Media release: Vote with mental health in mind
Mental Health Australia CEO Dr Leanne Beagley says the future of our mental health system, and the many community based, and life-linked, causes of mental ill-health will be discussed every day during this election campaign, because every election issue will impact our mental health. It’s crucial that we vote with mental health in mind at this election, said Dr Beagley. From the pandemic to the cost of living, we know that people in our communities are under extreme pressure, and that can have a huge impact on mental health. We also know that our mental health system has been under serious pressure for many years now, and while there have been many reviews and reports into what we need to do to improve our mental health system, the progress and systemic action has been slow and disappointing.