Skip to content

COVID-19 and human rights. Here’s how we’re responding to the emerging issues: Read more

TranslationsGet help

Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System – Jul 2019

Our submission to the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System highlights the role of discrimination as both a driver and a consequence of mental illness.

About the submission

We called for the Royal Commission and the Victorian Government to prioritise addressing and alleviating discrimination, stigma and their root causes in all aspects of the mental health system.

Outlining the the importance of human rights law in the delivery of mental health and related services, we also recommended strengthening the human rights legal framework to better safeguard the rights of people with mental illness in Victoria.

A number of our recommendations are to better protect the rights of particular groups at increased risk of mental illness and/or mistreatment, including Aboriginal people, women, transgender and non-binary people, and people in closed environments who are deprived of their liberty.

Download the submission

Facebook
Twitter
Youtube
LinkedIn
Instagram

Address
Level 3, 204 Lygon Street Carlton Victoria 3053

General enquiries
enquiries@veohrc.vic.gov.au

Reception
1300 891 848

Enquiry line
1300 292 153 or (03) 9032 3583

Interpreters
1300 152 494

NRS Voice Relay
1300 555 727 then use 1300 292 153

Media enquiries
0447 526 642

The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as First Australians and recognises their culture, history, diversity and deep connection to the land.

We acknowledge that the Commission is on the land of the Kulin Nation and pay our respects to Elders past and present.