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The Mental Health Commission was set up in March 2010 with Australia's first Mental Health Commissioner. It is a key step in implementing mental health reform and places Western Australia with the international leaders in mental health service delivery such as Canada, Scotland, and New Zealand.
The Commission has responsibility for strategic policy, planning, purchasing, and monitoring of mental health services in Western Australia. In addition, the Commission seeks to raise public awareness of mental wellbeing, promote social inclusion, and address the stigma and discrimination affecting people with mental health problems and/or mental illness. The Mental Health Commission does not provide direct mental health services.
The vision of the Mental Health Commission is a Western Australia where everyone works together to encourage and support people who experience mental health problems and/or mental illness to stay in the community, out of hospital, and live a meaningful life.
Abstract adapted from the Mental Health Commission
Mental Health Commission
81 St Georges Terrace
Perth WA 6000
GPO Box X2299
Perth Business Centre WA 6847
Phone: (08) 6272 1200
Fax: (08) 6272 1299