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6 Sep 2018

Advertising Options - The West Australian Mental Health Week 2018 magazine

These advertising spaces at very competitive rates give your service prime placement in the annual Mental Health Week magazine. WAAMH members receive a further discount!

6 Sep 2018

Invitation to feature in The West Australian Mental Health Week magazine 2018

WAAMH is partnering with The West Australian again this year to help educate the wider community about mental health issues and supports. Published on 10 October - World Mental Health Day.

5 Sep 2018

WAAMH chair Kerry Hawkins appointed to National Mental Health Commission advisory board

WAAMH president Kerry Hawkins has been selected as the lived experience carer representative on one of Australia's most highly regarded mental health advisory groups.

6 Aug 2018

Mental health budget low down: more community-based support just a far-off hope?

This State Budget 2018-19 Member Briefing has been updated as of 6 August, based on information received from the Mental Health Commission and through parliament’s budget processes.

18 Jun 2018

How can service providers better support people who have both mental health and alcohol & other drug problems?

Despite the fact that 63 per cent of people who misuse substances have some sort of mental health challenge, it is the experience of many people that service providers are not well equipped to support them with the complexity that arises from this.

12 Jun 2018

WAAMH eNews - June

Consumer voices needed for mental health review and youth project.

11 Jun 2018

WAAMH Submission: Delivering Community Services in Partnership (DCSP) Policy

In May 2018, WAAMH made a submission to the Government’s review of its not-for-profit partnership and funding policy – Delivering Community Services in Partnership. This policy is fundamental to further community services sustainability, but it needs a significant refresh to deliver better outcomes.

5 Jun 2018

WAAMH Submission: Accessibility and quality of mental health services in rural and remote Australia Senate Inquiry

WAAMH recently made a submission to the Federal government's senate inquiry into the Accessibility and quality of mental health services in rural and remote Australia.

21 May 2018

Mental health services through the eyes of young people

Navigating the maze of services as a young person in mental distress can be sometimes be confusing, daunting and frustrating. What makes the difference between being able to find and connect with the right supports at the right time and having negative experiences that compound distress rather than help you on your recovery journey?

17 May 2018

WAAMH eNews - May

State Budget analysis and the latest in community mental health news