GP mental health funding faces major shake-up

GP mental health funding faces a major shake-up, with patients being given the option of "cashing out" Medicare to pay for bespoke care packages.

On Thursday, the Federal Government announced it wants to dismantle the 'one size fits all' approach to mental health services to better meet the needs of patients.

But there will be no new funding.

It will lead to fundamental changes to the Better Access for Mental Health Care initiative within two years, a program which has