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.

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).

Domestic Violence Support Group

Community Education Seminar Presented by Mr. Jose Hernandez on 6th September, 2016

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

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

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

Latest News

Mood Disorder Support Group 2016

The free Mood Disorders Support Group meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month from 7:30pm to 9:00pm. The meetings are for anyone with a mood disorder, with family or friends welcome to attend.


* The next meeting will be held on Tuesday 20th of September 2016.


Meetings are held at:

Suite J, 450 Chapel Street

South Yarra, VIC, 3141
(Enter via Wilson Street. Parking is available at Jam Factory - 500 Chapel Street)

2016 Upcoming Dates

Mood Disorder Support Group - Tuesday 20th September, 2016. Suite J 450 Chapel Street, South Yarra - 7.30 pm - 9.00pm. All welcome, no booking needed.

Community Education Seminar - Mr Jose Hernandez - ICE - What's it all about? - The Melbourne Clinic, Isaac Sweitzer Room, 130 Church Street, Richmond (Enter via Tweedie Place) Tuesday 6th of September 7.00pm - 8.30pm

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

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