The Victorian government has launched the next phase of the 'It’s Time to Talk about Mental Health' campaign.

The initiative encourages people to discuss their mental health and seek help where needed.   

The campaign features a series of short videos with Victorians telling their personal stories of mental ill-health and recovery.  

The first video in the new series features Hamilton CFA firefighter Peter Green.  

Peter shares his experiences of post-traumatic stress and a related conversion disorder. His illness followed many years working at serious road accidents and fires.  

Almost half of all Victorians will experience mental illness in their lifetime, but most people are reluctant to talk about it. 

The ‘It’s time to Talk about Mental Health’ campaign aims to reduce stigma often associated with mental illness.  

The original campaign launched in 2019 features the stories of eight Victorians. 

The full video series is available on the Better Health Channel website.

Throughout 2021, ‘It’s Time to Talk about Mental Health’ will continue to tell the powerful stories of Victorians and their experiences. 

Mental health Reform Victoria is implementing the interim recommendations of the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System.  

This includes the delivery of new mental health beds, strengthening the mental health workforce and expanding existing services to make them available to more Victorians.