CAMHS Reform

The CAMHS Reform Program provides coordination, oversight and reporting support for the delivery of initiatives and projects aligned to the Ministerial Taskforce into Public Mental Health Services for Infants, Children and Adolescents aged 0-18-years in Western Australia (Taskforce) to secure better outcomes for children, young people and their families accessing CAMHS services.

The program was established in August 2021 to prepare for the recommendations of the Taskforce. It will work closely with the Mental Health Commission (MHC) Implementation Steering Group, WA Country Health Service (WACHS) and right across CAHS.

The Ministerial Taskforce

The Taskforce was established to outline a whole of mental health plan for the public specialist infant, child and adolescent mental health services in Western Australia to meet the mental health needs of children – from birth to their 18th birthday. The Taskforce’s findings, recommendations and plan have all been shaped by extensive engagement with stakeholders throughout Western Australia, including people with lived experience, clinicians, service providers and other system leaders.

Be a part of the reform

The voices of children, young people, parents and carers is very important to the success of the program.

If you are a young person with lived experience of mental health issues, or family/carer of a child or young person with mental health issues we would like you to be a part of this transformation by becoming a consumer representative.

To register your interest, please complete the Expression of Interest form.

Last Updated: 18/10/2022