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New Meth Helpline provides free 24/7 support

Date posted: 14 September 2016

The Western Australian (WA) Government has launched its Meth Helpline to expand the fight against methamphetamine use in Western Australia (WA). WA Mental Health Minister, the Hon Andrea Mitchell MLA, said the important service was another initiative of the $14.9 Million WA Meth Strategy announced in the 2016 State Budget.

'I urge people with meth-related issues to call the Meth Helpline and talk with the professional counsellors about the treatment and support services available to them,' said Minister Mitchell.

Helpline counsellors are professional and non-judgemental and will work with people who are concerned about their own meth use or that of someone else. Parents, families and friends are encouraged to get support through the helpline.

Helpline counsellors can also link parents and other family members to a network of trained parent volunteers who have experienced their own child's alcohol or drug use. The Meth Helpline also provides support via email and the live chat online messaging service.

'The Mental Health Commission has allocated $300,000 over two years for this dedicated helpline to provide telephone counselling, information and referral services for anyone concerned about their own, or another person's, meth use,' said Minister Mitchell.

Source: Government of Western Australia Media Statements

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Last updated: 14 September 2016
 
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