Chief Psychiatrist’s Review Report: Building rehabilitation and recovery services for people with severe enduring mental illness and complex needs – including those with challenging behaviour

In response to mounting concern from clinicians and families about the quality of current services, the Chief Psychiatrist instigated a formal review into the treatment and care of people with a serious, enduring mental illness and complex needs.

The Review found that although WA has some of the components of a rehabilitation and recovery service system, there are some very significant gaps, services are fragmented and there is limited access to specialist rehabilitation treatment and care.

Ten recommendations have been made to develop a comprehensive, integrated rehabilitation service system to effectively meet the needs of these individuals and their families.