A total of $1.5 million in funding is available to find new, local initiatives that improve mental health services and outcomes across NSW.
Target innovation areas include:
- Mental health and intellectual disability/cognitive impairment
- Aboriginal mental health
- Mental health and youth homelessness
- Adult education
- Child and youth mental health.
Minister for Mental Health Tanya Davies said the fund provides an opportunity for the best minds in business, the community sector and government to develop and deliver new and creative ways to help people living with mental illness.
“Collaborating partners may include start-ups, non-government organisations, the private sector, local businesses, carers or individuals working alongside all levels of government,” Mrs Davies said.
“By funding these ideas, we can enhance the way we deliver person-centred care that focuses on consumers, particularly at the community level.”
The fund aligns with the government’s commitment to Living Well, the Mental Health Commission’s 10-year road map to transform mental health services.
Successful projects from the first round will be announced shortly.
Expressions of Interest for the second round of the fund close on Tuesday, 9 May 2017.