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Banksia Mental Health Unit upgrade: gaps in Tamworth mental health services hurt kids, mum claims

Andrew Messenger
By Andrew Messenger
Updated August 31 2021 - 10:09am, first published 8:30am
HARD ROAD: Rae Walsh lives in a town with a mental health unit, but she was treated four hours away because it has no capacity. The journey felt like being freight, she said. Photo: Gareth Gardner

Trigger warning: this story contains stories of suicide and attempted suicide. If you need help contact Lifeline on 13 11 14.

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Andrew Messenger

Andrew Messenger

Northern Daily Leader journalist

Politics, environment and energy journalist at the Northern Daily Leader. I also write about health, bushfires and occasionally music. I'm a Brisbane boy by way of Charleville and Hobart who now lives in in beautiful New England. Get me at andrew.messenger@austcommunitymedia.com.au

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