Category: Minister for Mental Health

Giving Victorians A Voice At The Mental Health Royal Commission

Victorians will have a chance to share their lived experiences and be a part of a once-in-a-generation reform of our mental health system. The landmark Royal Commission into Mental Health took a major step forward today, unveiling an online portal for all Victorians to share their experiences and tell the Commissioners what matters to them. […]

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Standing With Our Valued Lifeline Heroes

The Andrews Labor Government is standing with Gippsland communities doing it tough due to recent fires and ongoing drought. Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley today visited the hard-working staff with local Member for Eastern Victoria, Harriet Shing and volunteers at Lifeline Gippsland to thank them for the important role they play helping locals facing […]

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Mental Health Boost To Support Gippsland Recovery

The Andrews Labor Government is standing with fire-affected communities in Gippsland, with new funding aimed at helping locals and their families that need mental health support. Mental health support services across the region can new apply for their share of $300,000 in Labor Government support for people in Cardinia, Baw Baw, Latrobe City, Wellington and […]

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Mental Health Royal Commission Community Consultations

The Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System will hold a series of community consultations across the state beginning next month, encouraging people with mental illness and their carers to have their voices heard. Victorians wanting to have their say or find out more about upcoming consultations will be able to access a new website […]

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Addressing The Harm Caused By Ice

The Andrews Labor Government is partnering with Thorne Harbour Health to help address the harm caused by ice addiction. Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley today announced a $10,000 grant, which will go towards a three-day Alcohol and Other Drug-Free music and arts festival and launch the “I’m Not Buying It” campaign being run in […]

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Traineeships Boost Aboriginal Mental Health Professionals

The Andrews Labor Government is boosting the number of Aboriginal health workers in the mental health system with ten new trainees placed in health services across the state. The $3.5 million Aboriginal Mental Health Traineeship Program has been rolled out at eight locations where trainees are already learning on the job while they undertake their […]

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More Rehab Beds For Western Victorians

Western Victorians will now have better access to drug and alcohol rehabilitation services closer to home, thanks to a new service built and opened by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley opened the new $12.7 million cutting-edge Grampians alcohol and other drug residential rehabilitation facility today, which will provide tailored support […]

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Safewards Program To Keep Bendigo ED Staff Safe

An internationally-acclaimed mental health program aimed at making staff and patients safer in hospitals will be rolled out at Bendigo Hospital. Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley today launched Safewards Victoria, a cutting-edge pilot set for Bendigo Health and Peninsula Health. The program teaches staff how they can reduce conflicts and the need for restrictive […]

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Regional Victorians Have Their Say On Mental Health Royal Commission

Mental health experts in regional and rural Victoria will get their say on the issues that matter to them as the Andrews Labor Government’s historic Mental Health Royal Commission starts to take shape. Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley will hold regional roundtable discussions in Ballarat, Bendigo, Mildura and Shepparton today and tomorrow to hear […]

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Victorians Have Their Say Over Mental Health Royal Commission

Thousands of Victorians have had their say over what matters to them ahead of the Andrews Labor Government’s landmark Mental Health Royal Commission. Almost 4,500 Victorians have made a submission via the Engage website, which provides a rare opportunity for Victorians who work in the sector or who have lived with a mental health illness […]

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