ASU community mental health delegates Tanya and Nick went with ASU Branch Coordinator Leon Wiegard to Canberra to make the case to properly fund community mental health services.
The ASU delegation met with 28 politicians, who were told of the need to continue with programs such as PHaMS and PIR and not end funding this financial year as planned.
These programs provide secure employment to dedicated ASU community mental health workers and much needed services for those Australians with mental health challenges who don’t qualify for a NDIS package.
The ASU believes it’s time that the Morrison government committed to save a vital sector that they are intentionally allowing to disappear. The ASU will continue the fight to make sure that mental health workers have a sector that is properly funded, with well paid jobs that allows them to provide recovery based services.