This Federal Election we are asking:
1. A commitment to implementing the Productivity Commission’s Recommendation 17 to increase investment in community mental health support and specifically commit to a timeframe to reduce the unmet demand by 50% within 3 years.
2. A commitment to suitable, sustainable, affordable housing with a goal of no exits from hospitals, mental health services, institutional care and correctional facilities into homelessness or inadequate housing.
3. To fund psychosocial support services and invest in alternatives (such as the Urgent Mental Health Care Centre) to eliminate avoidable Emergency Department presentations.