New mental health service in the South-West a step closer
Work has started on the new community mental health step up/step down service for people in the South-West region.
The 10-bed service located on Vittoria Road in Glen Iris (Bunbury) aims to support people with their mental health in a residential style setting, close to support from their family and friends.
Community mental health step up/step down services are a State Government initiative to provide vital short-term residential support and individualised care. They can reduce hospital admissions by providing help to people experiencing a mental health episode in the community, and they also serve as a transition for people being discharged from hospital.