Events

Below is a list of all of WAAMH's upcoming events. Filter the list by selecting a category from the options on the left.

  • 30 Jan 2017

    Workshop, WAAMH Event

    Consumer and Carer Advocacy - 30 & 31 January 2017

    FULLY BOOKED 

    Consumer and Carer advocacy is an essential skillset which can be applied both to supporting people and working with them to stand up for the rights of people with a lived experience, ensuring that people’s opinions and wishes are heard in matters that affect their lives.

  • 8 Feb 2017

    Workshop, Training Course, Featured, WAAMH Event

    Certificate IV in Mental Health - Semester 1: 2017

    REGISTRATIONS HAVE OPENED FOR 2017 & ARE FILLING FAST!

    Enrol now in this six month course and gain a nationally recognised formal qualification. This part-time, 15 unit, one semester course is designed for existing or potential mental health workers, as well as those wanting formal and in-depth mental health training. 

  • 8 Feb 2017

    Forum, WAAMH Event

    State Election Forum - Make Mental Health Count

    In the lead-up to the state election on 11 March 2017, WAAMH has organised an election forum to provide a public opportunity for each major party’s spokesperson to outline their mental health policy and election commitments.

  • 16 Feb 2017

    Workshop, WAAMH Event

    Consumer and Carer Advocacy - 16 & 17 February 2017

    FULLY BOOKED 

    Consumer and Carer advocacy is an essential skillset which can be applied both to supporting people and working with them to stand up for the rights of people with a lived experience, ensuring that people’s opinions and wishes are heard in matters that affect their lives.

  • 24 Feb 2017

    Community Event, Workshop, Training Course, WAAMH Event

    Advocacy Mentoring: become a PAID mentor!

    This FREE one-day workshop introduces a range of specific skills and provides opportunities for live practice in mentoring.

    Learn to help others become advocates by sharing your knowledge, expertise and experience, with paid mentoring roles available, following the course.

  • 7 Mar 2017

    Community Event, Workshop, Training Course, WAAMH Event

    Recording Consumer Information - 7 March 2017

    This workshop assists Mental Health Workers to develop and maintain quality consumer records and ensure information kept is useful and appropriate.

  • 16 Mar 2017

    Workshop, Training Course, Featured, WAAMH Event

    Influential Public Speaking for Change-Makers 16/03/2017-11/05/2017

    Game changing communication skills for advocates, campaigners and anyone seeking to persuade. This unique course develops public speaking and persuasive communication skills for advocates and others, who are trying to make a point.

    An 8-part series delivered over Thursday evenings / 4.30pm-9.00pm  / 
    16 March to 11 May 2017 

  • 22 Mar 2017

    Community Event, Workshop, Training Course, WAAMH Event

    Legal Issues for Mental Health Work - 22 March 2017

    This accessible, jargon-busting workshop is designed for those working in the mental health or wider community and health sectors. It provides a plain-English summary of the key legal matters which impact on workers and simple guides and resources for practicing effectively within the law.

  • 27 Mar 2017

    Community Event, Workshop, Training Course, WAAMH Event

    De-escalation Techniques - 27 March 2017

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

  • 29 Mar 2017

    Community Event, Workshop, Training Course, WAAMH Event

    Understanding Personality Disorders - 29 March 2017

    This practical and accessible workshop is designed to help mental health workers, and others who may have contact with people experiencing these illnesses. In addition to developing your knowledge of symptoms and treatments, it will equip participants to provide practical support and improved services.

  • 10 Apr 2017

    Community Event, Workshop, Training Course, WAAMH Event

    Mental Health Communication - 10 April 2017

    Whether you are a specialist service provider in the Mental Health Sector or someone dealing with the general public, a strong suite of communication skills for engaging with people experiencing mental health difficulties is essential.

  • 12 Apr 2017

    Workshop, Training Course, WAAMH Event

    Positive Psychology Tools - 12 April 2017

    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.

  • 19 Apr 2017

    Community Event, Workshop, Training Course, WAAMH Event

    Mental Health First Aid - 19 & 20 April 2017

    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 Apr 2017

    Workshop, Training Course, WAAMH Event

    Individualised Services + Person Centred Care -27 April

    Person centred care is all about responding to individual needs and preferences when providing health and community services.

    This engaging and stimulating course, invites those interested in mental health, disability, health / aged care to discover practical, incremental  ways to evolve existing services and create new ideas. 

  • 2 May 2017

    Workshop, Training Course, WAAMH Event

    Recovery Orientated Practice - 2 May 2017

    This engaging and stimulating course, invites mental health workers to explore the principals of Recovery oriented practice and find ways to better support consumers’ recovery journey.

  • 9 May 2017

    Workshop, Training Course, WAAMH Event

    Culturally Diverse Mental Health -9 May 2017

    A person’s ethic background, personal faith and cultural community can have a profound impact on their experience of mental illness as a consumer or carer, appropriate treatment options and their service needs.

    This course is designed to assist mental health workers to understand diverse needs and improve service delivery for CaLD communities.

  • 11 May 2017

    Workshop, Training Course, WAAMH Event

    Rethinking Thoughts - 11 May 2017

    Our thoughts create our experiences. To a large extent it is our internal “self talk” and the nature of our “mental life”, which determines our moods, emotions, subjective experiences and ultimately our quality of life.

  • 16 May 2017

    Workshop, Training Course, WAAMH Event

    Sexual & Gender Diversity & Mental Health - 16 May 2017

    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 mental health and other community workers to understand diverse needs and improve service delivery for LGBTIQA* communities.

  • 23 May 2017

    Community Event, WAAMH Event

    Mental Health Careers Seminar - 23 May 2017

    SUBSIDISED EVENT

    Mental health is a growing sector in Australia.
    With 1 in 5 Australians experiencing a mental illness every year, organisations look for skilled, compassionate and recovery-oriented staff to undertake a diverse number of support roles.

  • 30 May 2017

    Workshop, Training Course, WAAMH Event

    Creating Recovery Plans - 30 May 2017

    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.

  • 31 May 2017

    Workshop, Training Course, WAAMH Event

    Co-existing Disorders, Addiction & Mental Health-31 May

    This one-day workshop examines the complex relationship between substance use or addiction and mental health problems. Learn about the relationship between substance use and mental health issues and how one causes the other and why they so often will occur together.

  • 2 Jun 2017

    Community Event, Forum, Seminar, WAAMH Event

    Mental Health Rights & Recourse

    The Mental Health Rights & Recourse forum is being held in June 2017. The forum will explore the rights of consumers, carers and service providers across the mental health landscape and the recourse for these rights from lead agencies.

  • 13 Jun 2017

    Workshop, Training Course, WAAMH Event

    Dissociative Disorders - 13 June 2017

    This practical and accessible workshop is designed to help mental health workers, and others who may have contact with people experiencing these illnesses. In addition to developing your knowledge of symptoms and treatments, it will equip participants to provide practical support and improved services.

  • 14 Jun 2017

    Workshop, Training Course, WAAMH Event

    Mindfulness - 14 & 21 June 2017

    Do you seek a more balanced and fulfilling life? Are you interested in developing better psychological wellbeing and mental resilience?

    Mindfulness is a powerful, but easy to learn mental technique which is increasingly recognised as a key to stress reduction, mental wellbeing, managing emotions, dealing with adversity and supporting personal healing.

  • 20 Jun 2017

    Workshop, Training Course, WAAMH Event

    Workers with Mental Health Issues - 20 June 2017

    This positive and practical workshop is designed for those who supervise and support others in the workplace and will help you achieve the best outcomes for both individual staff and the organisation as a whole.

  • 13 Jul 2017

    WAAMH Event

    WA Mental Health Conference 2017

    The WA Association for Mental Health, with the support of the WA Mental Health Commission, is delighted to announce that we are hosting the WA Mental Health Conference at the Perth Concert Hall in Perth on 13-14 July 2017!