What is the Royal Commission into Mental Health?

The Victorian Royal Commission into Mental Health is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to create an effective mental healthcare system for all Victorians.

Youth Affairs Council Victoria believes that if the Royal Commission into Mental Health recognises and addresses the unique needs of young Victorians, that everyone will have a brighter, healthier future. Read our blog on how to have your voice heard on mental health.

Happening now until the final report is delivered in October 2020, YACVic is working to ensure the experiences and knowledge of young people and youth workers are represented in the Commission's reports.

Whether you're a young person or somebody who works with young people, you can contribute to our submission or learn our tips for self-care below.

I am a young person 

With three-quarters of mental health problems developing before the age of 25, it’s vital the Commissioners hear from young people. We encourage you to speak up!

Anyone can make a formal submission, especially if you have a lived experience of mental health issues, either your own, or as a carer for other people.

Read YACVic's submission

Read YACVic's self-care tips for young people

YACVic Young Working Group
Caption: YACVic's Young Members Working Group

I am a youth worker

As youth workers, it is crucial that your knowledge and experiences in supporting young people dealing with mental health problems are represented in the Commission.

Read YACVic's submission

Read YACVic's self-care tips in the workplace