Aboriginal organisation to lead new withdrawal service in the Kimberley

Published on 14 Feb 2024

The Mental Health Commission has engaged Wunan to deliver the first-of-its-kind Aboriginal community-controlled low medical withdrawal service in Western Australia.

The service will provide the local Kimberley community with a safe place to withdraw from alcohol and other drugs and stabilise before receiving further treatment.

It will also provide treatment options to support people experiencing co-occurring issues with alcohol and other drugs and mental health.

The establishment of this low medical withdrawal service in the Kimberley will address an existing gap in services, as identified in the Western Australian Mental Health, Alcohol and Other Drug Services Plan 2015-2025.

View the Minister’s media statement here.

For mental health, alcohol and other drug support and information call Here For You on 1800here4u (1800 437 348) from 7am to 10pm any day of the week.

13YARN is a national crisis support line offering a confidential one-on-one yarning opportunity with a Lifeline-trained Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander crisis supporter, who can provide crisis support 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

For other helplines, visit http://www.mhc.wa.gov.au/helplines


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