“In a move worth $300 million, mental health services will have their funding renewed for a further 12 months.
The announcement made today by Health Minister Sussan Ley follows a campaign by Mental Health Australia, after some mental health services began to shut down, unsure of future funding.
Hundreds of contracts were due to end on June 30.
Ms Ley said the 12-month extension would allow services to continue to be delivered while work continued on the current Mental Health Review.
She said negotiations would commence immediately, with priority placed on frontline services.
“This review will allow Government to form long-term plans to ensure our high-quality mental health services continue to provide the right care, at the right time in the right setting,” she said.
– Daniel Conifer and Sophie Scott, ABC News