News and updates
The 2019-20 State Budget will deliver $942.1 million to mental health, alcohol and other drug services in 2019-20, via the Mental Health Commission, representing an increase of $23.7 million, or 2.6% from the previous year.
The State Government has released its full response to the Methamphetamine Action Plan Taskforce report − outlining a range of targeted, functional and practical initiatives that focus on prevention, early intervention, treatment and support, and law enforcement.
The Review of the Clinical Governance of Public Mental Health Services in Western Australia (the Review) commenced in late 2018 and the Minister for Health, Mental Health has appointed an expert Panel to conduct the Review.
The Mental Health Commission has launched its Conciliation Action Plan (CAP).
The Hon. Roger Cook MLA, Minister for Mental Health has released the draft Western Australian Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drug Services Plan 2015-2025 Update 2018 for public feedback
The Western Australian Alcohol and Drug Interagency Strategy 2018-2022 (the Strategy) The Strategy provides a guide for government and non-government organisations as well as the wider community to prevent and reduce the adverse impacts of alcohol and other drug use in Western Australia.
Work has started on the new community mental health step up/step down service for people in the South-West region.
People in the South-West will now have more access to alcohol and drug rehabilitation beds.
A new research report to help improve the mental health and wellbeing of FIFO workers has found a third, 33 per cent, experience high levels of psychological distress compared to only 17 per cent of non-FIFO workers.
The Minister for Mental Health has released the Working Together: Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drug Engagement Framework 2018 – 2025 and Toolkit.