New Mental Health 
Centres and Services

New Mental Health
Centres and Services

We will provide significant funding for new mental health centres and services – improving outcomes for our children, for our youth, for Aboriginal people and for veterans.

What we'll do

A re-elected Marshall Liberal Government will provide more mental health services, improving outcomes and alleviating pressure on hospital EDs through a $134 million package being delivered in partnership with the Federal Government.

We will expand child and youth mental health services, increase support for veterans and Aboriginal people and ensure more people can access the support they need in the most appropriate setting – which is often community based rather than in an emergency department.

Newly funded programs under the package include:

  • Four new Adult Mental Health Centres – one in northern Adelaide, a 24/7 centre in Mount Barker and two others across SA. We will also expand the opening hours of the existing Grenfell Street Centre to 24/7.
  • A new headspace centre – a one-stop-shop for young people aged 12 to 25 years who are struggling with their mental or physical health, alcohol and other drugs, or simply need work and study support
  • Enhanced Child Mental Health and Social and Emotional Wellbeing Services
  • A new Aboriginal Mental Health and Wellbeing Centre to provide direct and culturally appropriate services to Aboriginal people and their families
  • Extra mental health support for veterans to deliver the priorities set out in the Veteran Metal Health and Wellbeing Plan and the National Action Plan.

This is on top of our $27.4 million commitment to increase mental health support in schools – enabling more early intervention when mental health concerns first arise.

And it builds on the significant $530 million annual investment in new mental health facilities, programs and services that we are already delivering.

The Marshall liberal Government is delivering better healthcare for all South Australians – investing a record $7.85 billion in South Australia’s health system in 2021-22 – $1.35 billion more than in the last year of the former Labor government.

What it means for you

  • More mental health services and support in appropriate care environments
  • Better health outcomes while reducing pressure on our hospitals and emergency departments
  • You and your loved ones have access to better mental health services and facilities, closer to home

Policy snapshot

  • We will deliver a $134 million mental health package in partnership with the Federal Government.
  • We will open four new Adult Mental Health Centres, establish a new headspace centre for young people and increase services for children, Aboriginal people and veterans.
  • This will improve outcomes for people with mental health concerns while reducing pressure on our emergency departments.
  • Part of our record $7.85 billion investment in South Australia’s health system.
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We will provide significant funding for new mental health centres and services – improving outcomes for our children, for our youth, for Aboriginal people and for veterans.

We will provide significant funding for new mental health centres and services – improving outcomes for our children, for our youth, for Aboriginal people and for veterans.