As Minister for Education and Training I was proud to launch the Mental Illness Education ACT's (MIEACT) new Hang On To This (HOTT) publication. HOTT is a publication that provides factual information about mental illness, contact details for local services and personal stories from young people who have experienced mental illness.
HOTT is unique in that it has been made by an organisation from the ACT for young people in Canberra. It complements the work that MIEACT does in the ACT through their school education programs. As part of its commitment to promoting mental health for young people, the Education and Training Directorate will fund the production of HOTT in 2013 and 2014 up to $6,000 each year.
I congratulate MIEACT for their commitment to working with young people to raise awareness about mental illness and for their production of this powerful resource.
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Section: Dr Chris Bourke, MLA | Media Releases