Government announces new response system for people in mental distress

From Morning Report, 6:50 am on 31 August 2023

The Mental Health Foundation says people experiencing extreme mental distress will be better served by a new response system to be rolled out over the next five years.

Under the scheme co-response teams will respond to 111 calls, and they'll be comprised of mental health support workers, paramedics and police where necessary.

Mental Health Foundation chief executive Shaun Robinson spoke to Ingrid Hipkiss.