Implementation of the Infant, Child and Adolescent (ICA) Taskforce Recommendations

The Final Report of the Ministerial Taskforce into Public Mental Health Services for Infants, Children and Adolescents aged 0 – 18 years in Western Australia was released in March 2022.

The Final Report provides the framework to transform the mental health system into a contemporary, evidence-informed model of service and models of care that ensures that all children and their families and carers who require mental health care can access timely and quality care that meets their needs, and is available close to where they live.

The Government is committed to implementing all 32 recommendations, and to the state-wide, system-wide reform of infant, child and adolescent mental health services. 

The scale of the reforms are wide ranging and will take several years to achieve. The report therefore recommended a phased approach to implementation. The Mental Health Commission has started working with stakeholders on the immediate and short-term actions. 

5 steps for the Implementation of the ICA Taskforce Recommendations

Progress update, thank you and next steps

Throughout September and October Lived Experience, front-line workers and interagency representatives participated in workshops to commence co-development of:

  • 12 Models of Care
  • A Service Guarantee
  • An Aboriginal Mental Health Worker Model
  • Cultural Safety Principles

To supplement the insights gained at the workshops, stakeholders were invited to provide input into the co-development process via publicly accessible surveys.

Drafts of the above documents have been developed and are currently being refined and validated.

The ICA implementation program team express sincere gratitude to all those who contributed generously through the workshops and surveys. Your input is invaluable.

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Resources

Background

Read more about the Ministerial Taskforce into Public Mental Health Services for Infants, Children and Adolescents aged 0-18 years in Western Australia (ICA Taskforce) here

Contact us

For further information about this project, please email ica.implementation@mhc.wa.gov.au

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Last updated 16 November 2022

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