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Government Invests $1.45B into Community Mental Health

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Community mental health groups have welcomed a record $1.45 billion government investment into the sector but say more needs to be done to address lingering service gaps.

Health Minister Greg Hunt announced the investment on Wednesday and said it would be accompanied by a new mental health funding model designed to offer greater security for jobs and services.

Delivered through 31 Primary Health Networks (PHNs) – independent regional health organisations that respond to local community needs – the three-year funding deal starting in July is $170 million more than the government support over the previous three years.

Hunt said since people in different communities faced different challenges, it was important that services were tailored to meet the specific needs of the local population.

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Source:
Luke Michael, 2019, Probono Australia (https://probonoaustralia.com.au/)

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