VIDEO: Will the government's new mental health helpline be effective?

30/06/2017

The Health Minister has launched a new 24/7 four-digit number that will make it easier for people to get help from mental health and addiction professionals.

The new 1737 number will be  free to call or text from any landline or mobile and will provide access to existing Alcohol and drug, depression and gambling helplines. 

But how effective will it be?

Psychotherapist Kyle Macdonald spoke to Duncan Garner.