NSW government announces $2.1 million funding boost for mental illness | The Sydney Morning Herald

Fri Jan 30, 2015

The NSW government has announced that it will contribute an extra $2.1 million to a support program for young people with a mental illness. 

A successful trial at Richmond psychiatric rehabilitation centre of the young peoples outreach program (Y-POP) found an 80 per cent reduction in the amount of time spent in hospital by young clients after entry to the program. 

Minister for Mental Health Jai Rowell said that those involved with the program made significant progress in a number of aspects of their lives including social engagement, independent living skills, health and well-being, self-esteem and confidence levels. 

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