A record $1.114 billion investment in mental health, alcohol and other drug services
The 2021-22 WA State Budget has been handed down by the Treasurer, with a record $1.114 billion investment in mental health, alcohol and other drug services in Western Australia.
This is an increase of 10.9% from the previous budget.
Key initiatives in the 2021-22 budget include;
- $9.5 million over four years for Psychosocial Support Packages for Young People
- $18.2 million over four years for the Youth Long-Term Housing and Support Program
- $10.6 million over four years to establish a Youth Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drug Step Up Step Down Service
- $14.8 million over four years for the South Hedland Step Up Step Down service
- $9.8 million for Youth Alcohol and Other Drug Workers in Youth Accommodation and Support Services
- $9.2 million over the next four-years to extend the Strong Spirit Strong Mind Public Education Campaign
- $2.5 million over 4 years for a 20 bed AOD withdrawal and rehabilitation facility, plus $10 million for capital works
- $21 million over four years for the Mental Health Co-Response program
- $31.7 million over 4 years to expand Western Australia’s eating disorder treatment services
- $12.6 million has been allocated to establish a new Child, Adolescent and Youth Forensic Outreach Service
- $10 million has been allocated over 4 years for the expansion of youth mental health community treatments services - Youth Axis, YouthLink and YouthReach South
- $0.4 million to continue the peer-based support and education for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer/questioning, Asexual (LGBTIQA+) youth
- $17.6 million over four years to establish a Social and Emotional Wellbeing Model of Service Pilot Program
- $6.7 million for the expansion of the Alcohol. Think Again – Parents, Young People and Alcohol Campaign
- $39.7 million over four years for the Immediate Drug Assistance Coordination Centre
- $8.6 million over four years for Next Step Drug and Alcohol service in Mandurah
- $35.3 million over 4 years for the expansion of the Youth Community Assessment and Treatment Teams
- $5.6 million over four years for the expansion of the Parent and Family Drug Support program.
Read more about the Budget Commitments
Read the Government's Media Statement here