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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.

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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2022-09-16

A new public holiday has been declared for September 22nd, additional to the existing public holiday on September 23rd — and as with every public holiday…

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2022-06-30

The new Victorian Public Mental Health Services. Enterprise Agreement is now in effect — meaning members have two pay rises coming their way…

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2022-06-28

Updated info on the winter retention payment for public health workers in Victoria.

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2022-06-21

HACSU is holding a virtual statewide meeting for admin staff in public mental health on Thursday 19 May, 7pm. We'll be discussing a number of key topics, including staffing profiles…

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2022-05-10

HACSU is holding a virtual statewide meeting for lived experience staff in public mental health on Wednesday 29 June, 1pm. We'll be discussing a number of…

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2022-04-25

As announced earlier this year, postgrad scholarship funding has been secured for allied health and AOD practitioners working in state-funded…

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2022-03-17

HACSU members pass motion at today's statewide stop work, setting a deadline for…

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2022-03-15

The Health and Community Services Union (HACSU) is today announcing major industrial action across Victoria’s public mental health services.

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2022-03-11

HACSU mental health members were given an EBA offer last year, but we’re still waiting for a full agreement. After weeks of being told we’d have a draft “soon”, HACSU advised the VHIA that we…

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