Category: Minister for Mental Health

Greater Support For People Following Suicide Attempts

People leaving hospital following a suicide attempt are now receiving dedicated support, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s Hospital Outreach Post-suicidal Engagement (HOPE) program. Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley today announced the progress and success of the program during a visit to St Vincent’s Hospital, where the trial has been running. More than 80 […]

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Better Mental Health For Culturally Diverse Communities

Culturally and linguistically diverse communities across Victoria will receive more support to improve their mental health, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s Mental Health CALD grants program. Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley today announced the recipients of the grants to coincide with Mental Health Week. The grants range from $5,000 to $80,000 and aim […]

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More Treatment And Research For Youth Mental Health

More treatment options for young people and greater research into youth mental health will become a reality with construction commencing on a state-of-the-art facility and additional funding announced today. Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley today turned the sod at the site in Parkville with representatives from Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth […]

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Next Steps Forward For Grampians Rehab Facility

Windana Drug and Alcohol Recovery has been named as the service provider for the Andrews Labor Government’s new Grampians alcohol and other drug residential rehabilitation facility. The new facility will offer 20 rehabilitation beds to give people the support they need to help end their drug addiction and rebuild their lives. Windana has 30 years’ […]

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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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