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Australian PM Announces an Extra $48 Million to Back Mental Health Response Plan Amid Pandemic


The Australian government announced on Friday an additional $48 million to support its mental health and wellbeing response plan amid the CCP virus pandemic.

Economic recessions severely impact the mental health of citizens and the national cabinet unanimously supported assigning funds to address this in Australia. The federal government will work closely with states and territories in the endeavor, Prime Minister Scott Morrison told reporters in Canberra.

The plan will give more Australians access to services that can assist their mental wellbeing needs amid the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus pandemic, commonly known as novel coronavirus.

Federal Minister for Health Greg Hunt revealed that the additional $48.1 million investment follows $6.4 billion spent on mental health this year, which includes $74 million invested in the early stages of the response to the CCP virus pandemic.

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Epoch Times Photo Australian Health Minister Greg Hunt, Chief Health Officer Brendan Murphy (R) Canberra, Australia, May 15, 2020. (Rohan Thomson/Getty Images)

The mental health response plan will focus on covering three areasRead More – Source