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The Plan- Two Year Update

Published on 13 Oct 2017

The Western Australian Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drug Services Plan 2015-2025 (the Plan) is the Mental Health Commission’s key planning tool for the mental health, alcohol and other drug sector.

Request for Registration of Interest

Published on 4 Oct 2017

The Mental Health Commission has released a Request for Registration of Interest to gauge the level of interest with the Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) sector for the provision of service(s) in the South West.

Mental Health Week is here!

Published on 3 Oct 2017

The 50th Mental Health Week will run from 7-14 October and is supported by the Mental Health Commission.

Helping Western Australians Thrive at Work

Published on 22 Sep 2017

The Mental Health Commission has partnered with The University of Western Australia’s Centre for Transformative Work Design to support the development of a comprehensive set of mental health support resources for WA workplaces.

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.