Vale Professor Graham Burrows AO CJSJ

We are very sad to announce the passing of Professor Graham Burrows, President of the Mental Health Foundation of Australia (Victoria) and the Mental Health Foundation of Australia, on the 10th of January 2016, due to an accident which occurred on New Year’s Day.


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.

Community Education Seminar Series 2016



Latest Understandings in Depression

Professor Malcolm Hopwood, Professor Malcolm Hopwood is the Ramsay Health Care Professor of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne; based at the Albert Road Clinic in Melbourne Australia.

His specialises in clinical aspects of mood and anxiety disorders, psychopharmacology and psychiatric aspects of acquired brain injury. In the past, he

led the Psychological Trauma Recovery Service, incorporating the Veterans Psychiatry Unit and the Victorian Brain Disorders Program, Austin Health.

He has held senior positions within the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists including past Chairmanships of the Victorian Branch and the Board of Research, and is currently the President of the College.

Tuesday 1 March 2016 7:30 pm to 9 pm

The Melbourne Clinic: 130 Church Street Richmond (Enter via Tweedie Place)

email admin(at) to book a seat! Limited seats available.



Mental Health Foundation of Australia Newsletter #1 2015

The New Mental Health Foundation Australia e-Newsletter is available for December 2015.

This edition contains:

  • A message from our Hon. Secretrary Andrew McKenzie
  • Mental Health & Wellbeing of the over 60s
  • Financial Abuse of Older People - John Paolacci
  • A/Prof Peter Bosanac
  • Our events list
  • Message from our fantastic sponsors

Latest News

Mood Disorder Support Group 2015

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 16 February 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 - 16th February, 2016. Suite J 450 Chapel Street, South Yarra - 7.30 pm

Community Education Seminar - Professor Malcolm Hopwood - Latest Understandings in Depression - 1st March, 2016, 7.30pm - 9.00pm - The Melbourne Clinic, Isaac Sweitzer Room, 130 Church Street, Richmond (Enter via Tweedie Place)

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)

2015 Community Education Seminar Series

  • 1st March 2016