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Australia is ‘evolving’ in its recognition of mental health stigma: Hunt

Health Minister Greg Hunt says Australia is “evolving” in our treatment and recognition of the stigma around mental health.

Mr Hunt’s comments follow the federal government’s announcement of a $55 million funding partnership with the Tasmanian government for mental health services, with similar agreements reached with other states and territories.

“These agreements with every state and territory will deliver Head to Health for adults, Headspace for youth and, extraordinarily, Head to Health kids for under twelves,” Mr Hunt said.

Mr Hunt said these services will “save lives and protect lives”.

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