Department of Health

Victoria’s public mental health services must provide the same level of access to services and the same quality of services to all Victorians regardless of their backgrounds or identities.

This includes Aboriginal communities, multicultural communities, faith-based communities, LGBTIQA+ communities, people with disabilities.

These groups often face greater barriers to accessing safe and culturally responsive services. They may also have greater exposure to the factors that contribute to poorer mental health.

The principles of the new Mental Health and Wellbeing Act and other initiatives will help to ensure diverse communities have timely and culturally appropriate access to mental health support.

Reviewed 21 March 2024


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