The Plan Update for Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drug services
The Mental Health Commission has released the Western Australian Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drug Services Plan 2015-2025 (Plan) Update 2018 (Plan Update 2018)
The Western Australian Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drug Services Plan 2015-2025 sets the strategic direction for mental health, alcohol and other drug (AOD) services.
It provides a guide for investment decisions and priority setting for the Mental Health Commission and all levels of government and non-government stakeholders. It is based on rigorous modelling and identifies the optimal mix of mental health and AOD services required for the population of Western Australia. The Plan remains the primary reference for mental health, AOD policy and services development.
Since the Plan's release in 2015, a number of actions have been completed, including the expansion of community alcohol and drug services across the State, the establishment of three community mental health step up/step down services, an increase in youth mental health inpatient and community treatment services, and the establishment of the police mental health co-response program.
Expansion of AOD services to address methamphetamine related issues include the addition of 60 AOD residential rehabilitation and low medical withdrawal beds, and the establishment of 34 AOD beds in the South-West.