Indigenous communities saturated by mental health workers, inquiry told

Indigenous communities trying to save young people from suicide are saturated with mental health workers, a parliamentary inquiry has been told.

A community of just 200 people in remote WA had more than 40 different services trying to work there, according to Dr Tracy Westerman (PhD), managing director of Indigenous Psychological Services.

“There were probably three to four chronic mental health clients and all the services were being taken up by servicing those three or four chronic mental health clients,