Victoria’s new mental health plan

One in five Victorians will experience a mental health condition each year, and 45 per cent of us will experience a mental health condition within our lifetime. Some challenges are eased with time and informal support. At other times, people will need more specialised assistance.

In November 2015, the Victorian State Government launched an ambitious, long-term vision for mental health and wellbeing. It will guide investment and drive better outcomes for Victorians. 

Consumers, carers and the wider public were consulted in the development of this plan. More than 1,000 ideas and comments were shared through social media and the Department of Health and Human Services gained considerable insight through 13 public consultations across Victoria. 

These contributions and ideas were carefully considered as part of the plan's development. For summaries of each public workshop, visit

Download Victoria's 10 year mental health plan.

To stay update to date with the plan as it gets implemented, visit

Background to developing Victoria's 10-year mental health plan

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