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Mental Health Towards 2020 (Sept. 2010)

Submission - Mental Health Towards 2020     (Sept. 2010)

This submission is written on behalf of the Physical Activity Taskforce (the Taskforce) to provide comment, to the Mental Health Commission, on the consultation paper 'Western Australia – Mental Health Towards 2020'.

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 The submission sets out a number of recommendations and key areas for consideration including:

  • Greater reference to the ‘built environment’ and recognition of the link between the design of the built environment and impact on population health.
  • Professional development and the co-education of the mental health and physical activity professions to enable a greater understanding of the issues and opportunities at the local level. 
  • A greater focus on preventative health, such as programs and infrastructure which encourage physical activity.
  • A commitment to ensuring that those living in regional and rural Western Australia are afforded the same opportunities as those living in the metropolitan areas.

The submission also outlines a number of specific initiatives run by the Taskforce and partner agencies that aim to improve the physical and mental wellbeing of the State’s population.