Capability Assessment Project
A WANADA / WAAMH Partnership Initiative
WANADA and the WA Association for Mental Health have formed a partnership to support regional, rural and remote services that work with people who have both alcohol and other drug and mental health issues.
WANADA Sector Quality Coordinator Caroline Henson is working with WAAMH's Projects Lead Colin Penter to lay the groundwork for services that want 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 have been engaged to participate. WANADA and WAAMH are supporting self-assessment with the available tools, reviewing and adapting the tools for use in Western Australia.
At project completion in June 2020, the two sectors are expected to have 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.
The Capability Assessment Project is funded by the Western Australian Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA).