Mental Health Victoria welcomes Canberra’s bold commitment on mental health

Mental Health Victoria has welcomed the Federal Government’s commitment to delivering the world’s best mental health system for Australia in its Long Term National Health Plan announced yesterday by Health Minister Greg Hunt.

Mental Health Victoria CEO Angus Clelland said the Morrison Government’s pledge to rate mental health equally alongside physical health has long been urged by consumers, carers and mental health services to transform a system that is fragmented, complex and incomplete.
 
Mr Clelland said the peak body was particularly pleased with the commitments in the Plan to develop a Children’s Mental Health Strategy and for the widespread roll-out of adult mental centres to tackle the ‘missing middle’ in mental health services.