Welfare plan endangers mental health

 

THE NSW Mental Health commissioner has taken a swipe at planned federal changes to youth welfare, after a Mission Australia report showed one in five young people are dealing with mental illness.

JOHN Feneley was speaking at the launch of Mission Australia and The Black Dog Institute's 2014 Mental Health Youth Report - a study of 15- to 19-year-olds across the country that found 21 per cent of the 15,000 surveyed were battling a probable mental illness.

 

Listen to the audio at the Herald Sun.