The Western Australian Mental Health Promotion, Mental Illness, Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Plan 2018-2025 released
The Western Australian Mental Health Promotion, Mental Illness, Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Plan 2018-2025 as been released by the Minister for Mental Health.
The 2018-19 WA State Budget has been handed down by the Treasurer, with a record $918.4 million allocated to improving Western Australians’ mental health and wellbeing and reducing alcohol and other drug related harms.
The Western Australian Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drug Services Plan 2015-2025 (the Plan) is the Mental Health Commission’s key planning tool for the mental health, alcohol and other drug sector.
The State Government has announced the 2017-18 State Budget with new funding decisions adding $61.7 million (new recurrent and capital funding) to the provision of mental health, alcohol and other drug services.
The Mental Health Commission offers training programs for professionals and volunteers across a range of alcohol and other drug-related topics.
The National Drug Strategy 2017- 2026 has been endorsed by the Ministerial Drug and Alcohol Forum. It outlines the national priorities for preventing and minimising the harms of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs to individuals, families and communities.
Recognising and establishing state-wide community-based specialised services including a Sexuality, Sex and Gender Diversity service, by the end of 2017 was a priority set out in the Western Australian Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drug Services Plan 2015-2025.
The Mental Health Commission is looking for two to four consumers, family members or carers, with a lived experience of a mental illness or alcohol and other drug use for the Workforce Strategy Advisory Group.
The Government has announced the Methamphetamine Action Plan Taskforce.
We caught up with the Drug and Alcohol Youth Service (DAYS), one of the services we support, to show you how the service works and what it offers.