Update from the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System Spring 2020

2020 witness statements

“The witness statements build on the huge amount of information the Commission has received, through consultations, submissions and last year’s public hearings. More than 130 statements have been published so far and I encourage you to visit our website to read them and to learn more about our themes of inquiry.”

Final report

In late May, the Victorian Government announced a three-month extension to the Commission, due to the pandemic and its impact on the ability of individuals, service providers, and other organisations to contribute to our work.

Our final report is now due to be delivered by 5 February 2021.

We’re at a critical phase of our deliberations, as we examine the huge amount of evidence gathered through witness statements, submissions, community consultations, surveys, research, stakeholder meetings, and a substantial program of focus groups.

All of these inputs will help us shape our final recommendations for change. Our final report will set out an ambitious blueprint for transforming Victoria’s mental health system, including the design of central elements of a future mental health system.

Stay up to date

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Penny Armytage AM
Chair, Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System

You can read the complete update via the link below: