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 health professionals, patients, families of patients, related organisations and members of the public.

The Mental Health Foundation of Australia (Victoria) is part of the national and international mental health movement, with a primary focus on supporting those of us who are living with mental health issues, as well as the promotion of mental health awareness in the community.

"Give Your Heart to Mental Health" cocktail party...

Mental Health Foundation of Australia invites you to join us for a "Give Your Heart to Mental Health" cocktail party, Friday 10th of February at 7:30pm. 

Ticket price is $120, and includes finger food and all drinks during the night. All proceeds are donated directly to the MHFA.

Hoping to see you there.
Book soon as tickets are limited. 

www.trybooking.com/book/event

 

 

 

 

(Office Hours) - We wish to inform those wishing to access our services, that our office will be open 9am to 5pm, Tuesday to Thursday during the month of January.

 

For Urgent Help....

 

If you think you may have a medical emergency

call 000 immediately!

Suicide and Crisis Support

LifeLine – 13 11 14       

Suicide Call Back Service – 1300 659 467

Suicide Help Line (Victoria) – 1300 651 251 

Support for Youth

Headspace – 1800 650 890

Kids Helpline – 1800 55 1800

YSAS – 1800 458 685  (Weekdays, 9am – 8pm) 

Information and Counselling

1800Respect – 1800 737 732

Grief Line – 1300 845 745 (7 Days, Midday – 3am)

MensLine Australia – 1300 78 99 78

OCD & Anxiety HelpLine Victoria – 03 9830 0533 or 1300 269 438 (Weekdays, 10am – 4pm)

ParentLine – 1300 30 1300

Reconnexion – 1300 273 266 (Weekdays, 9am – 5pm

Relationships Australia – 1300 364 277

SANE Australia – 1800 18 7263 (Weekdays, 9am – 5pm)

QLine – 1800 184 527 (7 Days, 3pm – 12am)

Victorian Government Mental Health Advice Line – 1300 280 737 

Medications and Poisons

Medicines Line - 1300 MEDICINE (1300 633 424)

Poisons Information Line – 13 11 26

Mood Disorders Support Group 
Tuesday 21st February, 2017. Suite J, 450 Chapel Street, South Yarra - 7.30 pm - 9.00pm. All welcome, no booking required.

S.C.A.R.S. Support Group
Tuesday 24th January, 2016. Suite J, 450 Chapel Street, South Yarra - 7.00pm onward. All welcome, no booking required.

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

Travelling Together - Gender Diversity Support Group 
2017 dates TBC. Call 03 9826 1422 for more details

Foul Weather Friends - Youth Mood and Anxiety Support Group (18 - 25 year olds)                                

Thursday 9th February, 2017. Suite J, 450 Chapel Street, South Yarra - 7.30pm. All welcome, no booking required.

Tuesday 7th February, 2017. Suite J, 450 Chapel Street, South Yarra - 7.30pm. All welcome, no booking required.

 

 

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