Strategic advisory groups

Alcohol and Other Drugs Advisory Board

The Alcohol and Other Drugs Advisory Board was established in July 2015 to provide strategic advice to the Mental Health Commissioner about the management, care and support services provided to people experiencing alcohol or other drug use problems.

This has included providing advice on alcohol as a greater risk of harm, the introduction of Secondary Supply legislation, the Methamphetamine Campaign, the implementation of the Misuse of Drugs and Psychoactive Substances legislation, working with the National “Ice” Strategy Taskforce, expansion of Detox and Rehabilitation Services, a youth project at Banksia Hill and responding to the issue of medicinal cannabis.

To contact the Board phone the Mental Health Commission on 08 6553 0600.

Mental Health Advisory Council 

The Mental Health Advisory Council (MHAC) provides strategic advice and guidance to the Mental Health Commissioner regarding major issues affecting people with mental health problems, their families and service providers.

To be able to provide balanced and confidential advice to the Commissioner, MHAC members obtain feedback from across the mental health sector, the community and the state. 

To contact the Council phone the Mental Health Commission on 08 6553 0600 or email mhac@mhc.wa.gov.au.

Ministerial Council for Suicide Prevention

The Ministerial Council for Suicide Prevention provides strategic advice on suicide prevention initiatives to the Minister for Mental Health and the Mental Health Commissioner. To contact the secretariat email: karen.steinberg@mhc.wa.gov.au