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Mental Health Advocacy Service Annual Report 2017-2018

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Mental Health Advocacy Service Annual Report 2017-2018


Senior Mental Health Advocate

Are you are interested in helping to protect rights and make a difference to the lives of people with mental illness?  The Mental Health Advocacy Service is currently advertising for a Senior Mental Health Advocate. 

Applications close at 8:30 am on Tuesday 8 January 2019.

For further information about this position please click here

Inquiry into 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. 

In response the Mental Health Commission (MHC) noted :

"the comprehensive Inquiry undertaken by the Mental Health Advocacy Service in assessing compliance with the Mental Health Act 2014 (the Act) regarding treatment, support and discharge planning.  The MHC notes similar findings in the Post-Implementation Review (PIR) of the Act and encourages collaboration between stakeholders as they address the recommendations of both the MHAS Inquiry and the PIR, and continue to improve their treatment, support and discharge planning".

Other responses received were:

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.

Response Letter received from Director General, Department of Health.

Response Letter received from RANZCP, Western Australian Branch Chair.

Response Letter received from Mental Health Tribunal.