ASeTTS were honored to have the Deputy Premier and Minister for Mental Health, the Honourable Roger Cook MLA, visit to announce the investment of $56 million into mental health, with $100,000 going directly to ASeTTS.
Deputy Premier Cook was accompanied by Commissioner Jennifer McGrath of the Mental Health Commission and the Parliamentary Secretary Ms. Alanna Clohesy MLC.
After a short tour of ASeTTS, addressing the guests, staff and media, Deputy Premier Cook took questions. ASeTTS Interim CEO, Vanja Tandaric also addressed the guests, staff and media.
The full video can be found at:
ASeTTS continued to support vulnerable clients, who are refugees and survivors of torture and trauma, through MHC funded counselling services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Staff worked remotely and transitioned to online and telephone counselling. ASeTTS have increased the number of counselling sessions due to the increased client need during this time.
This additional MHC funding is going towards supporting ASeTTS clients with interpreter services and technological equipment.