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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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2022-05-10

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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2022-04-25

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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2021-12-23

After two years of bargaining, the Victorian Government and the Victorian Hospitals' Industrial Association (VHIA) has presented an insulting offer to mental health workers at Forensicare.

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2021-12-20

As most members will be aware, HACSU recently attended a Fair Work Commission hearing with Albury Wodonga Health. The Commission hearing itself is “without prejudice”/”Private & Confidential” — normally…

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2021-12-02

Health and Community Services Union (HACSU) members at Forensicare will stop work on Tuesday 7 December from 12PM-2PM, with the largest action to take place at Thomas...

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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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