AWARENESS: Enjoying the Mental Health Fun Day at Queens Park from left, Aftercare Youth Engagement officer Tess Barr, Aftercare Youth Space participants, Adan Knight, Dylan Hearne, and Jo Rampton, and Peer Support Worker Glenda Woodlock.
AWARENESS: Enjoying the Mental Health Fun Day at Queens Park from left, Aftercare Youth Engagement officer Tess Barr, Aftercare Youth Space participants, Adan Knight, Dylan Hearne, and Jo Rampton, and Peer Support Worker Glenda Woodlock. David Nielsen

Significant boost in funding for mental health in southwest

A SUBSTANTIAL funding boost will be invested into mental health services in the southwest region, to ensure people get the help they need, when and where they need it.

The State Government will provide $1.57million to mental health community support services in the south west over the next five years.

Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Steven Miles said whether Queenslanders deserve the best quality health care.

"Helping vulnerable Queenslanders who require these services to live healthy and dignified lives is a priority for this government,” he said.

"This service could be a lifeline for someone you know experiencing mental illness.”

Aftercare is one of the mental health organisations which will receive funding to support individuals living with severe mental illnesses to better equip them for everyday life.

"Working in partnership with Aftercare is crucial for the continued delivery of effective, connected healthcare for individuals, their families and communities,” Mr Miles said.


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