Category: Minister for Mental Health

HEY Grants Open For LGBTIQ Youth Projects

The Andrews Labor Government is continuing its support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) young people through the latest round of Healthy Equal Youth (HEY) Project Grants. The $6 million program aims to raise awareness, promote diversity, eliminate stigma and discrimination, and improve the overall mental health of LGBTIQ+ young people in […]

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New Grants Helping Communities Battle Ice Addiction

Metropolitan and regional community groups are helping tackle ice abuse in Victoria, thanks to Community Ice Action Grants from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley today visited Ballarat to launch the next round of grants as part of the Labor Government’s Ice Action Plan, to help curb ice abuse across Victoria. […]

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Grampians Alcohol And Other Drugs Rehab Beds Soon To Open

The first residential rehabilitation beds at the Andrews Labor Government’s new $12.7 million Grampians alcohol and other drug residential facility are set to open in the coming months. Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley today toured the nearly completed facility in Eureka, which is on track to open its first seven beds in October. The […]

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Saving Lives And Reducing Drug Harm In North Richmond

The Andrews Labor Government is moving forward with plans to reduce drug harm and save lives, with the Medically Supervised Injecting Room to open in the coming days. Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley toured the new facility in North Richmond today ahead of its opening for a two-year trial, which aims to lower overdose […]

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New Drug And Alcohol Rehab Facility For The North-East

People in Victoria’s north-east will get better access to specialist drug and alcohol treatment close to home thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s new residential rehabilitation facility – the first of its kind in the region. Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley visited Wangaratta with Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes yesterday to announce the […]

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More Specialist Family Violence Advisors To Keep Women Safe

Some of Victoria’s leading service providers in alcohol and drug treatment and mental health are now home to dedicated Family Violence Advisors, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley today announced the second round of the Labor Government’s $17.4 million Family Violence Advisor program will host 17 new advisors across […]

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Record investment for mental health

Victorians with a mental illness will get the treatment they need, thanks to $705 million in the Victorian Budget 2018/19 for more mental health support, extra regional rehabilitation facilities and new emergency department crisis hubs to help Victorians struggling with mental illness. To address the growing need, $232.4 million will support 89 new and existing […]

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Better Facilities To Treat Mental Health And Addiction

Mental health and alcohol and other drug facilities across the state will get a facelift thanks to new funding from the Andrews Labor Government. Applications are open for the Labor Government’s Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drugs Facilities Renewal Grants. The grants are drawn from a $10 million fund aimed at supporting organisations to […]

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More Support For LGBTIQ+ Youth

The Andrews Labor Government is getting behind new 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 12 organisations will share in more than $111,000 as part of the latest round of Healthy Equal Youth (HEY) grants. […]

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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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