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Design Underway For Thomas Embling Hospital Upgrade

The Andrews Labor Government is one step closer to delivering expanded forensic mental health capacity at Thomas Embling Hospital with the design team for the massive expansion project now appointed. Minister for Mental Health James Merlino today announced Guymer Bailey Architects and Aecom (Engineering) will..

Mental Health Building Blitz Begins In Geelong

Residents in Greater Geelong will soon have access to better local mental health support with a construction blitz now underway on two major projects thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Work on a new world-class 16-bed acute mental health facility at Barwon Health’s McKellar Centre will..

Expert Forum Shapes Victoria’s Mental Health Workforce

Experts across Victoria’s mental health sector have been invited to have their say on how the state will develop a sustainable and diverse workforce to support the rebuild of the mental health system at a key online forum. Minister for Mental Health James Merlino today..

New Support Service Announced For LGBTIQ+ Community

The Andrews Labor Government is helping LGBTIQ+ Victorians and their families get the support and care they need with a new state-wide counselling service called Qspace. Minister for Mental Health James Merlino and Minister for Equality Martin Foley today announced Drummond Street Services and its..

Delivering A New Mental Health And Wellbeing Act

Victorians can have their say on a new Mental Health and Wellbeing Act, which will be the cornerstone for the redesigned mental health and wellbeing system that Victorians deserve. The Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System recommended the Andrews Labor Government replace the current..

Delivering The Mental Health Support Victorians Deserve

Victorians will get the mental health support and care they need, with the Victorian Government to provide additional funding as demand for services increases during current restrictions. Though they’re important and necessary, these temporary measures can affect the mental health and wellbeing of Victorians, including..

Rebuilding Mental Health Support For Young Victorians

Young people in Bendigo will get access to the mental health services they deserve with a multi-million dollar refurbishment of the local youth prevention and recovery care thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. The Victorian Budget 21/22 invests $3.8 billion towards decade-long mental health reform, delivering more..

Funding Helps Grassroots Work On Mental Health

Community groups and key peak bodies will be able to keep the conversation going about Victoria’s mental health reform at a local level, thanks to a $750,000 Andrew Labor Government investment. Minister for Mental Health James Merlino today announced 16 community groups and peak bodies..

New Designs And Builder For 120 New Mental Health Beds

The Andrews Labor Government is transforming Victoria’s mental health system with 120 new mental health beds across four new acute mental health facilities to support more people when they need it most. Acting Premier and Minister for Mental Health James Merlino today released designs and..

Delivering New Mental Health Jobs And Support Across Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is making sure mental health workers across Victoria get the support and training they need – delivering new jobs and creating scholarships for more mental health nurses. Minister for Mental Health James Merlino today opened applications for the new Postgraduate Mental..

More Mental Health Support For Victorian Students

Secondary students in Ovens Murray and Mallee will have better access to the school-based mental health support they need, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced that the roll out of mental health practioners at 31 schools in the..

Date Set For Mental Health Royal Commission Final Report

The final report and recommendations of the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System will be tabled on Tuesday, 2 March, 2021 prior to an historic joint sitting of the Victorian Parliament. The Parliament will hear directly from Chair, Penny Armytage AM, Professor Patrick McGorry..

More Support For Victorians With Eating Disorders

Victorians experiencing eating disorders will get the care, support and treatment they need – earlier and faster. Minister for Mental Health James Merlino today visited Box Hill Hospital to open their new 9 bed, Adult Mental Health Unit and to announce that the Andrews Labor..

More Mental Health Support In More Primary Schools

More primary school students will get the mental health support they need when they need it in 2021. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced an additional 15 primary schools will join the Mental Health in Primary Schools pilot – a partnership with the Murdoch..

New ‘HOPE’ Suicide Prevention Service Opens In Shepparton

Minister for Mental Health James Merlino today announced the beginning of the Hospital Outreach Post-suicidal Engagement (HOPE) service in the Greater Shepparton region. The Andrews Labor Government has invested $27.3 million to expand HOPE services state-wide, extend its service hours and referral pathways, and develop..

Putting The Mental Health Of Victorians First

This has been the toughest year many of us have ever lived through. As we begin our state’s slow recovery, this year’s Budget invests in the health and wellbeing of our loved ones, by continuing the fundamental rebuild of Victoria’s mental health system. The Victorian Budget 2020/21 includes..

Delivering More Mental Health Support For Young Victorians

Construction of a new $11.9 million Youth Prevention and Recovery Care centre in Melbourne’s north west is underway, bringing community-based treatment one step closer for young people with mental illness. Minister for Mental Health James Merlino and Member for Northern Metropolitan Region Sheena Watt today..

New Family Counselling Service For LGBTIQ+ Victorians

The Victorian Government is investing $2.5 million for a new specialised counselling service for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) people and their families. Minister for Mental Health James Merlino and Minister for Equality Martin Foley today announced the funding..