Category: Minister for Mental Health

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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Saving Lives And Remembering Those Lost To Overdose

The life-saving drug Naloxone and the vital training needed to use it will be more readily available to help those experiencing an overdose, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Marking International Overdose Awareness Day, Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley today announced $2.2 million in funding to strengthen essential harm reduction services by increasing access […]

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Better Support For Victorians With Personality Disorders

Victorians living with a severe personality disorder will soon have better access to the ongoing care and support they need, thanks to a new initiative from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley today announced almost $10 million in funding for the Personality Disorder Initiative, which is now being delivered at six […]

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Making The North Richmond Community Safer

More lives will be saved and more people will get treatment, counselling and pathways out of addiction with the expansion of the Medically Supervised Injecting Room. The new, larger facility opens its doors today and will provide more capacity for supervised injecting, longer operating hours and better support services. Drug use is an issue the […]

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More Support For Gippslanders Battling Drug Use

People in Gippsland will have better access to treatment and support to help kick their drug dependency, thanks to Hope Restart Centre residential rehabilitation facility being delivered by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley today visited the Hope Restart Centre, which is on track to open in Bairnsdale later this year […]

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Extra Mental Health Support For East Gippsland

People doing it tough across Gippsland because of drought and dry conditions will have extra mental health support, thanks to an Andrews Labor Government funding boost. Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley today announced $395,000 to fund innovative mental health and wellbeing programs for the community. The funding comes as the Royal Commission into Victoria’s […]

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Mental Health Royal Commission Public Hearings Begin

Victorians touched by mental health will be the first to tell their stories as public hearings for the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System start at the Melbourne Town Hall today. The Royal Commission is the first of its kind in Australia to address our broken mental health system. It will map out a […]

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