Workforce Development Project

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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 have been undertaken in metropolitan and regional areas (including Albany, Bunbury, Busselton, Kalgoorlie/Goldfields/Esperance/The Lands and Pilbara).
 
To complement this, WAAMH has also conducted three surveys to collect information - one for managers, one for workers who provide services to people with mental health issues, and a third one for users of these services.
 
The consultation period has now closed.
 
A report is being provided for the Mental Health Commission and will appear on the WAAMH website once it is finalised. A summary of the main findings and recommendations will be also be available. For more information contact Colin Penter on (08) 6246 3014 or at cpenter@waamh.org.au.