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.
Clinicians are invited to attend a seminar discussing alcohol and other drug issues and collaborative approaches on 19 March in Perth.
Twenty consumers, carers and peak body representatives from the Western Australian Mental Health and AOD system undertook a co-review process of the Community Support program area from the Mental Health Commission’s Procurement Schedule throughout August and September 2019 in partnership with the MHC.
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It is important to understand if mental health, alcohol and other drug programs are making a difference to people’s lives in a positive way in terms of relationships, community connections, housing, employment, education, health and general wellbeing.
Safe Haven Cafés provide peer based, recovery orientated services for people with mental health, alcohol and other drug issues requiring urgent assistance and support, but who do not require intensive clinical support.
The Mental Health Commission is seeking Expressions of Interest from community members to participate on an advisory group regarding crisis intervention for alcohol and other drugs in WA.
On 2 December 2019, the Minister for Mental Health announced that HelpingMinds has been appointed to provide the first state-wide Recovery College with $3.6 million invested by the State Government over three and a half years.
A tender has been released and is available at www.tenders.wa.gov.au using the tender reference number MHC0738. The tender advertising period is from 8 November 2019 until 24 January 2020.
The draft Western Australian Suicide Prevention Action Plan 2021 – 2025 (Suicide Prevention Action Plan 2025) is now open for public comment and feedback