Revised better access sessions

Revised better access sessions

In the 2011-12 Budget, the Gillard Government brought in changes to the Better Access program to deliver a mental health package that better targeted and supported some of the most disadvantaged people in our community.

Recognising that reducing the number of rebatable sessions has caused some community concern the government will reinstate the additional 6 services under ‘exceptional circumstances’ for a transitional period to 31 December 2012. The transitional period will provide sufficient time for our new mental health services to build capacity and effectively respond to people with more complex needs.

Read the media release here.

Read the response from the Australian Psychological Society.