$6m in funding for mental health funding | Northern Daily Leader

Tue Jun 18, 2013

PEOPLE with chronic and complex mental health issues will receive intensive support under a $6 million service launched in Tamworth yesterday. 

Housing and Accommodation Support Initiative (HASI) Plus will provide access to secure housing and 16- to 24-hour per day support to aid in recovery, which will focus on psycho-social rehabilitation, daily living skills, physical health and employment.

It is aimed at those cycling in and out of homelessness or institutionalisation in prison or hospital because of their mental illness.

Tamworth was awarded one of three contracts around the state under $35.2 million of funding from the NSW and federal governments, with Mental Health Minister Kevin Humphries labelling the initiative the first of its kind in Australia.

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