Category: Minister for Mental Health

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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Have Your Say On The Mental Health Royal Commission

The Andrews Labor Government is inviting Victorians to provide input into the first ever Royal Commission into Mental Health, with public feedback now sought to help inform the scope of the wide-ranging inquiry. Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley said it was important to hear what every day Victorians had to say about what topics […]

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New Trial To Help Combat Ice Addiction

The Andrews Labor Government is continuing to fight the terrible harm caused by the drug ice with a Victorian first trial aimed at helping people with a methamphetamine addiction. Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley today announced a trial to test the effect of lisdexamfetamine or ‘lisdex’ in reducing methamphetamine use in those who are […]

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Helping Communities Fight Ice

Fourteen community groups across Melbourne and regional Victoria will receive funding to help tackle the devastating effects of ice use and addiction in their areas. Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley today announced the latest recipients of the Andrews Labor Government’s Ice Action Grants, which will develop locally focused action plans to reduce the impact […]

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Funding Boost For Victorian Treatment Services

Victorians will soon have access to better mental health, drug and alcohol support, close to home, with 57 health services across the state earmarked for facility upgrades. Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley visited Latrobe Regional Hospital today to announce the latest recipients of the Andrews Labor Government’s Facilities Renewal Grants. The funding will be […]

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Suicide Prevention Program Expands To Six More Hospitals

The Andrews Labor Government is saving lives and supporting people at their most vulnerable across Victoria, with the expansion of the successful Hospital Outreach Post-suicidal Engagement (HOPE) initiative. Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley announced today the program will be rolled out to six new hospital and health service sites, during a visit to The […]

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Workforce Initiatives To Improve Aboriginal Mental Health

The Andrews Labor Government is investing $8.4 million to boost the number of Aboriginal health workers in the system and provide more culturally appropriate mental health services for Aboriginal Victorians. Minister for Mental Health, Martin Foley said the funding would support two new workforce initiatives designed to improve the mental health and social and emotional wellbeing […]

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