New approach for mental health investment – Recommendation 8

The Royal Commission recommends that the Victorian Government designs and implements a new approach to mental health investment comprising:

  • a new revenue mechanism (a levy or tax) for the provision of operational funding for mental health services
  • a dedicated capital investment fund for the mental health system.

This new approach should support a substantial increase in investment in Victoria’s mental health system, supplementing the current level and future expected growth of the state’s existing funding commitments.