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WA Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drug Workforce Strategic Framework 2020-2025 Released

Published on 28 Oct 2020

An additional $1.2 million has been allocated by the State Government to build workforce capacity in the mental health, alcohol and other drug community sector...

Get out there and Act Belong Commit!

Published on 21 Oct 2020

The latest Act Belong Commit campaign was launched today, with almost $2.5 million provided this year through the Mental Health Commission and Healthway.

Western Australian Suicide Prevention Framework 2021 – 2025

Published on 21 Oct 2020

The Western Australian Suicide Prevention Framework 2021 – 2025 has been released ...

WA Mental Health Awards 2020 finalists announced

Published on 16 Oct 2020

The 30 finalists for the 2020 Mental Health Awards have been announced.

A billion dollars for mental health, alcohol and other drug services

Published on 8 Oct 2020

More than a billion dollars ($1.013 billion) has been allocated to mental health, alcohol and other drug services for Western Australians as part of the 2020-21 State Budget. It is the largest ever investment in the Mental Health Portfolio, which includes alcohol and other drug prevention, treatment and supports.

Mental Health Commissioner appointed to lead sector into the future

Published on 24 Sep 2020

Ms Jennifer McGrath has been appointed Mental Health Commissioner for the next five years. She will be responsible for driving the government’s efforts to improve the mental health and wellbeing of Western Australians, including suicide prevention and reducing alcohol and other drug harms.

Launch of WA Recovery College

Published on 15 Sep 2020

Mental Health Minister Roger Cook today (15 September 2020) officially opened the first state-wide WA Recovery College. The WA Mental Health Commission is very proud to bring this innovative approach in mental health recovery to help meet the needs of Western Australians....

New governance committees get to work

Published on 25 Aug 2020

Yesterday, Acting Mental Health Commissioner, Jen McGrath, chaired the inaugural meeting of the the new Community Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drug Council (CMC), with leaders from the community services sector and representatives of consumers and families/carers attending. Last week the inaugural Mental Health Executive Committee (MHEC) meeting was also held.

New data shows most are not drinking at risky levels and less are using illicit drugs in Western Australia

Published on 24 Aug 2020

Data from the latest National Drug Strategy Household Survey conducted in 2019 found more than four in five (82.8%) of Western Australians aged 14 years and over had followed the guidelines for avoiding lifetime harm (either not drinking or drinking less than two standard drinks per day).

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