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Workforce Development at the Mental Health Commission will continue to run AOD@MHC training events as planned until otherwise notified. Social distancing and Covid-safe measures will be in place and encouraged during all training events.

KA036 Sniffing, huffing and chroming: Responding to volatile substance use

Presented by Community Support and Development Programs, Mental Health Commission

Date: 5 March 2021
Time: 10.00am – 4.30pm

Applications closed: 23 February 2021


Target audience for this event: Human service providers and frontline workers responding to VSU issues.

Please note: This event covers similar content to "What is volatile substance use?" so past participants need not apply.

Training Details: 
Volatile substance use (VSU) is a complex issue which can have a devastating effect on individuals, families and communities, particularly when used by young people.

This workshop will provide a comprehensive overview of:

  • The effects of VSU
  • Patterns and prevalence of use
  • The risks and harms associated with VSU.

It will include best-practice strategies to respond to VSU and an opportunity to explore harm reduction strategies that can be implemented at an individual, agency and community level.

Please note: When you register, please tick the box for marketing communications to be sent to you by email. If you do not tick the box, you will not receive any communication regarding your registration. Workforce Development will not send marketing material other than emails or SMS relevant to training and resources provided by Workforce Development.

 Registration information

  • Please complete all requested information in the application - incomplete applications may not be processed.
  • While this event is free-of-charge, places are limited and application for an event does not guarantee acceptance.
  • After the event closing date, applications are assessed in relation to the stated target audience criteria. Applicants will be notified if their application has been accepted or otherwise within 48 hours of the closing date for the event.
  • Registrations may be closed earlier than the advertised time without notice, if the number of suitable applicants for the training has been reached.

 Attendance Information

  • You must have your manager’s approval to attend. 
  • All events will be held in Perth and venue details will be provided at confirmation of your acceptance for an event.
  • Only registered participants will be accepted on the day of the training event.
  • We are unable to accept a delegate on your behalf without prior arrangement.
  • We are unable to provide certificates of attendance to participants who do not complete the event.

If you are unable to attend, please let us know as soon as possible as we may be able to offer your place to another applicant. For further enquiries please contact the Workforce Development Administration Officer on 6553 0560.




  • 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM


Mental Health Commission Level 1
1 Nash Street
Perth Western Australia
Australia 6000