Policy & Projects

On behalf of our members, VICSERV plays an important role contributing to and influencing the development and implementation of government policies relating to the work of community managed mental health services in Victoria. 

We represent and support our members by informing sector initiatives and developing and advocating policy positions through consultations and submissions. In developing our submissions, VICSERV is guided by its Policy Development Consultation Framework. The framework outlines the steps we take to respond to and influence key policy areas of the community mental health sector, including detail on the Policy Advisory Group we formed to assist us in formulating repsonses to key policy issues for the sector.

To see the policy submssions prepared by VICSERV.

VICSERV also undertakes a range of projects designed to build the capacity of members in service delivery, strategic planning and advocacy, and training. Projects are often informed by steering committees and consultation with members via surveys and other feedback mechanisms. Research undertaken as part of our projecrs contributes to the evidence base around the value of community managed mental health services.

To learn more about current projects being implemented by VICSERV, click here.

For more information about VICSERV's policy and porjects please contact our Policy and Communications Manager, Debra Parnell on (03) 9519 7000.