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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. It is anticipated that the Roadmap will be completed by August 2022.

The Mental Health Commission appointed KPMG in June 2021 as the external consultancy to support the Roadmap project which 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 Roadmap Steering Committee:

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

 

Steering Committee

A Steering Committee was appointed in May 2021, to oversee the development of the Roadmap and to  provide strategic oversight and guidance to the development of the Roadmap to ensure it is fully costed, future proofed and implementable. The Steering Committee is co-chaired by a Lived Experience 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 Steering Committee will be informed and supported by expert working groups (EWGs) to guide the development of the Roadmap. The EWGs will include clinical, lived experience and interagency membership, aligning expertise with project activities and objectives.

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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