CONSULTATION on creating recovery colleges in WA is set to begin .
The State Government wants input to develop a model of a recovery college service, which was one of its election promises.
The facilities will enable self-directed mental health, alcohol and drug recovery and aim to reduce associated stigma.
Community groups, organisations and local governments are encouraged to apply for grants of up to $7500 to hold consultation workshops.
Mental Health Minister Roger Cook said the colleges would be co-designed and co-delivered by people with lived experiences mental health, alcohol and other drug issues.
“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,” he said.
“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.”
If you or someone you know needs help, call: 24/7 Alcohol and drug support line – 9442 5000; 24/7 Meth helpline – 1800 874 878; 24/7 Parent and family support line – 9442 5050