MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT
The Government is acutely aware of the need to provide support for the mental health and wellbeing of all Australians.
The Government is funding and bolstering the capacity of mental health support providers including Lifeline and for Kids Helpline who have experienced an unprecedented surge in call volumes.
Funding is also being provided to train volunteer visitors, to connect with older Australians in aged care to assist them keep in touch with loved ones.
The Government’s digital mental health portal Head to Health (www.headtohealth.gov.au) will be a single source of authoritative information and guidance on how to maintain good mental health how to access mental health services and care.
The Government is also funding a dedicated coronavirus wellbeing support line 1800 512 348 delivered by Beyond Blue.