Mental Health gets $1.8 Billion boost in Australia

Posted on February 16, 2015

AUSTRALIA - The states and the commonwealth currently spend $450 million a year on community mental health services. When the NDIS becomes fully operational in July 2016 that will increase to $1.8 billion a year, News Corp Australia can reveal.

And hundreds of thousands of people suffering less severe mental problems who currently access government-funded services but don't qualify for the NDIS are being assured their help will continue.

More than one in five Australians suffers from a mental illness and the majority fail to get any help from current programs with many repeatedly admitted to hospital beds costing $900 a day.

The minister says the NDIS will provide community supports to around 57,000 people with psychosocial disability, who need assistance to live independently in the community.


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Source material from News.com.au


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