Hon Roger Cook BA GradDipBus MBA MLA

Hon Roger Cook BA GradDipBus MBA MLA

Deputy Premier; Minister for Health; Mental Health

    New collaborative tool to help improve mental and physical health of Western Australians

    5/12/2017 3:00 PM
     
    • ​Lotterywest grant of $239,450 will help improve the mental and physical health of Western Australians
    • Western Australians will be encouraged to engage in conversations about the impact of their medication with their health care professional, using a new tool, My Medicines and Me

    The McGowan Government has provided a $239,450 Lotterywest grant to Consumers of Mental Health Western Australia (CoMHWA) to help disseminate and implement the My Medicines and Me (M3Q) tool in the community.

     

    M3Q is a collaborative communication tool that consumers can use to understand, track, and communicate side-effects of medications with their health care professional.

     

    It is aimed at empowering consumers and helping to improve mental and physical health care outcomes for Western Australians with mental health issues.

     

    It will bring benefits to individuals, their families and clinicians by enabling health care professionals to be more informed from a consumer perspective.

     

    CoMHWA is Western Australia's peak body by and for people with lived experience of mental health issues.

     

    Comments attributed to Mental Health Minister Roger Cook:

     

    "Medications can have both positive and negative impacts on everyday life. This innovative project will help consumers overcome those challenges to their recovery.

     

    "The project places people at the centre of their own recovery and has the potential to greatly progress the way clinicians and support services communicate with consumers.

     

    "It will also enable clinicians to make more informed decisions when it comes to mental health recovery and treatment, resulting in improved health outcomes for Western Australians."

     

    Minister's office - 6552 6500