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New Alcohol and Pregnancy Campaign

Published on 12 Jan 2021

The Mental Health Commission has launched a new Alcohol and Pregnancy campaign as part of a broader Preventing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Project.

New mental health service for the Midwest

Published on 11 Jan 2021

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.

Evaluations now available

Published on 6 Jan 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.

Launched: Revised AOD Diversion Program

Published on 5 Jan 2021

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).

New campaign to support parents launched, featuring 12 well-known Australians

Published on 17 Dec 2020

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.

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.

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