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.

"Fair Go Sport!"

The "Fair Go Sport!" initiative is a promotion of sexual and gender diversity in sport.

 

To celebrate the occasion, this weekend (July 30th/31st) sees a full board of senior matches at MHS.

 

           Saturday: PLR 12:30,  WPL 2:00,    MPL 3:30,    MPLR 5:00,    MPB  6:30

           Sunday: MPE 11:00,    WPB 12:30,    MPF 2:00,    WPC 3:30,     MMB 5:00

           Location: Melbourne High School, Forest Hill drive, South Yarra

                                          http://www.mhs.vic.edu.au/

           Website:  http://mcchockey.org/

 

While cheering on the Dees, contribute to and support the Cake Stall, with all proceeds going to the Mental Health Foundation of Australia (Victoria)

 

 

The Mental Health Foundation Australia (Victoria) seeks expressions of interest from suitably qualified individuals to facilitate a monthly support group for people with gender diversity issues suffering from adjustment disorders and mental health issues.

The successful candidate will have the necessary qualifications (Minimum Cert IV Mental Health) and relevant experience to be able to work effectively with a group of diverse individuals with complex needs. Experience in working with gender diverse groups will be highly regarded. Remuneration commensurate with experience is offered under the SACS award.

The Mental Health Foundation Australia (Victoria) has had decades of experience in developing and nurturing support groups. MHFA (Vic) has successfully developed support groups for individuals with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Anorexia-Bulimia, mood disorders and Alzheimers.

The combined wisdom and experience of people experiencing a common condition, working with similar problems - can through the medium of a support group - provide information, contacts and education if properly facilitated.

Expressions of interest can be forwarded to: admin@mentalhealthvic.org.au or post to Suite J / 450 Chapel Street, South Yarra, Vic, 3141. A detailed position description is available on request. For further information contact our office on (03) 9826 1422.

The Mental Health Foundation Australia (Victoria) seeks expressions of interest from suitably qualified individuals to facilitate a monthly support group for women at risk in situations involving domestic violence and the accompanying mental health issues that arise.

The successful candidate will have the necessary qualifications (minimum Certificate IV in a relevant field) and relevant experience to be able to work effectively with vulnerable individuals with complex needs. Experience in working with victims of domestic violence will be highly regarded. Remuneration commensurate with experience is offered under the SACS award.

The Mental Health Foundation Australia (Victoria) has had decades of experience in developing and nurturing support groups. MHFA (Vic) has successfully developed support groups for individuals with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Anorexia-Bulimia, mood disorders and Alzheimers.

The combined wisdom and experience of people experiencing a common condition, working with similar problems - can through the medium of a support group - provide information, contacts and education if properly facilitated.

Expressions of interest can be forwarded to: admin@mentalhealthvic.org.au or post to Suite J / 450 Chapel Street, South Yarra, Vic, 3141. A detailed position description is available on request. For further information contact our office on (03) 9826 1422. 

Community Education Seminar Series 2016 - Professor Bruce Tonge August 4th, 2016

Emeritus Professor Bruce Tonge is one of Australia’s eminent psychiatrists. He has recently retired as the Head of the School of Psychology and Psychiatry and Head of the Discipline of Psychological Medicine at Monash University, and as Senior Clinical Advisor of the Mental Health Program of Southern Health at Monash Medical Centre. He also established the internationally recognised Monash University Centre for Developmental Psychiatry and Psychology and has also been championing children’s wellbeing through Resilience Australia, a program of the Mental Health Foundation of Australia.

 

In this important talk, Emeritus Professor Tonge will draw on current findings to give an overview of what has been found to be valuable in protecting young people from developing depression and survey the various approaches to treatment offered and the available evidence of their effectiveness.

 

 

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!!!

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

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 19th July 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 19th of July, 2016. Suite J 450 Chapel Street, South Yarra - 7.30 pm - 9.00pm. All welcome, no booking needed.

Community Education Seminar - A/Prof Peter Bosanac - "OCD - An Update", 5th of July, 2016, 7.30pm - 9.00pm / Professor Anne Buist - "Parenting with a Mental Illness", 12th of July, 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)

2016 Community Education Seminar Series

  • 1st March 2016
  • 5th April 2016
  • 3rd May 2016
  • 5th July 2016