Department of Health

Reform activity updates

The Royal Commission has outlined immediate priorities and a series of key dates for delivery of the recommendations.

A number of the recommendations seek to reform the foundations of the mental health system, and focus on new governance and accountability structures, the leadership of people with lived experience, and a supported workforce. Others focus on ensuring ongoing excellence in the system, including investment in research, digital technologies and innovation. 

Collectively, implementation of the reforms will create a responsive and integrated system that is contemporary and adaptable. In the future, Victorians will be able to access compassionate services that meet their preferences, strengths and needs.

Engagement with Government on the implementation of recommendations

The Victorian Government is committed to engagement with the community and key stakeholders on the significant reform journey ahead.

This includes people with lived experience of mental illness or psychological distress, and their families, carers and supporters.

For more information about opportunities to contribute to our reform work please contact mentalhealth@health.vic.gov.au.

Watch the Royal Commission final report summary video.

Reviewed 19 October 2022

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