The Western Australian Mental Health Promotion, Mental Illness, Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Plan 2018-2025
Optimising mental health and wellbeing, and preventing mental health issues, alcohol and other drug-related issues are important for all Western Australians. Experiencing optimal mental health and wellbeing, and minimal alcohol and other drug-related harms, can enable individuals to fully participate in community and family life, contribute socially and economically, and live long, happy and meaningful lives.
The Western Australian Mental Health Promotion, Mental Illness, Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Plan 2018‑2025 (Prevention Plan) provides a guide for all stakeholders, including the Mental Health Commission (MHC), for the development and implementation of evidence‑based and evidence-informed strategies to promote mental health and prevent mental illness, alcohol and other drug-related issues amongst the Western Australian community.
The Prevention Plan development was led by the MHC in partnership with a range of key stakeholders, including academic experts, senior representatives from a range of government departments, key non-government agencies, the general public, and consumers, families, carers and supporters of those with lived experience of mental health and/or alcohol and other drug-related issues.
The MHC would like to thank all those involved in the development of this statewide document including the members of the Expert Advisory Group, Internal Working Group, and of course all of the valued stakeholders who provided feedback during the consultation phases.