- The State Government is seeking to expand alcohol and other drug services in the Kimberley region
- Consultation will be undertaken to ensure that new services meet the specific needs of the Kimberley community
People from across the Kimberley region are invited to have their say on which services are needed in their community, in order to support individuals who wish to address problems related to alcohol and other drug use and co-occurring mental health issues.
People are invited to provide input via an online survey while the Mental Health Commission undertakes targeted consultation in the Kimberley to ensure new or expanded services meet the needs of the local community.
The State Government, through the Methamphetamine Action Plan, is committed to expanding alcohol and other drug treatment services in the Kimberley region to provide more options for individuals and families close to where they live. This consultation forms the first step in designing services in the Kimberley with the community.
The online survey closes at 5pm on Friday September 7, 2018. For more information or to complete the survey, visit http://www.mhc.wa.gov.au
Individuals looking for more information about where to find help for their own or another person's alcohol and other drug use can contact the Alcohol and Drug Support Service on 1800 198 024.
Comments attributed to Mental Health Minister Roger Cook:
"The current levels of alcohol and other drug harm in the Kimberley region are concerning.
"I would like to see a range of comprehensive and integrated services in the Kimberley that meets the specific needs of people who live in the region.
"For Aboriginal people, we know culture is important, along with support from family and friends, so providing the culturally appropriate treatment and support services close to where people live is a priority for the Government."
Minister's office - 6552 6500