An online survey asking Western Australians to have your say about what you need to stay mentally healthy was conducted in October-November 2021 as part of community consultation to develop a new WA Mental Health Wellbeing Framework.
The first annual progress report on the WA Government’s Commitment to Aboriginal Youth Wellbeing has been released by the Minister for Mental Health, the Hon. Stephen Dawson MLC.
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.
Consultations open for the Youth Step Up Step Down, Youth Long-term Housing and Support Program and Youth Psychosocial Packages
To support implementation of the YPPA, the State Government committed to establishing a number of new youth services over the next four years. To assist in the establishment of new services over the coming months a range of consultation activities are being undertaken by the Mental Health Commission
The Mental Health Commission is undertaking a Statutory Review of the Mental Health Act (2014) (the Act) to examine the operations and effectiveness of the Act, what is working well, and where improvements to treatment, care and support could be made.
The Steering Committee for the Roadmap for Community Mental Health Treatment Services, including Emergency Response Services is looking to appoint three Expert Working Groups to inform the development of the Roadmap.
On Tuesday, 20 July 2021 a launch event for the Statewide Personality Disorders Model of Care Report was held at the Mental Health Commission to officially recognise the final Report and all who contributed to its development.
In March 2021 the Mental Health Commission (MHC) held a consultation process to inform the model of service for the long-term Youth Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drug Homelessness Service.
Sunday 27 June is PTSD Awareness Day and the purpose is to raise awareness about the condition and the impact trauma can have on people.
The Mental Health Commission started this year’s National Reconciliation Week - 27 May-3 June, with a morning tea to commemorate National Sorry Day.