Posted on 22 September 2021
By Tegan Carrison, Executive Director, AAPi
In anticipation of increased demand on mental health services, the ACT government has provided an additional funding boost to the sector. A funding package of $3.6 million will provide immediate financial support to mental health and alcohol and other drug services. The funding package is additional to the ACT government’s 2021-2022 budget commitments and includes:
Acknowledging the significant impact the lockdowns are having on mental health, an emergency package from the Federal government has been provisioned to ensure access to urgent mental health care in the ACT. This funding will go to selected “key services” including:
AAPi looks forward to working with the ACT and Federal Government on additional funding and support for the mental health care sector.
ACT Emergency Funding Package
Federal Government mental health boost