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Sign the petition: Nursing Home Residents Deserve Better Access to Mental Health Care

Is the mental health of older Australians living in care any less important than for everyone else? 

Over 175,000 older Australians living in residential aged care are ineligible to access Medicare-funded mental health treatment through the Better Access to Mental Health Care program.

Please sign the petition calling on the new Health Minister to step in and fix it: www.healthforolderAustralians.org.au

The new Minister for Health needs to make this an urgent and early priority. We are calling on him to take it to Cabinet where the government must agree to reverse this so that nursing home residents have the same access to mental health services as everyone else.

Older Australians and their families are calling for him to support this; and the mental health community are also championing the need for change.

Our frailest older Australians deserve the best care we can offer.

SIGN THE PETITION www.healthforolderAustralians.org.au

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