Sector Capacity Building
WANADA's Sector Capacity Building Project supports WA's alcohol and other drug agencies to improve services and to develop their capacity to work with people who have complex needs.
WANADA's support includes:
- Quality Improvement Support - Supporting agencies to achieve certification against the new Standard on Culturally Secure Practice (Alcohol and other Drug Sector)
- DDCAT Support - Supporting DoH-funded alcohol and other drug agencies in WA to use the Dual Diagnosis Capability in Addiction Tool (DDCAT) to assess their capacity to work with people who have comorbid substance use and mental health concerns.
- Secondment Pool - WANADA facilitates a secondment pool of experienced alcohol and other drug workers to fill short-term vacancies within the sector. Short-term vacancies may become available while staff take long service leave, for example.
- Pilot Graduate Placement Program - WANADA will employ two allied health graduates in the first half of 2015. Member organisations are invited to host a graduate for short-term projects that will benefit the health and wellbeing of consumers.
- Student Placements - Supporting university students from allied health fields to complete placements in the alcohol and other drug sector.
- Green Book Directory of Alcohol and other Drug and Mental Health Services in WA (www.greenbook.org.au) - WANADA, in partnership with the WA Association for Mental Health, has developed a directory of AOD and mental health services that builds on our print resource. The Green Book is available as a dedicated online directory and mobile app (jointly funded by the WA Drug and Alcohol Office and the WA Mental Health Commission).
Resources developed as part of the ISI Initiative include:
- Comorbidity Capacity Building Toolkit
- Healthy Eating for Wellbeing: A Nutrition Guide for Alcohol & Other Drug Agency Workers (funded by the Foundation for Alcohol Education and Research (FARE)
- Healthy Eating for Wellbeing: A Nutrition Guide for Alcohol & Other Drug Consumers (funded by the Foundation for Alcohol Education and Research (FARE)
- Circuit Training: A Guide for Alcohol & Other Drug Agencies & Consumers (funded by the Foundation for Alcohol Education and Research (FARE)
The complete set of Health and Wellbeing Guides in booklet form can be purchased from WANADA. For more information, please download the Health and Wellbeing Guides order form.
WANADA is a member of the Australian Alcohol and other Drug Peaks Capacity Building Network. More information about the network and its role can be found in the poster presentation 'Capacity building in the AOD sector: what, how and outcomes' which was awarded a Certificate of Achievement at the 2014 APSAD Conference.