Mental Health Royal Commission - have your say | Youth Central

The Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System is now accepting submissions! Have your say about how Victoria supports young people with a mental illness.

Whether you are living with mental illness, caring for a loved one, working in the sector or just have a general interest in mental health – the Commission wants to hear your views and ideas for change. There are two ways to make a submission to the Commission:

  • provide a formal submission by uploading or sending a written, audio or video submission (including any supporting documents) in response to 11 key questions relating to the Commission's terms of reference. You can choose to respond to some or all of the questions
  • share brief comments in response to six key questions relating to issues of stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness; early treatment, prevention and support; suicide prevention; barriers to good mental health; and your priorities for change. You can choose to respond to some or all of the questions.

This is the Commission’s first call for submissions. The Commission will also cover other important themes throughout its term, in line with the terms of reference.

All brief comments and formal submissions will inform the Commission's reports.

Find out more on the Royal Commission website.

About the Royal Commission

Ms Penny Armytage is chair the Royal Commission. Ms Armytage has played a leading role in major health and human service sector reform. She recently served as the Chair of the Transport Accident Commission and the President of Berry Street.

The other members of the Royal Commission are Associate Professor Alex Cockram, Professor Allan Fels AO and Professor Bernadette McSherry.

The Victorian Government has committed to implementing all of the Royal Commission’s recommendations.

The Commission will deliver its preliminary report by 30 November 2019 and its final report in October 2020.

If you or someone you know is in crisis or needs support, call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or BeyondBlue on 1300 224