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Funding delivers Mental Health First Aid to Townsville and Palm Island

17 Apr 2015

Training to recognise and respond to mental illness will be boosted through funding from the Queensland Mental Health Commission.

Mental Health First Aid training will be delivered to around 35 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members and mental health workers from Townsville and Palm Island, equipping them to better support people with mental illness and substance use disorders.

Queensland Mental Health Commissioner Dr Lesley van Schoubroeck said the training was part of the Commission's $413,000 initial investment this financial year in Indigenous mental health.

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