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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  • 17 Jan 2020

    Community Event

    Understanding Mental Health

    Gain confidence to understand mental health and support someone in need.

  • 25 Feb 2020

    Training Course

    De-escalation Skills - 25/02/2020 - PERTH

    This course is designed to support workers to recognise when a person is becoming distressed or when their behavior is escalating, and it provides a set of tools and strategies to respond in ways that are likely to result in positive outcomes.

    Next course: 4 May 2020

  • 26 Feb 2020

    Training Course

    Mental Health, Alcohol and other Drugs - 26/02/2020 - PERTH

    This course examines each challenge and its interrelationship with the other and will facilitate an understanding of how and why they frequently occur together, as well as strategies for working holistically and collaboratively to support people in their recovery.

  • 11 Mar 2020

    Training Course

    Positive Psychology Tools - 11/03/2020 - PERTH

    The Positive Psychology Tools course provides participants with a range of practical tools that they can use in their work as well as in their daily lives to build and maintain resilience and a sense of wellbeing.

  • 16 Mar 2020

    Training Course, Featured

    Introduction to Community Mental Health - 16/03/2020 - PERTH

    This course will introduce new workers to the community mental health sector and explore how the sector has evolved, how the consumer voice is emerging and how recovery, trauma-informed and person-centred practice have developed.

    FREE Workshop for Full Member organisations only

  • 16 Mar 2020

    Training Course, Featured

    Introduction to Mental Health Challenges - 16/03/2020 - PERTH

    This course will explore and provide information on the range and prevalence of mental health challenges in our communities.

    FREE Workshop for Full Member organisations only

  • 17 Mar 2020

    Training Course, Featured

    Person-centred Practice and Family Inclusive Practice - 17/03/2020 - PERTH

    This course assists workers to keep the person they are working with at the front and centre of their work. 
    FREE Workshop for Full Member organisations only

  • 17 Mar 2020

    Training Course, Featured

    Recovery and Recovery Planning - 17/03/2020 - PERTH

    This course introduces participants to the concept of Recovery, recovery-oriented principles and the importance of balancing duty of care with the dignity of risk.

    FREE Workshop for Full Member organisations only

  • 18 Mar 2020

    Training Course, Featured

    Self-care and Boundaries - 18/03/2020 - PERTH

    Participants of this course will understand what professional boundaries are, types of boundaries, and why they matter. 

    FREE Workshop for Full Member organisations only

  • 19 Mar 2020

    Training Course, Featured

    Trauma Informed Practice - 19/03/2020 - PERTH

    Participants in this course will develop a better understanding of what trauma is, its prevalence and the importance of embedding a trauma-informed approach in all practice.

    FREE Workshop for Full Member organisations only

  • 19 Mar 2020

    Training Course, Featured

    De-escalation Skills - 19/03/2020 - PERTH

    The course will facilitate; an increased knowledge of what common triggers are; an understanding of the “escalation curve”, the stages of escalated behaviour and how the “escalated brain” responds. 

    FREE Workshop for Full Member organisations only

  • 30 Mar 2020

    Conference

    National NDIS Mental Health Conference Adelaide 30-31 March 2020

    The NDIS rollout is largely complete and the dust is settling, now is the time to look forward as to what comes next. The past 18 months has seen the transition of people with primary psychosocial disability into the NDIS and significant changes in the interface with mental health supports and services.

    Each state has had its own timings, learnings and takeaways from the NDIS national rollout. Now is the time for us to come together to share our experience to date and look at what comes next.

    The Third National NDIS Mental Health Conference streams explore lived experience, innovation, human rights and the interface.
    You will hear from Professor Mike Slade, Dr Louise Byrne, Gerry Naughton Strategic Advisor for Mental Health for the NDIS, Christine Morgan from National Mental Health Commission and Stephen King from the Productivity Commission.

  • 6 Apr 2020

    Training Course

    Sexual and Gender Identity and Mental Health - 06/04/2020 - PERTH

    This course will equip staff with knowledge and skills on understanding the diverse needs of LGBTIQA+ individuals and communities. 

  • 15 Apr 2020

    Training Course

    Older People and Mental Health - 15/04/2020 - PERTH

    The course will provide participants with a range of strategies to support older people to maintain, or return to, good mental health. 

  • 21 Apr 2020

    Training Course

    Mental Health Challenge and Disability - 21/04/2020 - PERTH

    This course provides tools in helping to identify potential anxiety, depression and psychosis in persons with physical or intellectual disabilities.

  • 29 Apr 2020

    Training Course

    Safe Professional Boundaries - 29/04/2020 - PERTH

    This course delves into the complexities of establishing and maintaining safe boundaries that support and honour the recovery alliance between staff and their clients. 

  • 4 May 2020

    Training Course

    De-escalation Skills - 04/05/2020 - PERTH

    This course is designed to support workers to recognise when a person is becoming distressed or when their behavior is escalating, and it provides a set of tools and strategies to respond in ways that are likely to result in positive outcomes.

  • 13 May 2020

    Conference

    Positive Schools Mental Healh and Wellbeing Conference

    The Positive Schools Mental Health and Wellbeing Conference will present a range of speakers to help teachers, school staff and parents alike learn more about encouraging and fostering positive attitudes and behaviours within schools. 

  • 14 May 2020

    Training Course

    Everyday Counselling Skills - 14/05/2020 & 15/05/2020 - PERTH

    The two-day Everyday Counselling Skills course provides participants with the opportunity to practice using a range of tools that can be applied to a wide range of issues, in their practice as well as in their daily lives.

  • 27 May 2020

    Community Event

    National Reconciliation Week

    Every year NRW commemorates two important milestones in Australia's reconciliation journey: the 1967 referendum and the High Court Mabo decision. It is also an opportunity for everyone to learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and culture.

  • 4 Jun 2020

    Training Course

    Trauma Informed Care - 04/06/2020 - PERTH

    In this course participants will learn how to establish and build safe and person-centered relationships and practical strategies to support their clients with their recovery goals.

  • 9 Jun 2020

    Training Course

    Brief Early Intervention - 09/06/2020 - PERTH

    This course offers participants an informative and experiential workshop which will empower them to identify and intervene when mental health issues first arise.

  • 10 Jun 2020

    Community Event

    Mens Health Week 2020

    On the 10th-16th June the world celebrates Men’s Health Week. This is a time to bring awareness to health issues that affect men disproportionately and focuses on getting men to become aware of problems they may have or could develop, and gain the courage to do something about it.

  • 7 Jul 2020

    Community Event

    NAIDOC Week

    NAIDOC (National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee) Week is an Australia-wide celebration of the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It is an opportunity for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians to get involved in activities and to support their local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

  • 25 Aug 2020

    Community Event, Forum, Conference

    30th Annual The Mental Health Services Conference 2020

    Join your community mental health peak body, the Western Australian Association for Mental Health alongside  East Metropolitan Health Service and WA Country Health Service as we co-host the 30th TheMHS Conference in Perth in 2020, with TheMHS Network. The theme will be "Balancing the System".

  • 10 Sep 2020

    Community Event

    Suicide Prevention Day Australia

    Working together to prevent suicide.

  • 4 Oct 2020

    Community Event

    WA Mental Health Week 2020

    WA Mental Health Week is coordinated by the WA Association for Mental Health,with support from the Mental Health Commission. It's held annually around World Mental Health day on 10 October.

  • 10 Oct 2020

    Community Event

    World Mental Health Day

    World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October every year, with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health.

    The Day provides an opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work, and what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide.