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Mental health funding has surged after coronavirus – so why is it so difficult to get help? – The Guardian

Many people are being forced to wait for weeks or months, with ‘far more people needing support than there are people to provide them’

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As federal and state governments unveil millions of additional dollars for mental health during the coronavirus pandemic, experts warn many still face an uphill battle to access services, with far more people needing support and services than there are people to provide them.
The latest funding injection came on Monday when the federal government announced $31.9m of additional support, specifically for Victoria, where stage-four restrictions will remain in place at least until 13 September.
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