Mental Health Taskforce announced

On 24 November 2014, the Deputy Prime Minister announced that he will establish and chair a new Mental Health Taskforce.

It will include Cabinet ministers from across the coalition government and will examine:

  • how we can improve mental health services for young people
  • welfare and employment issues and helping people back into work
  • how we can improve crisis care and prevent the large numbers of people with severe mental health problems ending up in police cells and prisons