Topic: 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, Disability and Ageing

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, Disability and Ageing

Government Funding Boost For Workplace Mental Health

Five organisations looking to make a difference to the mental health of Victorian workers have received funding to develop programs as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s WorkSafe, WorkWell initiative. Grants totalling more than $3.3 million will go towards programs that address the mental health and wellbeing of shift workers, call centre employees, arts and […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Finance

Funding Boost For Victorian Treatment Services

Victorians will soon have access to better mental health, drug and alcohol support, close to home, with 57 health services across the state earmarked for facility upgrades. Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley visited Latrobe Regional Hospital today to announce the latest recipients of the Andrews Labor Government’s Facilities Renewal Grants. The funding will be […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Mental Health

Suicide Prevention Program Expands To Six More Hospitals

The Andrews Labor Government is saving lives and supporting people at their most vulnerable across Victoria, with the expansion of the successful Hospital Outreach Post-suicidal Engagement (HOPE) initiative. Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley announced today the program will be rolled out to six new hospital and health service sites, during a visit to The […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Mental Health