Two articles in this edition of the White Wreath newsletter highlight the complexity of problems facing Australia’s mental health/ suicide programs.
The first is a $400,000 research grant to find new ways the help protect people at the risk of suicide and find interventions to prevent suicide.
The second is a Federal Budget grant to the overloaded Headspace program, which the CEO admits is facing major challenges.
An example is seven to eight week delay in accessing the free service in Launceston, northern Tasmania.
White Wreath has continually urged Federal and State Governments for a national body to establish a body with the power to oversee an evidence-based coordination of mental health programs between the states.
Fanita Clark CEO