Victoria is determined to build a mental health and wellbeing system that provides world-leading treatment, care and support for all Victorians.
The recommendations of the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System provide a blueprint to transform the mental health system.
The government released in November 2015. It sets an ambitious, long-term vision for the next decade, including better health and wellbeing, reducing the prevalence of mental illness, reducing suicide rates and providing better access to and choice about services for people with a mental illness.
The plan will ensure investment in mental health is coordinated and strategic, maximising the benefits for Victorians.
It is closely aligned with Victoria's Mental Health Act 2014, which supports the provision of holistic, recovery-oriented mental health treatment - enabling people with a mental illness to play a central role in decisions regarding their treatment and care.
The government is also working closely with the Commonwealth in the rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme, which emphasises individual choice and control for people with psychosocial disability support needs.
Supporting the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Victorians
The Victorian Government is committed to supporting Aboriginal self-determination as the overarching policy and implementation driver to improve Aboriginal health, social and emotional wellbeing.
Victoria’s mental health services annual report 2019-20
Victoria's mental health services are improving and expanding to meet growing demand and diversity.
Reviewed 27 October 2022