A new Women’s Mental Health Alliance has been established to advocate for a stronger focus on the mental health of women and girls.
Consumers, clinicians and community organisations have come together to demand more be done to address the specific mental health needs of women and girls. The Alliance includes mental health consumer bodies, women’s health organisations, family and sexual violence advocacy and support organisations, human rights bodies, mental health clinicians and researchers.
With the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System under way, there is a once-in-ageneration opportunity for government to show that women’s and girls’ mental health matters, and commit to funding a dedicated strategy to improve women’s mental health.
Women's Health Victoria (2019) New alliance calls for urgent action on the mental health of women and girls. WHV Media Release (27 Nov).