WCHN – Child And Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) – Proposed Statewide Restructure - Update

24 August 2017

The Public Service Association (PSA) attended the CAMHS Union Consultative Forum on 22 August 2017 and received an update on the proposed restructure.

It has now been over 4 months since the PSA provided extensive feedback to CAMHS about their proposed statewide restructure.

CAMHS advise that over 340 pieces of feedback from unions, staff, clients, carers and other key stakeholders was received, and that feedback ranged from a few words, to submissions of many pages. They report that all feedback has been considered by CAMHS leadership and in addition has been discussed at 2 workshops involving staff and union representatives.

At the Consultative Forum, Director Liz Prowse advised that a draft summary of feedback is currently with the WCHN Chief Operating Officer; and from there it will go to the Chief Executive Officer, along with details regarding changes to the proposed structure. Ms Prowse advised that once this is signed off by the CEO, this information will be distributed and undergo further consultation.

The PSA will continue to keep members updated.