The Australian Federal Police Association (AFPA) issues this statement in strong support of an early intervention program, run by the University of Canberra, which protects the wellbeing of young people living with complex mental health concerns.

The WOKE program (standing for “wise knowing, skillful behaviour and effectiveness) is in danger of being unable to continue by June 2023 due to a lack of government funding.

AFPA President Alex Caruana said that while the Federal Government had funded the program since July 2019, it was disappointing that funding ultimately wouldn’t continue.

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