Media & Press Releases

VICSERV can provide expert media comment, examples and case studies of people accessing and working in community managed mental health services. VICSERV is available for comment on:

  • issues for people accessing and working in community managed mental health services
  • rehabilitation and support issues
  • government policy and funding issues
  • individual and community experiences of mental illness
  • support services and programs in regional and metropolitan areas


Media contact
Debra Parnell
Interim Chief Executive Officer, VICSERV
Tel +61 (3) 9519 7000


recent and past Releases


Victorian State Budget 2016/17 - VICSERV Statement - April 2016


People with mental illness will continue to fall through the gaps - 23 November 2015

Review of new arrangements for the delivery of Mental Health Community Support Services and Alcohol and Drug Treatment Services - 20 November 2015

NDIS and Mental Health – only 8 months to Scheme roll out, but still a lot of unknowns - 28 October 2015


CMHA Media Release: "Full Rollout of NDIS Essential for People with Mental Illness" - 19 December 2013


Release of Victorian Government’s Psychiatric Disability Rehabilitation Support Services reform framework consultation paper - 30 April 2012


Victorian State Budget 2011/12 - VICSERV response - 3 May 2011