Taking into consideration the urgent need to address the growing number of mental health issues, the Australian Government has taken a decision to fund two new mental health projects in the country, says a recent report.
The projects have been planned with an aim to bring significant improvements in the picture showing worsening conditions of mentally ill people.
As per the findings, the Mental Health Commission is also insisting that patients are in need of faster and better access to mental health services, lacking which they have to face accusations and torture by people around.
Western Australia would soon see the implementation of Mental Health Assertive Community Intervention Initiative and Individualized Community Living Initiative.
The former aims to bring in a new 24/7 acute response team along with a family support service in metropolitan Perth would receive $13.5 million. Also, it would allow expand the community intervention services, thereby reducing emergency department admissions.
The latter is being funded with $12.6 million to introduce 30 individualized support packages, the report says.
"People living with severe, disabling and persistent mental illness need a combination of clinical and non clinical support and stable accommodation as a cornerstone to keeping well and breaking the cycle of hospitalization", said Mark Butler, Federal Minister for Mental Health.
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