Wendouree Electorate – Constituency Question
Ms ADDISON (Wendouree)
My constituency question is for the Minister for Mental Health.
The past 18 months have been challenging for many Victorian individuals and families due to the global COVID pandemic. I am incredibly proud of the response of our government in delivering additional mental health programs to support Victorians struggling with the impact of the pandemic.
Our recently announced $22 million COVID-19 mental health and wellbeing response package, which includes a focus on free, accessible and local mental health pop-ups, is an example of this response, and I am pleased that one of the sites is located in my electorate of Wendouree.
This service is already up and running only weeks after being announced, and I commend Uniting, in partnership with Ballarat Health Services, for their phenomenal work on this.
Minister, would you please provide further information on how this clinic will support and benefit Ballarat community members?
Importantly, I encourage anyone in my community who is seeking support for their mental health to reach out for assistance.