Category: Minister for Mental Health

Taking Action On Ice And Other Drugs In Gippsland

The Andrews Labor Government is stepping up the fight against ice and drug addiction, across the state with Gippsland one step closer to another drug rehabilitation service. As part of the Victorian Budget 2017/18, $81.1 million will be invested in stage three of the Ice Action Plan with a focus on early intervention and treatment […]

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Funds To Ensure Young People Can Party Safely

The Andrews Labor Government will extend a successful harm minimisation outreach program that will give 1800 young people the tools to party safely. The innovative Prevent Alcohol and Risk-related Trauma in Youth (Party) program graphically demonstrates the impact of alcohol and drug abuse. Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley visited the Alfred Hospital today to […]

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New Eating Disorder Support Provides Food For Thought

Teaching staff will be provided with more resources to support young people in an Australian first initiative to tackle disordered eating. Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley today joined Member for Niddrie Ben Carroll to launch Food For Thought, a program developed by headspace, at Buckley Park College. Food for Thought will help to support […]

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Boosting Forensic Mental Health Services To Keep Us Safe

To help address the root causes of crime and keep Victorians safe, the Andrews Labor Government will expand mental health support for those who are in, or at risk of entering, the criminal justice system. With a focus on preventing offending in the first place, the funding will mean more forensic mental health beds, more […]

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Funding Boost For Metro Mental Health Services

Patients across Melbourne will receive better mental health support thanks to a $1.71 million funding boost provided to eight health services. The money will be used to strengthen their consultant liaison pyschiatric services, which help patients in general hospital wards who need help to stay mentally well due to the impact of their illnesses or […]

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Funding Boost For Regional Victoria’s Mental Health

Ballarat is receiving more than $410,000 in grants to improve mental health and rehabilitation facilities, as part of upgrades across the state. Facilities Renewal Grants help existing mental health and alcohol and other drug services to improve facilities for consumers, carers, visitors and staff. They enable services to tackle critical minor infrastructure and capital works, […]

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Second Year Of Counselling Support For Dairy Farmers In Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is standing by our dairy farmers who are continuing to face financial pressure in the wake of problems in the dairy sector, by extending crucial mental health support for another year. Last year the Labor Government announced a $1.5 million package of mental health supports for dairy farmers, in response the […]

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Saving Lives – Preventing And Treating Overdose

The Andrews Labor Government is improving access to life-saving Naloxone and strengthening support for overdose survivors to help reduce the number of people dying of drug overdoses across Victoria. Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley made the announcement during a keynote address on National Family Drug Support Day, which aims to raise awareness of the […]

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Works Start On Thomas Embling Expansion

The Andrews Labor Government is providing more mental health support with a further $7 million to build 10 additional beds at Thomas Embling Hospital. Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley made the announcement today while turning the sod for the new $9.5 million eight-bed Secure Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit. The unit will be completed by […]

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Suicide Prevention Partnerships For More Communities

The Andrews Labor Government will partner with Primary Health Networks (PHN) to help an additional six communities develop local strategies to prevent suicide. PHNs manage a range of Commonwealth funding, including some for suicide prevention. They work with GPs, health services and the community to deliver better care and results. As part of the place-based […]

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