Mental Health Victoria submission - Victoria's 10 Year Mental Health Plan

September 2015

 

Mental Health Victoria held a series of consultation forums to canvass views from providers to inform input to the review of MHCSS, and the development of the State Government's 10-year Mental Health Plan.

Information from these consultations has been collated to contribute to Mental Health Victoria's feedback to the consultants. The submission by Mental Health Victoria is available here

ABOUT THE 10YR PLAN:

The Andrews Government committed to develop a new 10-year plan for mental health in its first year of office, as part of the Labor Party's election platform.

Subsequent announcements indicated that the 10-year strategy will:

  • build on the reforms of the past, and guide investment towards creating the conditions for Victorians to experience their best mental health, whatever their level of need and in a life that has meaning and value for them, and
  • focus on the specialist mental health treatment system and prevention, early intervention, social support and primary care.

Part of this process included public consultations, and a discussion paper that invited input into the develpment of a new strategy with a long-term vision for mental health in Victoria.

The discussion paper is accompanied by a series of technical papers examining key issues and the experience of particular vulnerable groups in more detail:

More information on the Government's priorities for mental health is available on the Department's Click here.

For more information see a media release by the Minster for Mental Health.