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Expressions of Interest – Consumer Co-Chair for AoD Consumer Involvement Committee - CLOSED

Published on 16 Feb 2017

Expressions of interest for the position of Consumer Co-Chair for the Consumer Involvement Committee have now closed.

Become a parent volunteer and help support others

Published on 9 Feb 2017

The Parent and Family Drug Support Line is currently recruiting for new parent peer volunteers to join its existing team.

Expressions of Interest for Accommodation and Support Strategy Advisory Committee - CLOSED

Published on 1 Feb 2017

Expressions of interest for consumers and family members and/or carers for the Accommodation and Support Strategy Advisory Committee has now closed.

60 extra treatment beds for meth users

Published on 31 Jan 2017

An extra 60 beds are now available for people who want treatment for methamphetamine addiction.

Royalties for Regions funding for alcohol and drug services in the North West

Published on 31 Jan 2017

WA State Government announced additional $18.9 million from Royalties for Regions. Allocated to continue North West Drug and Alcohol Support Program.

New Mental Health Commission website

Published on 24 Jan 2017

The Mental Health Commission has launched a new website, creating an integrated, improved and up-to-date source of information for both the community and the mental health, alcohol and other drug sector.

Public comment sought for compulsory alcohol and drug treatment

Published on 19 Jan 2017

The Mental Health Commission is now seeking feedback on the Exposure Draft Bill and the proposed Compulsory Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) Treatment Program in Western Australia.

New community support for people with mental health issues

Published on 14 Dec 2016

The Mental Health Commission is opening new step-up step-down mental health facilities throughout Western Australia to help people manage their mental health close to home. The facilities provide short-term residential support for people following hospitalisation for mental illness, or at risk of deteriorating mental health. For some people this can be the best option to promote recovery.

New campaign to combat methamphetamine launched

Published on 30 Nov 2016

On Sunday, our new expanded media campaign was launched by Minister for Mental Health Andrea Mitchell MLA, as part of the WA Meth Strategy. The message is that the Meth Helpline is 'here to help' on 1800 874 878 and that 'meth can take control' of your life. The Minister also announced that six drug and alcohol nurses would be placed in hospitals to help busy emergency departments with their specialist expertise.

17 participants return for Strong Spirit Strong Mind training

Published on 15 Nov 2016

The Strong Spirit Strong Mind Aboriginal Programs recently delivered part of its Certificate IV qualification from 17-21 October 2016. The program had 17 participants return from around the State.