The Nationals Member for Ovens Valley, Tim McCurdy, rode in support of mental health awareness on Sunday 20th of March, with the Black Dog Ride.
Mr. McCurdy said, “There has never been a time where mental health awareness has been so prominent, yet there is still more to do”
“Too many of our friends and family suffer every day from the black dog, and other mental health issues, and are unable to get the support they need.
“Small things, such as checking in on your mates can make a huge difference, as too many people are lost to the black dog each year.”
The Liberals and Nationals have a strong plan to recover and rebuild Victoria’s mental health support system, which has been decimated over the past two (2) years during Covid-19 lockdowns and restrictions.
“We have seen over the past two years, the state’s mental health system come under even more pressure, which is why the Liberal and Nationals have committed to hiring more mental health support workers, and ensuring we properly fund and resource the mental health sector.
“We need to ensure that we can fight the black dog, and that every Victorian has quick, easy, and affordable access to the support they need.”
Over 220 riders turned out at Apex Park to join the ride in support of this important matter.