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.

The Mental Health Foundation of Australia (Victoria) 2016 Schools’ Creative Writing Competition is now open!!

Open to students enrolled in Years 5 – 12 in Victoria

Three categories – Upper Primary, Lower Secondary and Upper Secondary

Closes 5.00pm the 29th of July, 2016

Cash prizes to be won!!!

The 2016 Mental Health Week Art Competition is open!

Community Education Seminar Series 2016



Dr. Manjula O’Connor is a social activist, a volunteer, a campaigner and a leader. Manjula is a psychiatrist, and a senior research fellow at The University of Melbourne’s Department of Psychiatry. She is also Director of 20 Collins St Medical Centre. Her public campaign is focused on domestic violence and gender based inequality. She Chairs the Family Violence Working Group of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrist. She is a member of White Ribbon Diversity Reference group. She is the Executive Director of the NGO Australasian Centre for Human Rights and Health. Through her  various roles she  has campaigned tirelessly to educate the ethnic communities,  creating awareness of human rights of women suffering domestic violence; conducted action research with the community and highlighted the connection between domestic violence and  mental illness.


Tuesday 3rd May 2016 7:30 pm to 9 pmTuesday 3rd May 2016 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 #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 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 17 May 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 17th May, 2016. Suite J 450 Chapel Street, South Yarra - 7.30 pm

Community Education Seminar - Dr Manjula O'Connor - "Resilience and recovery from domestic violence", 3rd of May, 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
  • 5th April 2016
  • 3rd May 2016