Submissions and Publications

2020

Mental Health Victoria's Submission to the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability issues paper on the experience of First Nations people with disability

Mental Health Victoria's Submission to the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability issues paper on employment

Mental Health Victoria's Submission to the National Disability Insurance Scheme on support coordination

Mental Health Victoria's Submission to the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability issues paper on restrictive practices

Mental Health Victoria's Submission to the Victorian LGBTIQ Strategy

Mental Health Victoria's Submission to the Jobs-Ready Graduates Package exposure draft legislation

Adult Mental Health Centres - Mental Health Victoria’s responses to the Australian Government Department of Health’s online survey questions 

Monitoring the Family Violence Reforms - Mental Health Victoria's submission to the Family Violence Implementation Monitor 

Supporting the mental health and wellbeing of older Victorians: A submission to the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System and the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

Older people are important, contributing members of the Victorian community who have the same rights and needs for programs and services across the continuum of mental health promotion, illness prevention, treatment, recovery support, and suicide prevention as other age groups. At present, they are missing out in many of these areas. This report outlines five key areas for the reform of mental health care for older people:

  • Increasing focus on mentally healthy ageing and mental ill-health prevention 
  • Increasing the availability and accessibility of services for older Victorians
  • Improving the quality and range of supports and services available
  • Strengthening the older persons mental health workforce and increasing funding
  • Preventing suicide, particularly among older men and women over 80 years.

The full report is available here

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Submission to the Joint Standing Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme - NDIS workforce - Mental Health Victoria

Mental Health Pandemic Response Plan - Mental Health Victoria’s Key Priority Areas 

Submission on the Victorian Disability Worker Registration Scheme: Proposed registration standards and regulations for Victoria's disability workforce - Mental Health Victoria

Joint Submission to the Productivity Commission Draft Report into Mental Health - Mental Health Victoria & the Victorian Healthcare Association

2019

Mental Health Victoria's Submission to the Review of the NDIS Act and the new NDIS Participant Service Guarantee

Mental Health Victoria's Submission to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Safety and Quality

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Joint Submission to the Royal Commission into Victoria's Mental Health System - MHV & the Victorian Healthcare Association

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Mental Health and Justice: Submission to the Royal Commission into Victoria's Mental Health System - MHV & Mental Health Legal Centre Inc.

Mental Health Victoria's Initial Submission: Productivity Commission Inquiry into the role of improving mental health to support economic participation and enhancing productivity and economic growth 

Focusing on prevention: A joint submission to the Productivity Commission inqury into mental health - VicHealth, Prevention United & others

Terms of Reference for the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation of People with a Disability

Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS: Inquiry into General Issues around Implementation

Hansard of Joint Standing Committee NDIS Psychosocial Disability Roundtable

Terms of Reference for the Victorian Royal Commission into Mental Health 

2018

Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs, Accessibility and Quality of Mental Health Services in Rural and Remote Australia

Saving Lives. Saving Money: The case for better investment in Victorian mental health

The Saving Lives. Saving Money report maps out the economic case for investing in Victoria's mental health, backed by data from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, and independent investment analysis. It brings together not only mental health service providers, but police, unions, and clinicians who all agree that, without proper funding, Victoria will see increased demand and pressure on ambulance call-outs, police and criminal justice, emergency departments and public hospitals, and crisis services. The document is available here

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Final Report into the Project: Recovery-Oriented Practice Resources for Providing NDIS Psychosocial Supports

The report details the results of the 2018 MHV NDIS Engagement Project which explored:

  • How workers can continue to be recovery-oriented when delivering NDIS supports to participants with psychosocial disability
  • Innovative ways to deliver professional development to a time-poor, mobile workforce providing NDIS supports.

In partnership with 10 mental health organisations, peak bodies and other stakeholders, the project worked with managers, support coordinators, support workers, consumers, and carers to determine what recovery-oriented practice looks like in the new context. The project also showcased an exciting new learning model of training delivery, which makes professional development more accessible and engaging for NDIS provider workforces.

The report is available here.  

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Mind the Gap

Mental Health Victoria and SalvoConnect engaged the University of Sydney to produce a Victorian focussed policy research paper on the mental health landscape post NDIS transition. The report covers the gaps for those both eligible and ineligle for the NDIS, people who are eligible but don't apply and the gaps in the systems interfaces.The document is available here

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Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS - market readiness

 

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