Qanda in Tamworth
On Monday night I attended the recording of Q&A in Tamworth. The question I asked was:
Youth mental health services in the bush are hard to access, and patchy. Earlier this year we had an acute need that saw one of my kids hospitalised. The closest teen mental health inpatient service is at John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle and getting admitted there, even when on suicide watch from a hospital such as Tamworth is apparently difficult. What commitment will you give to adolescent mental health services for rural and regional teens?