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Budget Commitments 2021-22

The 2021-22 WA State Budget has been handed down by the Treasurer, with a record $1.114 billion investment in mental health, alcohol and other drug services in Western Australia.

This is an increase of 10.9% from the previous budget.

Table showing 2021-2022 State Budget by service stream

Key initiatives in the 2021-22 budget include;

  • $9.5 million over four years for Psychosocial Support Packages for Young People
  • $18.2 million over four years for the Youth Long-Term Housing and Support Program
  • $10.6 million over four years to establish a Youth Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drug Step Up Step Down service
  • $14.8 million over four years for the South Hedland Step Up Step Down service
  • $9.8 million for Youth Alcohol and Other Drug Workers in Youth Accommodation and Support Services
  • $9.2 million over the next four-years to extend the Strong Spirit Strong Mind Public Education Campaign
  • $2.5 million over 4 years for a 20 bed AOD withdrawal and rehabilitation facility, plus $10 million for capital works
  • $21 million over four years for the Mental Health Co-Response program
  • $31.7 million over 4 years to expand Western Australia’s eating disorder treatment services
  • $12.6 million has been allocated to establish a new Child, Adolescent and Youth Forensic Outreach Service
  • $10 million has been allocated over 4 years for the expansion of youth mental health community treatments services - Youth Axis, YouthLink and YouthReach South
  • $0.4 million to continue the peer-based support and education for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer/questioning, Asexual (LGBTIQA+) youth
  • $17.6 million over four years to establish a Social and Emotional Wellbeing Model of Service Pilot Program  
  • $6.7 million for the expansion of the Alcohol. Think Again – Parents, Young People and Alcohol Campaign
  • $39.7 million over four years for the Immediate Drug Assistance Coordination Centre
  • $8.6 million over four years for Next Step Drug and Alcohol service in Mandurah
  • $35.3 million over 4 years for the expansion of the Youth Community Assessment and Treatment Teams
  • $5.6 million over four years for the expansion of the Parent and Family Drug Support program.

More information on the budget commitments can be found here

Read more about the 2021-22 Budget Commitments

 

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