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Victoria will establish a $6 million mental health centre for emergency service workers, Premier Daniel Andrews announced today.
The centre would be delivered by Phoenix Australia, which conducts research into and advises on policy around post-traumatic stress, and will be available to emergency service personnel such as paramedics, police, with a GP referral.
Through the work that they do, through the fact that they run towards the danger and they deal with the most complex people often at their lowest point, it does take a real toll,” he told reporters on Thursday.
We need to be much less law and order focused. This is not a police issue, this is a health issue…
There will always be, sadly, some cases where police will need to be there. But that shouldn’t be the first call.
The ABC is reporting a teenager has died in hospital a week after he was stung by a box jellyfish.
This occurred at a beach on western Cape York in far-north Queensland.
Qld Box Jellyfish Death
A 17yo boy has died in hospital a week after being stung by a box jellyfish while swimming at a beach on Western Cape York, in the first recorded box jellyfish fatality since 2006.
The boy was stung while swimming at Patterson Point, near Bamaga Feb22