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8 Jan 2018

eNews December

Our last eNews for 2017!

14 Nov 2017

WAAMH draft Pre-Budget Submission for member consultation

Despite only one in five people currently being able to access the community mental health support they need, the State Government cut $5.8m of community services in the recent State Budget. WAAMH’s draft Pre-Budget Submission sets out what needs to change and we are currently seeking input from WAAMH members.

13 Nov 2017

WAAMH 2017 Annual Report released

The Western Australian Association for Mental Health (WAAMH) held its Annual General meeting on Friday, 10 November, 2017 and tabled its Annual Report, which detailed an increase in membership, important work to support the reform of the Criminal Law (Mentally Impaired Accused) Act and a significant rise in the number of mental health professionals and consumers trained in the past year, up 48 per cent to 3100 people.

7 Nov 2017

Event Notice - Home Truths: An evening with Michael Leunig

To celebrate the conclusion of the 2017 WA Tenancy Conference, the WA Association for Mental Health (WAAMH) and Tenancy WA present an entertaining evening with beloved cartoonist and quirky social commentator Michael Leunig.

7 Nov 2017

Media Release - Conference to highlight secure housing as the ‘first domino’ for good mental health

WA’s peak body for community mental health, the WA Association for Mental Health (WAAMH), and tenant advocacy body Tenancy WA, are pleased to jointly present for the first time the WA Tenancy Conference, to be held from November 27-29, 2017.

9 Oct 2017

WAAMH CEO to step down

After five years at the helm of WA’s peak body for community mental health, Rod Astbury has given notice of his intention to step down as Chief Executive Officer of the Western Australian Association for Mental Health (WAAMH) at the end of the year.

3 Oct 2017

Media release - Record number of community events as 2017 Mental Health Week gets underway

From Kalgoorlie to Nannup, Broome to Esperance, on the eve of Mental Health Week 2017, the WA community is set to reduce the stigma around mental health issues and raise awareness via over 100 events being held by community groups throughout the state from October 7-14.

13 Sep 2017

Media Release - Mental Health Week 2017 program launched!

WA’s peak body for community mental health, the Western Australian Association for Mental Health (WAAMH), in association with the Mental Health Commission and Lotterywest, is proud to launch the program for this year’s WA Mental Health Week, running from October 7-14.

11 Sep 2017

Media Release - Mental Health Week grant recipients announced

The recipients of the 2017 WA Mental Health Week community grants have been announced, with 33 groups overall, including 21 regional groups, receiving funding towards their event to be held during the week.

8 Sep 2017

Media Release - No sustainable path for mental health in the State Budget

WESTERN Australia’s peak body for mental health, the WA Association for Mental Health (WAAMH), is concerned there is no sign of progress in yesterday’s State Budget towards the sustainable mental health system set out in a 10-year mental health plan in 2015.