Peter Gutwein

Premier of Tasmania

10 October 2019

Will Hodgman, Premier

Supporting the mental health of young Tasmanians

The mental health and wellbeing of all Tasmanians, including young Tasmanians, is an absolute priority for my Government.

We are taking a holistic, multi-faceted approach to supporting young Tasmanians in need, as there is no single, simple way to address mental health issues.

It includes a significant increase in professional support staff in schools since my Government came to office 2014, with 65 more positions, including psychologists, social workers and nurses.

On World Mental Health Day, we encourage all Tasmanians to reflect on how we perceive mental illness in our community.

The Labor Party, who cannot even answer basic questions about staffing their $40 million unfunded policy, might also reflect on not playing politics with people’s mental health.

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