$109.5m For Child And Adolescent Mental Health Across The State

A record government investment in child and adolescent mental health will ensure hundreds of children and teenagers across the Cootamundra electorate will have access to specialised care.

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke welcomed the funding for 25 Safeguards Child and Adolescent Mental Health Response Teams and said they will be a vital addition to communities across the region. Skilled child and adolescent mental health clinicians will also help families in coordinating other aspects of their children’s mental health needs by linking them with appropriate services as needed such as GPs, private psychiatrists, headspace centres, education and vocational supports, NDIS providers, youth organisations or other needs such as housing providers.

Funding Now Available For Veterans’ Health Week

2021 Veterans and their families in the Riverina and Central West are being encouraged to increase their physical activity, with $200,000 in funding available nationally to assist community groups and ex-service organisations with planning and hosting Veterans’ Health Week events in October.

Veterans’ Health Week will be held from Saturday, 16 October, to Sunday, 24 October. Ex-service organisations or community organisations with links to the veteran community are eligible to apply for funding or to register an event for Veterans’ Health Week. Event organisers can contact their local DVA community support advisers if they are unsure of what type of events would be suit-able during this time. For more information on Veterans’ Health Week and the funding available, visit the Veterans’ Health Week page on the DVA website call 1800 VETERAN (1800 838 372) or email vhw@dva.gov.au. Applications for funding close on 10 September.

More Seniors To Benefit From Regional Seniors Travel Card

The Regional Seniors Travel Card is a $250 prepaid VISA card designed to ease the burden of travel costs for eligible seniors in rural, regional and remote areas including the Cootamundra electorate. From 2022, eligible applicants will include seniors of age pension age with:
• A valid Pensioner Concession Card
• A Commonwealth Seniors Health Card
• A Disability Pension or a Carers Payment from Services Australia
• A Disability Pension through the Depart-ment of Veteran’s Affairs under the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
• A War Widow Pension issued by the Department of Veterans Affairs Applications for 2022 cards will open in the New Year for the expanded list of eligible applicants.
• A Service Pension issued by the Depart ent of Veterans Affairs

Applications for the card can be made on-line at www.service.nsw.gov.au, by calling 13 77 88 or by visiting a Service NSW Service Centre.

Bestsellers At Cowra Library

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