Category: Minister for Mental Health

More Support For Mental Health And Wellbeing After Bushfires

People struggling with their mental health after the state’s devastating bushfires will get more immediate and long-term support during the recovery under a $23.4 million investment from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley announced the funding package in Corryong today, which will see a host of practical programs delivered to affected […]

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Mental Health Support For Drought Affected Communities

People in Mildura and across regional Victoria will get more mental health support, with the extension of Mildura’s successful suicide prevention program and additional funding for drought affected communities across the state. Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley visited Mildura today to announce the Andrews Labor Government is extending the city’s place-based suicide prevention trial, […]

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Urgent Reform Needed With Billions Lost To Mental Stress

The Andrews Labor Government has highlighted systemic and devastating failures in Australia’s mental health system and has called for urgent national reform in a submission made to the Commonwealth this week. Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley has released the Labor Government’s second submission to the Commonwealth’s Mental Health Productivity Commission Inquiry, which recognises Australia’s […]

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Suicide Prevention Program For Goulburn Valley

More Victorians will have better access to mental health services with the Hospital Outreach Post-suicidal Engagement (HOPE) program to be rolled out in the Goulburn Valley. Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley announced in Shepparton today that, following a recommendation made by the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System and the HOPE initiative’s success, […]

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Expanding Suicide Prevention Support For Geelong Patients

Victorians in the Geelong region will have better access to the mental health services they need with the expansion of the Andrews Labor Government’s Hospital Outreach Post-suicidal Engagement (HOPE) program. Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley today announced that following a recommendation made by the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System and the HOPE […]

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North Richmond Community Health Review

The allegations against staff employed at the North Richmond Health Service are extremely serious. An independent review will immediately be undertaken to find out whether North Richmond Community Health failed to prevent alleged criminal activity by its staff. This review will be undertaken by Dr Joanna Flynn, current Berry St Board President and former Chair […]

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Extra Support While The Royal Commission Does Its Work

The Andrews Labor Government is giving people new opportunities to help shape mental health treatment in Victoria by contributing to the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System. Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley today announced a $19.1 million mental health package to deliver a new nine-bed mental health unit at Box Hill Hospital, upgrade […]

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More Support And Treatment For Youth Mental Health

More help will be available to young Victorians requiring mental health treatment, thanks to a new Youth Prevention and Recovery Care service (YPARC) funded by the Andrews Labor Government. Marking the start of National Mental Health Week today, Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley unveiled plans for a $11.9 million 20-bed facility in Parkville, which […]

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Geelong Mental Health Support Trial Extended

A Victorian-first program helping Geelong patients get the best mental health care will now be extended, thanks to an innovative partnership between Barwon Health and Ambulance Victoria Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley this week announced the extension of the Prehospital Response of Mental Health and Paramedic Team (PROMPT) trial following a successful first few […]

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More Support For Suicide Prevention In Victoria

More suicide prevention and intervention programs will be available to Victorians who identify as LGBTIQ and extra bereavement counselling offered, thanks to an Andrew’s Labor Government funding boost. Marking World Suicide Prevention Day, Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley announced state-wide service Switchboard Victoria will receive $500,000 to establish new pilot suicide prevention programs across […]

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