Category: Minister for Mental Health

Supporting Communities To Tackle Ice

Thirteen community groups will receive grants from the Andrews Labor Government to fight against ice and drug addiction in communities across the state. Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley was joined by Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards to announce the third round of Community Ice Action Grants, with the team at Sports Focus who […]

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Preventing Suicide In Local Communities

The Andrews Labor Government is set to roll out stage two of its Suicide Prevention Framework to support local communities to reduce the stigma by giving Victorians and their families the support they need. Stage one of the program are well underway with the Hospital Outreach Post-suicidal Engagement (HOPE) programs in place at Alfred Health […]

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More Mental Health Care For New Mums, Children And Young People

More mothers, children and young people will benefit from earlier and increased mental health support, thanks to a more than $21 million funding boost to expand the capacity of vital services. Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley visited Monash Children’s Hospital to announce a statewide package which will provide greater early intervention for Victorians to […]

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Greater Access To Mental Health Help – Sooner

The Andrews Labor Government will invest an additional $20 million per year in clinical mental health services to meet growing demand and support 3,300 more Victorians. The funding is in addition to the $325.7 million invested in the Victorian Budget 2017/18 and will provide an estimated 50,000 additional community mental health service hours. The additional […]

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Reducing Harm In Mental Health Care To Keep People Safe

The Andrews Labor Government is helping reduce conflict and create a safer environment for patients, staff and families in Victorian mental health services. The $2.4 million Safewards program is being rolled out across all Victorian public mental health units under a partnership between the Victorian Managed Insurance Authority and the Department of Health and Human […]

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Demonising Vulnerable People – Not In Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government condemns the Turnbull Government legislation introduced today that will see welfare recipients compulsory drug tested. In Victoria, at least 43 per cent of rough sleepers across Victoria are on Newstart or Youth Allowance. The Turnbull Government says that this is about ‘identifying those people with drug issues and help them so […]

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Mental Health Support As Damaging Plebiscite Still Looms

The Andrews Labor Government is boosting funding to support the wellbeing of Victoria’s LGBTI community as the Turnbull Government still threatens a damaging plebiscite. The Labor Government has acted quickly to ensure increased services are available to members of the LGBTI community, after last month’s Federal Budget revealed $170 million is still allocated for a […]

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Round The Clock Support For Rough Sleepers In The CBD

The Andrews Labor Government is increasing mental health and housing support to Victorians sleeping rough and those at risk of entering the criminal justice system. The Mental Health and Police Response initiative will be expanded to provide a 24/7 mental health response in the Central Business District to those who come to the attention of […]

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More Mental Health And Drug Support For Ballarat

More mental health and alcohol and other drugs support will be available in Ballarat with two additional services set to roll out. The existing Community Care Unit in Stawell St will become a new 18-20 drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility to service the Grampians region. Community-based rehabilitation drug treatment models are appropriate for the majority […]

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Community Solutions To Tackle Ice

Community groups have been invited to apply for funding to tackle ice abuse, with applications now open for the next round of the Andrews Labor Government’s Community Ice Action Grants. Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley today joined Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards at Queen Elizabeth Oval in Bendigo to announce the opening of […]

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