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Applications open for Lotterywest COVID-19 grants

Published on 8 May 2020

Service providers in the mental health and alcohol and other drug sector are able to apply for grants through the Lotterywest COVID-19 Relief Fund ...

New alcohol and other drug support service for health care professionals

Published on 28 Apr 2020

In response to COVID-19, the Minister for Mental Health Roger Cook last week announced the launch of a hotline to assist GPs and other front-line health professionals to provide treatment and support to patients experiencing alcohol and other drug (AOD) issues. The dedicated line for health professionals provides access to specialist clinicians for expert alcohol and other drug treatment advice.

New campaign provides tips for Western Australians to stay within low-risk drinking limits

Published on 24 Apr 2020

In response to evidence of increased risky alcohol consumption in Western Australia related to COVID-19, Minister for Mental Health Roger Cook launched a new campaign to reduce the risk of alcohol-related harm associated with the pandemic.

How you can help support the State's response to COVID-19

Published on 17 Apr 2020

The Western Australian community is able to contribute ideas to help respond to some of the particular challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic ...

New Campaign encourages Western Australians to Be Positive. Be Connected. Be Active.

Published on 14 Apr 2020

In recognition of heightened levels of stress and anxiety in the community during this unprecedented time, Minister for Mental Health Roger Cook has launched a dedicated campaign to help Western Australians manage their mental health and wellbeing.

Safe Haven Cafés announced as an alternative to EDs

Published on 10 Mar 2020

Western Australia's first Safe Haven Cafes have been announced as an alternative to emergency department presentations

WA State Priorities 2020-2024

Published on 10 Mar 2020

The Deputy Premier and Minister for Mental Health Roger Cook has today set the direction for mental health, alcohol and other drug services in Western Australia. The WA State Priorities 2020-2024 outline the immediate priorities to reform and improve the mental health, alcohol and other drug (AOD) sector over the next four years.

Clinical Governance Review released

Published on 4 Mar 2020

The State Government has released the Clinical Governance Review and is adding the new position of Chief Medical Officer, Mental Health to the Mental Health Commission. The new position will also have a key role in a newly created Mental Health Executive Committee.

Community Advisory Group appointed for alcohol and other drug crisis intervention

Published on 27 Feb 2020

The Mental Health Commission has established a new Community Advisory Group to help consider what services are necessary to help fill the gaps for individuals and families in crisis from alcohol or other drugs.

The Next Step Addiction Medicine Symposium

Published on 25 Feb 2020

Clinicians are invited to attend a seminar discussing alcohol and other drug issues and collaborative approaches on 19 March in Perth.

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