Overall WHV supports the areas for reform outlined in the draft report. However, all reform areas need to integrate a sex- and gender-based analysis to ensure mental health services and prevention efforts address the sex-based and gendered determinants of mental health specific to women and girls.
This will ensure efforts to improve mental health are tailored to the specific needs of women and girls and more effectively support their wellbeing, which will in turn contribute to greater productivity.
More information about the Inquiry can be found here.
Women's Health Victoria (2020) Submission to Productivity Commmission Inquiry into Mental Health: Draft report. Women's Health Victoria. Melbourne.