Boost in support for people with mental illness and their carers

Australians with severe mental illness, their families and carers will have greater access to support services and other practical assistance locally in their communities thanks to a $121 million boost from the Gillard Government. Minister for Disability Reform Jenny Macklin and Minister for Mental Health and Ageing Mark Butler said the new and expanded services are part of the Government’s record $2.2 billion national mental health reform package. 

The boost to the Personal Helpers and Mentors program (PHaMs) will build on existing investments by delivering more than 230 extra personal helpers and mentors who will work one-on-one with people with mental illness across Australia. 
Click here to see the successful Personal Helpers and Mentors and Menta Health Respite Carer Support Providers, including Carers ACT.
Click here to read the full media release.

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Friday, 12 April 2013