Topic: Mental health

Support For Mental Health And Gambling Harm Program

The Andrews Labor Government is helping more Victorians experiencing gambling harm and mental health issues access critical help services across the state. Alfred Health’s Mental Health and Gambling Program will receive a $1.2 million funding boost over three years from the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation. This will strengthen the model of care for clients and […]

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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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New Centre To Support Students’ Mental Health

Students in Rosebud will soon have a dedicated space where they can gain skills to manage and build their mental health and wellbeing, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino yesterday announced $300,000 in funding to build a Wellness Pavilion at Rosebud Secondary College. The new centre will include a meditation […]

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World Class Youth Mental Health Facility Opens In Parkville

Thousands of young Victorians will get the mental health support and treatment they need from the very best staff, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley today opened the cutting-edge new youth mental health facility in Parkville, which will focus on prevention and early intervention and […]

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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 […]

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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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