Investment $705 million
Right now, across Australia mental illness and addiction are hurting communities and leaving families heart broken.
To make sure Victorians facing mental illness and addiction get the treatment they need, this Budget includes a record $705 million investment.
What will the money be used for?
The Victorian Budget 2018/19 includes investments for:
Support growing demand
$232 million to support growing demand, giving 12,800 more Victorians the support they need and funding 89 acute inpatient beds.
Intensive service packages
$154 million to provide intensive service packages to current high-need community mental health clients.
6 new emergency department hubs
$101 million to establish 6 new emergency department crisis hubs, including one at Geelong Hospital, taking those who are dealing with mental health or addiction issues out of regular emergency departments, and ensuring they get the specialist treatment they need.
$58.9 million to increase the number of high-care packages for complex clients and establish a compulsory treatment scheme for adults with complex needs who pose an unacceptable risk to the safety of others, and a new treatment facility.
Drug rehabilitation treatment facilities
Strengthen the mental health workforce
$32.5 million to strengthen the mental health workforce and reduce the risk of occupational violence.
More treatment options
$28.6 million to provide more treatment options and improve clinical care in 6 Prevention and Recovery Care units.
Hospital Outreach Post-suicidal Engagement initiative
$18.7 million to expand the Hospital Outreach Post-suicidal Engagement initiative to a further 6 hospitals, supporting an extra 3,000 people per year.
Prevention and Recovery Care facility
$11.9 million to develop a new 20-bed Prevention and Recovery Care facility for young people across Melbourne.
Infrastructure and capital works
$10 million for infrastructure and capital works in selected state-owned mental health and alcohol and other drugs facilities.
Residential rehabilitation in the Grampians
$6.7 million for the new residential rehabilitation facility in the Grampians.
Aboriginal mental health and wellbeing initiatives
$4 million for Aboriginal mental health and wellbeing initiatives.