The Victorian Mental Health Pandemic Response Taskforce was initially established to support the implementation of 15 new mental health clinics across Victoria. In October 2021, the role of the Taskforce expanded to include oversight of the Victorian headspace surge initiative. The Taskforce will provide strategic and operational leadership to ensure implementation and operation of these initiatives complements existing and newly funded arrangements, and does not duplicate or further fragment support. This includes ensuring alignment of the Commonwealth-funded rapid response initiatives with previous Commonwealth investments and with Victorian pandemic response initiatives in mental health and related areas (e.g. quarantine support, schools mental health support, aged care emergency response).

Further information

  • Type of Body

    H. Inter Jurisdictional and International Bodies

  • Established By / Under


  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?


  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Creation Date

    17 August 2020

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