Victoria now has the lowest per capita expenditure on mental health in the country.
The Liberal and Labor Governments have created a massive gap in public, community-based support services. The Greens will reinvest in this sector, ensure youth have dedicated services, and women are kept safe.
The Greens are passionate about public health care and about supporting people to stay healthy. We will:
- provide $200 million over four years to restore funding to Community Mental Health Services to provide care to people who are not NDIS eligible.
- provide $10 million to embed sexual safety practices and reforms in our mental health services.
- invest $12 million to construct new youth dedicated clinical prevention and recovery care facility.
- provide $48 million over four years for dedicated youth clinical services.
With this investment, we will begin the process to bring mental health funding up to standard. We will also continue to advocate for federal investment in the mental health sector.