This R U OK? Day and World Suicide Prevention Day, the Mental Health Commission is encouraging everyone to look out for each other.
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.
Older people in Rockingham now have more access to local mental health inpatient beds with four beds opening at Rockingham General Hospital this week. These additional places take the older adult bed capacity at Rockingham General Hospital to 10 beds.
The Mental Health Commission has boosted funding for the WA AIDS Council by $30,000 to increase awareness and support to people that may be experiencing harm, discrimination or distress ahead of the Australian Marriage Law Postal survey
Local government and not-for-profit organisations are invited to apply for grants of up to $20,000 to undertake evidence- based suicide prevention training tailored to meet the need of local communities.
Opportunity to provide comment on the Western Australian Alcohol and Drug Interagency Strategy 2017-2021
In consultation with key stakeholders, the Mental Health Commission has developed a draft Western Australian Alcohol and Drug Interagency Strategy 2017-2021.
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.
Last night's WA Mental Health Awards wrapped up day one of the 2017 WA Mental Health Conference.