Department of Health

About the Statewide Wellbeing Plan

The Mental Health and Wellbeing Promotion Office was established in 2022 to lead a statewide approach to mental health promotion and prevention of mental ill health.

One of the key priorities is to develop Victoria’s first Statewide Wellbeing Plan.

This plan will provide a coordinated approach that shifts the focus of the mental health system from treatment and care towards prevention, promotion and healing.

How we engaged

Between July 2022 and February 2023, we undertook extensive engagement to better understand the wellbeing needs and perspectives of a wide range of people, and to develop shared priorities to support the wellbeing of everyone in Victoria.

Hundreds of community members, services providers, and sector and government representatives contributed to this work, sharing stories of discrimination and struggle, as well as stories of persistence, strength and hope. Every anecdote shared has contributed to the creation of this plan.

You can download a What we Heard report from Engage VictoriaExternal Link to read more about the outcomes of the engagement process.

What’s next

The insights shared through the engagement process are informing the development of a Wellbeing Plan that reflects the needs, aspirations and priorities of Victorians. This work is being guided by an Expert Advisory Committee.

The Wellbeing Plan is due to be released later in 2023.

Sign up for news and updates via Engage Victoria.External Link

Find out more

Have questions or want to learn more about a project? Email the Mental Health and Wellbeing Promotion Office at

Reviewed 05 May 2023

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