Decision Maker Response

Justine Elliot’s response

Jul 25, 2019 — I’d like to commend Curtis for his strong advocacy in starting this very important campaign on Change.org.

We desperately need to have more mental health services & support for young people in our regional areas. 

I have written directly to the Health Minister Greg Hunt about this issue and forwarded him Curtis’ petition. 

I have also raised this issue with many of my Labor colleagues including the Shadow Health Minister, Chris Bowen. Labor has a strong history of supporting and expanding youth mental health services, particularly headspace. We have to all work together to get more mental health services for our young people in regional areas. It’s up to all of us to get involved if we are to make a real difference.