Mental Health and AOD Workforce Wellbeing Grants available now

The department is pleased to announce the release of a workforce wellbeing grants program dedicated to supporting the workers in state-funded mental health and AOD services.

The Mental Health and AOD Workforce Wellbeing Grants recognise the impact of COVID-19 on frontline workers in Victoria’s mental health and drug and alcohol services. A total funding pool of $320,000 is available for eligible organisations and employees to bid on.

To view the guidelines and selection criteria to apply, visit

The grants have been designed to complement workforce wellbeing offerings for the broader health workforce – a list of resources available or in development is attached.

State-funded Mental health and AOD services and employees may apply, as well as providers of wellbeing products or services.

Applications open on Friday 22 May 2020 and close at 5pm Friday 5 June 2020

The department looks forward to supporting workforce wellbeing needs through this grants program.

Any questions about the grants can be directed to Emma Cadogan, Acting Manager, Mental Health and Drugs branch on 03 9096 7316 or via email


Guidelines – MH and AOD Workforce Wellbeing Grants

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