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New Goldfields mental health service opens

Published on 18 Jan 2021

 McGowan Government delivers new Goldfields mental health service

  • McGowan Government officially opens new mental health service in Kalgoorlie to service the Goldfields community

The Goldfields community has a new community mental health service, with a new 10-bed step up/step down service opened by Premier Mark McGowan today.

The service will provide short-term residential support and specialist treatment for people experiencing mental health issues in the Goldfields, anticipated to commence in February.

The service at 13 Davidson Street will provide the Goldfields region with an additional option other than Kalgoorlie Hospital, and allow individuals to find support close to their home and personal support networks as they progress their recovery.

Premier Mark McGowan opened the new facility together with Deputy Premier and Minister for Mental Health Roger Cook, and with Member for Mining and Pastoral Region Kyle McGinn, Parliamentary Secretary for Mental Health Alanna Clohesy and representatives from the Mental Health Commission, Neami National, and the WA Country Health Service in attendance.

The new Kalgoorlie service delivers on the WA State Priorities 2020-2024 and the McGowan Government’s commitment to assisting people with individualised care while remaining connected to their community and support network.

The State Government has invested over $30 million in capital funding to establish regional community mental health step up/step down services across the State. Services are already operational in Albany, Bunbury, Joondalup and Rockingham, with another service opened in Geraldton this week, and Broome and Karratha on their way.

Over the next four years, the service will be funded via close to $10 million in State Government funding, creating local job opportunities through service provider Neami National and clinical services from the WA Country Health Service.

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

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