$115m Headspace for adults trial 'will duplicate GP services'
A Federal Government plan to create Headspace-style centres for adults could disrupt patient care by taking mental health treatment away from general practice, the RACGP says.
Last year the government announced it would spend $114.5 million creating eight walk-in adult mental health centres across Australia, with one set up in each state and territory.
It promised the centres would be a “highly visible” entry point to the mental health system for adults in psychological distress.
Patients wouldn’t need to book