Department of Health

What the Royal Commission said

The Royal Commission called on the Victorian Government to work with the new Statewide Trauma Service to allow each of the 22 Adult and Older Adult Area Mental Health and Wellbeing Services and each of the 13 Infant, Child and Youth Area Mental Health and Wellbeing Services to employ up to three specialist trauma practitioners.

These practitioners will:

  • work with peer support workers in Local Mental Health and Wellbeing Services to provide and facilitate access to a broad range of trauma supports for consumers of all ages and backgrounds
  • contribute to the ongoing learning and professional development of the mental health and wellbeing workforce through supervision, consultation and shared clinical care.


Implementation of this recommendation is not scheduled to commence this year.

This page will be updated when information is available.

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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