More than 3,800 people benefit from training
The Mental Health Commission offers training programs for professionals and volunteers across a range of alcohol and other drug-related topics.
In 2016-17, the Workforce Development Team delivered 221 events to 3,817 alcohol and other drug, mental health and other human services workers at training across the State. They’ve made an impact too, with more than 87% of people who attended the training saying it was ‘a lot to ‘extremely useful’.
Senior Workforce Development Officer, Mark said delivering the training was “extremely rewarding.”
“It’s great to see so many workers eager to further their knowledge and skills on alcohol and other drugs and related issues,” he said.
“It’s important that we have as many professionals as possible equipped with the skills and knowledge to engage and respond effectively to people experiencing alcohol and other drug-related harms.”
The team also distributed more than 12,000 resources to support workers to respond to alcohol and drug-related harms across Western Australia, from 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017.