Before this pandemic, too many Australians were missing out on mental health care. Now with months of lockdowns and uncertainty we have a mental health crisis. That is why the Greens are pushing for an ambitious plan to ensure everyone has access to the mental healthcare they want and need.
By making big corporations and billionaires pay their fair share of tax we can create a healthcare system that is actually universal.
Our plan is designed to support people at every stage of their mental health journey. This includes
- Ensuring mental healthcare is fully covered under Medicare - so appointments are free
- Removing the limit on appointments with psychiatrist or psychologist
The Greens will ensure everyone gets the mental health care they want and need. We will change the rebate so psychology and psychiatry providers are able to access the Medicare rebate.
Whether it’s prevention and early intervention, targeted strategies to address those missing out, or addressing the social determinants of health.