Victoria is committed to providing world-leading standards of care for all people living with a mental illness, as well as strong collaborative support for their families, carers and members of the mental health workforce.
The government released Victoria's 10-year mental health plan in November 2015. It sets an ambitious, long-term vision for the next decade, including better health and wellbeing, reducing the prevalence of mental illness, reducing suicide rates and providing better access to and choice about services for people with a mental illness.
The plan will ensure investment in mental health is coordinated and strategic, maximising the benefits for Victorians.
It is closely aligned with Victoria's Mental Health Act 2014, which supports the provision of holistic, recovery-oriented mental health treatment - enabling people with a mental illness to play a central role in decisions regarding their treatment and care.
The government is also working closely with the Commonwealth in the rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme, which emphasises individual choice and control for people with psychosocial disability support needs.