Steps forward for digital mental health
Mental Health Australia welcomes the certainty in funding for digital and crisis mental health supports announced this week.
“The Australian community will benefit from ongoing access to digital mental health services and supports, as these resources provide a crucial means for individuals to address and manage mental health issues,” Mental Health Australia CEO, Carolyn Nikoloski says.
The Albanese Government has announced an investment of $456.7 million over five years to continue funding for national crisis and support services, including Lifeline and its 13YARN service for First Nations Australians, Beyond Blue and Kids Helpline.
Mental Health Australia also welcomes the announcement of a sector-led consortium to develop a new national approach to help people navigate digital services.