Events

All WA Events

Below is a list of all upcoming events. Filter the list by selecting a category on the left.

  • 20 Jun 2019

    Training Course

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

    This course is designed to equip staff with the skills and knowledge to effectively respond to people displaying distressed, exaggerated or unexpected behaviour.
    Only two places left - Next course: 17 September 2019

  • 26 Jun 2019

    Training Course, Featured

    Co-design Station 3: Making Safe Spaces for Innovation - 26/06/2019 - PERTH

    ‘Co-design’ is gaining recognition as a best practice approach to designing mental health services in Australia.  It is a process that involves “designing and delivering services and systems in an equal and reciprocal relationship between professionals, people using the service, their families, and their community” (New Economics Foundation, 2011).

  • 27 Jun 2019

    Training Course, Featured

    Managing Recovery-Focused Teams with Rachel Perkins OBE

    Sold Out!

    Creating services that fully support consumer recovery requires us to reflect recovery-focused principles in all facets of a team's work.  Managers play a central role in fostering and developing robust recovery-focused practice. 

    Join internationally renowned mental health expert Rachel Perkins in this exclusive member only workshop exploring the different and challenging facets of managing recovery-focused teams.

  • 28 Jun 2019

    Training Course, Featured

    Creating and Supporting a Peer Workforce - A Workshop for Managers and Co-ordinators with Rachel Perkins OBE

    Join internationally renowned mental health expert Rachel Perkins in this workshop exploring the importance of peer support, different peer support models and the employment of peer support workers in mental health services.

  • 30 Jun 2019

    Community Event, Featured, Conference

    Flash Sale! WA Mental Health Conference 2019 - Limited EOFY offer

    The WA Mental Health Conference is having an end of financial year FLASH SALE on tickets!

    This is your exclusive chance to snap up one of the first 100 tickets to our two-day conference for a heavily discounted price of only $400.00. This sale starts Monday, 17 June and will close at end 30 June unless the 100 tickets are sold out prior.

    Once these tickets are sold, registrations will close and re-open again at full prices in August. So get in quick!

  • 4 Jul 2019

    Training Course

    Safe Professional Boundaries - 04/07/2019 - BUNBURY

    Examine the nature of boundaries and how to work within appropriate boundary frameworks while maintaining care and compassion.
    Next course: 16 October 2019 - Perth or 5 November 2019 - Mandurah

  • 7 Jul 2019

    Community Event

    NAIDOC Week 2019 - Voice. Treaty. Truth - Let's work together for a shared future

    The theme - 'Voice. Treaty. Truth. - Let's work together for a shared future' acknowledges that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have always wanted an enhanced role in decision-making in Australia’s democracy.

  • 14 Jul 2019

    Conference

    International Congress on Emotional Intelligence

    The 2019 ICEI focuses on emotional intelligence within the professions of medicine, education, law, arts, social sciences, health sciences and business and allows for a unique networking opportunity at the local, national and international level. Featuring WAAMH president Kerry Hawkins as a keynote speaker!

  • 24 Jul 2019

    Training Course

    Creating Recovery Plans - 24/07/2019 - 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.

  • 30 Jul 2019

    Training Course

    Trauma Informed Care (An Introduction) - 30/07/2019 - KARRATHA

    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.

  • 31 Jul 2019

    Training Course

    Positive Psychology Tools - 31/07/2019 - PERTH

    Designed to promote ‘human flourishing’, 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.

  • 31 Jul 2019

    Conference

    20th International Mental Health Conference 2019

    Australian and New Zealand Mental Health presents the 20th International Mental Health Conference 2019 with its three-day program bringing you inspiring keynote addresses, speaker presentations, workshops, poster presentations and ample networking opportunities.

  • 5 Aug 2019

    Community Event

    Sleep Awareness Week

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

  • 5 Aug 2019

    Community Event

    Homelessness Week 2019 – Home, Safe Home

    National Homelessness Week is held every year during the first week of August. This year it falls between 5-11 August 2019.

    The Western Australian theme for the week is ‘Home, Safe Home’. The aim of the week is to raise awareness of homelessness the issues that people face, and the action needed to end homelessness and is being coordinated by Shelter WA.

  • 15 Aug 2019

    Training Course

    Trauma Informed Care (An Introduction) - 15/08/2019 - 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

  • 19 Aug 2019

    Training Course

    Managing Mental Health in the Workplace - 19/08/2019 - 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. 

  • 20 Aug 2019

    Training Course

    Understanding Personality Disorders - 20/08/2019 - PERTH

    Personality disorders are a group of conditions which disrupt thinking, behaviour and emotion causing distress and making it difficult to function in everyday life. This course provides a guide to understanding the causes, treatment and effects of some of the most misunderstood mental health challenges.

  • 27 Aug 2019

    Training Course

    Understanding Self-Harm - 27/08/2019 - PERTH

    Self-harm or self-injury can be the most worrying and confusing behaviour and is often more challenging because it is usually done in secret.  Especially prevalent in young people, self-harm is often a coping mechanism for dealing with difficult past or present experiences.

  • 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 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.

  • 11 Sep 2019

    Training Course

    Mental Health Challenge & Disability - 11/09/2019 - PERTH

    Examine the types of mental health challenges people with disabilities can experience as well as a person’s rights and the potential barriers when accessing and engaging with mental health services.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 5 Nov 2019

    Training Course

    Safe Professional Boundaries - 05/11/2019 - MANDURAH

    This course examines the nature of boundaries and how to work within appropriate boundary frameworks while maintaining care and compassion.

  • 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

    Western Australian Mental Health Awards 2019

    The Western Australian Mental Health Awards will celebrate individuals and organisations that made an outstanding contribution to mental health in the calendar year of 2018. The awards aim to recognise and reward the achievements of those who demonstrate excellence, innovation, and initiative in supporting consumers of mental health services, their families, and carers; and showcase best practice in WA’s mental health sector to inspire others.

  • 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'.

  • 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.