$60 million announced to support mental health

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The state government has announced $60 million in mental health funding for people struggling to cope in the pandemic, after it was revealed there has been a sharp increase in Victorians presenting to hospital due to mental illness and self-harm.

The biggest rise was seen among young people, with a 33 per cent increase in hospital admissions for self-harm compared to the same time last year. The funding will bolster community mental healthcare, extend opening hours of mental health clinics and offer counselling for healthcare workers.

The Age, 10.08.2020

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