• VCOSS Consultation – Social and Economic Benefits of Improving Mental Health

    The Australian Government is holding a Productivity Commission Inquiry into the role of mental health in the Australian economy. This inquiry is examining how mental illness affects all aspects of a person’s quality of life, including physical health, social participation, education, employment and financial status. It is also investigating how mental health affects an individual’s employment and productivity.

    VCOSS intends to provide a submission on the Productivity Commission. We invite you or a representative of your organisation to attend our consultation forum to help inform our feedback and share your views with other VCOSS members.

    For your reference, the Commission has released an Issues Paper which is available here. The full Terms of Reference are available here.

    VCOSS would like to hear your views on:

    • the effect of mental health on a persons’ ability to participate in and prosper in the community and workplace
    • how governments across Australia, employers, professional and community groups in healthcare, education, employment, social services, housing and justice can contribute to improving mental health for people of all ages and cultural backgrounds.

    You can make your own submission via this link by Friday April 5 2019. The final report will be released to the Australian Government by 23 May 2020.

    If you are unable to attend the consultation, but wish to provide feedback, please contact Veronica Perera at

    Please note that this consultation is for VCOSS members only.


    St Michael’s Uniting Church

    120 Collins Street
    (The Hall), Melbourne 3000

    Time & Date

    March 13 @ 1:00 pm - March 13 @ 3:00 pm

    Additional Info

    The cost of this event is: Free for VCOSS members

    This event has been organised by: