The Western Australian Suicide Prevention Framework 2021 – 2025 has been released ...
The 30 finalists for the 2020 Mental Health Awards have been announced.
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.
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.
Mental Health Minister Roger Cook today (15 September 2020) officially opened the first state-wide WA Recovery College. The WA Mental Health Commission is very proud to bring this innovative approach in mental health recovery to help meet the needs of Western Australians....
Yesterday, Acting Mental Health Commissioner, Jen McGrath, chaired the inaugural meeting of the the new Community Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drug Council (CMC), with leaders from the community services sector and representatives of consumers and families/carers attending. Last week the inaugural Mental Health Executive Committee (MHEC) meeting was also held.
New data shows most are not drinking at risky levels and less are using illicit drugs in Western Australia
Data from the latest National Drug Strategy Household Survey conducted in 2019 found more than four in five (82.8%) of Western Australians aged 14 years and over had followed the guidelines for avoiding lifetime harm (either not drinking or drinking less than two standard drinks per day).
New community mental health step up/step down service in Kalgoorlie on track to open early next year
People in the Goldfields will soon have another treatment option for their mental health, with the addition of the new 10-bed community mental health step up/step down service in Kalgoorlie on track to open early next year.
The Mental Health Commission will be working to support local communities to develop and implement a region-by-region approach to Aboriginal suicide prevention in Western Australia, after it was announced by Deputy Premier and Minister for Mental Health Roger Cook today. An additional $4.79 million has also been allocated to programs to provide additional suicide prevention support to all Western Australians as part of the WA Recovery Plan.