What We've Done

In addition to the establishment of nine Networks, the facilitation of associated
Network open meetings and the development of Network establishment reports, the Mental Health Network has achieved the following from November 2014 to February 2020:

  • 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 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;
  • Presentation by the Youth Mental Health Network Network to the Mental Health Advisory Council on the Youth Mental Health Report; 
  • Informing Youth Suicide Prevention for Western Australia Report 2019/20;
  • Development of a Statewide Model of Care for Personality Disorders;
  • A briefing paper for the Mental Health Commission on the mental health impacts of COVID-19 emergency and recommended responses; and
  • Health footprint of a Pandemic.

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