Draft Western Australian Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drug Accommodation and Support Strategy 2018-2025 - Public consultation

Published on 4 Sep 2018

The Mental Health Commission (MHC) is pleased to provide the draft Western Australian Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drug Accommodation and Support Strategy 2018-2025 (Accommodation and Support Strategy) for stakeholder feedback.

The draft Accommodation and Support Strategy has been developed in consultation with a range of key stakeholders including: individual meetings with targeted stakeholders; a consumer, family and carer workshop; a group meeting with stakeholders involved in the delivery of the Independent Living Program; written submissions to the MHC; and an Accommodation and Support Strategy Advisory Committee. More than 50 non-government organisations, peak bodies, and government agencies, and more than 30 consumer consultants, carers and family members have been involved in the consultation process to inform the development of the draft Accommodation and Support Strategy.

The draft Accommodation and Support Strategy is the first of its kind in Western Australia and aims to establish a framework to guide stakeholders in the development of appropriate accommodation and support for people with severe mental health issues and/or mild, moderate and severe alcohol and other drug issues until 2025. Its vision is for Western Australians with mental health and/or AOD issues to have timely access to a range of appropriate accommodation and support options to meet their personal and cultural needs.

The draft Accommodation and Support Strategy provides a number of actions under five key focus areas. These actions provide options for stakeholders to further develop and explore the best way to implement them, in line with the principles and vision.

Feedback from the public consultation process will inform the further refinement of the draft Accommodation and Support Strategy by the MHC prior to its finalisation and release.

The public consultation process has now commenced. Please ensure you submit your comments prior to the closing date by 4.30pm Friday, 26 October 2018. While all submissions are treated as confidential any written information held at the MHC is subject to the Western Australian Freedom of Information Act 1992.

Questions regarding the public consultation process should be directed to AccommodationStrategy@mhc.wa.gov.au

INFORMATION SESSIONS

The MHC will be hosting two information sessions providing an overview of the document’s development, consultation to date, its content and instructions on how to provide your feedback. The information sessions are open to any interested parties and RSVP’s are required.

To RSVP please send an email to: AccommodationStrategy@mhc.wa.gov.au ensuring that you indicate which session you would like to attend. All RSVPs are due by 4.30pm Friday, 28 September 2018.

Information session 1

Friday, 5 October 2018, 9:00am – 9:45am

Information session 2

Friday, 5 October 2018, 1:00pm – 1:45pm

HOW TO PROVIDE FEEDBACK

  1. Download the draft Western Australian Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drug Accommodation and Support Strategy 2018-2025.
  2. To provide feedback:

Online Survey: 

To take the online survey, please click here.

Telephone:

If you would like to provide your feedback as a voice message, up to a maximum of five minutes, please call the MHC on (08) 6553 0570. We request that you:

  1. Identify the name and organisation providing the response;
  2. Provide contact details (both telephone and email) for further queries regarding the response; and
  3. Where possible, clearly cross reference your comments to specific elements of the draft Accommodation and Support Strategy.

This phone line is not an emergency or health service. If you need advice on how to access alcohol and drug services please call the alcohol and drug support line on (08) 9442 5000. For a mental health emergency please call the Mental Health Emergency Response Line (MHERL) on 1300 555 788.

If you need urgent medical help or police assistance, please call 000.

In Writing: 

Should you elect to provide a written submission, your response can be provided in Microsoft Word, PDF or email format, and we request that you:

  1. Identify the name and organisation providing the response;
  2. Provide contact details (both telephone and email) for further queries regarding the response; and
  3. Where possible, clearly cross reference your comments to specific elements of the draft Accommodation and Support

 Send the written response to:   Accommodation and Support
                                                            Strategy Team
                                                            Planning, Policy and Strategy 
                                                            Mental Health Commission
                                                            Reply Paid 
                                                            GPO Box X2299
                                                            Perth Business Centre WA 6487

In person:                              Marked: Accommodation and Support
                                                 Strategy Team
                                                Reception, Level 1,  I Nash Street, Perth

 Or via email:                                         AccommodationStrategy@mhc.wa.gov.au

Attachments

Draft Western Australian Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drug Accommodation and Support Strategy 2018-2025

Frequently Asked Questions

Printable copy of survey questions

Consultation Process Report – Phase One (March 2016 – July 2018)