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More Support And Relief For Mental Health Carers

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting the selfless Victorians who care for a loved one with mental illness or in psychological distress, with a funding boost for mental health carers. Minister for Mental Health James Merlino today announced the Labor Government is investing $16.8 million..

More Mental Health Services For Young Victorians

The Andrews Labor Government is making sure no young Victorian experiencing mental health concerns falls through the cracks, with a huge investment in targeted mental health outreach to provide the personalised care children and young adults need. Minister for Mental Health James Merlino today visited..

Victorians Shaping The New Mental Health And Wellbeing Act

Hundreds of Victorians have had their say on the Andrews Labor Government’s new Mental Health and Wellbeing Act, which will enshrine recommendations from the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System into law and help build the state’s new mental health system. The Royal Commission set out a..

Extra Mental Health Support For New Parents

New parents will soon have better access to the vital mental health support they need, with an investment from the Andrews Labor Government to expand and reform community perinatal mental health teams across the state. One in five women will experience a perinatal mental health..

New Mental Health Lived Experience Leadership

The Andrews Labor Government has appointed its first Executive Director of Lived Experience to help build Victoria’s new mental health and wellbeing system, ensuring those with experience of the mental health system are at the centre of its reform. Mary O’Hagan, an internationally recognised lived..

Supporting Victorians With Lived Mental Health Experience

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting Victorians who have been through Victoria’s mental health system, with new funding to expand the state’s peak lived experience advocacy organisation. The Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System called for people with lived experience of mental illness or..

Design Underway For Warrnambool Mental Health Beds

The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with delivering more mental health beds at Warrnambool Base Hospital, with designs for the important project to deliver better care to south-west Victorians now underway. Minister for Mental Health James Merlino and Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney..

Mental Health Workforce Survey To Help Drive Change

The Victorian Government is conducting a new survey to gain the valuable insights of frontline mental health workers ─ and delivering on a recommendation by the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System. A new workforce personnel survey has been sent out today to all..

New Deal For Staff As Mental Health Reforms Begin

The Victorian Government has reached an in-principle agreement to deliver fairer pay and conditions for public sector mental health workers, who will be vital to Victoria’s unprecedented mental health system reform. The new enterprise agreement addresses recruitment and retention gaps identified by the Royal Commission..

Mental Health Support Through And Beyond The Pandemic

As lockdown ends thanks to the incredible efforts of Victorians stepping up to get vaccinated, the Victorian Government is providing more mental health support for the community as the state recovers from the pandemic. The Government’s 20 pop-up mental health services are now open and..

Work On New Local Adult Mental Health Services Underway

The Victorian Government is making sure all Victorians get the care they need sooner and closer to their families and communities, with work continuing on the development of new local adult mental health services. Minister for Mental Health James Merlino today announced the tender process..

Tailored Mental Health Support For Schools And Students

Schools will be able to pick the mental health tools that best match the needs of their students, with the Victorian Government’s Schools Mental Health Fund providing a suite of options to give students tailored support. Minister for Education James Merlino today revealed the interim..

Building The Engine Room Of Our New Mental Health System

The Victorian Government has today introduced legislation which will lay the foundations to build a new mental health facility following a key recommendation of the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System. The Royal Commission’s interim report recommended the establishment of the Victorian Collaborative Centre for Mental Health and Wellbeing (the Collaborative Centre) ─ embodying a new..

Supporting Families Experiencing Anxiety

Victorian parents and carers now have free access to dedicated online programs to support children experiencing anxiety, as part of the Victorian Government’s latest mental health funding boost. An investment of $1 million will expand the Triple P Positive Parenting Program statewide, supporting more than..

Mental Health Advisory Bodies Giving Communities A Voice

The Victorian Government is continuing its work to build a reformed mental health and wellbeing system centred around community – giving Victorians access to the support they need, when they need it, close to home. Minister for Mental Health James Merlino today announced expressions of..

More Mental Health Nurses To Help Victorians In Need

The Victorian Government is making sure all Victorians experiencing mental health concerns can get the specialised support they need with a boost to upskill and expand the state’s mental health nursing workforce. Minister for Mental Health James Merlino has announced a $23.6 million mental health..

Statewide Mental Health Support For Secondary Schools

Every government secondary student in Victoria can now access vital mental health support at school with the roll out of mental health practitioners to every Victorian government secondary and specialist school now complete. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced the roll out of the..

Mental Health Support For Victoria’s Afghan Community

To help support Victoria’s Afghan community as the crisis in Afghanistan continues, the Victorian Government is boosting resources to ensure they can access culturally safe mental health services. Minister for Mental Health James Merlino today announced the Government will provide $1 million to Foundation House..