Budget commitments 2023-2024
The 2032-24 WA State Budget has been handed down by the Treasurer and will deliver more than a billion dollars ($1.358 billion) to mental health, alcohol and other drug services in 2023-24.
This is an increase of 7.2% ($91 million) from the previous budget.
Key initiatives in the 2023-24 budget include:
- $9.8 million to extend the initiatives under the Western Australian Suicide Prevention Framework 2021-25 for a further 12 months.
- $35.5 million to progress the recommendations of the Infant, Child and Adolescent Taskforce.
- $9.9 million to extend Active Recovery Teams for another year in 2023-24.
- $24.4 million over four years to the WA Country Health Service for the Mental Health Emergency Telehealth Service.
- $0.74 million to assist in preparing mental health services for the reforms associated to The Criminal Law (Mental Impairment) Act 2023 and the repeal of the Criminal Law (Mentally Impaired Accused) Act 1996
- $7.97 million to continue the uplift to Adult Community Treatment Services.
- $5.4 million for psychiatric services in the East Kimberley.
- Under the Bilateral Schedule on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention: Western Australia, the State Government has co-funded $61.5 million of new investment in Western Australia for Aftercare services, Eating Disorder services, and the establishment of a new Head to Health Kids Hub.
More information on the budget commitments can be found here