The Mental Health Commission has launched a new Alcohol and Pregnancy campaign as part of a broader Preventing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Project.
The Midwest region has a new community mental health service, with a new 10-bed step up/step down service opened by Premier Mark McGowan on 11 January 2021.
Two evaluations have now been completed and their executive summaries are available. They cover 1) the public non-admitted mental health services, and 2) the Mental Health Emergency Response Line/Rurallink.
On 4 January 2021, the Mental Health Commission introduced a revised alcohol and other drug (AOD) Diversion Program. The AOD Diversion Program will replace the existing Pre-Sentence Opportunity Program (POP); Indigenous Diversion Program (IDP); and Supervised Treatment Intervention Regime (STIR).
The new Think Mental Health campaign begins today, which features a series of tips and advice on how to support families and their children with their mental health. The campaign features a series of quick video tips, narrated by 12 celebrities, including actors, singers, sportspeople and the Premier Mark McGowan.
Today the Young People’s Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drug Use: Priorities for Action 2020-2025 was released, highlighting the government’s strong focus on supporting our young people’s wellbeing.
This training aims to increase the skills and knowledge of the workforce to deliver evidence-based alcohol and other drug-focused prevention programs across Western Australia.
The Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drugs – System Leadership Forum was held on 28 October 2020, hosted by the Sustainable Health Review (SHR) Strategy 2 Co-Leads, Jennifer McGrath, Mental Health Commissioner, and Liz MacLeod, Chief Executive East Metropolitan Health Service.
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...
The latest Act Belong Commit campaign was launched today, with almost $2.5 million provided this year through the Mental Health Commission and Healthway.