The Albanese Government has invested $1.7 million to extend The Essential Network (TEN) project until 30 June 2024.
Facilitated by The Black Dog Institute, TEN is a national, blended care mental health support service, available online and in-person.
Developed by healthcare professionals for healthcare professionals, TEN provides tailored mental health and wellbeing support, including clinical interventions, peer support, self-guided check-ups and digital programs.
To date, TEN has helped more than 86,000 health professionals across Australia.
Quotes attributable to Assistant Minister McBride:
“It is critical health professionals have access to evidence-based tools and resources to support their own mental health so they can continue caring for others.
“I encourage health professionals—those directly involved with patient care and practice managers—to access these services when they need them.
"This investment is testament to the Government's commitment to supporting those who support us, our healthcare professionals."