Topic: mental health

Regional Victorians Have Their Say On Mental Health Royal Commission

Mental health experts in regional and rural Victoria will get their say on the issues that matter to them as the Andrews Labor Government’s historic Mental Health Royal Commission starts to take shape. Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley will hold regional roundtable discussions in Ballarat, Bendigo, Mildura and Shepparton today and tomorrow to hear […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Mental Health

Victorians Have Their Say Over Mental Health Royal Commission

Thousands of Victorians have had their say over what matters to them ahead of the Andrews Labor Government’s landmark Mental Health Royal Commission. Almost 4,500 Victorians have made a submission via the Engage website, which provides a rare opportunity for Victorians who work in the sector or who have lived with a mental health illness […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Mental Health

Have Your Say On The Mental Health Royal Commission

The Andrews Labor Government is inviting Victorians to provide input into the first ever Royal Commission into Mental Health, with public feedback now sought to help inform the scope of the wide-ranging inquiry. Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley said it was important to hear what every day Victorians had to say about what topics […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Mental Health

Legal Grants To Support Vulnerable Victorians

Women and children escaping family violence and Victorians with mental illness are among those who will benefit from the Andrews Labor Government’s funding boost for organisations providing legal assistance and programs. Attorney-General Martin Pakula announced $4.55 million in grants today on the 10th anniversary of the Victorian Legal Services Board grant funding program. Under the […]

Categories: Attorney-General, Media Release

Expanding Mental Health Support To Ballarat Students

Ballarat government secondary schools will soon have access to a mental health professional, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford today announced a new Mental Health in Schools program, which will ensure students are receiving quality mental health care when they need it most. One in seven Victorians between the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development

Expanding Mental Health Support To Victorian Students

Every Victorian government secondary school will soon have access to a mental health professional, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced a new Mental Health in Schools program, which will ensure students are receiving quality mental health care when they need it most. One in seven Victorians between the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education

Extra Rehabilitation Beds For Victorian Youth

A new youth residential rehabilitation facility will be established in Gippsland to provide extra support, closer to home for young regional Victorians suffering from drug and alcohol addiction. Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing announced the new 20 bed facility today, which will help young people to address their alcohol and drug problems, while developing […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Housing

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Mental Health

Better Mental Health Care For Our Emergency Workers

Emergency workers will be able to access mental health support the moment they need it, with the introduction of provisional acceptance payments for mental health injuries under a re-elected Andrews Labor Government. The massive changes to our WorkCover system will be informed through a twelve-month pilot ahead of an expanded rollout, with a re-elected Labor […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Extra Rehabilitation Beds For Regional Victorians

Regional Victorians will have better access to mental health and alcohol and other drugs support, closer to home, with the latest residential rehabilitation facility officially opening in Bendigo. Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley toured the new $1.8 million facility today – which is specially designed to treat people with the dual diagnosis of mental […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Housing