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Suicide Prevention 2020: Together we can save lives  

Around one person loses their life to suicide every day in Western Australia. The impact of this statistic is felt deeply and spans the entire community.
the number of suicides in Western Australia’s by 50 per cent over the next decade....

10 year mental health, alcohol and other drug services plan

The Western Australian Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drug Services Plan 2015-2025 has now been launched for consultation.

A first of its kind for Western Australia, the Plan sets a bold and ambitious agenda to achieve system-wide changes over the next ten years to help the sectors better meet the needs of Western Australians with mental health, alcohol and other drug problems and support their families and carers.

Using evidence-based modelling and in line with international best practice, it provides a blueprint for the optimal quantity, location and types of services required and sets goals to achieve changes by 2017, 2020 and 2025.

We invite you to read the the Planfactsheets and view a video of the launch.  For more information including feedback from consultation forums......

Latest edition of Head2Head

The latest edition of Head2Head has been produced. Head2Head provides an avenue for WA mental health information to all sectors of the community.

This edition looks at new directions in mental health.  It is available as an ebook or pdf...


Budget Bulletin

The 2015/16 Budget will deliver $836.8 million in funding, an additional $42.6 million or 5.4 per cent from the previous financial year.

This represents a 53 per cent or $290.5 million increase in investment since the first full year of operation of the Mental Health Commission.

In 2015/16 the total funding allocation will be:

  • $749.9 million to support people with mental illness, their families and carers.
  • $86.9 million to prevent and reduce the adverse impacts of alcohol and other drugs in the Western Australian community....

Everyone working together to encourage and support people who experience mental health problems and/or mental illness to stay in the community, out of hospital and living a meaningful life.

24 Hour Emergency Services

Health Direct Australia

1800 022 222

Mental Health Emergency Response Line (MERL)

1300 555 788 Metro

1800 676 822 Peel

Rural Link

1800 552 002


Mental Health Week