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.

2015 Community Education Seminar Series

  • Tuesday 3 March 2015
  • Tuesday 7 April 2015
  • Tuesday 5 May 2015
  • Tuesday 2 June 2015

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 21 April 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)

Professor Brian Leonard - Mental Health and Ageing

As part of the Charitable Luncheon Series Professor Brian Leonard the Emeritus Professor of Pharmacology at the National University of Ireland will present a lunchtime seminar on Mental Health and Alzheimer's. The Session will be held at Union Dining in Richmond on 7 April 2015. The session is open to all at $35 per head including lunch and a glass of wine. Please contact (03) 9826 1422 to book your seat. 

2015 Upcoming Dates


  • Charitable Luncheon 7 April 2015: Prof. Brian Leonard BSc PhD DSc (IE) Emeritus Professor of Pharmacology, National University of Ireland, Honorary Professor, Depar­tment of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, Germany

  • Charitable Luncheon May 2015: Dr Jane Hendtlass "Reality Breath Testing: Can You Reduce Your Blood Alcohol Content In A Hurry?"

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)