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More support for LGBTI community ahead of marriage equality survey

Published on 28 Aug 2017

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

Suicide Prevention Grants 2017

Published on 25 Aug 2017

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

Published on 31 Jul 2017

In consultation with key stakeholders, the Mental Health Commission has developed a draft Western Australian Alcohol and Drug Interagency Strategy 2017-2021.

More than 3,800 people benefit from training

Published on 28 Jul 2017

The Mental Health Commission offers training programs for professionals and volunteers across a range of alcohol and other drug-related topics.

National Drug Strategy 2017-2026 released

Published on 25 Jul 2017

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.

Supporting gender diversity for young people

Published on 20 Jul 2017

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.

Day One of the 2017 WA Mental Health Conference

Published on 14 Jul 2017

Last night's WA Mental Health Awards wrapped up day one of the 2017 WA Mental Health Conference.

WA Mental Health Conference and Awards

Published on 12 Jul 2017

More than 1000 people are gathering for the WA Mental Health Conference and Awards this week in Perth.

Netball WA's Mental Health Awareness Round

Published on 11 Jul 2017

From Paraburdoo to Esperance and across to the Eastern Goldfields, nearly 10,000 WA netballers took part in Netball WA’s Mental Health Awareness Round recently.

Expressions of Interest - Workforce Strategy Advisory Group

Published on 3 Jul 2017

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.