A bold and ambitious agenda for building up community based treatment and support services as a priority forms the basis of The Western Australian Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drug Services Plan 2015-2025.
Releasing the draft plan for consultation, Premier Colin Barnett and Mental Health Minister Helen Morton said the 10-year blueprint outlined sector-wide transformation across three distinct phases.
“We are building on reforms this State Government has already implemented to modernise support and services. It will help people with a mental illness, their families and carers at an earlier stage and in their community while also supporting those working in the sector,” Mr Barnett said.
The biggest change to policing in Western Australia is about to be rolled out across Perth in what is an Australian first.
Police Minister Liza Harvey returned to her role today to oversee the groundbreaking Frontline 2020 model being implemented across the Central and North West districts, joining the South and South East districts which have been operating under the model.
“A key plank of the new model is having the community connect with their Local Police Teams and we have encouraged that to happen via mobile phone, community events and social media,” Mrs Harvey said.
The Minister announced the State Government and WA Police had developed a website where residents could type in their suburb and be directed to a page containing a photograph of their local senior officer, the suburbs they were responsible for and a mobile phone number to contact their Local Police Team.