Mental health strategy out for public consultation

A draft strategy aiming to increase access to safe and affordable accommodation for people with mental health, alcohol and other drug issues has been released for public consultation.

The Western Australian Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drug Accommodation and Support Strategy 2018-2025 is set to guide the development of appropriate accommodation and support for people with mental health, alcohol and other drug issues.

The strategy focuses on reforming accommodation and support services for people with mental health, alcohol and other drug issues.

Mental Health Minister Roger Cook said the strategy was the first of its kind in WA and said it would help people with mental health, alcohol and other drug issues to have timely access to a range of appropriate accommodation and support options.

“Some people with mental health, alcohol and other drug issues can face significant difficulty in meeting their basic needs such as shelter, adequate income security and food, and we know this can exacerbate issues and hinders people in their recovery journey,” he said. 

“By providing appropriately supported, safe and stable accommodation, we can become a stronger community.”'

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Feedback on the draft strategy will be accepted up until Friday, October 26.