If you need to talk to someone about living with trauma from child abuse, call the ASCA support line on 1300 657 380. If you are suffering from depression, call Beyond Blue on 1300 224 636.

There is a big problem with Australia’s mental healthcare system. People who have problems that are too complex are being left out until they find themselves in life-threatening situations. And even then, they are kicked out as soon as possible due to a lack of resources. Psychologists are calling for urgent mental healthcare reform ahead of a planned overhaul of the system to be announced by Health Minister Susan Ley by the year’s end. In a submission to the 2016-17 Budget, the Australian Psychological Society have outlined the necessity of improving access to psychological services for certain groups in society so that all Australians get the care they need.

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Tuesday, November 24 2015
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Featured in storyProfessor Lyn Littlefield – Executive Director at Australian Psychological Society (APS)Dr Cathy Kezelman – President at Adults Surviving Child Abuse (ASCA)Patrick McGorry – 2010 Australian of the Year, Executive Director at Orygen Youth Health

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