Delegation seeks feds’ support on mental health plan

A DELEGATION from Wangaratta including council and health representatives will meet with the Federal Minister for Health Greg Hunt next week to discuss the community’s proactive approach to mental health issues.

The meeting was organised by Cathy McGowan (MHR, Indi) after she learned about the rural city’s latest initiative to confront issues such as depression, suicide, family violence, alcohol and drug abuse.

And it’s not just a meet and greet, with the delegation taking a request to the minister to provide funding for a five year coordinator of a community initiative called ‘The Grit and Resilience Project’.


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