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Thursday, 16 August 2012
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Veterans' Affairs: Mental Health Services

(Question No. 1939)


Senator Ronaldson asked the Minister representing the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, upon notice, on 27 June 2012:

Can a list be provided detailing, per year and per program since 2006, how much the department has spent on advertising for mental health services for veterans and their families:

(a) internally, within the department and among its clients;

(b) within the Department of Defence; and

(c) external to the Department of Defence.


Senator Bob Carr: The Minister for Veterans’ Affairs has provided the following answer to the honourable Senator’s question:

The Department, including the Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service (VVCS), can report the following expenditure on advertising for mental health services paid in the respective financial years.

Year

Program

Amount

$

2006-07

VVCS - general promotion of VVCS programs and services

6,088

2007-08

VVCS - general promotion of VVCS programs and services

7,722

2008-09

VVCS - general promotion of VVCS programs and services

24,970

2009-10

The Right Mix alcohol management program

110,877

 

VVCS - general promotion of VVCS programs and services

49,567

2010-11

The Right Mix alcohol management program

108,817

 

Touch Base

1,418

 

VVCS - general promotion of VVCS programs and services

69,361

2011-12

Changes to registration and referral processes for allied mental health providers

61,695

 

Wellbeing Toolbox

29,134

 

VVCS - general promotion of VVCS programs and services

71,209

 

Touchbase

1,418

 

This expenditure includes paid media placement in metropolitan and regional media, Australian Defence Force (ADF) newspapers, and medical and allied mental health association journals. VVCS advertising is for promotion of the range of VVCS programs including counselling and group programs, Operation Life suicide awareness workshops, Stepping Out and Heart Health programs.