Health Alert - Reform of mental health systems: what does the future look like and how to get there?

Michael Gorton AM

The Victorian Mental Health reforms have been substantial – both in the re-shaping of mental health legislation and the new structures and bodies to implement and oversee the changes.

Russell Kennedy Principal, Michael Gorton AM, chaired the Victorian government’s expert advisory panel which oversighted the new Mental Health and Wellbeing Act.

This is a start and there is still much to be done to create a fairer and more effective mental health system.

A recent article in the International Journal for Quality in Healthcare (2024,36(1)), by Michael Gorton AM and David Greenfield (School of Population Health, UniNSW), highlights the challenges for improving the lives of those with poor mental health across Australia and the UK.

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