Implementing the A Safe Place strategy
The A Safe Place strategy was developed following extensive feedback from stakeholders indicating that homelessness and lack of accommodation services are one of the most significant issues impacting the mental health, alcohol and other drug service system in Western Australia.
The Strategy is the first of its kind and provides an overarching framework to guide stakeholders in the development of appropriate accommodation and support for people with mental health and AOD issues.
The WA Mental Health Commission is working on a number of key projects in this area, including:
New Youth Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drug Homelessness Service
The Mental Health Commission is working on a project to establish a new transitional supported accommodation service for young people aged 16 to 24 years who show signs and symptoms of a mental health issue, with or without a co-occurring AOD issue, and who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness. The new service will complement the existing Youth Homeless (Ngatti House) service currently operating in Fremantle.
New adult Community Care Unit
In a first for Western Australia, a new Community Care Unit will be established in the Perth metropolitan area to support adults with severe mental health issues. The project was announced by the Government in June 2020.
Find a service for you or someone you know:
For more information about the services currently available, please visit the Getting Help pages or find local mental health, alcohol and other drug services at the Commission's online services directory: www.myservices.org.au