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Look out for your mates and ask R U OK?

Published on 8 Sep 2017

This R U OK? Day and World Suicide Prevention Day, the Mental Health Commission is encouraging everyone to look out for each other.

$61.7 million new funding to Mental Health, and Alcohol and Other Drugs

Published on 8 Sep 2017

The State Government has announced the 2017-18 State Budget with new funding decisions adding $61.7 million (new recurrent and capital funding) to the provision of mental health, alcohol and other drug services.

Beds opened in Rockingham

Published on 31 Aug 2017

Older people in Rockingham now have more access to local mental health inpatient beds with four beds opening at Rockingham General Hospital this week. These additional places take the older adult bed capacity at Rockingham General Hospital to 10 beds.

More support for LGBTI community ahead of marriage equality survey

Published on 28 Aug 2017

The Mental Health Commission has boosted funding for the WA AIDS Council by $30,000 to increase awareness and support to people that may be experiencing harm, discrimination or distress ahead of the Australian Marriage Law Postal survey

Suicide Prevention Grants 2017

Published on 25 Aug 2017

Local government and not-for-profit organisations are invited to apply for grants of up to $20,000 to undertake evidence- based suicide prevention training tailored to meet the need of local communities.

Opportunity to provide comment on the Western Australian Alcohol and Drug Interagency Strategy 2017-2021

Published on 31 Jul 2017

In consultation with key stakeholders, the Mental Health Commission has developed a draft Western Australian Alcohol and Drug Interagency Strategy 2017-2021.

More than 3,800 people benefit from training

Published on 28 Jul 2017

The Mental Health Commission offers training programs for professionals and volunteers across a range of alcohol and other drug-related topics.

National Drug Strategy 2017-2026 released

Published on 25 Jul 2017

The National Drug Strategy 2017- 2026 has been endorsed by the Ministerial Drug and Alcohol Forum. It outlines the national priorities for preventing and minimising the harms of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs to individuals, families and communities.

Supporting gender diversity for young people

Published on 20 Jul 2017

Recognising and establishing state-wide community-based specialised services including a Sexuality, Sex and Gender Diversity service, by the end of 2017 was a priority set out in the Western Australian Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drug Services Plan 2015-2025.

Day One of the 2017 WA Mental Health Conference

Published on 14 Jul 2017

Last night's WA Mental Health Awards wrapped up day one of the 2017 WA Mental Health Conference.