Mental health service gaps affecting Tasmanians of all ages
"The investment up front can save future taxpayers paying for mental health services and even physical support for those babies who haven't been able to have direct access with their mum at that time." Terri Smith, PANDA CEO.
PANDA speaks to the ABC about investing in mental health support services in Tasmania, including support for new mums who are struggling with mental illness. The state has a significant lack of mother baby units available to the public and while there have been some improvements in some areas, a great deal of work remains to be done.