The Victorian Government is seeking further input to help improve mental health and wellbeing within diverse communities.
The Diverse Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Framework is now in development and aims to deliver better mental health and wellbeing with a specific focus on multicultural, LGBTIQ+ and disability communities.
The framework will seek to address many areas including safe, accessible and responsive mental health services, reducing stigma and discrimination, promoting good mental health and wellbeing and preventing and responding to suicide.
This work is in response to recommendations made by the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System and aims to build a safer and more accessible mental health and wellbeing system for all Victorians.
It’s important we get it right because the framework will set a 10-year strategy to reduce inequity and barriers for diverse communities across the system, now and into the future.
Our new report, 'What we have heard so ', summarises feedback we’ve received to date from nearly 400 people and several key services and organisations working with diverse communities.
Now we are asking diverse communities to respond to this initial report. We want to know more about the barriers faced and needs expressed by communities, and also the solutions and strengths we can build on in the future.
Individuals, services, communities and other groups are invited to read the report and complete the survey. The 'What we have heard so ' report and survey are available at Engage until 30 May
The Diverse Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Framework is due for release later in 2023.
Reviewed 10 May 2023