MAKE A SUBMISSION TO THE MENTAL HEALTH INQUIRY
Amanda, as Chair of the NSW Upper House Health Committee, has established an inquiry into the equity, accessibility and appropriate delivery of outpatient and community mental health care in NSW.
Through this inquiry, the committee will examine outpatient and community mental health services from the perspective of patients and carers, and the capacity of state and other community health services including in rural, regional and remote New South Wales. The committee will also consider the benefits and the risks associated with online and telehealth services, given their increasing prevalence as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This is an opportunity for people across New South Wales to have their experiences heard, and to examine opportunities for meaningful reform.
THE COMMITTEE IS KEEN TO HEAR FROM STAKEHOLDERS AND MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY. SUBMISSIONS CAN BE LODGED ONLINE UNTIL WEDNESDAY 6 SEPTEMBER 2023.
How do I make a submission, and what do I include?
The NSW Upper House Committees team has made a fact sheet, which you can check out here at this link.
If you feel distressed as a result of the inquiry's sensitive content and themes please contact Lifeline 13 11 14 (24/7) or text 0477 13 11 14.
Lifeline is a free 24/7 telephone crisis support service.
For further information, including media requests, please contact Committee Chair, Dr Amanda Cohn MLC, on (02) 9230 2566