Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Funding system fails mental health needs in the bush

The National Mental Health Commission says the availability of mental health services in the bush can be patchy even though the need is high.

At a national rural health conference in Darwin today, the Commission's chief executive said it was time to start reforming mental health services so people could get the help they need.

The CEO of the national mental health commission David Butt says mental health needs are often higher in the bush, but services are harder to come by.

At a national rural health conference in Darwin today he spoke about the need for change to make sure people across the country get the help they need.
See more at: http://www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2015/s4242091.htm

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