Topic: Mental health

Mental Health Support For Bushfire Communities

People struggling with mental health after the state’s devastating bushfires will get the help they need from services and programs in their own communities, with a funding boost from the Victorian Government. Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley today announced all the services set to receive their share of the Victorian Government’s $23.4 million recovery […]

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Ken Lay Appointed To Lead Injecting Room Consultation

The Victorian Government has appointed former Victorian Police Commissioner, Ken Lay AO, to lead the project for a second supervised injecting room. The independent review panel for Victoria’s first supervised injecting Room in North Richmond recommended a second be built in the City of Melbourne, where tragically 51 Victorians died of heroin-related incidences between January […]

Categories: Media Release, 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

Saving And Rebuilding Lives From Drug Addiction

The Victorian Government has accepted all recommendations of the independent review of Victoria’s first Medically Supervised Injecting Room (MSIR), which has found the trial is saving lives and changing lives for people struggling with drug addiction. After 18 months of work, the final report from the independent review panel chaired by Professor Margaret Hamilton found […]

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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 […]

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

Surge Funding Helping Our Mental Health System During Crisis

The Victorian Government has announced a funding boost to support Victoria’s mental health system and ensure Victorians get the care they need, as demand for services spikes during the coronavirus crisis. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley today announced a $59.4 million package to help meet demand as Victorians reach out […]

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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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