Psychiatry receives boost to address ‘crumbling’ system

Additional funding for leadership positions is expected to help develop the workforce
Crumbling system

The Victorian Government has pledged new funds for 40 post-graduate leadership scholarships for psychiatrists in an attempt to ease pressure on a mental health system dubbed “crumbling, threadbare, overwhelmed and obsolete”.

The plan was announced as part of the Victorian budget, which was delivered on Monday, with a commitment also made to fund additional director-of-training positions.