MHV welcomes $70 million for community mental health

On 14 September, State Minister for Mental Health, the Hon. Martin Foley MP, announced $70 million over 2 years for community mental health providers deliver psychosocial support to people with severe mental illness. 

The announcement will ensure support for people who are not eligible for the NDIS and provide job security for hundreds of mental health staff. Read the full media release here

The funding package for community mental health announced today is the culmination of many months of patient behind-the-scenes advocacy work undertaken by Mental Health Victoria in partnership with the Australian Services Union (ASU). 

There is still much to do to refine the details of the package. Mental Health Victoria will draw on the advice and expertise of its members and work with Government and other stakeholders to bring you more details in the coming weeks. Watch this space.