In 2017, WA Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA) commissioned Richmond Wellbeing and Neami National, along with their consortia partners, to deliver the Integrated Systems of Care (ISC) activity in Perth South and Perth North Primary Health Networks (PHN).

Richmond Wellbeing and Neami National conducted a number of stakeholder workshops across Perth, to inform the development of an integrated systems of care to support people experiencing problematic mental health (MH) and alcohol and other drug (AOD) use.

Workshops were held with community members, consumers and their families, friends and carers, to learn about personal experiences, concerns, issues and possible solutions to improve access to treatment for problematic MH and AOD use in the primary care setting.

In separate workshops the issues and concerns of organisations working in the MH and AOD sectors in local areas were raised. Recommendations on ways to provide better access to services for vulnerable and disadvantaged community members, along with better integration of MH and AOD services, were discussed in this engagement process.

These workshops provided opportunity for community members and service providers to co-design solutions to provide better care. Information collected from the workshops directly influenced the commissioning of place-based Integrated Systems of Care services.

Integrated Systems of Care workshop summaries

Perth South Perth North
ISC Armadale ISC Midland, Kalamunda, Mundaring
ISC Belmont ISC Perth central
ISC Cockburn ISC Perth North PHN – consumers
ISC Fremantle ISC Stirling, Bayswater, Bassendean
ISC Langford ISC Wanneroo, Clarkson
ISC Mandurah
ISC Rockingham
ISC Waroona