Health support first of its kind | Tamworth City Times

Wed Jun 26, 2013

REGIONAL residents with chronic and complex mental health issues will receive intensive support with the benefit of a new $6 million service.

Tamworth was awarded one of three state contracts from a $35.2 million program funded by state and federal governments.

Mental Health Minister Kevin Humprhies made the announcement last week and said the initiative was the first of its kind in Australia.

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.

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