12 November, 2020
Jeremy Rockliff MP
2020-21 Budget: Delivering connected mental health and alcohol and drug services
The Tasmanian Government has a plan to rebuild a stronger Tasmania with the 2020-21 Budget including a $12 million additional investment to deliver a well-integrated and flexible mental health and alcohol and other drugs service for the entire community.
We recognise that mental health is a critical area of government service delivery and this Budget provides funding for a range of services designed to increase access and ensure no-one falls through the gaps.
The Government is also committed to improving alcohol and other drugs services to meet the growing need within the community and so Tasmanians can get the help they need, when they need it.
Some of the initiatives funded in the 2020-21 State Budget include:
We want to decrease the reliance on acute inpatient services and ensure Tasmanians are able to get the support they need, when they need it, with the confidence that our services are well-integrated.
This Budget recognises the vital importance of connected and integrated mental health services and delivers a range of initiatives to ensure Tasmanians are supported and have the services they need.