The Mental Health Implementation Office – Recommendation 9

The Royal Commission recommends that the Victorian Government establishes a Mental Health Implementation Office—a new administrative office in relation to the Department of Health and Human Services under the Public Administration Act 2004 (Vic).

The Implementation Office is to implement the Commission’s recommendations as set out in the interim report. It will operate for two years while the Commission designs final governance arrangements for the mental health system and should:

  • develop and publicly commit to a program of work and report annually through the Victorian Parliament on its progress against outcome measures and targets
  • employ and commission people with specialist skills and diverse expertise, including people with lived experience, to respond to the Commission’s recommendations
  • work closely with the Commission to ensure implementation of the Commission’s recommendations stay true to the original vision and intent.