Congratulations to all nominees and the winners of the Mental Health Awards. Hon Lauren Moss MLA, Minister for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention hosted a launch and awards ceremony at Parliament House, celebrating the exceptional and inspiring contributions of individuals and teams in helping to improve the mental health and social and emotional wellbeing of Territorians.
The Northern Territory Mental Health Coalition unequivocally supports enshrining a Voice to Parliament. A YES vote provides our nation with a new and rare opportunity to move forward towards meaningful change and better mental health and wellbeing for all Australians. By providing a national platform for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to speak on matters affecting them, changes can be made that are appropriate and relevant to their people and their communities.
Treasurer Eva Lawler, in wrapping up her announcement, said “This budget sees people as our greatest assets,” however this isn’t apparent in the budget. If the government want to grow the NT economy human capital needs to be at the forefront – that is, people working in key service industries such as social services, mental health, disability, childcare and aged care.
The NT Primary Health Network has partnered with the NT Mental Health Coalition in a bid to encourage more students to undertake placements in local mental health and wellbeing organisations.
Hon Lauren Moss MLA, Minister for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention hosted a Mental Health Week launch and awards ceremony at Parliament House with Mr Joel Bowden, MLA for Johnston, presenting the awards on her behalf.
The Northern Territory Mental Health Coalition welcomes Northern Territory government’s increased investment and collaboration with the Commonwealth on the National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Agreement.