News & Media

Stay up to date with our news, mental health reform, community events and other announcements.


23 Feb 2017

Media Release: WAAMH welcomes some parts of Labor's mental health policy but crucial reforms still missing

WAAMH welcomes several elements of Labor’s mental health policy, but would like to see a more solid commitment to community services, housing, prevention, recovery-focused, person and family-centred services.

20 Feb 2017

Make Mental Health Count in this State Election - access resources to make your voice heard

Make your voice heard during the final weeks of the election campaign. We have tailored advocacy resources for mental health services and carers, consumers and family members to help you convey your needs, issues and solutions.

13 Feb 2017

WAAMH Submission on Seniors Housing Strategy

This submission is a response to the Housing Authority’s Seniors Housing Strategy Discussion Paper, dated November 2016. We highlight housing issues for older people with mental health issues that are not adequately addressed in the Discussion Paper.

13 Feb 2017

Find out what each party had to say about mental health

More than 150 people attended our Public Election Forum on Wednesday 8 February 2017 to hear mental health representatives from the major political parties outline their commitment and ideas for our mental health system.

13 Feb 2017

Make Mental Health Count Infographic

A visually engaging collection of graphics and graphs displaying why investing in prevention ad community supports saves lives and money.

1 Feb 2017

Public Election Forum - Make Mental Health Count - 8 February 2017

In the lead-up to the state election on 11 March 2017, WAAMH has organised an election forum to provide a public opportunity for each major party’s spokesperson to outline their mental health policy and election commitments.

24 Jan 2017

Media Release - Registrations open for WA Mental Health Conference and Awards 2017

Joining the impressive line-up of international mental health experts as guest keynote speakers, are also much-loved Australian comedians Mikey Robins performing live comedy and Master of Ceremonies Peter Rowsthorn.

23 Jan 2017

Media Release - IPS WORKS to support headspace with employment model

WAAMH's service IPS WORKS has been contracted by the Department of Social Services to provide Individual Placement and Support (IPS) support to 14 new headspace sites participating in the national IPS youth trial.

17 Jan 2017

Our Core Election Asks - Summary

This document contains a summarised version of our top five key priorities for mental health reform and improvement that we're asking of all political parties, coming into the 2017 State Election.

17 Jan 2017

Our Core Elections Asks - Full Policy Platform

This document contains a full and detailed account of WAAMH's policy platform heading into the State Election in March 2017.