Push for more resources for mental health services in regional SA

Thursday 04 August 2016
Push for more resources for mental health services in regional SA

In Question Time on 4 August 2016, Steven requested details of services available in regional SA to deal with drug addiction, and awaits a reply from the Minister for Mental Health and Substance Abuse the Hon. L.A. Vlahos

From Hansard, 4 August 2016, House of Assembly, Question Time:

Regional Mental Health Services

Mr GRIFFITHS ( Goyder ) ( 14:58 :15 ): My question is to the Minister for Mental Health and Substance Abuse. Can the minister provide details of the services available locally to the residents of regional South Australia in dealing with drug addiction, and does the minister believe that needs are being fully met?

The Hon. L.A. VLAHOS ( Taylor—Minister for Disabilities, Minister for Mental Health and Substance Abuse) (14:58:33): DASSA provides a wide range of drug and alcohol support throughout country South Australia. Recently, I toured the West Coast and talked to a number of communities in that space. Recruitment often is a challenge in some of our remote locations. I am happy to provide a detailed list of what we do provide in South Australia, rural and remote, to you outside the chamber. That is not a problem whatsoever.

tags: health regions