Over the past few years the ASU has fought hard for a viable, thriving psychosocial mental health sector in Victoria.
We have done this at the same time as the Victorian and Australian governments have been deliberately de-funding this sector.
Recognising the damage that has been done to the mental health system in this state, last year the Victorian Government announced a royal commission focusing on the mental health system.
The ASU has worked with members who work within the mental health system and has made a submission to the royal commission.
This is just one part of the on-going fight to make sure Victorians have access to a mental health system that provides early intervention, psychosocial support, and doesn’t just focus on the clinical system. This needs to occur in a way that provides well paid and secure employment for the workers within this system.
For further information contact:
ASU Assistant Branch Secretary Leon Wiegard | firstname.lastname@example.org