Victorian Mental Health Act 2014

Please see some important information below regarding the Mental Health Act 2014 that came into effect on 1st July 2014.

The Act involves improvements to the compulsory assessment and treatment of people living with a mental illness and will ensure that people will be supported to make or participate in decisions about their treatment and care.

The Barwon Health Access Team (formerly triage) is a 24 hour service for people who may have a complex or serious mental illness and are in crisis. Please contact 1300 094 187 for support and assistance before completing an Assessment Order.

For information on the changes to the Mental Health Act 2014 refer to the following:

Local Mental Health Resources

Online Mental Health Resources

Program Officer

Salli Hickford
Ph 03 5222 0800