Department of Health

What the Royal Commission said

The Royal Commission recommended that the Victorian Government:

  1. as an initiative of the Mental Health and Wellbeing Cabinet Subcommittee (refer to Recommendation 46(2)(a)):
    a. foster the commitment of employers to create mentally healthy workplaces;
    b. advise on, develop and provide resources to assist employers and employees across Victorian businesses to:
    • promote good mental health in workplaces;
    • address workplace barriers to good mental health;
    • promote inclusive workplaces that are free from stigma and discrimination; and
    • support people experiencing mental illness at work.
  2. sponsor industry-based trials to demonstrate how to adapt and implement comprehensive mentally healthy workplace approaches in an industry context.


Information about this recommendation is being updated.

Please check back here for information updates.

The Victorian Government has committed to implementing all recommendations of the Royal Commission into Victoria's Mental Health System. Rebuilding Victoria's mental health system is a 10-year reform plan, with implementation being done in a staged and sequential way. The 2021-22 Victorian State Budget invested $3.8 billion in mental health and wellbeing services and responding to the Royal Commission's recommendations.

All work is focused on ensuring Victorians get the mental health treatment, care, and support they deserve.

Reviewed 17 March 2022

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