Welcome to the official website of the Mental Health Foundation of Australia (Victoria)

The Mental Health Foundation of Australia (Victoria) is the oldest Mental Health Association in Australia, established in 1930. It is an organisation of professionals, sufferers, families of sufferers, related organisations concerned with mental health and concerned members of the public. The Mental Health Foundation of Australia (Victoria) is part of the national and international mental health movement.

Invitation to Run Stall

To our industry partners we invite you to register for a stall at our Mental Health Week Launch on the 11th of October, 2016. Please hurry as spaces are limited and filling fast!

There is also co-sponsor advertising available on the big screen at Federation Square for 2 weeks before the launch! To be a co-sponsor we ask for a tax refundable donation to assist with providing afternoon tea for guests.

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Mental Health Week 2016 Launch

In 2016, Mental Health Week will run from Sunday 9th to Saturday 15th October. 

The Launch will be held on Tuesday the 11th of October at the Edge Theatre, Federation Square.

We are pleased to announce that this year we will be joined during our launch by MC George Donikian (Former news presenter for the Nine Network and Network Ten) along with Key Note Speaker Jason Ball (LGBTI and Mental Health advocate & 2016 Greens Candidate for Higgins).

Presenting the Mental Health Week Poster featuring Rowena Schroeder and her piece "Cherish Hope".

FREE Mental Health Week Poster!  Download your order form - here

Mood Disorders Support Group 
Tuesday 18th October, 2016. Suite J, 450 Chapel Street, South Yarra - 7.30 pm - 9.00pm. All welcome, no booking needed.

S.C.A.R.S. Support Group
Tuesday 27th September, 2016. Suite J, 450 Chapel Street, South Yarra - 7.00pm onward. All welcome, no booking needed.

Domestic Violence Support Group 
Please call our office on 03 9826 1422 for details surround time and date of support group

Gender Diversity Support Group 
Wednesday 2nd November, 2016. Suite J, 450 Chapel Street, South Yarra - 10.00am. All welcome, no booking needed.

Mental Health Week Launch
Tuesday the 11th of October, 5.00pm - 7.30pm at the Edge Theatre, Federation Square, Melbourne.

Art Exhibition - The Awesome Foursome  
Saturday 12th of November to the 16th of November - Uniting Church Gallery 304-314 Church Street, Richmond - Officially opened by Dr. Jane Tovey

 

Mental Health Foundation of Australia Newsletter #4 February 2016

The New Mental Health Foundation Australia e-Newsletter is available for February 2016.

This edition contains:

  • Migration and mental wellbeing
  • Migration experience of Jews to Australia
  • Dr. Jane Hendtlass
  • Upcoming events

Victoria's Mental Health Act 2014

Victoria's Mental Health Act 2014 is a key element to the government's mental health reform agenda, and places individuals and families at the centre of mental health treatment and care.

The Act involves significant changes to compulsory assessment and treatment of people living with mental illness. It will ensure that people living with mental illness and subject to compulsory treatment are supported to make or participate in decisions about their treatment and care. The Act also recognises the important role of families and carers in supporting the recovery of people living with mental illness.

The Mental Health Bill 2014 - An explanatory guide (86 pages)

Complete Victorian Mental Health Act 2014 (369 Pages - Indexed)

 

 

2016 Community Education Seminar Series