THE FEDERAL government has bolstered a Bendigo mental health program to get more young people into work.
Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie said a $1.06 million investment would help people in Bendigo's headspace program.
"By integrating educational and workforce support with clinical mental health services, we can help our young people secure employment opportunities," she said.
"Mental illness should not be a barrier to pursuing a fulfilling career and the Individual Placement and Support Program will ensure our young people in Bendigo have access to the tailored support they need to thrive in any workplace."
The government will also spend $845,000 on Ballarat's program in payments to stretch over four years.
The Ballarat headspace is one of 26 new sites across Australia to deliver the program, in addition to 24 existing locations, including Bendigo.
Nationally, the Individual Placement and Support Program will allow more than 6000 Australians under the age of 25 experiencing mental illness to access a range of specialist vocational and employment support services.
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