- McGowan Government has invested $200,000 to co-design a comprehensive Recovery College model of service
- Consumers, carers, clinicians and service providers encouraged to apply to serve on the Expert Panel
The McGowan Government is continuing to drive change and fresh thinking in the mental health sector by investing $200,000 for the co-design of a Recovery College model in Western Australia.
Recovery Colleges will complement existing mental health support services, by delivering self-directed recovery and learning opportunities in a safe and welcoming environment.
They aim to help an individual's recovery through an education-based platform and reduce stigma, in relation to mental health and co-occurring alcohol and other drug problems.
Expressions of interest are sought for consumer and carer representatives, clinicians, service providers and academics to join the Expert Panel, which will oversee the co-design of the model of service in conjunction with the Mental Health Commission.
Once the model of service has been developed, it will be available for public comment.
For more information on Recovery Colleges or to express interest in joining the Expert Panel visit, http://www.mhc.wa.gov.au
Comments attributed to Mental Health Minister Roger Cook:
"The McGowan Government is committed to driving change and fresh thinking in community and mental health services.
"We are committed to providing more options to individuals experiencing mental health and co-occurring alcohol and other drug problems, to assist them to manage their personal recovery and live well in the community.
"A Western Australian Recovery College will help keep people out of hospital, improve their mental health and wellbeing, and help to prevent further illness.
"It will also help to close the gap in access to services for people who do not require hospitalisation but would benefit from an opportunity to focus on improving their resilience and recovery in line with the Western Australian Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drug Services Plan 2015-2025."
Minister's office - 6552 6500