Mental Health Victoria welcomes new Mental Health Minister

Mental Health Victoria has welcomed the appointment of Deputy Premier James Merlino as the new Victorian Mental Health Minister.

Mental Health Victoria Acting CEO Larissa Taylor said the organisation, the peak body for the mental health sector in Victoria, looked forward to working with the Minister through the implementation of reforms from the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System. 

“We welcomed the Premier’s statement today, announcing Minister Merlino’s appointment and reaffirming the profound importance of getting mental health reform right in Victoria.”

Ms Taylor said Mental Health Victoria also wished to pay tribute to the work and dedication of former Mental Health Minister Martin Foley.

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