The Final Report of the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System will be released on Tuesday 2 March.

This morning the Victorian Government confirmed that the Final Report will be tabled at a special sitting of both houses of the Victorian Parliament, at the Royal Exhibition Building.

Parliament will hear directly from Royal Commission Chair, Penny Armytage AM, Professor Patrick McGorry AO and a member of the Victorian community with lived experience of mental illness. Witnesses and contributors will also be invited to attend.

The Royal Commission’s Final Report will provide the direction and detail required to transform Victoria’s mental health system. It reflects the contributions of over 8000 Victorians who shared their experiences as consumers, carers, family members, mental health workers and advocates.

The Royal Commission’s Interim Report, released in November 2019, provided the first steps to reforming the mental health system. Mental Health Reform Victoria has been working to implement these interim recommendations, including the delivery of new mental health beds, strengthening the mental health workforce and expanding existing services to make them available to more Victorians.

Next month’s special sitting of Parliament reflects the historic nature of this Final Report, and the ambitious reforms it sets out. Mental Health Reform Victoria looks forward to working with our partners in the mental health sector and the Victorian Government to deliver these reforms and build a better mental health system for all Victorians.