Here are the latest media releases from the Mental Health Coalition of South Australia.
Intensive Home Bass Support Service Returns
In late October Dignity Party MLC Kelly Vincent negotiated a raft of mental health and disability funding initiatives with the state government, worth $41.5 million over four years, in return for Dignity Party support for the Treasurer’s bank tax bills.
Celebrate World Mental Health Day with the Mental Health Mind Game
This World Mental Health Day the Mental Health Coalition of SA is asking us to play the Mental Health Mind Game.
Mental Health Falls Short
The Mental Health Coalition of South Australia welcomes the State Government’s investment of $8.7m over four years for mental health respite services in Whyalla as well as the continued funding of 10 forensic step down beds at Oakden.
Mental Health Week Grants Available
Rural organisations are invited to apply for grants of up to $1000 to fund community events that raise awareness and understanding of mental health during Mental Health Week in October.
Cuts to mental health services have been severe – and it’s about to get worse.
The recent announcement that Crisis Respite Services will be cut leaves South Australia’s mental health sector in a catastrophic state.
Why funding to innovative and effective services needs to be continued
Today MHCSA Executive Director, Geoff Harris called for funding certainty to enable some of the most innovative and effective mental health services in SA to continue beyond 30 June 2016.