Workforce Development

Workforce development and training opportunities for people working in the alcohol and other drug sector in Western Australia.

Upcoming Training and Workforce Development Opportunities

NDRI Webinar - Kava Use in Australia

With Dr Julia Butt, National Drug Research Institute
Tuesday 25 June 2019
10am (WST)
Access the kava use webinar here.
The Australian Indigenous HealthInfonet Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre is hosting this free webinar. Dr Butt will discuss kava in Australia, including:
  • an overview of kava and how it is traditionally used in the Pacific as well as in Australia
  • a brief discussion on the effects of kava on individual and community level health
  • an overview of the research regarding the use of kava in Aboriginal communities and its effects
  • a discussion of the policy challenges associated with managing kava

Dr Butt is a Senior Research Fellow at NDRI and a practicing clinical psychologist. Dr Butt has worked in First Nations drug and alcohol research and clinical practice for the past 15 years, focussing on community driven research. She undertook a review of kava use in Australia for the Federal Government in 2011 and recently completed a kava review for the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet.
The webinar will run for approximately 30-60 minutes, and is free to attend. No additional software is required to join the webinar, other than a stable internet connection. It is recommended that you use Google Chrome to view the webinar.
For further information please contact: Joanne Hoareau on (08) 6304 6276 or via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Recovery College WA - An Evening with Dr Rachel Perkins

Wednesday 26 June 2019
5pm - 7pm
HelpingMinds, 182 Lord Street, Perth WA 6000

Dr Rachel Perkins has written and spoken widely about social inclusion and participation for people with mental health conditions and has pioneered the UK development of programmes to help people with mental health difficulties to access employment and education based on the 'Individual Placement with Support' approach, including one designed to increase employment opportunities within mental health services for people who have themselves experienced mental health problems.

This event is a great professional development opportunity, not only for those with a lived experience, but for all Support Group members.

The Recovery College aims to bring together individuals from diverse backgrounds and communities in a safe and welcoming learning environment to share experiences, support personal recovery, promote social and emotional wellbeing and physical health. This will be an opportunity to hear from Dr Rachel Perkins and to meet the Recovery College Board of Directors.

To register, please visit An Evening with Dr Rachel Perkins at Eventbrite.

WHFS - Self-Work

Thursday 25 July 2019
Womens Health & Family Services
227 Newcastle St, Northbridge WA 6003

The Self-Work workshop is based on Briere's Self-Trauma model and gives experience using several useful tools to consider when working with survivors of childhood trauma. Self-Work is an essential part of healing and uses writing, art, dialoguing and creative activities.

For more information, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 6330 5400.
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