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Mental health round-up

Published: 19 October 2021
  • vic
  • 19 October 2021
  • COTA Victoria

October is Mental Health Awareness Month. Throughout October, online events will put the spotlight on research, resources, services and supports for people experiencing mental health challenges, as well as their carers.

The Royal Commission’s final report sets out a 10-year vision for a future mental health system where people can access treatment close to their homes and in their communities. The Victorian Government has agreed to implement the final report’s 65 recommendations (as well as the Commission’s 9 interim recommendations). The recommendations address four key features of the future mental health and wellbeing system:

  • a responsive and integrated system with the community at its heart

  • a system tuned to promoting inclusion and addressing inequities

  • re-established public confidence through prioritisation and collaboration

  • contemporary and adaptable services.