Mental Health Services in Ballarat: Constituency Question

Ms ADDISON (Wendouree) (11:49): My question is directed to the Minister for Mental Health.

Following the tabling of the final report of the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System, how will Ballarat community members who experience mental illness access better treatment, care and support as a result of the recommendations handed down in the final report from the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System?

The final report is 3195 pages, following two years of community consultation, the contribution of 12 500 Victorians, the advice of experts and the careful deliberations of the commissioners. We welcome the 65 additional recommendations, and I am pleased that the government will adopt every recommendation.

Mental health issues impact all of us, either directly or indirectly. I am confident that by rebuilding our entire mental health system we will provide the quality care all Victorians deserve and will save lives.


The Minister for Mental Health has answered this constituency question; take a look at his response.

You can also watch more videos here, or otherwise click here to read more of my contributions in Parliament.