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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......

Good Outcomes Awards nominations extended to 30 July

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...

2015/16

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....

$836.8 million for
mental health, alcohol and
other drug services

This year’s State Budget reflects the Government’s ongoing commitment to expanding services to support Western Australians with mental health, alcohol and other drug problems.

Our priority is to further develop a well-integrated mix of accessible, contemporary inpatient and community-based services which meet the needs of the growing population.

This year’s Budget provides funding to build on key reforms including:

  • Expanding subacute care in the community
  • A new State-wide suicide prevention program
  • Mental health court diversion and support
  • A new specialised mental health community treatment services for youth
  • Alcohol and other drug post treatment support services
  • A 5.1 per cent growth in investment in public mental health community treatment services
  • A 2.1 per cent activity growth for both public mental health community treatment and hospital admissions

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.





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

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