Topic: Mental health

Giving People Experiencing Mental Illness The Support They Deserve

The Andrews Labor Government is taking action to make sure Victorians living with severe mental illness and psychosocial disabilities don’t fall through the cracks of the NDIS. Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley was today joined by Member for Werribee Tim Pallas in announcing part of $50 million in funding for local community-managed mental health […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Mental Health, Western Metropolitan Region

$10m For Mental Health Services To Smooth The Path To NDIS

Mental health service providers will be ready to offer the best care when it comes to transitioning over to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), thanks to a $10 million investment from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley has announced Sacred Heart Mission as one of 18 organisations to receive a […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Mental Health

Expanding Mental Health Support To Victorian Students

The Andrews Labor Government is rolling out mental health professionals in Victorian government schools to give students the support they need and help reduce the number of young Victorians tragically taking their own life. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Education James Merlino visited Elwood College today to announce the first schools that will receive […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Preventing Ballarat Locals Falling Through NDIS Cracks

The Andrews Labor Government is stepping in to make sure Ballarat locals living with severe mental illness and psychosocial disabilities don’t fall through the cracks of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley today announced $2.3 million over two years for Ballarat Health and Uniting, a leading community services provider, […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Mental Health

Mental Health Boost To Support Gippsland Recovery

The Andrews Labor Government is standing with fire-affected communities in Gippsland, with new funding aimed at helping locals and their families who require mental health support. Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley today announced $300,000 in funding for mental health programs to support people reeling from the trauma of fire or the retriggering of past […]

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

Saving More Lives And Making North Richmond Safer

The Andrews Labor Government is stepping up its efforts to save more Victorian lives at risk of overdose and keep the North Richmond community safe. Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley and Member for Richmond Richard Wynne today announced a package of improvements aimed at saving more lives and protecting the community. Security patrols will […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Mental Health

Providing Faster Mental Health Support For Geelong

The Andrews Labor Government is partnering with Ambulance Victoria and Barwon Health on an innovative trial that gives locals living with acute mental health issues the treatment and care they need, faster. Premier Daniel Andrews today joined Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley to unveil the Prehospital Response of Mental Health and Paramedic Team (PROMPT) […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Giving Victorians A Voice At The Mental Health Royal Commission

Victorians will have a chance to share their lived experiences and be a part of a once-in-a-generation reform of our mental health system. The landmark Royal Commission into Mental Health took a major step forward today, unveiling an online portal for all Victorians to share their experiences and tell the Commissioners what matters to them. […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Mental Health

Standing With Our Valued Lifeline Heroes

The Andrews Labor Government is standing with Gippsland communities doing it tough due to recent fires and ongoing drought. Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley today visited the hard-working staff with local Member for Eastern Victoria, Harriet Shing and volunteers at Lifeline Gippsland to thank them for the important role they play helping locals facing […]

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

Mental Health Boost To Support Gippsland Recovery

The Andrews Labor Government is standing with fire-affected communities in Gippsland, with new funding aimed at helping locals and their families that need mental health support. Mental health support services across the region can new apply for their share of $300,000 in Labor Government support for people in Cardinia, Baw Baw, Latrobe City, Wellington and […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Mental Health