Hon Roger Cook BA GradDipBus MBA MLA

Hon Roger Cook BA GradDipBus MBA MLA

Deputy Premier; Minister for Health; Mental Health

    New council members sought to help shape mental health in Western Australia

    9/07/2018 9:10 AM
    • Western Australians are encouraged to join the Mental Health Advisory Council.
    • Chair Barry MacKinnon to vacate seat after seven years of Council service. 

    Up to ten positions are open for interested members of the community to join the Mental Health Advisory Council.


    Minister for Mental Health Roger Cook thanked inaugural Chair Barry MacKinnon, who completed his tenure with the Council, and other departing Council members for their service and advice over the years.


    The Mental Health Advisory Council provides advice to the Mental Health Commissioner regarding major issues affecting Western Australians with mental health issues, their carers and service providers.


    Membership of the Council consists of representatives of the community with a broad range of experience, knowledge and perspectives from across the mental health sector.


    Involving consumers, carers and the broader community in the decisions that affect them is critically important and enables the development of a mental health system that meets the needs of the Western Australian community.


    Applications close Friday, August 3 2018. For more information, please visit https://www.mhc.wa.gov.au


    Comments attributed to Mental Health Minister Roger Cook:


    "I would like to thank Mr MacKinnon and all outgoing members for their tireless work in helping shape the way we think, act and plan for mental health services and supports in Western Australia.


    Over many years, through its engagement with communities and professionals, and its considered deliberations, the Council has made significant improvement to the sector.


    I look forward to welcoming the new members as we collectively work toward improving the mental health and wellbeing of Western Australians." 


    Minister's office: 6552 6500