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 www.mentalhealthplan.vic.gov.au/workshops.
National Standards for Mental Health Services 2010
This document outlines a revised set of mental health service standards which can be applied to all mental health services, including government, non-government and private sectors across Australia
Mental health experience co-design toolkit
This toolkit will be of value to any organisation working with consumers and carers who want to utilise their lived experience of the service to improve service quality.
Mental Health Discrimination and Insurance: consumer survey 2011
This report details the results of a national survey undertaken by the MHCA and beyondblue in 2011
Developing a consumer perspective discipline in mental health
Cath Roper (University of Melbourne) presentation at Health Issues Centre's Consumers Reforming Health Conference 2011.
Mental Health Complaints Commissioner
The Mental Health Complaints Commissioner is an independent voice working for positive change in Victoria’s mental health system.
Mental health professional’s attitudes towards consumer participation
This study describes mental health professionals' attitudes towards mental health consumer participation in inpatient psychiatric units.
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