breakthru makes submission to the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System
September 24, 2019
by Joshua Cook

Breakthru makes submission to the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System

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.

About the author

Joshua Cook

Holding dual degrees in Business Marketing and Commerce Accounting, Josh brings more than half a decade of experience to his role as National Marketing Manager at Breakthru, based in Brisbane, Queensland. His life's journey has uniquely equipped him to serve in this vital position. Raised alongside his younger sister Katey, who has Down Syndrome, Josh has gained an intimate understanding of the challenges and societal stigmas associated with disabilities. This personal connection fuels his commitment to the mission of Breakthru - to empower individuals like Katey to access the resources and support they require to live fulfilling lives. Through his role at Breakthru, Josh aims to break down the barriers and dismantle the misconceptions that often surround people with disabilities.

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