Mental health workers are responsible for providing support and services to individuals and families experiencing mental health issues.
This may include confidential individual, family or group counselling, support for families dealing with mental health issues or referrals to treatment for individuals.
They provide early intervention strategies, support and advocacy by engaging people with mental illness in community participation, prevention of relapse and promotion of recovery through programs such as residential rehabilitation, work in clinical settings, home based outreach and centre based programs delivered by community based non-government organisations. This work may also involve supported employment and programmed respite care.
Mental health services are delivered within most areas of the state.
There are a range of different health care professionals offering mental health support, including psychologists, clinical psychologists, mental health nurses, general practitioners and social workers who also provide mental health related support in Western Australia.