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2019-20 State Budget

Published on 9 May 2019

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.

Full response to the Methamphetamine Action Plan Taskforce report

Published on 6 May 2019

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

Published on 27 Mar 2019

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.

Mental Health Commission’s Conciliation Action Plan launched

Published on 21 Mar 2019

The Mental Health Commission has launched its Conciliation Action Plan (CAP).

Draft Western Australian Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drug Services Plan Update 2018.

Published on 26 Feb 2019

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 release

Published on 29 Jan 2019

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.

New mental health service in the South-West a step closer

Published on 11 Jan 2019

Work has started on the new community mental health step up/step down service for people in the South-West region.

Extra drug and alcohol rehab beds to open in the South-West

Published on 7 Dec 2018

People in the South-West will now have more access to alcohol and drug rehabilitation beds.

Report calls for action to improve mental health and wellbeing in FIFO workers

Published on 5 Dec 2018

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.

New Engagement Framework and Toolkit to improve mental health and alcohol and other drug outcomes

Published on 26 Nov 2018

The Minister for Mental Health has released the Working Together: Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drug Engagement Framework 2018 – 2025 and Toolkit.

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