ACC urged to rethink mental health policy

  • 30/05/2016
ACC protesters. Jan Logie spoke about removing barriers for sexual violence victims (Newshub.)
ACC protesters. Jan Logie spoke about removing barriers for sexual violence victims (Newshub.)

ACC is being urged to reconsider its policy on taxpayer-funded counselling for sexual abuse survivors.

Victims needing more than 14 hours' therapy need to be declared mentally ill for their treatment to be covered and Greens MP Jan Logie says it's unfair.

"Many victims, they don't have a mental illness, they're just struggling to deal with the impacts in terms of their life or how they're feeling, and we believe they should be able to get that help."

Ms Logie is leading a demonstration at ACC's Auckland headquarters today, speaking about removing barriers for sexual violence victims.

About a dozen people turned up to Auckland central's Sale St at midday today.

ACC urged to rethink mental health policy

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