What We've Done

In addition to the establishment of ten Sub Networks, the facilitation of associated
Sub Network open meetings and the development of Sub Network establishment reports, the Mental Health Network has achieved the following from November 2014 to February 2019:

  • Development of the Principles for Delivery and  Development of Trans-Regional Services;
  • Development of a Trans-Cultural Model of Service: ‘A model for an effective and sustainable state-wide Transcultural Mental Health Service for Western Australia;
  • Development of individual Sub Network work plans;
  • Establishment of the Mental Health State-wide Model of Services Working Group;
  • Establishment of the State-wide Mental Health Clinical Reference Group;
  • Ongoing provision of high quality advice to the Mental Health Commission, WA Primary Health Alliance, the Department of Health, and Office of the Chief Psychiatrist;
  • Invited to present at the 2017 National Borderline Personality Disorder Conference;
  • Provision of a submission to the Commonwealth Government regarding establishment of Specialist Dementia Care Unit;
  • Provision of a submission to WA Parliament Select Committee into Elder Abuse;
  • Co-development with Dementia Support Australia of the draft Referral and Collaboration Care Guidelines; and
  • Presentation by the Youth Mental Health Network Sub Network to the Mental Health Advisory Council on the Youth Mental Health Report.

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