HSU Submission to NSW Upper House Inquiry on Outpatient and Community Mental Health

“We never have enough staff… it’s nearly impossible to attract people.”

Using valuable insights from HSU members, the HSU submission to the NSW Upper House Inquiry regarding the Equity, Accessibility and Appropriate Delivery of Outpatient and Community Mental Health Care has now been developed. You can read it at this link.

The experiences of HSU members formed the basis of this submission. The submission raises multiple issues, including gaps and vacancies in the workforce, training and support, and managing stress and fatigue.

Addressing the workforce crisis is critical to improving the delivery of mental health services across NSW. Central to this work must be meaningful engagement with frontline workers.

The Inquiry will hold public hearings in November where HSU representatives may be called to give further submissions before delivering a report to the NSW Parliament.