June 16

Funding Helps Grassroots Work On Mental Health

first_imgFunding Helps Grassroots Work On Mental Health VIC PremierCommunity groups and key peak bodies will be able to keep the conversation going about Victoria’s mental health reform at a local level, thanks to a $750,000 Andrew Labor Government investment.Minister for Mental Health James Merlino today announced 16 community groups and peak bodies will share in the funding to support targeted engagement with their members and communities.The organisations will use the grants to host forums and events, communicate with their members and the wider community on the key reforms and next steps to deliver all 65 recommendations of the landmark royal commission.This funding is an important and necessary next step to ensure more Victorians have an opportunity to deepen their understanding of the redesign of Victorian’s mental health and wellbeing system.VMIACTandemVictorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO)Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF)Health and Community Services Union (HACSU)Australian Services Union (ASU)Youth Affairs Council Victoria (YACVic)Thorne Harbour HealthCouncil on the Ageing (COTA) VictoriaSANEAustralians for Mental HealthVALIDEthnic Communities’ Council of VictoriaWomen’s Mental Health Alliance VictoriaVictorian Men’s Shed AssociationNational Centre for Farmer’s HealthThe landmark final Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System report sets out a vision for a system redesign which requires engagement and collaboration across the system and in the community to ensure the delivery of all recommendations.As stated by Acting Premier and Minister for Mental Health James Merlino“The Royal Commission’s final report puts forward an ambitious and bold agenda, which is why ensuring all Victorians understand these reforms and what’s involved is so important.”“Grassroots conversations are crucial to keeping people connected with the fundamental changes and updates as we embark on this generational rebuild of Victoria’s mental health system.” /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Aboriginal, AusPol, Australia, Australian, Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation, Commission, community services, Ethnic Communities, Government, health, Investment, mental health, midwifery, royal commission, Victoria, women, Youthlast_img

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