Expression of Interest for the Community Treatment including Emergency Reponses Project
The Mental Health Commission (Commission) is in the Final Phase of the Community Mental Health Treatment Services, including the Emergency Response Services (CTER) Project. The CTER Project will provide the framework for public specialist community mental health and emergency response services to better meet the needs of youth and adults in Western Australia. This work will support the shift of community mental health services towards a more sustainable system, and empower people to stay connected to lead meaningful lives and avoid unnecessary hospitalisation and emergency department (ED) presentations.
The CTER project seeks to provide the framework for working towards more responsive, accessible, person-centred, recovery oriented and seamlessly connected services in the community. We are seeking to draw together the work done to date and to use it to inform the future priorities of community mental health services. The CTER Project is establishing a number of reference groups to support the final phase.
To support the CTER project in this final phase, we are seeking Expressions of Interest to participate in the following reference groups.
Project Reference Group
The Project Reference Group (PRG) will provide guidance to the CTER Project to ensure the outcomes and recommendations are robust and implementable. The PRG will assist to ensure the views and expertise of consumers, family members, carers/significant others and key system stakeholders across the community mental health sector, including government and non‑government agencies, primary care, Aboriginal controlled sector and alcohol and other drugs (AOD) are considered throughout. For more information and to apply, click here.
Lived Experience Reference Group
The Lived Experience Reference Group (LERG) will play a key role in assisting the PRG and the CTER project team to understand and analyse the work done so far and to use it to inform the future priorities of community mental health services. The LERG will draw on their Lived Experience and Expertise to provide advice that supports a rigorous and realistic approach to the planning and development of contemporary services that meet the needs of the community now and into the future. For more information and to apply, click here.
Clinical Reference Group
The Clinical Reference Group (CRG) will draw on their clinical expertise to provide advice that supports a rigorous approach to the planning and development of contemporary services that meet the needs of community living with mental health issues now and into the future. The CRG will play a key role in assisting the CTER project team and PRG with the development and delivery of a system roadmap that can be implemented within a WA context. Click here for more information and to apply.
Expressions of Interest close on Friday, 4 August 2023.
If you have any questions or concerns, including if you wish to submit an EOI via an alternative format, please contact CommunityRoadmap@mhc.wa.gov.au.