Strategies in Development
Western Australian Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drug Workforce Strategic Framework
The Mental Health Commission has developed a draft statewide Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drug Workforce Strategic Framework (Workforce Strategic Framework) as a guide for key agencies to support the growth and development of the mental health and alcohol and other drug workforce. The Workforce Strategic Framework will meet action 88 of the Western Australian Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drug Services Plan 2015-2025:
- develop and commence implementation of a comprehensive mental health, alcohol and other drug workforce planning and development strategy that includes key priorities and strategies to build the right number and appropriately skilled mix of staff, and clarifies roles and responsibilities of commissioning agencies and service providers.
An Advisory Group was convened to oversee the development of the Workforce Strategic Framework comprising senior representatives from government and non-government agencies, research academics and consumer, family and carer representatives. In addition, the Western Australian Association for Mental Health and the Western Australian Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies were commissioned to undertake workforce mapping projects to inform the development of the Workforce Strategic Framework. A forum was also held on 24 July 2017 to obtain feedback and advice to inform the development of the Workforce Strategic Framework, from consumer and carer representatives.
Community consultation on the draft Workforce Strategic Framework took place from 20 July 2018 to 29 August 2018.
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Western Australian Suicide Prevention Framework
The new Suicide Prevention Framework will carry on from the current strategy – Suicide Prevention 2020: Together we can save lives (Suicide Prevention 2020), when it concludes December 2020.
It will be aligned with existing national and state-based strategies, and bring together current research, learnings from Suicide Prevention 2020, and conversations from across Western Australia to provide the framework for a coordinated approach to suicide prevention activity.
Feedback provided by the community and stakeholders on the draft Suicide Prevention Action Plan 2025, is informing the development of the final framework, which will outline the Commission’s strategic vision and policy for suicide prevention in WA.