Commonwealth announces $2.3 billion investment for a much needed wellbeing

Canberra, Australia (CU)_ The Australian-based mental health and wellbeing support organization Beyond Blue, which provides support programs to address issues related to suicide, depression, anxiety and other related mental disorders, applauded the Commonwealth’s initiative. This investment is a critical first step towards the change that the community so urgently needs, and it contains crucial programs focusing on suicide prevention and early intervention, as well as aftercare assistance for individuals who have attempted suicide, and mental health of children. The Commonwealth announced a $2.3 billion investment in mental wellbeing and suicide prevention programs in its Federal Budget for 2021.

The Hon Julia Gillard AC, Chairman of Beyond Blue, appreciated the Commonwealth’s initiative. She said, “Beyond Blue welcomes the Federal Government’s commitment to mental health and suicide prevention reform in this budget. The universal aftercare package is a significant investment that, subject to state and territory co-investment, will provide crucial support to everybody who is…

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