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Young people at the forefront with release of YPPA

Published on 16 Dec 2020

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.

A new Prevention E-Learning Training Package is now available online!

Published on 10 Dec 2020

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.

WA the State of Wellbeing – Mental Health & AOD System Leadership Forum

Published on 30 Nov 2020

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.

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.

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