Mental Health Services
The Pilbara Mental Health and Drug Service provides assessment, counselling, referral and support to people who are experiencing problems as a result of alcohol or drug use or mental health. Ongoing treatment is voluntary and there is no legislative mandate for people unwilling to engage to be coerced to do so.
- Individual counselling and group work
- Education and information
- Advice and consultation to professional services
- Support to the local community to prevent and reduce drug related problems and assist individuals affected by mental health
- Individuals worried about their own alcohol and other drug use
- Families affected by alcohol or other drug issues
- Families affected by mental health issues
- Schools, professionals and other service providers
- Communities tackling local alcohol and other drug and/or mental health issues
Entry Requirements Inclusion Criteria:
- Concerns about their own or someone else’s substance use.
- People seeking referral to access residential rehabilitation services or opiate pharmacotherapy.
- People seeking information and education about the health and social effects of substance use. “Dual diagnosis” - clients with a diagnosed psychiatric disorder with co-existent substance abuse.
- People who are mandated or referred by the courts for assessment and/or intervention for substance use. (Mandated clients that are assessed by the service as ‘unwilling to engage’ will not be offered ongoing contact.)
- Unwillingness to engage in AOD treatment.
- Acute intoxication at time of presentation.
- Aggressive and threatening behaviour on PMHDS premises.
- Requests for support in the area of family and domestic violence, sexual assault, and relationships where not related to substance use.
- People whose primary reason for presentation is to seek a third party report (e.g. workers’ compensation claims or medico legal matters).