NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet has announced a $130 million support package for mental health as part of the government’s broader economic recovery plan amid the COVID pandemic.

“In many ways mental health is the untold story of this pandemic, Mr Perrottet said at a media conference on Sunday.

“For many people this has been a very difficult time.”

“This investment today … will provide more services, more beds, more counsellors, will ensure more appointments right across the state to give people who need help and assistance that extra bit of support.

“We don’t want anyone to slip through the cracks.”

Mr Perrottet also announced that Kindergarten, Year 1 and Year 12 students will return to school classrooms on Monday.