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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......

Mental Health Act 2014  

The Mental Health Bill 2013 was passed by the WA Parliament on 16 October 2014. It received Royal Assent on 3 November 2014 and is now known as the Mental Health Act 2014 (MHA 2014). The Minister for Mental Health, the Hon Helen Morton MLC released a statement on the passing of the MHA 2014.

Leading up to commencement, education and training for clinicians is being prepared, as well as materials for people with lived experience of mental illness and their families and carers. Transitional arrangements are also being progressed for bodies including the Mental Health Advocacy Service, the Mental Health Tribunal, and the Office of the Chief Psychiatrist. Visit the Mental Health Legislation pages for further information.


Good Outcomes Awards online nominations open 

The Minister for Mental Health, the Hon Helen Morton today called for nominations for the 2015 Mental Health Good Outcomes Awards.

The aim of the Mental Health Good Outcomes Awards is to focus community awareness on the positive achievements made by individuals, groups and organisations in their everyday lives, at work or in the community generally.  For further information and to nominate..

One Life Suicide Prevention Small Grants recipients

One Life provides grants and training to help communities and workplaces in using best-practice suicide prevention measures. The latest round of small grants have been awarded....

Mental Health Leaders Forum  

Mental Health Commissioner Timothy Marney recently met with the other chief executives or responsible officers of the seven existing or developing Mental Health Commissions in Australia and New Zealand in Brisbane. A communique on the proceedings was produced to inform the sector.

The purpose of the meeting was to share knowledge and review the Memorandum of Understanding agreed in May 2014.

Annual Report 2013-2014

The Mental Health Commission's 2013-2014 Annual Report has been tabled in Parliament and is available here in various formats including an ebook.




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