Victoria’s mental health services annual report 2015-16 was tabled in parliament in November 2016.
This is the first time comprehensive information about Victoria’s public mental health system has been compiled in a single resource.
The report shows how services are improving and expanding to meet growing demand and diversity, but also highlights where more needs to be done.
It includes powerful personal stories of recovery, highlights innovative ways services are improving and expanding, and describes how changes introduced through the Mental Health Act 2014 are making a difference for people with a mental illness.
Annual reporting will hold government to account for making progress in mental health, including the implementation of Victoria’s 10-year mental health plan and improving outcomes for all Victorians.
The Department of Health & Human Services is working to improve the data it collects and includes in this report, so that we can better understand the impact of mental health services.
A summary is also available.