Open letter to The Hon Tony Abbott MP - urgent action to ensure continuity of services and programs

This is an open letter to the Prime Minister, The Hon Tony Abbott MP, imploring the Australian Government to take urgent action to ensure continuity of services and programs for Australians who live with mental illness, and those who care for them.

While the seventy signatories understand the Government will be formulating its response to the National Mental Health Commission’s Review of Mental Health Services and Programmes, the continued uncertainty is now resulting in staff attrition and service wind down. This issue has now reached crisis point.

A copy of the letter to the Prime Minister can be downloaded here.

Listen to CEO Frank Quinlan on ABC News Breakfast discussing cuts to crucial services amid funding uncertainty

   

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