On another note, I was delighted to represent the Minister for Mental Health in Warrnambool last month at a wellbeing service provider forum. The forum was a chance to have a discussion with key figures in the mental health sector in western Victoria regarding the unique circumstances facing farmers in regional Victoria who may be struggling with mental health issues. This discussion came after the Andrews government announced in May an $11.4 million assistance package to support dairy farmers and their families affected by the global fall in milk prices. Extra counselling services and mental health first aid training is also being provided through a $1.5 million mental health wellbeing package for dairy farmers.
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