Productivity Commission Report a watershed moment in mental health reform

Mental Health Victoria welcomes the release of the Productivity Commission (PC)’s draft report on mental health reform and congratulates Professor Stephen King and fellow Commissioners for a truly impressive set of recommendations that, if implemented, will improve the lives of millions of Australians living with mental illness.

Mental Health Victoria Chief Executive Angus Clelland said that the release of the Productivity Commission’s report represents a watershed moment for mental health reform and transformation of a system that is fragmented, complex and incomplete.

“We are particularly impressed with the report’s emphasis on governance reform, prevention and early intervention, schools, access for people in regional and remote areas, and the social determinants of mental health including housing, justice and employment,” he said.