Significant mental health investment in the ACT’s 2018/19 budget targets areas of need across the population span.
Mental Health Community Coalition ACT (MHCC ACT) congratulates the ACT Government on a large investment in mental health in the 2018/19 Budget. The new initiatives will improve access to support across age groups and levels of need.
From much-needed supported accommodation for those with the most complex needs to outreach services to meet young people where they are, to continuing mental health outreach support for older persons, these initiatives will make a real difference for vulnerable Canberrans.
The bulk of new funding will go towards providing services and supports in the community and will contribute to keeping people living with mental health issues out of hospital.
See MHCC ACT’s Summary of MH Initiatives – ACT Budget 2018-19
See MHCC ACT’s media release ACT Budget on target for mental health
MHCC ACT is particularly excited to see funding for a two-year trial of a Recovery College. Recovery Colleges are innovative projects which use an educational approach to supporting people with mental health issues to build their capacity to live the lives they choose.
See MHCC ACT’s media release Education for MH Recovery