Department of Health

What the Royal Commission said

The Royal Commission called for a new approach to regional governance and commissioning. This is part of its vision for the new mental health and wellbeing system.

This new approach has involved:

  • establishing eight Interim Regional Bodies to provide advice to the Department of Health about mental health and wellbeing services in each region.

The Interim Regional Bodies include people with lived experience. At least one consumer and one carer are on each Interim Regional Body.

The recommendation is a significant transformation to the way decisions about mental health services are made.

What are we doing?

Eight Interim Regional Bodies were established in March 2022.

Interim Regional Bodies are playing a key role in building trusting partnerships with service providers in their region and their respective communities. This includes relationships with public health services and public hospitals which continue to be accountable for delivering health services.

Read more on our Mental Health and Wellbeing Interim Regional BodiesExternal Link page.

Reviewed 18 June 2024

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