Choices expansion

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What is Choices?

Launched in 2017, the current Choices service connects people at risk of poor health outcomes with social and mental health support as they are discharged from emergency departments and justice services. WA Primary Health Alliance and RUAH Community Services co-designed a service model that is delivered by RUAH’s peer workers who draw on their lived experience in similar situations to provide supportive intervention. This includes crucial access to mental health services, alcohol and drug services and other essentials, including crisis accommodation. The Choices service is currently delivered at Royal Perth Hospital, Rockingham Hospital, Perth Watch House and the Perth Magistrates Court.

Expanding Choices

WA Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA) has been successful in securing additional funding from the Australian Government’s Community Health and Hospitals Program to expand the Choices service.

The Choices service will be expanded to four new hospitals - Armadale Hospital, Peel Health Campus, Joondalup Health Campus and St John of God Midland Public Hospital. Additional funds have been provided to boost the clinical capacity of all Choices services in assessing and responding to trauma.

If you have any queries about the Choices expansion, please contact Rosie Logie, Project Officer via pmo@wapha.org.au


What is Choices?

Launched in 2017, the current Choices service connects people at risk of poor health outcomes with social and mental health support as they are discharged from emergency departments and justice services. WA Primary Health Alliance and RUAH Community Services co-designed a service model that is delivered by RUAH’s peer workers who draw on their lived experience in similar situations to provide supportive intervention. This includes crucial access to mental health services, alcohol and drug services and other essentials, including crisis accommodation. The Choices service is currently delivered at Royal Perth Hospital, Rockingham Hospital, Perth Watch House and the Perth Magistrates Court.

Expanding Choices

WA Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA) has been successful in securing additional funding from the Australian Government’s Community Health and Hospitals Program to expand the Choices service.

The Choices service will be expanded to four new hospitals - Armadale Hospital, Peel Health Campus, Joondalup Health Campus and St John of God Midland Public Hospital. Additional funds have been provided to boost the clinical capacity of all Choices services in assessing and responding to trauma.

If you have any queries about the Choices expansion, please contact Rosie Logie, Project Officer via pmo@wapha.org.au