The state government portal is now open for submissions for the terms of reference for the Royal Commission into Mental Health. It is imperative that you don’t miss your chance to have input!

The ASU is compiling a submission with members’ views on the terms of reference for the Royal Commission into Mental Health should look like. Your views are critical to formulate the submission.

The ASU will be holding a Community Mental Health Network meeting to provide an opportunity to further discuss your views.

DATE: Tuesday 15 January
TIME: 6.00pm
VENUE: ASU Office, 116 Queensberry St, Carlton South

All interested Delegates and members are invited and encouraged to attend the meeting.

Alternatively you can email your views about what the terms of reference should look like to ASU organiser Jo McEvoy at by 22 January.

The terms of reference will be based on the following “themes”

  1. Preventative & early intervention
  2. Social isolation, depression, anxiety & trauma
  3. Accessibility & navigating the mental health system
  4. Integration between Alcohol and Other Drugs & mental health services
  5. Community mental health services
  6. Acute mental health (mental health assessment and treatment both in hospital and in the community)
  7. Forensic mental health services (mental health assessment and treatment for people in contact with the criminal justice system)
  8. Preventing suicide
  9. Workforce development and retention
  10. Deliverable reform to improve outcomes for people living with a mental illness

Why join?
Your work is the foundation of your life: doesn’t it make sense to protect it? The ASU protects your rights at work, provides expert advice and support and delivers members only savings and discounts. We are not-for-profit, member-owned and run. We exist only for the benefit of our members.

Joining is quick and easy and can be done online here

Please RSVP your attendance and any dietary requirements to Jo McEvoy at by Friday 11 January.

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