What the Royal Commission said

The Royal Commission recommended the Victorian Government build on the Interim Report's Recommendation 5 and establish a new non-government agency led by people with lived experience of mental illness or psychological distress.

The agency will be overseen by a skills-based board chaired by and consisting of a majority of people with lived experience to:

  • deliver accredited training and resources to aid the development of organisations led by people with lived experience of mental illness or psychological distress;
  • develop and deliver mental health and wellbeing services led by people with lived experience of mental illness or psychological distress; and
  • facilitate co-location, shared resourcing, learning opportunities and the creation of new partnerships and networks between people with lived experience of mental illness or psychological distress and the organisations they lead.

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 is 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.