In 2017, WA Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA) commissioned Richmond Wellbeing and their consortia partners to deliver the Integrated Systems of Care (ISC) activity in Perth South Primary Health Networks (PHN) from April 2017 to June 2018.

Richmond Wellbeing, in collaboration with consortium partners, conducted a number of community workshops across Perth South PHN to inform the development of an integrated system of care program to support people experiencing problematic mental health and alcohol and other drug (AOD) use.

The Richmond Wellbeing ISC engagement team conducted outreach into communities to listen to community members’ experiences, concerns, issues and ideas regarding problematic mental health and AOD use in the community. Richmond Wellbeing heard from community members who experienced these issues themselves, and from people who are carers, families, friends and supporters of people experiencing problematic AOD and mental health issues.

AOD, mental health and other service providers in the area were also contacted by Richmond Wellbeing to gather information on issues and concerns of the organisations. Ideas on ways to provide better access to services for vulnerable and disadvantaged community members and better integrate AOD and mental health services were discussed in this engagement process.

Feedback from the local community was collated into the below reports to provide themes for place-based co-design workshops attended by local community members and service providers working together on solutions to address these issues.

Integrated Systems of Care reports

ISC Armadale report
ISC Belmont report
ISC Cockburn report
ISC Fremantle report
ISC Langford report
ISC Mandurah report
ISC Rockingham report
ISC Waroona report