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Have your say on mental health reform

The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien is urging locals to share their experiences with the mental health system in Victoria.

The Royal Commission into Mental Health has established an online portal where all Victorians are able to share their experiences and have their voices heard to help shape mental health reform in Victoria.

“The purpose of the Royal Commission is to help highlight and understand the shortcomings in the current system, so that practical recommendations can be made to ensure all Victorians are getting the services they need,” Mr O’Brien said.

“It’s vital that our regional voices are heard so that solutions can be found to improve access to mental health support in our area.

“As a local MP, I am acutely aware of the level of mental health problems in the community and how mental health can have so many flow-on effects on individuals and society more generally.”

Mr O’Brien also encouraged those wanting to contribute to the Royal Commission to register for the consultation sessions being held in Sale on Tuesday, May 21 and Warragul on Wednesday, May 22.

The new Royal Commission portal allows people to share their views through a written submission, an audio submission or a video recording. Submissions can be short, or more formal, longer pieces.

To access the portal or register for the Royal Commission’s consultation sessions in Sale and Warragul, visit www.rcvmhs.vic.gov.au.

If you or someone you know is in crisis or requires support, call Lifelife on 13 11 14 or BeyondBlue on 1300 224 636.

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