VICSERV submission - Victoria's 10 Year Mental Health Plan

September 2015

 

VICSERV held a series of consultation forums to canvass views from providers to inform input to the review of MHCSS, and the development of the State Government's 10-year Mental Health Plan.

Information from these consultations has been collated to contribute to VICSERV's feedback to the consultants. The submission by VICSERV is available here

ABOUT THE 10YR PLAN:

The Andrews Government committed to develop a new 10-year plan for mental health in its first year of office, as part of the Labor Party's election platform.

Subsequent announcements indicated that the 10-year strategy will:

  • build on the reforms of the past, and guide investment towards creating the conditions for Victorians to experience their best mental health, whatever their level of need and in a life that has meaning and value for them, and
  • focus on the specialist mental health treatment system and prevention, early intervention, social support and primary care.

Part of this process included public consultations, and a discussion paper that invited input into the develpment of a new strategy with a long-term vision for mental health in Victoria.

The discussion paper is accompanied by a series of technical papers examining key issues and the experience of particular vulnerable groups in more detail:

More information on the Government's priorities for mental health is available on the Department's Click here.

For more information see a media release by the Minster for Mental Health.