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A record $1.114 billion investment in mental health, alcohol and other drug services

Published on 9 Sep 2021

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

Published on 31 Aug 2021

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)

Published on 23 Aug 2021

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

Published on 26 Jul 2021

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

Published on 6 Jul 2021

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.

New Safe Haven Opens at RPH

Published on 13 May 2021 by New Safe Haven Opens at RPH

The Safe Haven Dabakan Ngowoort Koorliny Mia is open, near Royal Perth Hospital. It is a calm and quiet space and offers distressed or isolated people a safe place to speak confidentially to trained peer workers and clinicians.

Services rally to help people affected by Tropical Cyclone Seroja

Published on 29 Apr 2021

When Tropical Cyclone Seroja crossed the Western Australian coast on Sunday 11 April 2021 it bought with it devastating winds and rain. For many in the region it was and continues to be a challenging time.

Video Celebrating our Young People is Online for Youth Week

Published on 15 Apr 2021

Did you know it’s Youth Week? The Mental Health Commission is celebrating by launching a video of six amazing young people and their tips for others going through a tough time.

Midland Withdrawal and Intervention Centre Opening

Published on 31 Mar 2021

The Midland Withdrawal and Intervention Centre was officially opened today by newly appointed Mental Health Minister Hon Stephen Dawson MLC and Mental Health Commissioner Jennifer McGrath.

New Consumer, Family, Carer and Community Paid Participation Policy

Published on 17 Mar 2021

The Mental Health Commission has recently untaken a review of the Consumer, Family, Carer and Community Paid Participation Policy. Changes made as part of the review have been endorsed and the updated Policy is now live on the Commission's website.

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