FWLHD offering connection over Christmas
Far West LHD Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol, Violence, Abuse and Neglect Service (MHDA VANs) acknowledges the difficulties in people being able to access mobile phone data and telecommunications over the holiday season and the significant impact that a lack of connection with friends, family and support can have.
The Far West LHD has an opportunity to provide our Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol and Violence, Abuse and Neglect Service consumers and carers with some support in connecting to love ones over Christmas.
Jodie Miller, Program Director MHDA VANS, says this is a great opportunity to support people. 'We are privileged to support our consumers and carers throughout the year and hope to continue that support over the Christmas/New Year period. This time of year can be very isolating and we want to foster connection for our consumers and carers as much as we can,' said Ms Miller.
Consumers and carers of the following services can speak with Far West LHD MHDA VANs staff for more information:
- Community Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Service
- Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service
- MERIT Program
- Mental Health Inpatient Unit
- Violence, Abuse and Neglect Service
- Dareton Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Service
Chelsea Edwards, Manager of Consumer and Carer Engagement MHDA, said: 'We are also taking this opportunity to promote businesses and services who are open during the typical Christmas shutdown period who also have publicly available Wi-Fi with an aim of keeping people connected and supporting local'.
For more information, contact Chelsea Edwards +61 8 8080 1525.