The rise in mental health issues in Australia has pushed the government to supply more funding towards mental health services, particularly for those in the vulnerable communities. There is a high demand for skilled workers in the sector due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic as Australians have faced hardships regarding their employment and health.
Mental health provides opportunities for those that are passionate about helping vulnerable communities with their mental health issues, so being resilient and a strong emotional support for people are great qualities to have in the sector.
Many people who work in mental health work in the following areas:
- Social Services
- Alcohol and Drug Addiction
- Community Support