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New community mental health step up/step down service in Kalgoorlie on track to open early next year

Published on 4 Aug 2020

People in the Goldfields will soon have another treatment option for their mental health, with the addition of the new 10-bed community mental health step up/step down service in Kalgoorlie on track to open early next year.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Mental Health Roger Cook attended the site at 13 Davidson Street, Kalgoorlie last week.

The service will provide short-term accommodation (up to 28 days) together with specialist treatment and support for people with mental health issues. It will give people in the Goldfields region another option for their mental health recovery in a community-based setting, close to home and to their personal support networks.

The construction provider ACorp Construction is currently on track, with the facility due to be completed by the end of this year. A tender process is currently underway to appoint a service provider to manage the delivery of the service, starting in early 2021.

The State Government is investing over $28 million in capital funding to progress the establishment of regional community mental health step up/step down services in Broome, Bunbury, Geraldton, Kalgoorlie and Karratha.

The new Kalgoorlie-based service will bring the total number of step up/step down beds to 58 Statewide.

Fore more information about step up/step down services, visit mhc.wa.gov.au/stepupstepdown

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