Health Minister announces increase in subsidies for mental health.

As part of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the latest Australian Budget has announced that all Australians will be able to access up to 20 mental health consultations per year with a psychologist. That’s twice the previous limit.

However, the subsidy, which may be around AU$128/hour, can still leave a gap of over $100/session, depending upon how much the psychologist charges.

It’s a significant step forward in recognizing the importance of mental health. But, this increased support will still remain out-of-reach financially for many.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-10-15/mental-health-experts-concerns-about-federal-government-budget/12766872

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