In need of instant support?
Lifeline – Crisis support, 24hrs 7 days per week, 13 11 14.
Here For You – Alcohol, drug and mental health support line, 7am – 10pm 7 days per week, 1800 437 348.
Alcohol and Drug Support Line – 24hrs 7 days per week, (08) 9442 5000 (metro), 1800 198 024 (country).
Parent and Family Drug Support Line – 24hrs 7 days per week, (08) 9442 5050 (metro), 1800 653 203 (country).
Find a Service
Mental Health Commission (MHC) – My Services
The Mental Health Commission has developed the My Services online directory to help make it easier for consumers, carers and families to navigate the system and find mental health and alcohol and other drug support services.
It is also a useful tool for the sector and other professionals, enabling service planners and providers to work together using the same information.
My Services has the best available information, with more than 560 mental health, alcohol and other drug services included.
For those of you looking for alcohol and other drug services or community-mental health services in WA, the Green Book is a great place to start.
Other resources and Services
Care Opinion is a safe, confidential and independent site where anyone can share their stories and personal experiences within the health care system. Care Opinion is for the consumers, families and carers of those who have accessed aged care, health care, and community services in Australia.
Any stories shared are moderated to ensure safe and constructive feedback for the consumer and the service or provider.
Path 2 Help
Path2Help is a free and confidential tool from the Alcohol and Drug Foundation (ADF) designed to help support yourself or your loved ones with alcohol and/or drug use.
Path2Help asks up to 11 questions and provides local support services based on your answers – you don’t need to know what you’re looking for, the online tool’s intuitive search function does it all for you.
Peer Based Harm Reduction
Peer Based Harm Reduction WA (formerly known as WASUA) provides non-judgmental, friendly peer based support, information and education, advocacy and harm reduction services and services aimed at reducing the transmission of Blood Borne Viruses and Sexually Transmitted Infections associated with drug use amongst the community in WA.
Consumers of Mental Health WA (CoMHWA)
CoMHWA is the independent, state-wide, peak body for people with lived/living experience of mental health issues (consumers). CoMHWA recognised that a consumer-led organisation is essential to achieving a strong, assertive, independent voice for social changes that reflect the needs and priorities of those with mental health issues. Head over to their website to get a full summary of services they offer.
Health Consumers Council WA
Health Consumers’ Council (WA) Inc, (HCC) is an independent, not for profit organisation passionate about ensuring the consumer is at the heart of our state’s health care system. They provide an Individual Advocacy Service during office hours Monday to Friday to help you navigate our health system. They also provide systemic advocacy for the WA Community by participating on a large range of committees and working groups to ensure the consumer voice is heard at the highest level.
The Western Australian Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies (WANADA) is an independent, membership-driven not-for-profit organisation that takes a ‘whole of community’ approach to alcohol and other drug issues. WANADA informs and connects people with an interest in the alcohol and other drug sector through research, reports and tools, training, conferences, service listings and more.
WA Recovery College Alliance
The WA Recovery College Alliance (WARCA) is one of over eighty colleges across the world that provide an educational pathway to wellbeing for students experiencing mental health challenges and/or alcohol and other drug use. By using an educational approach to recovery, WARCA courses enable individuals to recognise and develop their own skills to find the most meaning, connection and enjoyment in day-to-day life.
All courses are free, recovery-based, and designed by community for community. They cover a variety of topics ranging from “Thriving with Adult ADHD” to “Navigating life with a Criminal Record” and “Sound Healing”, but all have the common goal of providing students with the knowledge and tools to find the most meaning, confidence and enjoyment in day-to-day life. Everyone aged 18 and over is welcome.
AODCCC is proud to be part of the Recovery College Alliance.