Member for Barker Tony Pasin has welcomed the announcement of 110 million in federal funding for mental health services, with Limestone Coast locals set to benefit.
With reports that those living in regional communities at a higher risk of experiencing a mental health condition, Mr Pasin says the Coalition is committed to delivering vital mental health services across the region and the country.
The funds will work towards establishing digital mental health services, with the scheme working to close the gaps between accessible mental health care for regional and rural youths.
As a part of the funding push beyondblue will see up to 46 million dollars provided for its integrated school-0based Mental Health in Education scheme.
1.8 million dollars has been allocated for telephone, web chat, and other online support , helping organisations like ReachOut, Kids Helpline, Suicide Callback Service and QLife continue to deliver services.
Mr Pasin says the support of our next generation is not only benefitting them individually, but will help build stronger communities now and into the future.