Our Response to the Royal Commission

Read the latest updates as we work to address the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System.

Mental Health Wellbeing and Recovery

When people come to Eastern Health Mental Health Services they can expect to be treated as an individual. Their time with our services is seen as a series of moments forming part of that person’s journey as they learn to master their own recovery.

Lived Experience Workforce (LEW)

Lived Experience Workers draw on their own life-changing experience, service use and their journey of recovery and healing, to support others and make change. They may provide direct support to consumers and Carers through peer support or advocacy, or indirectly through leadership, system advocacy, education, and research.

Families where a parent has a mental illness (FaPMI)

Information & resources for children, parents, carers & professionals

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social and Emotional Wellbeing

The Mental Health Social and Emotional Wellbeing Team provides a confidential, culturally appropriate mental health service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander consumers accessing any eastern health mental health programs.

Child Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing Services

For young people up to the age of 25

Adult Mental Health

For 25-65 years of age

Dual Diagnosis

Improving the response of mental health and drug treatment services to individuals with both mental health and substance use problems.

Adult and Older Adult Mental Health and Wellbeing Services

We provide a range of specialist psychiatric treatments for adult and older adults who are experiencing mental ill-health generally related to aging.

NDIS – National Disability Insurance Scheme

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the new way of providing support to people with severe and ongoing disabilities.  People with long standing Mental ill-health may be eligible for NDIS supports, if they experience considerable ongoing disability.

Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry

We are a service provided by the mental health program to the acute medical, surgical and woman's health services of Eastern Health. Referrals to Consultant Liaison Psychiatry service are only accepted by the current inpatient treating team.

Eastern Mental Health Service Coordination Alliance

The Eastern Mental Health Service Coordination Alliance (EMHSCA) oversees the development of an integrated multi sector service coordination framework for people with mental health and co-occurring problems, and their carers across the Eastern Metropolitan Region of Melbourne (EMR).


Spectrum is a Victorian statewide service that supports and works with local mental health services to provide treatment for people with personality disorder.

Access to Choice and Medication Portal

The Choice and Medication© website provides information about medicines to help facilitate discussion around treatment between the treating team and consumers, their carers and families.