The Federal Government says Riverina people with a mental illness will have access to more support as a result of ongoing Commonwealth funding.
Lambing Flat Enterprises based at Young and the Schizophrenia Fellowship in Wagga Wagga will each receive $1.4 million funding for the next three years to continue its work in community mental health services.
The Federal Community Services Minister Jenny Macklin says the money is for the Personal Helpers and Mentors Program which allows people to access intensive help.
“It’s support for a whole range of different types of services,” she said.
“Some of it might be really making sure that people with mental illness are less socially isolated, helping them learn new skills, connecting them with family and friends, providing support to find suitable housing.
“People can be helped to get to their psychiatric appointments for example, make sure that they go and get more specialised health services that they need in addition to this community support.”