Patrick McGorry on Australia's mental health funding

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Mental health has made a late entry into the election campaign, with Labor leader Bill Shorten yesterday promising a national suicide register and $72 million for 12 regional suicide pilot projects.

Labor also promised to restore funding cuts to six early psychosis centres, and guaranteed that more than 95 Headspace centres across the country would stay open.

That promise was matched by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, who said that Headspace centres would continue to receive 'the same level of support into the future'. A more detailed announcement on the Coalition's mental health policy is expected later in the week.

Patrick McGorry, Executive Director of Orygen, Australia's National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, joins Fran Kelly on RN Breakfast. To listen top the interview click here.

The 17th International Mental Health Conference will be held at the brand new Sea World Resort Conference Centre on the Gold Coast, QLD from the 11 -12 August 2016.

You are invited to join us as we address the conference theme “Guiding the Change” across the broad spectrum of mental disorders. To register for the conference CLICK HERE.

The 2016 Rural and Remote Mental Health Symposium; working together integrating care will be held at Mantra on Salt Beach, Kingscliff, NSW from 3-4 November 2016.

An optional half day of workshops will be held on Wednesday 2 November 2016.

This symposium will bring together leading clinical practitioners, academics, service providers and mental health experts to deliberate and discuss Rural Mental Health issues confronting Australia and New Zealand. The symposium program will be designed to challenge, inspire, demonstrate and encourage participants while facilitating discussion.

To express your interest in the 2016 conference CLICK HERE.

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