Category: Minister for Mental Health

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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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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