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After promising to help Tasmania over its health system, Australian government turns head towards Western Australia.
Recent reports suggest that two new mental health care projects in Western Australia have been sanctioned are informed to be funded by Australian government under National Partnership Agreement on Mental Health.
Federal Minister for Mental Health, Mark Butler, emphasized that the two projects will be focusing on development of people suffering from mental health ailments, this even includes their proper care and full support. Moreover, they will be properly examining each of the patients and will work for their betterment.
Minister Butler said, “Our agreement with the WA Government will help address service gaps and assist more Australians living with mental illness to secure and maintain stable accommodation and support that they need to stay well and break the hospital cycle”.
The two projects sanctioned are:
Mental Health Assertive Community Intervention Initiative, key features:
* $13.5 million for the provision of a 24/7 acute response team and family support service in Perth, to support families and children of those affected by mental health problems.
* Growth of community intervention services to reduce burden over emergency department.
Individualized Community Living Initiative, key features:
* $12.6 million for 30 individualized support packages, to support severe mental health patients to live a good life.