ADDITIONAL $76 MILLION FOR MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT TO BUSHFIRE AFFECTED COMMUNITIES

We are providing immediate and ongoing free counselling and support to individuals, families and emergency services workers affected by the bushfires. Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said the funding includes: $44.3 million for counselling and psychological services for people in fire affected communities $5.7 million for trauma informed care training and care coordination $2.7…

SUMMERLAND FARM EXPANSION

Our community has faced tough and emotional times over the past weeks with drought and fires. This good news story today is from Summerland Farm. They employ over 100 people in our community with a disability. They came to me last year with a proposal to upgrade their facility at Alstonville. This was to ensure…

Grafton Headspace Opened

Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan today officially opened the new Headspace facility in Grafton with a big thank you to the community. “It was two years ago, to the day, we had a meeting here in the Community Centre, about the terrible tragedies of youth suicide occurring in the Valley.” “At that community meeting…

Northern Rivers Echo Column: July 20 2017

Last week I was joined by Senator Nigel Scullion to announce funding of $1.7 million to reduce family violence. This money will also support youths in our community. The funding will deliver a safe and trauma-informed service to reduce family violence. It will work with men to encourage behavioural change, including through cognitive behavioural therapy.…

Headspace for Grafton

 Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan today welcomed the announcement of a Headspace for Grafton along with a range of additional mental health services that are being rolled-out across the Clarence Valley. “This is fantastic news that the Clarence Valley will have its own Headspace,” he said. “Greg Hunt became Health Minister a few weeks…