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Headspace: ‘mcdonaldisation’ of Youth Mental Healthcare a Ticking Time Bomb

Jill Stark, Chris Vedelago, The Sydney Morning Herald, 26 April 2015

Alarm Clock and Sticks of Dynamite Fashioned into a Time BombLeading mental health experts have called on the Prime Minister to urgently address what they say is an unfolding disaster within Australia’s national youth mental health service, claiming it is failing vulnerable young people and has become the “McDonalds version of healthcare”.

The criticism of headspace comes as an independent review of Australia’s mental health system also identified serious problems with the program, which has received almost half a billion dollars of federal funding.

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