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New Zealand to sped $10.5M on free mental health counseling for 18-25 year olds

July 23, 2018, (New Zealand) Herald: Government announces $10.5m mental health pilot for 18-25-year-olds The Government has announced a $10.49 million mental health pilot offering free counselling to 18- to 25-year-olds will start in December. … "Eventually a much larger programme will become nationwide for all 18- to 25-year-olds but this is the first step in developing the model and compiling the evidence from a New Zealand perspective," Genter said…. In 2016, 4940 20-year-olds sought appointments, but a third of them had to wait longer than three weeks after being referred to a mental health specialist….

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