Topic: Mental health

Building The Best Mental Health Care For All Victorians

The Andrews Labor Government has released its submission to the Royal Commission into the Mental Health System, which highlights the need for people to get better care in the community, earlier. Acting Premier Lisa Neville and Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley today released the Labor Government submission to the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Mental Health, Ministers

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Mental Health

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Mental Health

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Mental Health

Improving Mental Health Support For Emergency Workers

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering on its key election commitment to support emergency workers through early intervention by providing them access to urgent mental health treatment as soon as they identify a problem. A national survey undertaken by Beyond Blue ‘Answering the call’ found that one in three emergency services workers have high or […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Police and Emergency Services

Treasurer Backs Beyond Blue For Budget

Treasurer Tim Pallas has chosen Beyond Blue as his nominated charity following the 2019/20 Victorian Budget. Chaired by former Prime Minister Julia Gillard, Beyond Blue is one of Australia’s most recognised not-for-profits, which has been addressing mental health issues, providing support and raising awareness since 2000. More than three million Australians live with anxiety or […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer

Boost For Mental Health As The Royal Commission Does Its Work

The Andrews Labor Government is building on last year’s record mental health investment to give more Victorians experiencing mental illness better treatment and care, closer to home. The Victorian Budget 2019/20 delivers the practical support Victorians need now while the landmark Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System continues its enquiry ahead of delivering its […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Equality, Minister for Mental Health

Better Support For Victorians With Eating Disorders

Victorians living with an eating disorder will receive the support they need to recover and live happy, healthy lives, thanks to an Andrews Labor Government funding boost. Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley today announced $1.2 million for Victorian services to deliver programs that will improve quality of life for clients with an eating disorder […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for 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