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Community Mental Health Treatment Services, including Emergency Response Services (CTER) Project

The Mental Health Commission is currently leading the development of an implementable plan for Community Mental Health Treatment Services, including Emergency Response Services.

The purpose of the CTER Project is to provide a clear vision for community mental health treatment and mental health emergency response services that will best meet the needs of people in Western Australia aged 16 and above who require specialist community mental health care and/or emergency mental health care and a practical implementable plan to work towards that vision. 

The CTER project aims to:

  • provide the framework for transforming public community mental health services and emergency response services so that they are responsive, accessible, person-centred and seamlessly connected;
  • outline the models of service and care pathways that will best meet the needs of people in Western Australia of all ages who require specialist community mental health care and/or emergency mental health care;
  • identify short, medium and long term priorities for action
  • investigate and recommend how current services could be optimised, reconfigured, enhanced, or expanded as well as identifying where new services may be required. This includes consideration of 7-day-a-week service profiles and a shift to focusing on inclusion rather than exclusion criteria;
  • consider national and global trends, innovations and models and how these may apply to the Western Australian context; and
  • be data driven and informed by current and projected demand for public community treatment and emergency response services and the experiences of all system stakeholders.
  • Develop a costed implementation plan for community treatment and emergency response services.

Project Terms of Reference

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Expert Working Groups

The following three Expert Working Groups (EWG) have been appointed to inform and support the CTER Project Steering Committee:

  • Metropolitan EWG
  • Rural, Regional and Remote EWG
  • Emergency Services EWG

 

Steering Committee

Strategic oversight and guidance of work to date has been provided by a Steering Committee. The Steering Committee is co-chaired by an Independent Consumer Representative and the Chief Medical Officer Mental Health, Mental Health Commission. The Steering Committee includes clinical, lived experience, community peak body and Aboriginal representation.

The members of the Steering Committee are:

  • Sophie Davison – Co-Chair & Chief Medical Officer Mental Health, Mental Health Commission
  • Amanda Waegeli – Co-Chair & Consumer Representative
  • Howard Lance – Consumer Representative
  • Kerry Hawkins – Family Carer Representative
  • Margaret Doherty – Family Carer Representative
  • Ciaran Summerton – Policy & Strategy Officer, Aboriginal Health Council of WA
  • Sue Jones – Head of Treatment Services, Mental Health Commission
  • Taryn Harvey – Chief Executive Officer, WA Association for Mental Health
  • Emma Crampin – Director Psychiatry, WA Country Health Services
  • Gordon Shymko – Medical Co-Director, Mental Health, South Metropolitan Health Services
  • Nigel Armstrong – Consultation Liaison Psychiatrist, East Metropolitan Health Services
  • Viki Pascu – Director Clinical Services, North Metropolitan Health Services

The Steering Committee has been informed and supported by expert working groups (EWGs) to guide the development of the Roadmap. The EWGs include clinical, lived experience and interagency membership. 

The Steering Committee Terms of Reference can be found here.

If you have any questions or comments please email CommunityRoadmap@mhc.wa.gov.au

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