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Published Monday 17 May 2021
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Council welcomes investment into health and wellbeing services

Mitchell Shire Council welcomes the Federal Government’s significant investment in mental health, and family, domestic and sexual violence services and support.

Council and its partners have been strong advocates for greater investment in support services for our community.

The opportunity is now for Council, partners and the Federal Government to work collectively to see better outcomes for our community.

Council is partnering with a range of health and human service provides to call for the Federal Government to fund the development of the Seymour Community Wellbeing Hub.

The Hub would provide a purpose-built, wellbeing and community service hub in Seymour focusing on adult and veteran’s mental health. It would deliver a multidisciplinary environment which would provide a range of health care and support services to people across the life stages.

The Seymour Community Wellbeing Hub will help to address the challenges of entrenched intergenerational disadvantage in Seymour and the surrounding communities.

Council is looking forward to working with the Federal Government to ensure that the benefits from the significant investment in Budget in mental health, and family, domestic and sexual violence services is realised in our community.

Comments from Mayor Cr Rhonda Sanderson

"Our community’s health through every life stage is a priority for Mitchell Shire and for the Federal Government to take a stand in terms of everybody’s wellbeing is fantastic to see," she said.

"We are Victoria’s fastest-growing municipality and we need to ensure that we have appropriately funded and located services. Mitchell Shire Council is working closely with our health and human services partners to get the best care and support for our community.

"A Seymour Community Wellbeing Hub will be a huge step forward for our community. Everybody should have access to mental health care, local to them, and we will keep highlighting this to our State and Federal Government partners."

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