Better Health, Together: Mental Health in WA
During Mental Health Week, WA Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA) CEO, Learne Durrington sits down to have a conversation with Western Australian Mental Health Commissioner Timothy Marney.
One in five Australians will be affected by a mental health disorder each year. WAPHA is committed to improving the mental health and wellbeing of West Australian people.
One of the ways in which WAPHA aims to do this is by working with a range of government services, community organisations and peak bodies to reduce fragmentation between primary care, mental health and alcohol and other drug services and supports in Western Australia.
The Mental Health Commission is one of many organisations seeking to create a more integrated and coordinated mental health and alcohol and other drug system. WAPHA has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Mental Health Commission which provides a framework to improve joint planning and coordination of activity.