Tasmanian mental health system "chronically underfunded"

Tasmania's Health Minister Michael Ferguson has today confirmed the state’s adolescent mental health system is chronically underfunded.

Health union delegate and social worker Ben McGregor said delays due to inadequate staff numbers were making mental health problems worse.

Industrial action has been taken by a group of health workers, citing the case of a nine-year-old child waiting more than a year for mental health treatment.

Health Minister Ferguson said the State Government's green paper process on reforming the health system would chart a way forward.

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