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
The Federal Department of Social Services are holding workshops to allow NDIS participants, including their family members or carers, to share their views on the NDIS process and how it can be improved.
Dr Helen McGowan’s contract in the Clinical Co-Lead position for the Mental Health Network (MHN) was due to expire at the end of October, however to allow for a thorough recruitment and handover period, and ensure continuity of the Clinical Co-Lead position, Dr McGowan has agreed to continue in the role until the end of January 2019.
Mental Health Week takes place from 6 to 12 October 2019. This week is delivered by the Western Australian Association for Mental Health, with support from the Mental Health Commission.
The Mental Health Commission (MHC) has commenced gathering information for decision-making on procurement options for service agreements expiring in the 2019/20 financial year. This also includes establishing practices to engage consumers, carers, families and NGOs in the commissioning of services.