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17 Apr 2019

WAAMH Submission: Productivity Commission Inquiry

WAAMH's Submission to the Productivity Commission Inquiry into the 'Social and Economic Benefits of Improving Mental Health'. This submission is based on a range of resources, including academic research; existing WAAMH papers and submissions; existing WAAMH consultation findings; and, feedback and insights from wide consultation with people in the mental health, alcohol and other drug (AOD) and other relevant sectors, including people with lived experience, families and carers.

16 Apr 2019

Media Release: National report exposes further holes in NDIS transition

WAAMH has raised concerns based on report findings released by The University of Sydney and Australia’s coalition of community mental health peaks, Community Mental Health Australia that show a significant inadequacy of support for thousands of people living with serious mental illness in Australia, currently left outside of the NDIS.

11 Apr 2019

Media Release: Funding injection into sustainable health promising but missing the right balance

WAAMH welcomes today’s announcement from the State Government to direct $23.1 million towards mental health recommendations from the Sustainable Health Review, and further funding for decommissioning Graylands Hospital and establishing Recovery Colleges, however we continue to see the majority of investment still being directed at hospital beds, reinforcing old structures.

10 Apr 2019

WAAMH’s Submission to the 10 Year Plan Update

WAAMH outlines what it welcomes in the Plan Update and areas of serious concern surrounding a lack of progress, focus and prioritisation in other areas.

8 Apr 2019

WA Market Review Submission

This submission focuses on the development of robust markets for people with psychosocial disability. It is informed by WAAMH’s NDIS Sector Reference Group, comprehensive ongoing engagement with members and psychosocial stakeholders including consumer and carer representative organisations, and WAAMH’s WA Market Review round table event held with David Cullen, Chief Economist to the NDIS, on Tuesday 26 March 2019.

21 Mar 2019

Media Release: NDIS funding extension welcome but delays still cast doubts in WA

WESTERN Australia’s peak body for mental health, the Western Australian Association for Mental Health (WAAMH) welcomes today’s announcement from the Federal Government to extend funding for community mental health programs, which support thousands of people with psychosocial disability, while the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is rolled-out in WA.

14 Mar 2019

Justice for mentally impaired in WA is long overdue

WAAMH supports calls from Greens spokesperson for Mental Health and Disability Hon Alison Xamon MLC to the Attorney General to act on his promises to reform the heinous Criminal Law (Mentally Impaired Accused) Act as a matter of urgency. Read the full Media Statement.

27 Feb 2019

Plan Update released for public feedback

The Mental Health Commission has released its update on the 10 Year Mental Health and AOD Plan for public feedback. See what WAAMH thinks of the progress so far.

20 Feb 2019

WAAMH Submission to the Joint Standing Committee on the NDIS

In this submission, WAAMH provides evidence to the committee about some of the most urgent and pressing issues in the context of psychosocial disability and the NDIS in WA, and the scheme's delays here in the west. We request three specific urgent recommendations are made by the committee to support the scheme to reach its objectives for people with psychosocial disability in WA.

21 Dec 2018

NDIS Quarterly Update

On a quarterly basis, WAAMH will be curating the most vital developments and pieces of knowledge you need to know as the NDIS is rolled out and delivered in WA - with a particular focus on how it's shaping up in relation to psychosocial disability.