"Federal Labor funding promise for Tasmanian suicide prevention" - The Advocate

Boosting suicide prevention in Tasmania is on federal Labor's agenda.

A Labor government would put $200,000 into improving and providing training for suicide prevention and advocacy in the state.

"Global studies have shown mental health conditions like anxiety and depression rose 25 per cent during the pandemic," Labor said.

"And we know less than half of Tasmanians in distress engage with support services before taking their own life.

"That's why a Labor government will partner with Kentish Regional Clinic, based in the North-West town of Sheffield, to cover direct service delivery and administration costs of CORES, their community network of suicide prevention training and awareness across Tasmania.

"By partnering with organisations like Kentish Regional Clinic, an Albanese Labor government will take meaningful action on mental health and suicide prevention in tandem with local community groups and networks."

Lyons Labor MHR Brian Mitchell said CORES was a vital service for regional communities.

"CORES helps people when they're at their most vulnerable and Labor's commitment provide them the security they need to keep doing their vital work," he said.

"This Labor commitment is just the first step towards addressing long-standing problems in the mental health sector that have festered under nine years of Liberal mismanagement."

Mr Mitchell and Shadow Finance Minister Katy Gallagher are expected to announce the funding on Thursday.