At yesterday’s Federal Labor campaign launch Bill Shorten announced that one of four new trial headspace Plus centres will be located in Tasmania.
Many young people with mental health issues are falling through the gaps – requiring more help than a GP can provide, but not at the stage where they require hospitalisation. Labor has been listening to mental health experts about fixing the fragmented mental health system that has let too many young people down.
A Shorten Labor government will invest $36 million over four years to trial a regional headspace Plus site in Tasmania.
This is of vital importance to the state that has the highest rate of youth suicide in Australia.