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 April 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.
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.
Opportunities for involvement
The Roadmap Steering Committee are seeking to appoint three Expert Working Groups to inform and support the development of the Roadmap for Community Mental Health Treatment and Emergency Response Services. The Expert Working Groups will be developed for:
- Metropolitan Community Treatment Services;
- Regional and Remote Community Treatment Services; and
- Emergency Response Services
The Expert Working Groups will focus in particular on the development of appropriate models of service. Each Expert Working Group will include clinical, lived experience and non-government organisation membership.
If you are interested in joining an Expert Working Group please see the below information.
Applications close 9.00am Monday 9 August 2021
Lived Experience Representative
- Expression of Interest - Lived Experience Representative
- Lived Experience Application - online application form or download the Lived Experience Expert Working Group Application Form
- Expression of Interest - Clinical Representative
- Clinical Representative Application - online application form or download the Clinical Representative Expert Working Group Application Form
Non-Government Organisation Representative
- Expression of Interest – Non-Government Organisation
- Non-Government Organisation Representative Application -online application form or download the Non-Government Organisation Expert Working Group Application Form
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 please email CommunityRoadmap@mhc.wa.gov.au
Expert Working Groups
The Roadmap Steering Committee will be informed and supported by three Expert Advisory Groups (EAGs), with members yet to be appointed.
Expression of Interest process for these Expert Working Groups is open now. Please see ‘Opportunities for Involvement’ (below) for further information.
- Metropolitan Community Treatment Services
- Regional and Remote Community Treatment Services
- Emergency Response Services