8 Sep 2021

Petition to Parliament urges more mental health workers

From Checkpoint, 6:20 pm on 8 September 2021

A petition signed by nearly 14,000 people demanding the government increase the number of mental health workers has been handed to Parliament.

It included the signature of one person who contacted nearly 50 private psychologists for help, with no success.

And as Hamish Cardwell reports, a soaring demand for treatment, combined with a shortage of psychologists, is causing ballooning wait times with disastrous consequences.