Anglicare Australia issued the following media statement (21 July 2010) Major Church groups seek action on community mental health, reporting that major church groups; Anglicare Australia Catholic Social Services Australia, The Salvation Army and UnitingCare Australia, who provide social services in Australia have;
called on major parties to commit to an immediate and substantial increase in investment in community mental health.
We are looking to Australia’s political parties to commit to immediate action on mental health…by funding community mental health services that support participation, inclusion and recovery – and to work with consumers, services and health professionals in putting that plan into place – Ian Carter, Anglicare Australia acting Chair
National Director of UnitingCare Australia, Susan Helyar commented that, early intervention and prevention can make a real difference for young people experiencing their first episodes of mental illness as well as for people living with the effects of longer mental health problems.
Read the full media statement here.