National Mental Health Commission Leaders Forum
The leaders of Australia's national and state-based mental health commissions met in Perth on March 17 for an annual forum aimed at sharing information and identifying ways to work more collaboratively to improve mental health and wellbeing. A communique outlining matters that were discussed is available here.
Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drug Services Plan 2015-2025 launched
A first of its kind
for the State, the Plan
sets a bold agenda to create a more connected, high quality and
person-centred system focused on the provision of holistic care and
The formulation of the Plan involved over 2,300
individuals and organisations, including key stakeholders, peak bodies,
clinicians, consumers, carers and families.
The Plan provides a
phased approach to investment over the next 10 years to deliver the
optimal mix and level of services to meet the needs of the current and
The Mental Health Act 2014 commenced on 30 November 2015 and has replaced the Mental Health Act 1996.
The Act creates new rights for families and carers to be more involved in decision making and treatment planning. There are also additional safeguards and advocacy services to protect the rights of people experiencing mental illness.
2014/15 Annual Report
The 2014/15 Mental Health Commission Annual Report has been tabled in Parliament and is available as an ebook and pdf
We have moved
Staff from the Mental Health Commission and the former Drug and Alcohol Office are now working together. Our new office is at 1 Nash Street, Perth. Contact us on (08) 6553 0385
2016/17 Budget Bulletin
Mental Health Commission 2016/17 Budget Bulletin
A Western Australian community that experiences minimal alcohol and other drug-related harms and optimal mental health.