Adjournment Debate- Minds Matter

Mr J. BULL (Sunbury) (19:07:33) — (13 416) My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Mental Health, and the action I seek is for the minister to meet with me and young Sunbury resident Tori Luke, who recently wrote to me in her advocacy for improved local mental health. I ask the minister to visit my electorate and discuss with Tori her concerns and her advocacy on this important issue. In writing to me recently Tori asked for my support for a local event that she is hosting called Minds Matter. This is an event that aims to create awareness around local youth mental health, and it is a very important issue for my community.

I want to take this opportunity to commend the Minister for Mental Health on his commitment and his tireless work in the mental health space, specifically the implementation of Victoria’s 10-Year Mental Health Plan, which will see $356 million invested in this area as a result of the 2016–17 budget. This work is making a real difference and of course saving lives. I ask the minister to join me in meeting Tori and discussing ways we can support her in this very important advocacy.