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28 Nov 2018

Complex Trauma - a vision for a treatment response to address lifelong mental health outcomes

WAAMH in partnership with Anglicare WA and WA Council of Social Services hosted a free information evening with leading complex post-traumatic stress disorder specialist, Associate Professor Dr Roger Gurr to discuss a national fidelity-based model of treatment responses, specialist services and an evidence-based clinical model for tackling complex childhood trauma and adverse mental health outcomes and discuss implications for Western Australia.

20 Nov 2018

Balance the Basics: WAAMH Pre-Budget Submission 2019-2020

An effort to restore balance to the mental health system, and prioritise investment in prevention and community support, has shaped WAAMH's core asks for government commitment in its Pre Budget Submission 2019 - 2020.

19 Nov 2018

Home is Where the Health is: WAAMH Submission to Draft Accommodation and Support Strategy 2018-2025

WAAMH's submission makes 26 recommendations to the Mental Health Commission's draft Accommodation and Support Strategy.

1 Oct 2018

Media Release Mental health starts here

WAAMH received a record number of 130 community grant applications to run events during WA Mental Health Week this year, which is fitting as this year is all about community and the various settings we go to every day where we can support the wellbeing of others, with the theme: ‘Mental health starts where we live, learn, work and play’.

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.