free, local mental health care as soon as Victorians need it, reducing the need for more acute care down the track.
Mental Health Victoria welcomes the 2023/24 Victorian State Budget, and the additional $520 million it will invest into our mental health and wellbeing system.
Veteran ABC reporter Sophie Scott was at the peak of her career when in 2021 she suffered an unexpected health episode. Here she shares how she came to be burnt out, and the simple steps that have helped her get her health back on track.
Mental Health Victoria needs to be supported to play a key role in reform, says Prof Allan Fels, MHV Patron.