We need billions not millions invested into mental health

Mental Health Victoria (MHV) welcomes the $737 million commitment of new funding over seven years announced in last night’s Federal Budget, but says much more needs to be invested to meet urgent needs in the community.

The major Federal Budget initiatives in mental health include:

• $230m across 11 initiatives to improve mental health in the community, including $115m to trial 8 mental health centres for adults;

• $110m to extend Early Psychosis Youth Services; and

• $263m to expand the headspace network.

Read the full MHV media release here.