The Florey welcomes the Royal Commission’s final report into Victoria’s mental health system

The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health welcomes the final report from the Victorian Royal Commission into Mental Health and extends our appreciation to the Victorian Government, the Commissioners, and particularly the members of the community whose contributions have informed this important work.

Professor Steven Petrou, Director of The Florey said that the Royal Commission’s report provides an urgent and important opportunity for Victoria to change the mental health system and in doing so provide better support for future generations.

“We endorse the Royal Commission’s view that every individual should be able to rely on a well-resourced, compassionate and responsive mental health and wellbeing system,” said Professor Petrou.

“We also recognise that as a research institute which specialises in understanding the biological mechanisms that can underpin some mental illnesses, we have a role in improving the translation of these findings into real outcomes for people including evidence-informed clinical care.”

“We believe research can play a transformative role in preventing, diagnosing and treating mental illnesses. We believe that partnerships and collaborations across all areas of the mental health system are necessary to improve outcomes for the individuals affected, and we welcome opportunities to continue to contribute.”

The full report can be accessed on the Royal Commission’s website. The Florey’s submission is also available.

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