Mental health royal commission hearing to be held in Maryborough

Maryborough residents will have the unique opportunity to help influence changes to Victoria’s mental health system with a public hearing scheduled to take place in town next month.

Maryborough is the only town outside of Melbourne set to play host to a day of public hearings as part of the Royal Commission into Victoria’s mental health system in July.

The hearing comes thanks to a joint letter from Central Goldfields and Pyrenees shire councils, Maryborough District Health Service (MDHS) and Maryborough Education Centre.

Central Goldfields Shire CEO Lucy Roffey said with a high rate of mental illness in the region, the group felt it was imperative to secure a hearing in Maryborough.

For more on this story see the Front Page of The Advertiser, Friday, June 21

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