New mental health service for the Midwest
The Midwest region 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 up to 28 days of specialised treatment for people experiencing mental health issues in a supportive, community-based environment.
The Geraldton Step Up/Step Down Service will provide 24/7 residential support and individualised care enabling individuals to progress their recovery close to their home, community, and individual support networks. It is expected to commence accepting individuals from February.
The Premier was joined at the opening by Deputy Premier and Minister for Mental Health Roger Cook, Member for Agricultural Region Laurie Graham, Parliamentary Secretary for Mental Health Alanna Clohesy and representatives from the Mental Health Commission, service provider Neami National and the WA Country Health Service.
The Geraldton service delivers on a key priority in the WA State Priorities 2020-2024 for mental health, alcohol and other drugs, boosting community services in the Midwest.