‘Kids are dying’: Calls for Headspace to publish waiting lists

Mental health experts have called on Headspace to make its waiting lists public amid concerns that suicidal teens are dying while waiting up to three months to see a psychologist.

Ian Hickie, who was one of the founding directors of Headspace, called on the national youth mental health service to publish waiting lists for its 110 centres, saying politicians should be forced to confront the brutal reality of their struggle to keep up with demand.

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Topics:
Medical, Health General, Mental Health

Author:
Dana McCauley

Source:
The Age

Date published:
Sat 26th Jan, 2019