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Mental Health in WA

In Western Australia, mental health strategy is developed and managed by the Mental Health Commission. The establishment of the Commission in 2010 has been a key step in implementing mental health reform in WA. While the Commission is responsible for the policy, planning and purchasing of services, it does not provide direct mental health services. (Please see the Resources pages of this site for mental health services information).

The Mental Health Commission has a ten-year strategic policy, titled Mental Health 2020: Making it personal and everbody's business. The vision provides a whole-of-government and community approach and has three key directions: person-centred supports and services; better connections between public and private services and a range of formal and informal support services; balanced investment across the mental health sysem that provides a full range of support across promotion, prevention and early intervention in treatment and recovery.

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