Submitted to the Australian Government, Department of Health (May 2019).

Our submission is in response to the Report from the Mental Health Reference Group as part of the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Taskforce Review. The Report gives recommendations to improve access to mental health services for Australians.

Our submission gives support and further comment to some of the recommendations provided in the Report. Our comments address the need and important role of APD services for people with mental health disorders.

There is growing evidence supporting the role of nutrition in mental health. We are supportive of the expansion of access to health services for people with mental health disorders. This includes access to telehealth and different allied health services like APDs.

To read our comments on the recommendations, download our full submission.

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