Lump-sum payments and boost in mental health services part of $190m relief package

Farmers will get up to $12,000 in cash payments to help them and their communities fight one of the worst droughts of the past century.

The prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, on Sunday returned to a farm at Trangie in central New South Wales to announce the $190m relief package which includes a boost for mental health services.

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Mental health is a level of psychological well-being, or an absence of a mental disorder; it is the "psychological state of someone who is functioning at a satisfactory level of emotional and behavioral adjustment".

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