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HACSU, the only union that understands Mental Health

We don’t only fight for wages and conditions. We fight for better mental health services.

HACSU recognises that quality service provision comes from the sector as a whole. That’s why HACSU represents everyone who works in mental health, including nurses, health professionals, admin and clerical workers, consumer/carer consultants and the peer workforce.

HACSU was formed over 100 years ago as the union for workers in the historic mental asylums. Over time this psychiatry has been recognised as a specialist profession, and workers have stood together as a union to maintain working conditions specific to mental health.

As a specialist union, HACSU can provide specific knowledge and services to achieve the best outcomes for workers, consumers and the broader community.

To read more about the benefits of joining HACSU,  click here. 

Workers. Wages. Wellbeing

We've launched our Public Mental Health EBA campaign. Join HACSU today to take part in the campaign!

Royal Commission

Click here to visit the Royal Commission into Mental Health's website, where you'll find factsheets on the outcomes and what they mean for mental health workers and all Victorians.

Better Mental Health

Our mental health system is in crisis. The only solution is to invest in people and better quality services. Find out more about HACSU's campaign for Better Mental Health.

COMBATTING WORKPLACE VIOLENCE

Campaign against violence in Victorian Mental Health services


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2021-11-16

The Health and Community Services Union (HACSU) has serious concerns regarding Albury Wodonga Health’s decision to undertake unprecedented changes to its community mental health service. The service plans to collapse its community teams after closing…

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2021-11-04

Community mental health should not be excluded from the surge allowance. Today HACSU has written to Dan Andrews, Martin Foley MP, James Merlino, Steve Dimopoulos MP, Steve McGhie MP and Anthony Carbines MP calling for expanding the...

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2021-10-27

Tentative Agreement Reached on Public Mental Health

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2021-10-15

Like many HACSU members, weare still waiting for details on community mental health eligibility for the newly-introduced Hospital Surge Support Allowance...

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2021-10-15

New allowance introduced for public hospital workers across Victoria, and support to bring Australian HCWs home from overseas...

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2021-10-13

Thank you to all members who voted on whether to move forward with the Government’s most recent offer on the Public Mental Health EBA..

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2021-10-06

Following HACSU writing to Labor MPs across Victoria, we're asking all HACSU members to write to their MPs (either for your electorate, or the MPs that cover your mental health service...

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2021-10-06

HACSU has this week written to Victorian Government MPs on the crises in mental health, starting with MPs representing...

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2021-10-04

This week, HACSU members at Alfred Health have reported shockingly unsafe workplace situations developing due to severe understaffing...

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2021-09-29

ABC News, 29 September 2021: Unions question duress response times, staffing, and alleged return-to-work pressure after three Latrobe Regional Hospital staff were hurt by...

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