Mental health dodges funding review bullet

Originally published on The Land 10 April 2015 by Ruth Caskey A commitment to mental health funding for the next financial year has been welcomed by service providers as the government continues its review of programs and services. The federal government has extended the current funding, with $300 million for community-based mental health programs for a further 12 months. Until last week’s announcement, many regional mental health care workers faced uncertainty …

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Mental health funding welcomed

NEW funding to boost training on mental health for youth workers in regional and rural areas across the State will improve the lives of thousands of young people across NSW, and likely prevent significant numbers of youth suicides, says the NSW Minister for Mental Health, Jai Rowell. This week the state government announced it will subside the education of youth workers currently working across regional, rural and remote NSW, so …

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Glove Box Guide to Mental Health

NSW Farmers launch Glove Box Guide to Mental Health NSW Farmers president Fiona Simson has launched a new Glove Box Guide to Mental Health at the association’s head office in St Leonards. “The Glove Box Guide is a great initiative for getting the word around on what assistance is out there for people in rural and regional areas,” Ms Simson said. “That’s why NSW Farmers is a proud sponsor of …

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