Gippslanders urged to contribute to mental health reform
Gippslanders wanting to share their experiences with Victoria'a mental health system are being urged to register for consultation sessions for the Royal Commission into Mental Health.
Sessions will be held later this month: in Sale on Tuesday 21 and in Warragul on Wednesday 22 May.
Gippsland South MP Danny O'Brien said the Royal Commission has been established to understand the shortcomings in the current system so that improvements can be made.
“It’s vital that our regional voices are heard so that solutions can be found to improve access to mental health support in our area," Mr O'Brien said.
People wanting to contribute to the Royal Commission to register for the consultation sessions being held in Sale on Tuesday, May 21 and Warragul on Wednesday, May 22.
The new Royal Commission portal allows people to share their views through a written submission, an audio submission or a video recording. Submissions can be short, or more formal, longer pieces.
To access the portal or register for the Royal Commission’s consultation sessions in Sale and Warragul, visit www.rcvmhs.vic.gov.au.
If you or someone you know is in crisis or requires support, call Lifelife Gippsland on 13 11 14 or BeyondBlue on 1300 224 636.
Among those to make a submission will be Gippsland-based mental health advocacy group BARRIER BREAKERS. More below.