State Records Office of WA SROWA

Government of Western Australia, Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries

AU WA A126 - MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

Identity area

Type of entity

Corporate body

Legal Status Text

Department

Authorized form of name

MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

Other form(s) of name

Description identifier

AU WA A126

Description area

Dates of existence

1954-01-01 - 1984-07-01

History

The Mental Health Services Department provided a free comprehensive psychiatric service. The service was responsible for the prevention and treatment of mental illness throughout Western Australia. The Department also provided facilities for the assessment and care of the intellectually handicapped. In co-operation with the University of Western Australia, the Department assisted in psychiatric education at undergraduate and post-graduate levels.

Places

Functions, occupations and activities

Mandates/sources of authority

Creation: Lunacy Act 1903 (to 30/6/1966)
Mental Health Act 1962 (from 1/7/1966)

Internal structures/genealogy

General context

Relationships area

Related entity

AU WA A36 - HEALTH DEPARTMENT OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA (1984-07-01 -)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A36

Category of the relationship

Succeeding

Dates of the relationship

1954-01-01 - 1984-01-01

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A125 - MENTAL HOSPITALS DEPARTMENT (1950-01-01 - 1954-01-01)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A125

Category of the relationship

Preceding

Dates of the relationship

1950-01-01 - 1954-01-01

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A36 - HEALTH DEPARTMENT OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA (1984-07-01 -)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A36

Category of the relationship

Succeeding

Dates of the relationship

1984-01-01 -

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A125 - MENTAL HOSPITALS DEPARTMENT (1950-01-01 - 1954-01-01)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A125

Category of the relationship

Preceding

Dates of the relationship

1954-01-01 - 1984-01-01

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A1224 - WHITBY FALLS HOSTEL (1972-01-01 -)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A1224

Category of the relationship

Superior

Dates of the relationship

1972-01-01 - 1984-06-30

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A246 - GREENPLACE HOSTEL (1946-01-01 - 1979-03-02)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A246

Category of the relationship

Superior

Dates of the relationship

1954-01-01 - 1979-01-01

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A793 - HEATHCOTE MENTAL HOSPITAL (1929-02-22 - 1994-12-31)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A793

Category of the relationship

Superior

Dates of the relationship

1954-01-01 - 1984-12-31

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A256 - LEMNOS HOSPITAL (1926-01-01 -)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A256

Category of the relationship

Superior

Dates of the relationship

1954-01-01 - 1984-01-01

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A1223 - WHITBY FALLS HOSPITAL (1897-01-01 - 1972-01-01)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A1223

Category of the relationship

Superior

Dates of the relationship

1954-01-01 - 1972-01-01

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A1540 - BOARD OF VISITORS - CLAREMONT MENTAL HOSPITAL (1921-01-11 - 1993-12-31)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A1540

Category of the relationship

Related

Dates of the relationship

1954-01-01 - 1984-07-01

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A1541 - BOARD OF VISITORS - HEATHCOTE MENTAL HOSPITAL (1929-02-22 - 1994-12-31)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A1541

Category of the relationship

Related

Dates of the relationship

1954-01-01 - 1984-07-01

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A1542 - BOARD OF VISITORS - LEMNOS HOSPITAL (1926-01-01 - 1997-09-01)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A1542

Category of the relationship

Related

Dates of the relationship

1954-01-01 - 1984-07-01

Description of relationship

Related function

Related unit of description

Series S242 - FILES - ADMINISTRATIVE

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

-

Related unit of description

Series S4861 - REGISTERS - MENTAL HEALTH NURSES

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

Related unit of description

Series S4865 - PHOTOGRAPHS

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

Related unit of description

Series S4858 - RECORDS - VARIOUS

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

Control area

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Final

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Sources

Archivist's notes

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