MHV welcomes the Royal Commission Terms of Reference

Mental Health Victoria welcomes broad Terms of Reference for Royal Commission Mental Health Victoria today welcomed the announcement of eminent Commissioners and wide-ranging Terms of Reference for Victoria's Royal Commission into Mental Health.

Mental Health Victoria has been a vocal public advocate for the Royal Commission since the commitment for the landmark inquiry was made by Premier Daniel Andrews at the Kyneton Men’s Shed in October 2018 during the election campaign.

In a media release, Mental Health Victoria CEO Angus Clelland said the Royal Commission is an historic undertaking for mental health. He said, for too long mental health has been the poor cousin of the health system. "We are particularly encouraged by the emphasis in the Terms of Reference on prevention and early intervention and the focus on the needs of people living with mental illness and the needs of their families and carers," Mr Clelland said. Read the full media release here.