The Department of Health is encouraging all Victorians working in the mental health sector to participate in a new personnel survey.
New system foundations

The personnel survey will contribute to workforce reforms recommended by the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System.

The reforms aim to attract, train, support and retain the workforce needed to provide treatment, care and support for Victorians with mental illness or psychological distress. 

The insights of individuals working in the system are critical to drive change and realise the Royal Commission’s vision for reform. 

The mental health workforce personnel survey is open to all individuals working in Victoria’s specialist public, community, and private mental health sectors plus workforce from alcohol and other drug services.

The data collected in the survey will help establish a profile of Victoria’s mental health workforce across specialties, settings, and locations.   

The personnel survey will also provide insights into the experiences of individuals working in the system and how they can be best supported during the reform process. 

Responses from the survey, as well as the recent mental health workforce census, will help shape the Mental Health and Wellbeing Workforce Strategy to be delivered by the end of 2021. All specialist public mental health services took part in the census in August and September. 

Participation in the mental health workforce personnel survey is voluntary, anonymous, and confidential. The survey closes Monday 15 November 2021.