Events

All Events

Below is a list of upcoming events and learning opportunities presented by either WAAMH or selected from the wider Australian mental health sector.
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  • 28 Feb 2019

    Forum, Conference

    Summer Forum: Community Mental Health Systems: Human Rights and Services

    Help shape the next 50 years in Community Mental Health Systems.  Keynote speakers include: Maree Teesson, Patrick McGorry, Barbara Disley, Peter Hawkins and Graham Thornicroft.

  • 15 Mar 2019

    Community Event

    National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence

    Schools across Australia are being called to get involved and take action on the ninth National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence (NDA) on Friday 15 March 2019.

  • 18 Mar 2019

    Training Course

    Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Tools - 18/03/2019 - PERTH

    This course introduces the concepts behind DBT and provides a suite of practical tools and activities for personal or client use.

    Next course: 6 May 2019 or 17 June 2019

  • 20 Mar 2019

    Community Event

    International day of Happiness

    Take part in the International Day of Happiness 2019. This year's theme is Share Happiness - focusing on the importance of relationships, kindness and helping each other.

  • 21 Mar 2019

    Community Event

    National Close the Gap Day

    Close the Gap is Australia's largest-ever public campaign to end Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health inequality by 2030. Whether big or small, you can register your Close the Gap Day activity with Oxfam Australia.

  • 21 Mar 2019

    Community Event

    Harmony Day

    Celebrating cultural diversity in Australia.

  • 25 Mar 2019

    Training Course

    De-escalation Techniques- 25/03/2019 - PERTH

    This course is designed to assist staff to respond appropriately to threatening, violent, aggressive and other unexpected or inappropriate behaviour.

    Next course: 20 June 2019

  • 26 Mar 2019

    Training Course

    Influential Public Speaking for Change Makers - Tuesday Series - 26/03/2019 - 21/05/2019 - PERTH

    This program is ideal for anyone wanting to improve their presentation skills to help engage others, raise awareness and amplify a message. Advocates, campaigners and anyone seeking to persuade others will benefit from this game changing communication skills course.

  • 30 Mar 2019

    Community Event

    World Bipolar Day

    The vision of World Bipolar Day is to bring world awareness to bipolar disorders and eliminate social stigma. Through international collaboration, the goal of World Bipolar Day is to educate the world population about bipolar disorders that will educate and help improve sensitivity toward the illness.

  • 31 Mar 2019

    Community Event

    Neighour Day

    Neighbour Day is celebrated on the last Sunday in March every year with the aim of fostering strong personal connections that last the whole year round. Every day can be neighbour day.

    The annual theme for Neighbour Day 2019 is Loneliness: What neighbours can do to create connections.  

  • 1 Apr 2019

    Training Course

    Positive Psychology Tools - 01/04/2019 - PERTH

    Positive Psychology is the scientific study of human flourishing, and offers a suite of practical tools to help everyone live an optimal life. Pragmatic, enjoyable and gentle, this course encourages participants to build and maintain wellbeing and provides a diverse suite of take-home tools and resources.

  • 2 Apr 2019

    Training Course

    Co-design Station 1 - 02/04/2019 - PERTH

    Co-design is now rightly recognised as best practice, where people who use services have a say on how these services are run. Find out how to adopt co-designed practices organically and creatively in your group or organisation, with this new course exclusively offered by WAAMH in partnership with just.design. Co-design Station 1 asks participants 'What are you doing?' and 'Why are you doing it?' to help get you started.

  • 8 Apr 2019

    Training Course

    Drugs, Alcohol & Mental Health - 08/04/2019 - PERTH

    This course is designed to explore the relationship between substance use and mental health issues. This one-day workshop examines the complex relationship between substance use, addiction and mental health problems.

  • 9 Apr 2019

    Training Course

    Mental Health Challenges & Disability - 09/04/2019 - PERTH

    (previously referred to as Dual Disability)

    What is the relationship between disabilities and mental health issues? How do 'psycho-social' and other types of disabilities interact, and what skills do workers need to identify and support clients with a dual diagnosis? Find out in this one-day course hosted by WAAMH.

  • 10 Apr 2019

    Training Course

    De-escalation Techniques - 10/04/2019 - BUNBURY

    Learn to respond appropriately to threatening, violent, aggressive and other unexpected or inappropriate behaviour.

  • 16 Apr 2019

    Training Course

    Mental Health Law: Let's Act Up! - 16/04/2019 (4 Hour Workshop) - PERTH

    Let's Act Up! is an inclusive and collaborative educational experience that explores our current mental health legislation and standards through creative activities and participative games.

  • 22 Apr 2019

    Community Event

    Patient Expereince Week WA

    Patient Experience Week is an annual event to celebrate healthcare staff impacting patient experience everyday. Inspired by members of the Institute community, PX Week provides a focused time for organizations to celebrate accomplishments, reenergize efforts and honor the people who impact patient experience everyday. From nurses and physicians, to support staff and executive professionals, to patients, families and communities served, the Institute hopes to bring together healthcare organizations across the globe to observe PX Week.

  • 30 Apr 2019

    Training Course

    Creating Recovery Plans - 30/04/2019 - PERTH

    This workshop is designed to help mental health staff refine and develop their skills in recovery planning and create more effective and personalised documents to serve as a “roadmap” for the individual’s recovery journey.

  • 6 May 2019

    Training Course

    Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Tools - 06/05/2019 - PERTH

    This course introduces the concepts behind DBT and provides a suite of practical tools and activities for personal or client use.

    Next course: 17 June 2019

  • 7 May 2019

    Training Course

    Trauma Informed Care - 07/05/2019- PERTH

    The majority of people treated by mental health and substance abuse services have traumatic histories. This introductory level workshop presented by WAAMH will focus on how to become 'trauma-informed' when working with people who have experienced trauma and or abuse in their life. 

  • 8 May 2019

    Training Course

    Mental Health First Aid for the Suicidal Person 08/05/2019 - BUNBURY

    The 4-hour Mental Health First Aid for the Suicidal Person Course is an education course which teaches participants how to give first aid to someone who is feeling suicidal to reduce the risk of a person acting on thoughts of suicide. These actions can help to keep the person safe until a trained professional can assist them with any underling mental health problems or other difficulties.

  • 10 May 2019

    Training Course

    Sexual and Gender Diversity & Mental Health - 10/05/2019 - PERTH

    Towards Safe and Inclusive Services

    A person’s sexual orientation and gender identity can have a profound impact on their experience of mental illness as a consumer or carer, appropriate treatment options and their service needs. This workshop is designed to assist support workers to understand those diverse needs and improve the service delivery for LGBTIQA* communities.

  • 14 May 2019

    Training Course

    Safe Professional Boundaries - 14/05/2019 - PERTH

    This practical course looks at professional boundary frameworks and supports workers to identify appropriate boundaries when working with clients, colleagues and the wider community, while remaining caring and compassionate.

  • 20 May 2019

    Training Course

    De-escalation Techniques -20/05/2019 - KARRATHA

    Learn to respond appropriately to threatening, violent, aggressive and other unexpected or inappropriate behaviour.

  • 22 May 2019

    Training Course

    Advocating for Others - 22/05/2019 - Perth

    The course focuses on building participants’ skills to support other people’s advocacy journey. With a focus on “doing with, not doing for” it will help supporters to identify when it is appropriate to advocate on someone’s behalf and how to minimize this, in favour of empowering consumers’ self-advocacy.

  • 26 May 2019

    Community Event

    Sorry Day

    On our pathway towards reconciliation, Sorry Day on 26 May is an important moment to
    remember the past policies of forced child removal. Here, we reflect on the sad and painful history of the Stolen Generations and recognise moments of resilience, healing and the power of saying Sorry.
  • 27 May 2019

    Community Event

    National Reconciliation Week

    National Reconciliation Week (NRW) (or "conciliation" as our Elders in Residence refer to it) is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.

    The dates for NRW remain the same each year; 27 May to 3 June. These dates commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey— the successful 1967 referendum, and the High Court Mabo decision respectively.

    Reconciliation must live in the hearts, minds and actions of all Australians as we move forward, creating a nation strengthened by respectful relationships between the wider Australian community, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

  • 28 May 2019

    Training Course

    Youth De-escalation Techniques - 28/05/2019 - PERTH

    Youth De-escalation is a practical course focusing on how to respond effectively to threatening, violent, aggressive, or unexpected behaviour in young people.

  • 29 May 2019

    Training Course

    Co-design Station 2 - 29/05/2019 - PERTH

    Co-design is now rightly recognised as best practice, where people who use services have a say on how these services are run. Find out how to adopt co-designed practices organically and creatively in your group or organisation, with this new course exclusively offered by WAAMH in partnership with just.design. Co-design Station 2 focuses on Design tools for creating positive change.

  • 6 Jun 2019

    Training Course

    Everyday Counselling Skills (2 Day Workshop) - 06/06/2019 & 07/06/2019 - PERTH

    Brief interventions and micro-counselling skills for real world situations.

    This two day course presented by WAAMH, explores practical counselling skills for non-clinicians who find themselves in a counselling role, through their work or everyday life.

  • 6 Jun 2019

    Training Course

    Learning Aboriginal ways of working

    Wisdom in your Life presents this two-day workshop to learn about the theory and applications of 'the map' and 'your compass' to understand traditional Aboriginal laws, and integrating the old with the new for a way forward. It is suitable for community development, clinical practice self-care and work.

  • 10 Jun 2019

    Community Event

    Mens Health Week

    In Australia, Men's Health Week provides a platform for challenging and debating key issues in men's health and to raise the profile of men, their health outcomes and health needs around the country each June.

    Our approach celebrates the strengths of men, the contributions they make and the important role they play in society. It is as much as week of celebration and engagement of men with a serving of health on the side!

  • 17 Jun 2019

    Training Course

    Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Tools - 17/06/2019 - PERTH

    This course introduces the concepts behind DBT and provides a suite of practical tools and activities for personal or client use.

  • 20 Jun 2019

    Training Course

    De-escalation Techniques- 20/06/2019 - PERTH

    This course is designed to assist staff to respond appropriately to threatening, violent, aggressive and other unexpected or inappropriate behaviour.

  • 24 Jun 2019

    Training Course

    Mental Health First Aid 24 + 25 June 2019 - KARRATHA

    The two-day interactive course is designed to equip you with the skills and resources to recognise  and respond appropriately to someone experiencing a mental health crisis, until professional help arrives.

  • 27 Jun 2019

    Training Course

    Co-design Station 3 - 27/06/2019 - PERTH

    Co-design is now rightly recognised as best practice, where people who use services have a say on how these services are run. Find out how to adopt co-designed practices organically and creatively in your group or organisation, with this new course exclusively offered by WAAMH in partnership with just.design. Co-design Station 3 focuses on Making safe spaces for innovation.

  • 7 Jul 2019

    Community Event

    NAIDOC Week

    Voice. Treaty. Truth.

    Let's work together for a shared future.

    This theme acknowledges that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have always wanted an enhanced role in decision-making in Australia’s democracy.

  • 5 Aug 2019

    Community Event

    Sleep Awareness Week

    Theme: 'Sleep on it - memory and problem solving'. #SAW2019 #SleepAwarenessWeek

  • 27 Aug 2019

    Conference

    National Housing Conference 2019

    The biennial National Housing Conference (NHC) is the largest gathering for the social and affordable housing sectors in Australasia.

  • 10 Sep 2019

    Community Event

    World Suicide Prevention Day

    The World Health Organization estimates that over 800,000 people die by suicide each year – that’s one person every 40 seconds. In Australia more than 2800 people die each year with latest figures (2016) telling us that 2,866 Australians took their own life. Recent research tells us that hundreds of Australians are impacted by each suicide death. Research also tells us that some 65,000 people attempt suicide each year and hundreds of thousands of people think of suicide. Take a minute to think about the pain and suffering suicide being felt by every single person impacted by suicide.

  • 12 Sep 2019

    Community Event

    R U OK? Day

    R U OK?Day is our national day of action dedicated to reminding everyone that any day is the day to ask, “Are you ok?” and support those struggling with life . Taking part can be as simple as learning R U OK?’s four steps so you can have a conversation that could change a life.
    The day is about inspiring people to start these conversations every day of the year.  Help get your school, workplace and community asking, "Are you ok?" with the resources below and our Every Day Resources.

  • 30 Sep 2019

    Community Event

    Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Week

    Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a serious mental illness characterised by a persistent pattern of varying moods, low self-image, and challenging behaviours. These symptoms often result in impulsive actions and problems in relationships. People with borderline personality disorder may experience intense episodes of anger, depression, and anxiety that can last from a few hours to days.

  • 6 Oct 2019

    Community Event

    Mental Health Week 2019

    Mental Health Week is a national week celebrated each year in October around World Mental Health Day on October 10. Each state adopts its own theme and activities. Theme for 2019 to be announced soon!

  • 10 Oct 2019

    Community Event

    World Mental Health Day

    1 in 5 Australians are affected by mental illness, yet many don’t seek help because of stigma.

    We can all do something to help shed a more positive light on mental health.

  • 13 Oct 2019

    Community Event

    Carers Week

    Carers Australia and Carers Associations invite all Australians to be part of Carers Week. Carers Week is Australia’s annual celebration of carers and is held annually in the third week of October. Carers Week aims to raise awareness of carers, the caring role and relationships, and carer supports and services.

  • 10 Nov 2019

    Community Event

    Perinatal Depression and Anxiety Awareness Week

    Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Awareness (PANDA) Week was established by PANDA in 2005 to increase awareness and reduce stigma. Since then PANDA has been using the Week to speak out about supporting the mental and emotional wellbeing of expecting and new parents, including the signs to look for and where to go to seek support.

  • 22 Nov 2019

    Community Event

    White Ribbon Day

    Show the world where you stand on violence against women.