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Mental Health iT Matters

Editor
Thursday, 28 February 2013

Labor Statement

A McGowan Labor Government will make reforming the State's mental health system a priority and ensure people with mental illness receive the support and services they need, WA Labor Leader Mark McGowan said today.

Mr McGowan said WA Labor has a 10-point plan to tackle some of the key problems, including the practical step of providing 50 extra community liaison officers and building a $95million mental health facility at Joondalup Health Campus.

"Our State's mental health system is failing some of our most vulnerable people," Mr McGowan said.

Editor
Thursday, 28 February 2013

Labor Statement

A McGowan Labor Government will invest $95million to build a 100-bed mental health facility at Joondalup and grow Joondalup Health Campus into a tertiary hospital, Shadow Health Minister Roger Cook said today.

Mr Cook said this would include a 20-bed mental health facility for youths living in the northern suburbs.

Editor
Monday, 25 February 2013

Liberal Statement

Two new step-up, step-down facilities will be built in regional Western Australia to support people with mental illness under the Liberal Government’s mental health plan.

Minister for Mental Health Helen Morton said $6.2million would be allocated to build and a further $2.8million per year to operate, two new step-up step-down facilities in Bunbury and Karratha.

Editor
Friday, 15 February 2013

Greens Statement January 8

The threat of mandatory time or being kept indefinitely in jail continues to hang over the heads of the State’s mentally impaired accused people following the Barnett/Grylls Government’s failure to undertake desperately needed law reform during its term of government.

Greens spokesperson for mental health and disabilities Alison Xamon said that despite constant lobbying from community groups, the devastating consequence of the Government’s so-called “tough on crime” legislative agenda still remained.

Editor
Thursday, 10 January 2013

The Socialist Alliance will ensure that mental health services are adequately funded

The prevalence of mental health issues is well known in the community, and it is predicted that depression will become the major cause of morbidity in the next decades. There is also a stigma attached to these conditions. Major primary intervention strategies, education and service networks will be established at workplaces, schools, and within communities to tackle these issues.

Editor
Thursday, 10 January 2013

The Greens (WA) believe that:

  • all people who experience mental illness should be able to live free from stigma, discrimination and exclusion, and maximise their social and employment opportunities
  • all people who experience mental illness should have access to high quality mental health care, treatment and support that is tailored to meet their specific needs
  • the vital role of carers should be acknowledged, respected and supported
  • research and evaluation are crucial to reducing the incidence of mental health problems and improving outcomes for people experiencing and living with mental illness
Editor
Wednesday, 02 January 2013

Greens Statement December 30

The Greens have today called for the Barnett/Grylls Government to come clean over what is planned for the future of Graylands Hospital and the site on which it sits.

Editor
Monday, 31 December 2012

Major parties response to the 2012 Mental Health report has been criticised by Nedlands Independent candidate Max Hipkins.

Editor
Sunday, 23 December 2012

Liberal Announcement - Dec 20

A new community-based, dedicated youth mental health service providing early psychosis intervention and treatment in a youth-friendly environment is planned for Perth.

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