Mental health - member input sought


Victorian Royal Commission into Mental Health

AASW is attending a ministerial roundtable to provide input to the Terms of Reference to the Royal Commission.

The proposed focus areas are:

  • Prevention and early intervention
  • Social isolation, depression, anxiety and trauma
  • Accessibility and navigating the mental health system
  • Integration between alcohol and other drug services and mental health services
  • Community mental health services
  • Acute mental health services
  • Preventing suicide
  • Workforce development and retention
  • Deliverable reform to improve outcomes for people living with a mental illness

Input from community members is being sought through the Engage Victoria platform.

The Royal Commission will commence its work in March 2019.

Productivity Commission inquiry into the economic impacts of mental ill-health

The Productivity Commission has released an Issues Paper. It outlines:

  • the scope of the inquiry
  • the Commission’s procedures
  • matters about which the Commission is seeking comment
  • how to make a submission.

Initial submissions are due by 5 April 2019.

AASW will be holding consultations with members for its submissions to both the Productivity Commission Inquiry and the Victorian Royal Commission. If you work in a mental health service, or with people experiencing mental ill-health in other settings, and are interested in being involved in this process, please contact us at