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Mental Health Bill 2013  

The Mental Health Bill 2013 was introduced into the Legislative Assembly on 23 October 2013. The Bill is a response to extensive consultation and submissions by stakeholders, including the 2011 consultation Bill and the 2012 Green Bill, which in total received over 1300 submissions. You can find the Bill and a range of supporting materials here as well as details on planning for the implementation of the Bill and ways to get involved such as the Lived Experience Advisory Group (LEAG). 

Proposed amendment to Mental Health Bill 2013

In response to feedback from stakeholders, the Minister for Mental Health is proposing to table an amendment, primarily to clause 25 of the Bill.

Clause 25 sets out the criteria for a person to be made subject to an involuntary treatment order. It refers to circumstances in which a person has 'unreasonably refused treatment'.

The proposed amendment is to delete reference to unreasonable refusal...

Memorandum of Understanding template

A Memorandum of Understanding Template has been created to assist the sector in developing and creating working partnerships between services. The Template provides options and useful indicators for good practice for agencies working together...


Nominations now open for 2014 Good Outcomes Awards


Nominations are now opened for the 2014 Mental Health Good Outcomes Awards. Nominations close on 17 July 2014.  The Mental Health Good Outcomes Awards, presented by the Mental Health Commission, celebrate individuals, groups, programs, services and partnerships across the government, private and community sectors that have made an outstanding contribution to mental health in Western Australia...

Latest editon of Head2Head Summer 2014 Head2Head

The Summer edition of Head2Head has been published in printed, pdf and ebook format.  The theme is Diversity in Mental Health.

Pilot Mental Health Inter-Hospital Patient Transfer Service

A pilot Mental Health Inter-Hospital Patient Transfer Service (MHIPTS) commenced on Tuesday, 11 March 2014. The pilot MHIPTS aims to provide safe, respectful and timely transport for people who have been placed on a transport order under the Mental Health Act 1996.

In December 2013 and January 2014, information sessions were held to provide an overview of the pilot service and invite people to provide feedback on the proposed pilot service model. A Report on the Public Information Sessions along with a Frequently Asked Questions document has been developed.

Annual Report 2012-2013

The Mental Health Commission's 2012-2013 Annual Report has been tabled in Parliament and is available here in various formats including an ebook.


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