The Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System has launched a new online survey to get a better understanding of the frontline mental health workforce in Victoria and to hear their ideas for change directly.
The survey will be open to all frontline mental health workers, including lived experience workforces, who provide mental health treatment, care and support within mental health services in Victoria. Volunteers are also encouraged to participate. The Commission wants to hear from individuals in roles including clinical mental health, medical, nursing, allied health and lived experience professionals, psychologists, counsellors, therapists, psychosocial support workers, general practitioners and care assistants, amongst others providing services and support to people living with mental illness and psychological distress.
The Royal Commission is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to share your experiences and ideas to help shape a future mental health system for Victoria.
You can complete the survey here www.rcvmhs.vic.gov.au/mental-health-workforce-survey
It’s easy to take part and may take approximately 15-30 minutes to complete depending on your role. The survey can be completed in more than one sitting and your input into the survey will be confidential and de-identified.
The survey closes at 5pm on Monday 10 August 2020.
In making this request, the Commission is deeply appreciative of the limits on people’s availability, and while we are continuing our work as a Commission, we are conscious of the different circumstances and the additional pressures on the workforce as part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Please note, the Commission is working with a range of stakeholders to promote and distribute the survey, so you may receive this message from a number of different sources. The survey will help the Commission to plan and design the changes that are needed in the future mental health system.
The Royal Commission will deliver its final report in February 2021, which will provide a bold and innovative approach for transforming Victoria’s mental health system. To find out more, and to register for regular updates from the Commission, visit www.rcvmhs.vic.gov.au.