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Beyond Blue welcomes interim report from the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System

3 March 2020

Beyond Blue has welcomed the interim report from the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System.

The Commission’s first report made several priority recommendations about how to improve the way Victoria supports people and families affected by mental ill-health.

Read the interim report

Areas of focus for the Royal Commission have been:

  • Access to services
  • Experiences of treatment, care and support
  • Family and carer experiences
  • Mental health in rural and regional Victoria
  • Suicide

The interim report contains a number of priority recommendations that address immediate needs and lay the foundations for a new approach to mental health. This is an important first step.

This is the first of two major reports by the Commission and represents a stock-take of what the Commission has learned so far.

The majority of the Commission’s recommendations for change will appear in its final report, due in October 2020. The final report will present a bold and innovative approach for transforming Victoria’s mental health system.

If you or someone you care about is struggling, you can talk to mental health professionals 24/7 via the Beyond Blue Support Service on 1300 22 4636, via web chat from 3pm to midnight (AEST) every night at www.beyondblue.org.au/get-support or via email.

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