People in the Northern Beaches community will benefit from the NSW Government’s new $130 million package which will provide immediate access to help for anyone whose mental health has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Member for Manly, James Griffin said the funding boost will work to cut headspace waitlists, provide more access to psychology, psychiatry and other allied health services, and introduce community led wellbeing programs and events. The investment will also launch a state-wide suicide prevention training program for 275,000 parents, high school teachers, sports coaches, community leaders and youth workers – the biggest suicide prevention training program ever undertaken.
Women and children fleeing violence at home on the Northern Beaches will benefit from a massive NSW Government investment in housing and specialist support services.
Member for Manly, James Griffin said the $484.3 million funding boost over four years is the single biggest investment in tackling domestic and family violence in NSW history.
“Secure and stable accommodation is one of the biggest challenges a woman and her children can face when trying to safely leave a violent relationship,” Mr Griffin said.
Residents across the Northern Beaches will be able to integrate the COVID-19 digital vaccination certificate into their Service NSW app from today with the program now rolling out State-wide.
Member for Manly, James Griffin said with restrictions to further ease as the state approaches 80 per cent double vaccination, the integration of the vaccine certificate with the app will make things easier for the community.
“This is an extra digital service to make life easier for local businesses and customers as we open back up. NSW is the first jurisdiction in Australia to roll out an integrated QR code solution for displaying vaccination status State wide,” Mr Griffin said.