All Events

WAAMH has been monitoring updated advice from the Federal and State Governments in relation to COVID-19. Please note we are suspending all our events and courses and will reschedule them at a later date.

We ask people to check regularly the updated advice and precautions at: https://www.wa.gov.au/government/coronavirus-covid-19


In the meantime, the courses listed below provide examples of some of the topics that WAAMH covers in our training.  These are examples only, so please disregard the nominal delivery dates – we will provide revised dates once we are able to re-schedule events.  Please note that we are very happy to respond via phone, email or virtual meeting to any of your organisation practice needs and can be contacted on info@waamh.org.au or 6246 3000.

Why not take a look at some of  the other Training services we can bring to you at a later date: click here

  • 10 Oct 2020

    Community Event Featured

    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. In 2020, it will be from 10-17 October, when hopefully we can all reconnect socially and physically again, rejoice, recover and reflect on one of the biggest years our health system and economy has ever faced in  most of our lifetimes. Stay safe everyone, look out for others and reach out for help if you are feeling overwhelmed. Stay in touch on the phone with loved ones and let's re-connect properly again by October.

  • 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.

  • 08 Jun 2020

    Training Course

    Reaching Out - 08/06/2020

    Fully booked - next course 11 June 2020

    This course is all about exploring the art of fostering resilience and connection through phone support.  The course is free, and runs for 1.5 hours and is designed for those staff working in frontline roles across the community mental health sector. 

  • 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.

  • 11 Jun 2020

    Training Course

    Reaching Out - 11/06/2020

    This course is all about exploring the art of fostering resilience and connection through phone support.  The course is free, and runs for 1.5 hours and is designed for those staff working in frontline roles across the community mental health sector. 

  • 29 Jun 2020

    Training Course

    Mental Health First Aid - online - 29 June + 6 July 2020

    A special introductory rate for the a fully interactive (online) MHFA course. In this accredited training program designed by Mental Health First Aid Australia, participants will learn strategies to support someone experiencing mental health challenges, or a crisis situation.

  • 07 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.

  • 01 Sep 2020

    Training Course

    Sexual and Gender Identity and Mental Health - PERTH

    This course will equip staff with knowledge and skills on understanding the diverse needs of LGBTIQA+ individuals and communities. Participants will also use a range of case studies to consider the links between inclusive and respectful service delivery and recovery-oriented practice.

  • 01 Sep 2020

    Training Course

    Older People and Mental Health - PERTH

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

  • 01 Sep 2020

    Training Course

    Self Care and Boundaries - 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. 

  • 01 Sep 2020

    Training Course

    De-escalation Skills - PERTH

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

  • 01 Sep 2020

    Training Course

    Mental Health Challenge and Disability - PERTH

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

  • 01 Sep 2020

    Training Course

    Everyday Counselling Skills- 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.

  • 01 Sep 2020

    Training Course

    Creating Recovery Plans - PERTH

    Participants will learn from this course how to establish and build safe and person-centered relationships that are strengths-focused. Participants will also learn practical strategies to support their clients with their recovery goals.

  • 01 Sep 2020

    Training Course

    Suicide Risk in People from Refugee and Asylum-seeking backgrounds - PERTH

    This course explores specific risk and protective factors for suicide in asylum seekers and refugees, with the aim of increasing participants’ insight into the challenges faced by this population and how these challenges interact with risk of suicide.

  • 01 Sep 2020

    Training Course

    Trauma Informed Practice - 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.

  • 01 Sep 2020

    Training Course

    Brief Early Intervention - PERTH

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

  • 01 Sep 2020

    Training Course

    Family Inclusive Mental Health Practice - PERTH

    In this course participants will have the opportunity to explore the complexities around balancing the needs of the consumer and confidentiality. The course will also look at strategies to enhance family inclusion and consider specific models that promote family inclusive practice.

  • 01 Sep 2020

    Training Course

    Understanding Suicide - PERTH

    This course is about supporting people to feel competent and confident in responding to suicide and suicide ideation.

  • 01 Sep 2020

    Training Course

    Cultural Responsiveness in Mental Health - PERTH

    This course is facilitated by CrossCultural Intellect, an established training and service development consultancy organisation. With a cumulative wealth of practical experience in working effectively alongside ethnoculturally diverse groups, CrossCultural Intellect specialises in developing strategies for successful transcultural engagement across a range of settings.

  • 10 Sep 2020

    Community Event

    Suicide Prevention Day Australia

    Working together to prevent suicide.

  • 10 Oct 2020

    Community Event Featured

    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. In 2020, it will be from 10-17 October, when hopefully we can all reconnect socially and physically again, rejoice, recover and reflect on one of the biggest years our health system and economy has ever faced in  most of our lifetimes. Stay safe everyone, look out for others and reach out for help if you are feeling overwhelmed. Stay in touch on the phone with loved ones and let's re-connect properly again by 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.

  • 20 Feb 2021

    Community Event Conference

    30th Annual The Mental Health Services Conference 2021

    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".