Men­tal health boost

Pilbara News - - News - Ali­cia Per­era

A WA health body is call­ing for ex­pres­sions of in­ter­est to make men­tal health ser­vices in the Pil­bara and Kim­ber­ley more ac­ces­si­ble.

The Coun­try WA Pri­mary Health Net­work is aim­ing to boost lo­cal ser­vices for com­mon, “lower-in­ten­sity” men­tal health con­di­tions, in­clud­ing de­pres­sion and anx­i­ety in re­gional WA.

Coun­try WA PHN gen­eral man­ager Linda Richard­son said they were seek­ing com­mu­nity leadership to im­prove re­gional men­tal health ser­vices and make them more ac­ces­si­ble to hardto-reach groups such as Abo­rig­i­nal peo­ple, young peo­ple and the el­derly. Submissions close on Fe­bru­ary 28 at 5pm. For more in­for­ma­tion or to make a sub­mis­sion, go to wapha.org.au.

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