Mental health support in Katherine is set to receive a boost following the announcement of a successful project under the Building Better Regions Fund – Community Investment stream.

Senator Nigel Scullion said the community-based project was a positive investment in the Katherine region’s future.

The $100,000 grant was going to Australian Red Cross Blood Service to run the Mental Mates program in Katherine south.

The Mental Mates Community Education and Leadership Development Program will build the skills, capacity and resilience among 160 Mates in Katherine who will support each other and reach out to others (Mental Mates), addressing issues that lead to suicide intervention and prevention and raising the profile of the issue among the broader Katherine community.

– Chris McLennan

Read more: Funding for Mental Mates Program

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