Category: Minister for Mental Health

New Mental Health And Disability Services Commissioner

Treasure Jennings has been appointed as the new Mental Health Complaints Commissioner and the Disability Services Commissioner. Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley and Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan announced Ms Jennings will take on the two roles beginning from 1 July 2020 for a five-year term. Victorians will continue to be […]

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Wimmera Gets Extra Mental Health Outreach Support

More Victorians in the Wimmera Southern Mallee will get the mental health support they need closer to home, family and friends, with a funding boost from the Victorian Government. Minister for Mental Health Marin Foley today announced an additional $300,000 for the Rural Outreach Program, which helps people struggling with psychological distress get access to […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Mental Health, Western Victoria Region

Expanding Suicide Prevention Through Hey Grants

The Andrews Labor Government has extended funding for vital projects aimed at improving the mental health and wellbeing of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer young people. Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley today announced eight organisations will share in more than $500,000 to keep their programs going, as part of the latest round […]

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Continuing Reform Of Victoria’s Mental Health System

Victoria’s mental health system will receive additional resources, staff and vital programs as more people seek help as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley today announced an additional $19.5 million in funding to deliver essential reform recommendations from the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System interim report and […]

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Hope Restart Centre Opens In East Gippsland

Victorians struggling with addiction issues will receive extra support to kick their dependency with the opening of a new alcohol and drug residential rehabilitation centre in Bairnsdale. Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley today announced the Hope Restart Centre – a 30 bed residential rehabilitation centre to help people deal with the devastating impacts of […]

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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, […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Mental Health, Northern Victoria Region

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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