Roadmap for Community Mental Health Treatment Services, including Emergency Response Services
The Mental Health Commission is currently leading the development of a Roadmap for Community Mental Health Treatment Services, including Emergency Response Services.
The purpose of the Roadmap 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 of all ages who require specialist community mental health care and/or emergency mental health care.
The Roadmap will:
- provide the framework for reforming 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, and a costed implementation plan aimed at maximising the cost-benefit of community treatment services commissioned by the Mental Health Commission;
- 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.
The Roadmap development will be overseen by a Steering Committee which will provide strategic oversight and guidance to the development of the Roadmap to ensure it is fully costed, future proofed and implementable. The Steering Committee will include clinical, lived experience, community peak body and Aboriginal representation.
The Steering Committee will be informed and supported by expert working groups (EWGs) which will provide specialist system knowledge, insights and working relationships that support the development of the Roadmap. The EWGs will include clinical, lived experience and interagency membership and will be developed according to themes and streams of work, aligning expertise with project activities and objectives.
It is anticipated that the Roadmap will be completed by March 2022.
There will be many opportunities for you to be involved in the development of the Roadmap. Consultation will occur with stakeholders throughout the course of the project. All engagement information and how you can be involved will be posted here.
If you have any questions or comments CommunityRoadmap@mhc.wa.gov.au