Rural and remote mental health workforce crisis featured on SBS

Thursday, 25 January 2018
Mark Diamond screen grab from SBS video

SBS television has featured a story on the mental health workforce crisis in rural and remote areas of Australia.

The segment, broadcast on 23 January, includes a short interview with Alliance CEO, Mark Diamond, as well as interviews with Martin Laverty (CEO, Royal Flying Doctor Service) and Frank Quinlan (CEO, Mental Health Australia).

While rates of mental illness in rural and remote Australia are similar to that of major cities, the segment highlights the fact that access to mental health services in rural and remote areas is substantially more limited.

Visit the SBS website to view the story and read the accompanying article.

Information about mental health help services in rural and remote areas can be found on the Alliance’s recently updated fact sheet on Mental Health Help in Rural and Remote Australia.