Capability Assessment Project
A WANADA / WAAMH Partnership Initiative
WANADA and the WA Association for Mental Health formed a partnership in 2019 to support regional, rural and remote services that work with people who have both alcohol and other drug and mental health issues.
The two peak bodies worked together to lay the groundwork for services that wanted to better assess their capacity to address co-occurring alcohol and other drug and mental health issues.
An alcohol and other drug service and a mental health service in each of Western Australia’s seven health regions were approached to participate. WANADA and WAAMH supported self-assessment using the assessment tools currently available, reviewing and adapting the tools for use in Western Australia.
With the project completed in June 2020, the alcohol and other drug sector now has a robust, culturally informed, co-occurring capability self-assessment process, new resources to support this process, and a way to identify collective sector development opportunities.
WANADA continues to support services to assess their capability in responding to co-occurring alcohol and other drug and mental health issues.
The Capability Assessment Project was funded by the Western Australian Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA).