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Mental Wellbeing

Mental Wellbeing

Lack of opportunities and services in Regional Victoria

A new report has revealed the lack of access to opportunities and services is having a very negative affect on young regional Victorians’ mental wellbeing.

In a study from VicHealth, CSIRO and the National Centre for Farmer Health, the data showed the rates of deaths from suicide and self-harm has risen from 11 in 100,000 in 2012 to 13 in 100,000 in 2016.

VicHealth Principal Program Officer with the mental wellbeing team, Kristen Moeller (merler)-Saxone says it is important more support is offered in regional parts.

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