Meet Natalie and Michele

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Meet Natalie and Michele. Michele became mentally ill when she was 18. After her mother died she knew she needed support and couldn’t live alone. Whilst she lives in supported accommodation funded by the Government, community programs like those that Natalie runs have been cut. Michele says,“the activities I participate in the community they mean so much to me. When I am unwell I clam up, I can’t cope socially. I need these programs for my wellbeing. I come home feeling like I have achieved something that day. “

Email The Treasurer, The Hon. Scott Morrison MP and ask him to properly fund housing and community based programs for people like Michele. Ask him to reform superannuation tax concessions and other inequitable tax arrangements for the wealthy and use this extra money to ensure all people with mental health needs and disabilities have the support they need.