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Getting your voice heard

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Our brochure is available in other languages

The Mental Health Advocacy Service brochure "Getting your voice heard - Know your rights" has been translated into a range of different languages. Click here to see more.

Mental health patients stuck in ED for days

On Monday 26 February 2018 there were 34 people waiting in EDs for a mental health bed. Five people had been waiting for 2-4 days and 4 children waiting for 2 to 6 days. This is not an isolated occurrence.  WA was also the worse state for waiting times in the ACEM report issued the same day and the Sustainable Health Review Interim Report just released also recommended immediate action on bed flow.  MHAS has written to all health services, the Director General of Health and the Commissioner for Mental Health.  Read the letter here.  See both reports here and here

Mental Health Advocacy Service - Annual Report for 2016-17


The Report raises concerns about the crisis of care for 16 and 17 year olds and almost universal breaching of the Act in relation to Treatment, Support and Discharge plans.