There are hopes that funding for mental health services will be increased in this week’s Federal Budget. However, some remain concerned that any new funding will not be enough to meet the current need for help, let alone expected increases in demand into the future.
Experts tell Life Matters where they feel funds should be directed and we talk to listeners about what level and targeting of funding they think would to stop people falling through the cracks.
Christine Morgan, CEO of the National Mental Health Commission and National Suicide Prevention Adviser to Prime Minister Scott Morrison
Pat McGorry, Professor of Youth Mental Health at the University of Melbourne and Director of Orygen: The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental in Victoria
Professor Pat Dudgeon, Director of the Centre of Best Practice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention at the University of Western Australia