Community Mental Health Expansion Program

The Community Mental Health Expansion Program provides Victorian Government funding to expand community mental health service capacity.

This includes directing care away from inpatient settings, as clinically appropriate, and closing the gap between current and required services.

The program supports the Royal Commission into Victoria's Mental Health System recommendations.

The key objectives of the program are to support:

  • the increase of community mental health service activity by through expansion of space through minor capital works and/or fitting out owned or leasehold premises.
  • enhancement of community mental health service capacity and delivery of contemporary models of care.

Projects will be added to the list and map on this page when funding recipients are announced.

ELIGIBILITY
ELIGIBILITY

ALL AREA MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING SERVICES AND FORENSICARE

FUNDING AVAILABLE
FUNDING AVAILABLE

$33.4 MILLION

CLOSING DATE
CLOSING DATE

29 APRIL 2024

AIM
AIM

INCREASING COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE CAPACITY

The project aims to achieve expansion through fit-out works and renovation of both existing and new spaces.

The Community Mental Health Expansion Program aims to:

  • increase mental health community service capacity by addressing the critical need for appropriate accommodation
  • improve service efficiency to better address demand pressures and reducing waiting times, enhancing the overall quality of care provided.

This means more individuals struggling with mental health issues will have access to the care they need, when they need it.

The funding round is open from 22 March to 29 April 2024.

Submissions are welcome from eligible services, as set out in the guidelines (namely area mental health and wellbeing services and Forensicare).

Funding will be provided to proposals that refurbish, remodel, modify or expand space to meet clinical or administrative needs to expand the community mental health service.

Full details regarding the funding round submissions can be found in the Community Mental Health Expansion Program – Guidelines below. Supporting information is available in the frequently asked questions (FAQs).

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