Workforce Development Project

Please enter an image description.WAAMH is currently coordinating a Workforce Development project to identify the future workforce development needs of the community mental health sector (non-government organisations) and sectors beyond mental health that deliver mental health services.

The project is supported by the Mental Health Commission and will contribute to the Commission’s Drug and Alcohol and Mental Health Workforce Development Strategy being developed in 2017.

Face-to face consultations, interviews and forums with agency managers and workers are currently being undertaken in metropolitan and regional areas (including Albany, Bunbury, Busselton, Kalgoorlie and Pilbara).

To complement this, WAAMH is also conducting three surveys to collect information - one for managers and one for workers who provide services to people with mental health issues; and a third one for users of these services.

Family members and service user survey - closes 19 June 2017

(Access PDF version of user survey)

Workers survey - closes 2 June 2017

This survey is for workers employed in non-government organisations agencies which provide services to clients with mental health issues.

Complete the survey below.


Managers survey - closes 2 June 2017

This survey is for managers/coordinators of non-government organisations agencies providing services to clients with mental health issues.

Complete the survey here.

All information provided will remain anonymous and confidential. Responses will be reported as summary information and no individual or organisation will be identified.

The information provided by these surveys will assist WAAMH to understand and support the mental health workforce in metropolitan and regional WA. A report is due to be released based on the project findings in late June 2017.

Closing date for the organisational surveys is Friday 2 June 2017.

If you require further information or have questions and/or would like to contribute to the project, please contact Colin Penter on (08) 6246 3014 or at  or Michael Jones on (08) 6246 3017 or at .