The Yorke Peninsula is set to benefit from the state governments new targeted mental health and wellbeing assistance package.
The $2.61 million dollar package is being rolled out to all residents in South Australia’s bushfire-affected areas such as Yorketown, with small community grants also available.
Minister for Health and Wellbeing Stephen Wade has said, “We know from national and international disaster research that recovery from a crisis can take years.”
Support grants will be offered to communities over a four-year period, to ensure better mental health and wellbeing for those impacted by our nation’s recent bushfires.
Mr Wade has said, “The new program will utilise education, training and network building to support long-term recovery.”