Prioritising Mental Health – natural disaster assistance

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Publication date: 
31 March 2019
Publication type: 
Fact sheet
Intended audience: 
General public

The Government will provide additional mental health services and support for people affected by recent natural disasters. People living in Northern and Western Queensland impacted by the recent floods will receive increased access to mental health services and support. People affected by the fires in Tasmania and drought affected farmers in the Gippsland region will also receive access to additional mental health support.

This complements work already under way in drought affected areas under the Government’s $21.9 million Empowering our Communities Program. These services will be delivered by local Primary Health Networks.