Media Releases

Mental Health Victoria can provide media comment on issues related to:

  • the mental health workforce
  • support services and programs
  • rehabilitation and support
  • government policy and funding
  • individual and community experiences of mental illness

Contact the MHV Policy & Communications team on +61 (3) 9519 7000.



Fast-track funding and new Victorian Mental Health Workforce Strategy welcomed



Victorian Government’s new community mental health package welcomed; Federal Government urged to commit more

Mental Health Victoria welcomes State Opposition commitment to mental health, urges Royal Commission commitment

Poor Cousin No More: Mental Health Victoria Applauds Historic Victorian Government Mental Health Reform Investment

A big move forward: Mental Health Victoria welcomes $2.3 billion Federal mental health budget

Lives will be saved: Mental Health Victoria welcomes Royal Commission’s bold vision for the Victorian mental health system

History in the making: Mental Health Victoria welcomes confirmation of Royal Commission report release date



Key reports put national mental health reform on the agenda

Major mental health investment a critical step towards large-scale system reform

Mental Health Victoria welcomes $235 million Recovery Workforce investment in support and services

Mental Health Victoria welcomes new Mental Health Minister

Funding to protect mental health and AOD services welcomed

Further State–Commonwealth collaboration on mental health to be applauded

Fast tracked mental health support will save lives

Mental Health Victoria says Royal Commission delay is welcomed, will not slow reform agenda

Funding to roll out Victoria's mental health reform is timely and welcome

Mental Health Victoria welcomes Victorian Government’s support for post-bushfire mental health

International and local experts to focus on mental health across the lifespan


Royal Commission’s interim report will kick start urgent reform process and save lives

Aged Care Royal Commission Interim Report: Stop rationing mental health services in aged care

Productivity Commission Interim Report: A watershed moment in mental health reform 

Federal Government Announcement of a Long Term National Health Plan

Victorian Budget 2019/20 

Federal Budget 2019/20

Federal Budget 2019/20

Royal Commission into Mental Health: Announcement of Terms of Reference & Commissioners 



Royal Commission into Mental Health Announced 

Victorian Government investment into Community Mental Health

Federal Budget 2018/19

State Budget 2018/19 


Special Bulletin - Alarming reports of people with serious mental illness being rejected by NDIA 

Special Bulletin - R U OK? and Vote 'Yes' 

Federal State Budget 2017/18 - VICSERV responce

Victorian State Budget 2017/18 - VICSERV responce

Appointment of new Chief Executive Officer 


Victorian State Budget 2016/17 - VICSERV responce