Health review to prepare WA health system for future

WA will focus on creating a cultural shift towards community-based care and hospital innovation in the state’s health, the State Government has revealed. The McGowan Government has welcomed the Sustainable Health Review Final report, to rebalance the health system to ensure Western Australians receive quality health care. The report focuses on prevention and community care…

South-West Mental Health Services in the works

A new community mental health step up/step down service for people in the South-West region is in the works, aiming to support people with their mental health struggles in a residential setting, close to their family and friend networks. The 10 bed service in Glen Iris is part of a State Government iniative to provide…

Kwinana’s Disengaged Youth Re-Engage Through Bike Restoration

Kwinana’s most disengaged youth will get the opportunity to re-engage through a bike rescue program that will boost their mental health. 10 of the community’s most disengaged young people were chosen for the program “Dismantle” to be re-engaged by building and restoring bikes using Dialectic Behavourial Therapy, a mental health therapy practice. Kwinana Youth Services…

More WA Youth Worried About Mental Health

Young Western Australians are more concerned about mental health following a new report into youth concerns, as calls increase for better mental health support for the State’s youth. Mission Australia’s Youth Survey 2018 revealed the number of the State’s youth who rated mental health as the number one issue rose by almost 10%, in the…

Should more refugees be brought to Australia?

While the heat is being turned up on the Government to evacuate more refugee children off Nauru Island, both major parties are drawing a hard line around this divisive issue. The imminent risk of a child dying on Nauru island has seen some progress in getting 11 children required medical treatment here in Australia. But…

Council Conference To Disucss And Address Youth Challenges In WA

Youth Minister Peter Tinley kicked off the Youth Affairs Council of WA’s Unfairground Conference, encouraging attendees to suggest new pathways to address challenges young West Australians facing in this era. YACWA’s bi-annual conference provides an opportunity for young people to network, share ideas and experiences that focus on prominent youth issues.  This year’s conference discussed…

Mental Health Protection Enhanced Through New FIFO Code of Practice

The State Government is further protecting the mental health of fly-in, fly-out workers, with the release of an updated draft of practice for public comment. A second draft has been made available following an initial public consultation period earlier this year providing guidance on mental health safety. “While this code of practice targets FIFO workers…

Regional WA Mental Health Care Bolstered With New Service

A new community mental health service will open in regional WA that will provide vital residential and individualised care for those with mental health conditions. The community mental health step up/ step down service will support people in the community in areas close to their personal network, while also cutting hospital admissions, serving as a…