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 2014


Late Cancellation - Apologies - Presentation on 25 November has been cancelled!!!


Diet Quality and Mental Health Across the Lifespan: Updates and New Directions

Presenter: A/Prof. Felice Jacka (Deakin University)


Unfortunately this Education Seminar was cancelled. Prof. Jacka has provided a video of the same seminar she gave at Deakin University in April 2014.

Latest News

07.01.14 - Mood Disorder Support Group 2014

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 December 2014.


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)

Special December Education Seminar

Professor Graham Burrows AO CJSJ will present a special seminar on the need for resilience during the holiday period. A useful presentation for everybody! 

Date/Time: 9th December 7:30 PM TO 9 PM

Where: The Melbourne Clinic (Isaac Schweitzer Room) 

130 Church Street, Richmond VIC 3121

Cost: Conc. $10, MHFA Members $15, Full Price $30

Contact: 03 9826 1422 or admin@mentalhealthvic.org.au

Victoria's new 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)