Submission to Inquiry into Provisions of GP and Primary Health Services to outer metropolitan, rural, and regional Australians

In September 2021, Mental Health Australia made a submission to the Senate Standing Committees on Community Affairs Inquiry into the Provision of GP and primary health services to outer metropolitan, rural, and regional Australians. Mental Health Australia’s submission calls for equity of access to mental health support across the country and explains this will require multiple systemic interventions including but not limited to ensuring:

  • the workforce is in place to provide the right services
  • the funding structures incentivise the workforce to offer the right services in the right location
  • services are integrated across physical and mental health
  • adequate access to digital health services.
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