What the Royal Commission said
This recommendation calls for a dedicated Mental Health and Wellbeing Promotion Office. The office will be led by a Mental Health and Wellbeing Promotion Adviser.
The office will lead a statewide approach to mental health promotion and prevention. It will:
- deliver economic and social benefits of good mental health across the population
- use public health principles
- promote human rights
- reduce inequities in outcomes.
What are the opportunities?
The mental health and wellbeing system needs to shift towards promoting and delivering good mental health and wellbeing.
The new Mental Health and Wellbeing Promotion Office will improve accountability, coordination and planning of activities. It will work across sectors and communities to promote mental health.
What are we doing?
The Mental Health and Wellbeing Promotion Office was established in 2022.
It is supported by an expert advisory committee that will provide advice on the work of the Office, including the development of a new statewide plan to promote good mental health and wellbeing.
Reviewed 04 April 2023