Topic: Mental health

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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Suicide Prevention Program For Goulburn Valley

More Victorians will have better access to mental health services with the Hospital Outreach Post-suicidal Engagement (HOPE) program to be rolled out in the Goulburn Valley. Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley announced in Shepparton today that, following a recommendation made by the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System and the HOPE initiative’s success, […]

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Extra Support While The Royal Commission Does Its Work

The Andrews Labor Government is giving people new opportunities to help shape mental health treatment in Victoria by contributing to the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System. Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley today announced a $19.1 million mental health package to deliver a new nine-bed mental health unit at Box Hill Hospital, upgrade […]

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More Support And Treatment For Youth Mental Health

More help will be available to young Victorians requiring mental health treatment, thanks to a new Youth Prevention and Recovery Care service (YPARC) funded by the Andrews Labor Government. Marking the start of National Mental Health Week today, Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley unveiled plans for a $11.9 million 20-bed facility in Parkville, which […]

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Geelong Mental Health Support Trial Extended

A Victorian-first program helping Geelong patients get the best mental health care will now be extended, thanks to an innovative partnership between Barwon Health and Ambulance Victoria Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley this week announced the extension of the Prehospital Response of Mental Health and Paramedic Team (PROMPT) trial following a successful first few […]

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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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