The Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System was announced on the 24th February 2019 and the community were asked to make submissions from the 18th April 2019.
The Royal Commission is an inquiry into the effectiveness of the mental health system in Victoria. It provides a unique opportunity to make improvements to mental health services including access to support, navigating services and models of care.
The Royal Commission also provides an opportunity for a wider community conversation about mental health – toward ending stigma and discrimination.
breakthru, our customers and carers, have contributed our own expertise and insights about what improvements can be made to improve outcomes for people who experience mental illness.
We welcome you to download our submission to the Royal Commission here
Once all submissions have been made by the community, and the Royal Commission has completed it’s inquiry, a final report with recommendations on how to improve mental health services will be delivered in October 2020.
After growing up with his younger sister Katey (who was born with Down Syndrome), Josh has witnessed first hand the barriers and misconceptions placed around people with disability. As part of the breakthru team, Josh hopes to assist people just like Katey to find the information or supports they need to live their best life.