Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman
Minister of Health
16 May 2016
Access to mental health & addiction services
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says people are getting access to the mental health and addiction services they need.
“It’s important that people can access the mental health and addiction services they need within an appropriate timeframe,” says Dr Coleman.
“Mental health and addiction services across the country are responding to increased demand; a 21 per cent increase over the last five years.
“It’s encouraging to see that youth access to these services has improved, and adult access rates have remained steady despite increasing demand.”
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