Dr Sophie Scamps’ Parliamentary Speech for Be Centre

19 Mar 2024

Thank you, Dr Sophie Scamps MP, for advocating in your 2024 budget submission for child-centred play therapy to be included in the Better Access Mental Health Care Initiative.

As you highlighted 50% of ALL mental health begins before the age of 14 – early intervention is critical. Currently, Play Therapy is NOT included under Medicare in Australia.
Early intervention through evidence-based Play Therapy is key to preventing trauma and mental distress in children from becoming chronic.

Be Centre Foundation is proud to be leading the way here in Australia through early intervention Play Therapy for 3–12-year-olds who are impacted by trauma. As a registered charity we currently receive NO ongoing government funding, and 30% of our services for children impacted by trauma are provided free by our generous community of supporters.

Watch Dr Sophie Scamps’ submission here –

90 second statement on the importance of play therapy | Dr Sophie Scamps MP | 18 March 2024 – YouTube


Recent News

The great healing power of art – Be Centre Foundation features in Pittwater Life

Be Centre Foundation features in the latest edition of Pittwater Life Magazine, discussing the power of art and play therapy

Be Centre Foundation features in EducationDaily

Play-based learning helps children manage mental health concerns. In a recent interview with EducationDaily, Be Centre Foundation CEO explains how

Would you like to get in touch or support us?