How funds just as essential as ever

EXTRA funding for mental health support and suicide prevention would be welcomed, according to those working in the sector.

Director of Bankstown based NDIS not-for-profit Angels Connect, Nalan Emeli says even children as young as 10 are feeling extra stress and pressure right now.
She says everyone needs to know that while it’s okay to feel down, there is also support available to help you find the light at the end of the tunnel.
“We have a volunteer counsellor who works with people in vulnerable positions and those living with a range of mental health issues that need support,” she said.
“A lot of people feel like they will be judged, but it’s about telling people that ‘we are here for you and happy to walk beside you’.”