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Budget Commitments 2022-2023

The 2022-23 WA State Budget has been handed down by the Treasurer with a record $1.257 billion investment in mental health, alcohol and other drug services in Western Australia.

This is an increase of 12.5% from the previous budget.

Table showing the Mental Health and AOD budget for 2022-2023

Key initiatives in the 2022-23 budget include;

  • $6.1 million over four years to continue the delivery of the Preventing FASD public education campaign and ongoing training of health workers including those in remote and regional communities.
  • $3.51 million funding for Suicide Prevention Programs impacted by COVID-19
  • Under the Bilateral Schedule on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention: Western Australia, the State Government has co-funded $40.4 million over four years to establish a two-part community-based Aftercare program.
  • Under the Bilateral Schedule on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention: Western Australia, the State Government has co-funded $40.4 million over four years to establish a two-part community-based Aftercare program.
  • $3.5 million over four years for a Cardiff Model of Violence Prevention pilot.
  • $4 million to ensure the immediate recommendations of the Infant, Child and Adolescent Taskforce are effectively overseen, designed and implemented.
  • $12.9 million over four years to enhance the Infant, Child and Adolescent mental health peer workforce.
  • $1.3 million over two years to develop a specific Infant Child and Adolescent mental health workforce plan
  • $18.5 million over four years to increase to the WA Country Health Service Infant, Child, Adolescent mental health frontline face to face workforce (11.6 FTE), providing support for psychiatry, nursing, peer and Aboriginal Mental Health Workers.
  • $10.5 million over two years to expand Crisis Connect and support children (aged 0-18) and their families and carers waiting to access public specialist Infant, Child and Adolescent (ICA) mental health services.
  • $10.8 million to continue the pilot of the Active Recovery Teams until 30 June 2023.
  • $5.1 million investment in the Mental Health Emergency Telehealth Service.
  • $7.3 million over four years for the Sobering Up Centre, Low Medical Withdrawal Service and Outpatient Counselling Services operated by the Salvation Army.
  • Under the Bilateral Schedule on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention: Western Australia the State Government has co-funded $61.5 million joint investment into mental health and suicide prevention services over four years, including $8.6 million for an eating disorder service in the East Metropolitan area 2023-24 for three years.
  • Under the Bilateral Schedule on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention: Western Australia the State Government has co-funded $12.6 million over for years to establish one new Head to Health Kids Hub in Western Australia.

More information on the budget commitments can be found here.

 

Updated 31 May 2022

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