Mental Health

DSS helps to support Australians' mental health and wellbeing, through programmes & services, benefits & payments, and grants for service providers.

Community Mental Health Activity

The Community Mental Health Activity commenced on 1 July 2014.  Prior to this, community-based mental health services were funded through the Targeted Community Care Program.  See Programmes & Services for more information.

Drought Assistance Package

On 26 February 2014, the Australian Government announced a number of measures to assist farming businesses, farmers and their families, and communities affected by the drought.

Further information on the full package is available on the Department of Agriculture website.

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