What the Royal Commission said

This recommendation calls for a dedicated Mental Health and Wellbeing Promotion Office. The office will be led by a Mental Health and Wellbeing Promotion Adviser.

The office will lead a statewide approach to mental health promotion and prevention. It will:

  • deliver economic and social benefits of good mental health across the population
  • use public health principles
  • promote human rights
  • reduce inequities in outcomes.

What are the opportunities?

The mental health and wellbeing system needs to shift towards promoting and delivering good mental health and wellbeing.

The new Mental Health and Wellbeing Promotion Office will improve accountability, coordination and planning of activities. It will work across sectors and communities to promote mental health.

What are we doing?

We are establishing the Mental Health and Wellbeing Promotion Office in the Mental Health and Wellbeing Division by mid-2022.

An expert advisory committee will be set up in early 2022. It will support the establishment of the new office. It will also advise on the planning for a new statewide plan for the promotion of good mental health and wellbeing.