What the Royal Commission said

The Royal Commission recommends that the Victorian Government:

  1. implement the new whole-of-system rehabilitation pathway described by the Royal Commission in its final report, which includes two new bed-based rehabilitation models of care, for people living with mental illness who require ongoing intensive treatment, care and support.
  2. consistent with the ‘design and quality features' described by the Royal Commission in its final report, co-design with consumers, clinicians and relevant non-government organisations and services:
    1. the new community rehabilitation model of care and deliver it at a community care unit demonstration site; and
    2. the new intensive rehabilitation model of care and deliver it at a secure extended care unit demonstration site.
  3. subject to the evaluation and required adaptation of the new rehabilitation models of care, apply these models to existing community care and secure extended care units and enhance and expand infrastructure accordingly.

Update

Implementation of this recommendation is not scheduled to commence this year.

This page will be updated when information is available.

The Victorian Government has committed to implementing all recommendations of the Royal Commission into Victoria's Mental Health System. Rebuilding Victoria's mental health system a 10-year reform plan, with implementation being done in a staged and sequential way. The 2021-22 Victorian State Budget invested $3.8 billion in mental health and wellbeing services and responding to the Royal Commission's recommendations.

All work is focused on ensuring Victorians get the mental health treatment, care, and support they deserve.