Media Coverage

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2018

Prisoners and mental health services, ABC News, 29 November 2018

Self-care for parents, Parents Guide lift-out, The West Australian, 28 November 2018

All of us can play a part in tackling mental health crisis, OPINION, The West Australian, 15 October 2018

Stopping suicide in its tracks, The West Australian, 12 October 2018

Blanket safety protocol 'not the answer' to ensuring social worker safety, WA Today, 11 October 2018

Please enter an image description. Battling bipolar without support drives Albany woman to start mental health support network, ABC TV and Online, 10 October

  Mental health is a journey: Mental Health Week Special Edition, Health + Medicine, The West Australian, 10 October 2018

A helping hand: community support, Health + Medicine, The West Australian, 10 October 2018

Funding squeeze hampers mental health support services as reform stagnates, The West Australian, 9 October 2018

Emergency Departments 'more traumatic' that mental health issues, The West Australian, 8 October 2018

Mental health system strains, The West Australian, 6 October 2018

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Please enter an image description. "Families are telling us their concerns are not being heard", WAAMH CEO Taryn Harvey on Channel 7, 26 July 2018

Eighty-three per cent of respondents from WA's rural and remote areas report difficulty accessing mental health services in their area: WAAMH survey, WAAMH CEO Taryn Harvey on ABC Radio, 7 May, 2018

Mental health patients waiting for hours, sometimes days in emergency departments, WAAMH CEO Taryn Harvey on Drive with Geoff Hutchison, ABC Radio, 27 February, 2018

Report details shocking treatment of WA prisoners with mental illness
WAAMH CEO, Taryn Harvey on ABC Radio, 7 February, 2018

Gaps in NDIS coverage for people with psychosocial disability, WAAMH President Kerry Hawkins on 6PR Mornings with Gareth Parker, 30 January, 2018

Gaps in NDIS coverage for people with psychosocial disability, WAAMH President Kerry Hawkins on ABC Health Report with Dr Norman Swan, 29 January, 2018

Esperance mental health services funding, WAAMH President Kerry Hawkins, Esperance Express, 25 January, 2018

2017

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Mental Health Week and the closure of Perth psychiatric hostel, WAAMH CEO Rod Astbury on 6PR Mornings, 10 October, 2017

Mental Health Week in the regions, Southern Cross Austereo radio interview, 9 October, 2017

Connecting and thriving  
Health + Medicine, The West Australian, 4 October 2017

Promoting positive mental health and wellbeing, The Kalgoorlie Miner, 29 September

Prevention better than cure, ECU Daily, 18 September

Embrace Nature Photography Exhibition, The Sunday Times, 16 July

Calls for Graylands funds to be reinvested in mental health, ABC TV News, 14 July 

Graylands Hospital money sale sparks fresh concerns WA mental health sector will miss out
ABC online, 14 July, 2017

Geoff Gallop reflects on decision to quit WA politics, attitudes toward mental illness, ABC online, 14 July, 2017

2017 Mental Health Conference: Geoff Gallop on ABC Mornings, ABC radio, 14 July, 2017

One in five unable to access support, ABC TV News, 12 July, 2017

Community mental health program turning people away as 80pc unable to access support, ABC online, 12 July, 2017

Multicultural Mental Health Forum, 7 July, Perth, The Australian, 8 July, 2017

Please enter an image description.Mental health patients strapped, held down in Australian public hospitals, report reveals,  ABC News, 5 May 2017 

Conveyor belt of promises, The West Australian, 6 March 2017

Mental health awareness an issue for community groups, Opinion piece by WAAMH CEO Rod Astbury in The West Australian, 2 February 2017 

Perth Pentacostel Church's rule allowing it to expel mentally ill is 'out of touch with humanity',  The West Australian, 30 January 2017

2016

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Surviving the festive season, Health + Medicine, The West Australian, 21 December 2016 

Together we can save lives, Health + Medicine, The West Australian, 5 October 2016 

Justice for WA's mentally impaired is a matter of urgency, The West Australian, 29 September 2016

Wildcat for Hire for troubled youth, The West Australian, 18 August 2016

Kids innocent victims of suicide, The West Australian, 30 July 2016

St Pat's and WA Association for Mental Health bosses give verdicts on Freo homeless survey, Cockburn Gazette, 1 August 2016

Survey shows Freo’s homeless spent ‘five years on the streets’, Cockburn Gazette, 1 August 2016

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Kids left to bear brunt of suicide, The West Australian, 12 July 2016

Cuts worry services for mentally ill, The West Australian, 23 May 2016

Give happy to live happy, National Volunteer Week liftout, The West Australian, 8 May 2016

Unpicking ideas that keep people sick, Health + Medicine, The West Australian, 20 April 2016

Aboriginal campaigner and suicide survivor shines light on mental health issues, ABC News, 13 March 2016

Interview with conference keynote, Prof Mike Slade, RTR FM, 10 March 2016

Interview with conference recovery story speaker, Adam Gale,  RTR FM, 10 March 2016

Calls for WA laws to protect mentally ill, Nine News, 10 March 2016

Recovery lessons from conflict zone for former army interpreter, The West Australian, 10 March 2016

Interview with conference keynote, Kate Purcell, 6PR Radio, 7 March 2016

A fight to stem the rising Indigenous suicide rate, ABC News, 5 March 2016

Mental health minister is needed, Sunday Times, 14 February 2016

First aid for mental health, Fremantle Herald, 5 February 2016

Review for WA Disability Justice Centre, News.com.au, 20 January 2016

2015

Stand up for Comedy review, Weekend West, The West Australian, 10 October 2015

WAAMH CEO Rod Astbury discusses Mental Health Week and Aboriginal mental health supports (Rod's comments start at 27 mins), Noongar Radio, 7 October 2015

Working harder on mental health, Business News, 5 October 2015

Mental Health Week, RTR 92.1FM, 5 October 2015

Help for mentally ill to get into workforce, Stirling Times, 5 October 2015

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Given a sporting chance, Mental Health Week 2015 magazine,  Health + Medicine, The West Australian, 30 September 2015

Perth comedian Joel Creasey stands up for mental health, PerthNow, 29 September 2015

Don't miss Stand Up! for Comedy, The Sunday Times TV Guide, 28 September 2015

Joel Stands Up, The Sunday Times Magazine, 28 September 2015

I laughed off bullies, The Sunday Times, 28 September 2015

Making a Stand, Stirling Times, 1 September 2015

Laughter still best for health, Melville Times, 28 July 2015

Perth star Joel Creasey to host Stand! up! for Comedy in aid of mental health awareness, Perth Now, 22 July 2015

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Helpline on FIFO abuse, The Sunday Times, 26 July 2015

Perth star Joel Creasey to host Stand Up! for Comedy in aid of mental health awareness, Perth Now, 22 July 2015

Call for reform to WA's laws for those accused who are mentally impaired, ABC PM online, 25 June 2015

Mental health solution,  The Sunday Times, 26 April 2015

State law hard on crime, soft on sense,The West Australian, 26 February 2015

Keep an open mind, Health + Medicine, The West Australian, 25 February 2015

Tragedy brings forth passion, Revive, 3 February 2015

FIFO induction must include mental health advice: Mitchell,  Australia's Paydirt, January 2015 (Article courtesy of Australia's Paydirt. To subscribe to Australia's Paydirt, please follow the prompts at https://www.paydirst.com.au/subscriptions/