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.

Enhanced Social and Community Support Measure

The Enhanced Social and Community Support Measure is part of the Australian Government’s broader drought assistance package. The measure provides ongoing enhanced social and community support to assist farmers, their families and drought-affected communities who are experiencing family relationship issues, distress or mental illness.
More information on the Drought Assistance Package, including a full list of service providers.

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