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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

Response Letter received from Child and Adolescent Health Service Board

Response Letter received from East Metropolitan Health Service Board.

Annual Report for 2016-2017 and Inquiry into Treatment, Support and Discharge Plans​

MHAS-Annual-Report-2016-2017 

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.

Inquiry into Treatment, Support and Discharge Plans

From March to September 2017 the Mental Health Advocacy Service (MHAS) Advocates conducted an Inquiry into Treatment, Support and Discharge Plans of patients to investigate the extent to which there was compliance with the Mental Health Act 2014. 

Response Letter received from Child and Adolescent Health Service. 

Response Letter received from East Metropolitan Health Service.

Response Letter received from North Metropolitan Health Service.

Response Letter received from South Metropolitan Health Service.

Response Letter received from WA Country Health Service.

Response Letter received from St John of God Midland Public Hospital.