Mental Health Services To Receive $3 Million Funding Boost

Mental Health Services To Receive $3 Million Funding Boost

Northern Territory Minister for Health Natasha Fyles

$3 Million To Improve Mental Health Services

Victor P Taffa

Northern Territory Government has announced a new $3 Million housing initiative to support Territorians with ongoing mental illness.

Minister for Health Natasha Fyles said this is an important step in ensuring that Territorians can live in the safe, vibrant and inclusive communities that they are entitled to.

“Housing Accommodation Support Initiative (NT HASI) will support people aged 16-64 years with significant and ongoing mental illness to live in public housing in Darwin, Casuarina and Palmerston.”

“Funding of $3 Million will be provided over 4 years.” Minister Fyles said.

“It will provide services that are individualised, holistic, integrated, culturally responsive, safe, and flexible, to enable people with mental illness to remain living in the community.”

Minister Fyles said the NTG Department of Health (DOH), Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), Top End Mental Health Services (TEMHS) and the non-government sector (NGO) will work in partnership to facilitate the Program.

“We encourage the NGO sector to be involved in the Program and apply for grant funding to provide services.” Minister Fyles said.

An Industry Briefing Session will be held at:

Thursday 28 September

9:00 am to 10:00 am

Northern Australia Conference Room

Development House

79 The Esplanade

Darwin

Grant applications will close 20 October 2017.

Successful respondent will be notified in early November with planning for service establishment to commence immediately.