Prioritise dental and mental health

Get serious about giving young people access to 24/7 mental health support.

increase resourcing to community mental health teams so they can take referrals in a timely manner.

Resume the practice of sending mental health staff out with police to call outs.

support communities to get rid meth in their communities as it is a significant driver of family harm and psychotic behaviour

Dental - mobile and subsidised dental treatment going to the places people are - workplaces, secondary schools, rest homes.  I know many employed people in my community who cannot afford even the basic dental care and some ahve removed their own teeth because of the pain.

Prevention - dental hygenist visits should be free for people earling below average wage.

Why the contribution is important

These are two areas which my community are constantly raising as major drivers of poor outcomes.

by Bware on March 25, 2023 at 08:09AM

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  • Posted by trishyb April 25, 2023 at 20:16

    I agree. Poor dental health has flow on effects to speech, digestion, mental health and employability. Dental care should be heavily subsidised. I earn more than average but still struggle to pay dentist bills.
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