The Mental Health and Wellbeing Act 2022 aims to improve mental health and wellbeing services for all Victorians.
The new Act has important changes for people receiving mental health and wellbeing treatment, care and support and their families, carers and supporters.
The Act recognises the diverse needs of Victorians and promotes a safe and inclusive mental health and wellbeing system for everyone.
Easy read guides to the Act
The department has developed easy read guides to the new Act.
Information for the community
Information for people who need mental health and wellbeing support
Information for families and carers of people who need mental health and wellbeing support
The department is developing translated resources to support community understanding of the Act.
These resources will be published by the department and widely promoted from September.
Support and advocacy
The department is funding peak bodies and legal advice services to support consumers families, carers and supporters to understand and exercise their rights under the Act.
Organisations providing support in Victoria’s mental health and wellbeing system include:
Reviewed 18 September 2023