More mental health support for health workforce

Department of Health

The Albanese Government has invested $1.7 million to extend The Essential Network (TEN) project until 30 June 2024.

Facilitated by The Black Dog Institute, TEN is a national, blended care mental health support service, available online and in-person.

Developed by healthcare professionals for healthcare professionals, TEN provides tailored mental health and wellbeing support, including clinical interventions, peer support, self-guided check-ups and digital programs.

To date, TEN has helped more than 86,000 health professionals across Australia.

Quotes attributable to Assistant Minister McBride:

"It is critical health professionals have access to evidence-based tools and resources to support their own mental health so they can continue caring for others.

"I encourage health professionals-those directly involved with patient care and practice managers-to access these services when they need them.

"This investment is testament to the Government's commitment to supporting those who support us, our healthcare professionals."

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