WAAMH outlines what it welcomes in the Plan Update and areas of serious concern surrounding a lack of progress, focus and prioritisation in other areas.
WAAMH believes the Ten Year Mental Health Services Plan has been derailed by savage cuts to the most under-resourced segment of the WA’s mental health system following the release of the State Budget 2016.
WAAMH has welcomed improvements made to the Western Australian Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drugs Services Plan, which was released today, and called on the government to demonstrate its commitment by announcing how it will resource the plan.
Thank you to everyone for your participation, high level of engagement, and support in assisting WAAMH to prepare a comprehensive submission to the Mental Health Commission's 10 Year Mental Health Plan.
ALARMING figures revealing Federal funding uncertainty, gathered by national peak Mental Health Australia, reinforce the crucial investment needed by the Commonwealth Government if the recently launched 10 year mental health plan is to become a reality in Western Australia.
WAAMH has today welcomed the State Government's investment in mental health under the 10 year services plan and applauded its 'recovery-based' approach.