AN extra 57 specialists will be employed by the NSW government to assist rural residents with mental health difficulties, but it is unclear how many will be based in the Riverina.
The government announced the boost on Sunday, saying the group would aid in recovery from natural disasters such as bushfires, drought or the mice plague.
A government spokeswoman said some would be in the Riverina, but she could not say where or how many, though distribution will reflect an area's need.
Treasurer Dominic Perrottet and Mental Health Minister Bronnie Taylor announced the $36.4 million funding.
"We know families and people have been doing it tough in these areas, facing drought, bushfires, COVID-19 and now a mice plague, and this package will offer continued mental health support to those in need," Mr Perrottet said.
"We want to ensure people not only get help at the time of a disaster, but that it's accessible during the recovery phase so communities can bounce back and people can rebuild lives."
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