Hon Roger Cook BA GradDipBus MBA MLA

Hon Roger Cook BA GradDipBus MBA MLA

Deputy Premier; Minister for Health; Mental Health

    Help shape a Recovery College for Western Australia

    17/05/2018 10:15 AM
    • Community groups, organisations and local governments are encouraged to hold consultation workshops to help develop a model for a Recovery College in WA
    • Grants of up to $7,500 are available to help undertake the consultations
    • Interested community members and stakeholders are invited to get involved by attending a consultation workshop 

    Recovery Colleges complement existing mental health, and alcohol and other drug support services by enabling self-directed recovery, and mental health, and alcohol and other drug learning opportunities in a safe and welcoming place.


    Through the use of educational approaches, Recovery Colleges aim to support individual recovery and reduce the stigma relating to mental health, and alcohol and other drug problems.


    Organisations are invited to apply for grants of up to $7,500 to facilitate their own stakeholder or community consultation workshops to help inform the Western Australian Recovery College Expert Panel in developing a Model of Service for a Recovery College in Western Australia.


    Recovery Colleges are co-produced. This means content is co-designed and co-delivered by people with lived experience of mental health, alcohol and other drug issues as a consumer, family member or carer, and professionals. Co-production promotes shared understanding, breaking down barriers and reducing stigma.


    The workshops will provide an opportunity for a co-design process by enabling consumers, their families and carers, health workers and community members to provide input to the development of the Western Australian Recovery College Model of Service.


    An online survey, a phone line for feedback and written submissions will also be running concurrently with the delivery of the workshops.


    Applications close at 4pm on May 25, 2018.


    Visit http://www.mhc.wa.gov.au/recoverycolleges for more information or to express interest.


    Comments attributed to Mental Health Minister Roger Cook:


    "The State Government is committed to driving change and fresh thinking in community mental health, which is why we want to ensure all interested parties are invited to be part of this important process.


    "We know that input from stakeholders and the community - those on the ground - is one of the most important ways we can ensure we deliver a service that meets its requirements.


    "The development of our Recovery College Model of Service adopts a co-design process with input from consumers, family members, stakeholders and interested individuals from all walks of life."


    Minister's office - 6552 6500