Events

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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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  • 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.

  • 29 Aug 2019

    Training Course

    Positive Psychology Tools - 29/08/2019 - PERTH

    Designed for: consumers, carers, community service workers, health and wellbeing practitioners, individuals dealing with change.

    Positive Psychology Tools encourages participants to incorporate a range of practical tools into their daily lives to build and maintain resilience and a sense of wellbeing.

  • 10 Sep 2019

    Community Event

    World Suicide Prevention Day 2019 - Working Together to Prevent Suicide

    Take a minute to think about the pain and suffering felt by every single person impacted by suicide. This year's theme highlights the most essential ingredient for effective global suicide prevention: Collaboration. Suicide is a whole-of-community issue within which we all have a role to play, and together we can collectively address the challenges presented by suicidal behaviour in society today.

  • 12 Sep 2019

    Community Event

    R U OK? Day 2019

    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.

  • 12 Sep 2019

    Training Course

    Presentation Workshop - Invitation Only

    To help you deliver the best possible presentation at the conference, WAAMH is offering a free workshop to all presenters that received our successful email letter to be part of the program.

  • 17 Sep 2019

    Training Course

    De-escalation Skills - 17/09/19 - PERTH

    This course is designed to equip staff with the skills and knowledge to effectively respond to people displaying distressed, exaggerated or unexpected behaviour.

  • 26 Sep 2019

    Training Course

    Trauma Informed Care (An Introduction) - 26/09/2019 - MANDURAH

    People experiencing chronic mental health challenges are more likely to have histories of trauma including childhood abuse, accidents, homelessness, violence and substance misuse.  The six principles of trauma informed care underpin the support required for a person with a lived experience of trauma to achieve their recovery goals.
    Next course: 11 November 2019 - Perth

  • 30 Sep 2019

    Community Event

    Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Week 2019

    Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a serious mental illness characterised by a persistent pattern of varying moods, low self-image, and challenging behaviours.

  • 2 Oct 2019

    Training Course

    Creating Recovery Plans - 02/10/2019 - 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.

  • 3 Oct 2019

    Training Course

    Managing Mental Health in the Workplace - 03/10/2019 - PERTH

    Many Australians experience a mental health challenge every year.  Mentally healthy workplaces promote and support their staff and volunteer's wellbeing, becoming employers of choice. 

  • 6 Oct 2019

    Community Event

    WA Mental Health Week 2019 - Live, Learn, Work, Play

    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. This year's WA theme is 'Mental health starts where we live, learn, work and play'. #mentalhealthstartshere

  • 7 Oct 2019

    Community Event

    'Hello to Here' Mental Health Week 2019 Opening Art Gala

    The official opening event for WA Mental Health Week 2019, and launch of the Arts and Mental Health Network's 'Hello to Here' art exhibition. This event is hosted by the WA Arts and Mental Health Network and the Western Australian Association for Mental Health, with support from the Mental Health Commission. The opening gala for WA Mental Health Week 2019 is free to attend, with entertainment and light refreshments provided. Join us in the launch of another powerful Mental Health Week campaign to help raise awareness for mental health challenges, and spread the message that mental health starts where we live, learn, work and play.

  • 10 Oct 2019

    Community Event

    World Mental Health Day 2019 - Do you see what I see?

    Many people around the world don’t seek help for mental health challenges due to stigma. We can all do something to help shed a more positive light on mental health. World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October annually and aims to create awareness, reduce stigma, encourage help-seeking behaviour and shape community attitudes and understanding towards mental health.

  • 13 Oct 2019

    Community Event

    Carers Week 2019

    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.

  • 13 Oct 2019

    Community Event

    Anti-Poverty Week 2019

    Anti-Poverty Week is a public avenue to encourage all Australians to organise or take part in an activity aiming to highlight or overcome issues of poverty and hardship here in Australia or overseas.

  • 16 Oct 2019

    Training Course

    Safe Professional Boundaries - 16/10/2019 - PERTH

    Examine the nature of boundaries and how to work within appropriate boundary frameworks while maintaining care and compassion.
    Next course: 5 November 2019 in Mandurah

  • 21 Oct 2019

    Training Course

    Mental Health Law - Let's Act Up! - 21/10/2019 - PERTH (4 Hour Workshop)

    Understanding the laws and standards governing best practice in mental health service delivery is critical to providing a recovery-oriented, person-centred, strengths-based service to consumers, carers, and their families.

  • 10 Nov 2019

    Community Event

    Perinatal Depression and Anxiety Awareness Week 2019

    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.

  • 11 Nov 2019

    Training Course

    Trauma Informed Care (An Introduction) - 11/11/2019 - PERTH

    People experiencing chronic mental health challenges are more likely to have histories of trauma including childhood abuse, accidents, homelessness, violence and substance misuse.  The six principles of trauma informed care underpin the support required for a person with a lived experience of trauma to achieve their recovery goals.

  • 18 Nov 2019

    Community Event, Forum, Featured, Conference

    Western Australian Mental Health Awards 2019 - Celebration Gala

    Tickets to attend the WA Mental Health Awards 2019 are now open! Please register below and we look forward to seeing you for a glowing night of fun and celebration on Monday evening, 18 November at the Pan Pacific, on the eve of the WA Mental Health Conference 2019.

  • 19 Nov 2019

    Community Event, Training Course, Forum, Featured, Conference

    Western Australian Mental Health Conference 2019

    The WA Mental Health Conference 2019 will be hosted by the Western Australian Association for Mental Health, with the support of the WA Mental Health Commission, with the theme, 'Strengthening our community'.

  • 19 Nov 2019

    Conference

    Members-only Conference Sundowner

    Join us at this exclusive members-only sundowner, if you are a member of WAAMH and attending the WA Mental Health Conference in 2019. This special event will take place at the close of first day of the program, and is a fantastic opportunity to meet other conference delegates, members, VIPs, speakers and the WAAMH team.

    Your membership number will be required upon registration for this event.

  • 19 Nov 2019

    Conference

    Full Individual Members-only Conference Sundowner - Subsidised

    Join us at this exclusive members-only sundowner, if you are a member of WAAMH and attending the WA Mental Health Conference in 2019. This special event will take place at the close of first day of the program, and is a fantastic opportunity to meet other conference delegates, members, VIPs, speakers and the WAAMH team. Your membership number will be required upon registration for this event.

  • 21 Nov 2019

    Training Course

    Everyday Counselling Skills (2 Day Course) - 21/11/2019 & 22/11/2019 - PERTH

    Brief interventions and micro-counselling skills for everyday situations.  This two day course explores practical counselling skills for non-clinicians who find themselves in a counselling role, through their work or everyday life.

  • 22 Nov 2019

    Community Event

    White Ribbon Day

    Show the world where you stand on violence against women.

  • 3 Dec 2019

    Community Event

    International Day of People with a Disability

    This awareness day serves to increase community education around the gains that can be derived from the integration of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.