Funding has been secured for the Peel mobile health service to allow it to continue for a further 12 months.
The Member for Murray Wellington Robyn Clarke has confirmed in a statement, a one-off grant agreement to the Shire of Waroona to allow the Peel health van to focus on continuing post-fire recovery trauma counselling.
"The devastating fires last year had taken an emotional and psychological toll on many people in the Waroona community.
“The mental health services being provided by Peel Mobile Health Service have provided a valuable role addressing the trauma caused by the fires and rebuilding the social resilience of this community."
Robyn Clarke has secured a guarantee from WA Health that all of the existing WA Health service providers who currently work with the Peel Mobile Health Service, including the Peel Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, the Peel Rockingham Mental Health Service, Community Health dieticians, and Moorditk Djena Podiatry and Diabetes Services will continue to service patients in the Peel area, including Waroona and Pinjarra in the future.