- Western Australians are invited to have their say on a State-wide workforce framework to enhance the development of organisations in the mental health and alcohol and other drug sectors.
The State Government has released the draft Western Australian Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drug Workforce Strategic Framework 2018-2025 for community consultation today.
The framework aims to guide the growth and development of a qualified and skilled workforce that will provide high quality mental health and alcohol and other drug services for the Western Australian community.
It suggests strategies and actions organisations can take in their workforce planning and development to ensure they are equipped to adapt to the changing landscape.
The framework is an important initiative in working toward more mental health and alcohol and other drug community based services and implements a key early action of the Western Australian Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drug Services Plan 2015-2025.
The framework was developed by the Mental Health Commission in collaboration with consumers, families and carers, clinicians, government agencies, non-government organisations, and peak sector bodies.
The consultation period will close on 29 August 2018. For more information, to make a submission or to download a copy of the draft framework, visit
Comments attributed to Mental Health Minister Roger Cook:
"Mental health and alcohol and other drug-related issues affect many Western Australians so I encourage everyone in the community to have their say on this draft framework.
Ultimately, we want to ensure the continuation of a skilled workforce to provide high quality services for Western Australians with mental health and AOD-related issues, now and into the future. This framework will help us reach that goal.
It will help shape the future of the mental health and alcohol and other drug workforce and provides broad, high level guidance on workforce planning and development actions that can be implemented across the State."
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