Commitment to Aboriginal Youth Wellbeing Progress Report
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.
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.
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
Statutory Review of the Mental Health Act (2014)
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.
Statewide Personality Disorders Model of Care Report Launch
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.
Youth Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drug Homelessness Service: Consultation report
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.
PTSD Awareness Day
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.
National Reconciliation Week 2021
The Mental Health Commission started this year’s National Reconciliation Week - 27 May-3 June, with a morning tea to commemorate National Sorry Day.
Schizophrenia Awareness Week 2021
This week is Schizophrenia Awareness Week and this year’s theme is “Discover Better Mental Health.” Everyone is encouraged to connect, reach out and get support to discover better mental health.
My Services directory continues to grow in joint approach with WAPHA
Since launched in 2019, the My Services online directory has continued to grow, with more than 750 mental health, alcohol and other drug services in WA now listed.