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 2015



Significant Mood Disorders around Christmas and the Holdiday Season

Professor Graham Burrows AO CJSJ Dsc MD, of the University of Melbourne and Professor of Psychiatry at Austin Health for 27 years gives this important talk about mood disorders around the holiday season.

Professor Burrows is one of Australia's most experienced psychiatrists and continues his practice at the Melbourne Clinic in Richmond.

Tuesday 1 December 2015 7:30 pm to 9 pm

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

email admin(at)mentalhealthvic.org.au 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 October 2015.

This edition contains:

  •  A message from our Chairman Prof. Graham Burrows AO CJSJ
  • Tips for better mental health
  • A report on Building Early Attachment and Resilience (BEAR) project from Prof. Bruce Tonge
  • A message from the Vice-President Mr Jim Goodin
  • 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 15 December 2015.


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)

2015 Upcoming Dates


  • Education Seminar with Professor Graham Burrows Tuesday 1 December 2015 at 7:30 pm The Melbourne Clinic in Richmond - Significant Mood Problems around Christmas and the Holiday Season

Mental Health Week 2015 Poster

Thank you to all the artists who entered the competition this year. Congratulations to Adam Knapper whose piece "Mumbo-Jumbo" won this years competiton. To see all the artworks from this year visit our online gallery

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

  • Tuesday 3 March 2015
  • Tuesday 7 April 2015
  • Tuesday 5 May 2015
  • Tuesday 2 June 2015
  • Tuesday 1 July 2015
  • **Thursday** 6 August 2015
  • **Thursday** 17 September 2015
  • Tuesday 6 October 2015
  • Thursday 8 October 2015
  • Tuesday 10 November 2015
  • Tuesday 1 December 2015