Department of Health

A new Mental Health and Wellbeing Outcomes and Performance Framework

The Victorian Government is establishing a new Mental Health and Wellbeing Outcomes and Performance Framework.

The new framework aims to support the best possible mental health and wellbeing outcomes for all Victorians.

This update relates to Recommendation 1 and Recommendation 49.

The Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System recommended a new Mental Health and Wellbeing Outcomes and Performance Framework.

The new framework will help guide the transformation of Victoria’s mental health system. It will provide a way to understand and measure the impact of reforms and the difference they make to people’s lives.

The framework will drive shared responsibility and accountability for mental health and wellbeing outcomes across government. 

Consultation and engagement

The Royal Commission recommended the framework be designed in partnership with people who know the system best - consumers, carers, families and supporters, the mental health workforce and those in allied sectors.

More than 200 people with experience of the mental health system contributed to the development of the draft framework during a series of workshops in 2022. 

The workshops attended by people with lived experience, diverse communities, and other stakeholders helped inform the high-level structure of the framework.  

Engage Victoria consultation

During August to October 2022 Victorians gave feedback on the draft framework via an Engage Victoria survey. The purpose of the survey was to:

  • test the structure of the draft framework; and
  • identify areas or goals missing from the draft framework.

The Department is using the results from the survey to finalise the framework structure in a way that reflects the community’s expertise and expectations.

Read more about our engagement activities at Engage Victoria.

Reviewed 22 December 2022

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