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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. 

The new Public Mental Health EBA is now in effect! Click to learn more.

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.

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2024-05-15

Are you passionate about advocating for mental health professionals and shaping policies that enhance their working conditions? Join us at HACSU (Health and Community Services Union) as our Mental Health Allied Health Policy Officer.

2024-01-16

HACSU is taking a bold stand against gendered violence in healthcare. Our "Breaking the Silence" project is a transformative initiative addressing the root causes, to create specialised workplace policy, procedures, training and resources for our industries.

2023-12-19

A message from Paul Healey, HACSU State Secretary, as we wrap up 2023 — a year packed with bargaining, reforms, and activism.

2023-12-08

The HACSU office will be closed from December 22, reopening January 2nd 2024. An on-call service will be available for emergencies, with a staff member triaging messages…

2023-11-15

Informed by the firsthand experiences of our members, this plan aims for a worker-led transformation in how Victoria addresses alcohol, drugs, and addiction.

2023-11-14

Our members spend their working lives looking after others, so we're looking after our members. All HACSU members and their families can now access free counselling and mental…

2023-08-31

At HACSU, we’re dedicated to ensuring your rights as Victorian workers are respected and protected. That’s why we’ve taken a big step forward by winning an independent resolution panel designed to make things easier for workers at public mental health services.

2023-08-29

List of links to Mental Health and Wellbeing Act help and resources

2023-08-17

This week, Headspace National (eHeadspace) members voted on a new EBA. Voting closed last night, with 90% of staff voting to approve the new agreement. Members have won sector-leading entitlements…

2023-08-16

HACSU are demanding that Monash pay super each fortnight for ALL STAFF, and we need your help to win this — all you need to do is sign this petition!