Delivering a Healthy WA
WA Centre for Mental Health Policy Research

Publications

Reports

  • The Crisis Awareness Plan Pilot Project Report 2013 (PDF 1.06MB)
    North Metropolitan Health Service Mental Health (NMHS-MH) was funded by the Mental Health Commission to undertake the Crisis Awareness Plan (CAP) Pilot Project, a twelve month trial of joint crisis planning in four public mental health services: Denmark/Albany, Broome, Rockingham and Swan. The WA Centre for Mental Health Policy Research was engaged to provide evaluation support to the project. The Centre developed an evaluation report, which can be found in Section II of the NMHS-MH report above.
  • To Investigate the Policy and Practice of Self Directed Support for People with a Mental Illness 2012 (PDF 736KB)
    Theresa Williams, Director of the WA Centre for Mental Health Policy Research, was awarded a Churchill Fellowship from the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust of Australia to undertake research into the shift towards personalisation in mental health services through self-directed support in England, Scotland, Ireland, Belgium and the Netherlands. This is a report on her investigations and includes recommendations for introducing aspects of personal budgets, self-directed support and personalisation in Australia.
  • Review of RuralLink and the Mental Health Emergency Response Line (MHERL) 2011 (PDF 757KB)
    The Centre undertook a review of the Mental Health Emergency Response Line (MHERL) and RuralLink (RL) for the WA Health Mental Health Operations Review Committee. The review examined the role of MHERL and RL within the mental health system and their relationship with other service providers. It builds on the Review of Emergency Mental Health Services in North Metropolitan Perth completed by this Centre in 2010.
  • A Review of Emergency Mental Health Services in North Metropolitan Perth 2010 (PDF 901KB)
    This review was commissioned to determine whether the mental health emergency service system was responding effectively to people living in the north metropolitan area of Perth who experienced a mental health crisis. The review found the mental health emergency system to be under pressure and puts forward key proposals for the future directions of services.
  • Developing Adult Community Mental Health Services in WA 2008 (PDF 186KB)
    This paper describes the system level issues that were identified as part of the 2008 review of Inner City Community Mental Health Service and were discussed in a presentation to the Mental Health Operations Review Committee.
  • Evaluating the Hawthorn House Residential Rehabilitation Service 2008 (PDF 596KB)
    This report describes the evaluation of Hawthorn House, a residential rehabilitation service which was in operation from 2006 to 2009. The evaluation found that Hawthorn House was an innovative service with high levels of satisfaction amongst clients and family caregivers.
  • Evaluating the Independent Living Program 2008 (PDF 575KB)
    The WA Centre for Mental Health Policy Research conducted a policy review of the Independent Living Program, a supported housing program for people with severe and persistent mental illness and associated disability. The Policy Review examined program management, operational and service development issues based on findings from the literature, examples of best practice in other jurisdictions and input from stakeholder consultations.
  • Review of the Inner City Community Mental Health Service 2008 (PDF 542KB)
    The WA Centre for Mental Health Policy Research was engaged to undertake a review of the way in which the Inner City Community Health Service was structured, to help inform the future development of the service.
  • Reviewing the Independent Living Program - Discussion Paper for the Future Directions Workshop 28th November 2006 (PDF 300KB)
    This discussion paper is to be read in conjunction with the Evaluating the Independent Living Program report. It outlines the findings from stakeholder consultations and provides examples of best practice in supported housing programs.

Presentations

Newsletters

Peer reviewed journal articles

  • Smith, G. (2012). For richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health: The entanglement of science and marketing, The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 46(6), 498-500.

Book chapters

  • Smith, G. (2012). Mental health services in the Australian states and territories (Western Australia). In G. Meadows et al, Mental Health in Australia: Collaborative Community Practice (3rd ed). Oxford University Press.