News and updates
The 2018-19 WA State Budget has been handed down by the Treasurer, with a record $918.4 million allocated to improving Western Australians’ mental health and wellbeing and reducing alcohol and other drug related harms.
Organisations have today been awarded for their work with communities across Western Australia, at the 2018 Alcohol and Other Drug Excellence Awards.
Nearly one fifth of the Western Australian population aged 18 years and over reports drinking at levels placing them at risk of lifetime alcohol-related harm.
The Alcohol and Other Drug Consumer Committee is seeking Expressions of Interest for a Consumer Co-Chair.
The February edition of drugspeak is now available online.
The Mental Health Commission, in partnership with the mental health consumer and family/carer organisations including CoMHWA, Carers WA, Helping Minds and Mental Health Matters 2, is seeking to select consumer and family/carer representatives for the National Mental Health Consumer and Carer Forum.
The Statewide Consumer, Family and Carer Engagement Framework Steering Committee, in collaboration with the Mental Health Commission have released the Draft Working Together: An Engagement Framework for the Western Australian Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drug Sector: 2018 – 2025 for consultation.
The Deputy Premier and Minister for Mental Health today visited Albany to announce a new community mental health step up/step down service.
Following on from the 2017-18 State Budget, where the Commission gained an extra $61.7million over four years, there’s more good news for the mental health, alcohol and other drug (AOD) sector, with continued support for two programs.
Comment on the draft Mental Health Promotion, Mental Illness and Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Plan 2018 - 2025
The draft Prevention Plan has been developed in collaboration with academic experts, senior representatives from relevant government agencies and non government organisations, and consumers, carers and families of those with a lived experience of mental health and AOD problems.