National Reform - Mental Health and Suicide Prevention
The The National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Agreement | Federal Financial Relations came into effect on 8 March 2022 after it was signed by the Commonwealth Treasurer and several jurisdictions. Western Australia signed the agreement on 27 April 2022.
The Bilateral Schedule on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention: Western Australia was signed by the Western Australian Minister for Mental Health on 10 April 2022.
The Bilateral Schedule will result in a $61.5 million investment in WA for mental health and suicide prevention over four years from 2022-23. Funding will be directed to:
- A Child Health and Wellbeing Hub
- Statewide Aftercare Services
- Eating Disorder Services in the East Metropolitan Health Service.
The Productivity Commission’s (PC) Report into the role of improving mental health to support economic participation and enhancing productivity and economic growth in Australia, was publicly released in November 2020.
In May 2021, the Federal Government released their response to the PC Report, alongside the Federal Budget 2021-22 in its Prevention Compassion Care National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan. The Plan is informed by the lived experiences of everyday Australians and the advice and recommendations from the Productivity Commission and the National Suicide Prevention Adviser - Final Advice.
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Last updated 23 May 2022