$50m bid to save our teens

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - NEWS - AN­NIKA SMETHURST NA­TIONAL PO­LIT­I­CAL ED­I­TOR

UP to 14,000 young Aus­tralians strug­gling with men­tal health is­sues will be of­fered free ser­vices in a $50 mil­lion life­line to re­duce teen sui­cide.

The Mor­ri­son govern­ment will to­day un­veil a new fund­ing pack­age for men­tal health ser­vice Headspace, which op­er­ates 107 youth men­tal health cen­tres.

The money will fund more clin­i­cal staff, boost ser­vices, re­duce wait­ing times and fund a new dig­i­tal ser­vice.

The fund­ing boost comes af­ter The Sun­day Tele­graph’s long-run­ning youth sui­cide cam­paign Can We Talk saved Headspace from fund­ing cut­backs last year.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.